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Old Jul 3, 2018, 03:09 PM   #26
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New Rival's rankings are out and Whitney moving into burger territory @ #23 and a huge jump for Shannon to #71 from #94.

https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2019
Why is Okoro on there?
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Old Jul 3, 2018, 03:19 PM   #27
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UIHoopsRecruits‏ @UIHoopsRecruits 4h4 hours ago
Below is the movement for UI's targets in the updated 2019 Rivals rankings. Some one off updates make the before/after not quite exact, but close enough. Whitney a 5 star and top 25; Shannon comes in as top 75.pic.twitter.com/UMeb9BlTkr

Interesting that most of our targets have improved in their rankings. Does that mean we jumped on the bandwagon, or that our staff has a decent eye for talent and offers guys that are underrated?
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Old Jul 3, 2018, 03:41 PM   #28
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Why have we offered Jason Jitoboh? 2 star that appears to be typical post type player. Kai Jones seems to fit the style but also is only a 2 star. Our third offer is to Cockburn and by the conversation here the chance is somewhere between no chance and not a chance. It looks like we will be late in the game next year for a big or we are satisfied with the PF candidates.
Keep the faith man and let Antigua work his magic.
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Old Jul 3, 2018, 04:04 PM   #29
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Why have we offered Jason Jitoboh? 2 star that appears to be typical post type player. Kai Jones seems to fit the style but also is only a 2 star. Our third offer is to Cockburn and by the conversation here the chance is somewhere between no chance and not a chance. It looks like we will be late in the game next year for a big or we are satisfied with the PF candidates.
You see his offer list? Not a regular 2 Star list
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Old Jul 3, 2018, 04:21 PM   #30
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Why have we offered Jason Jitoboh? 2 star that appears to be typical post type player. Kai Jones seems to fit the style but also is only a 2 star. Our third offer is to Cockburn and by the conversation here the chance is somewhere between no chance and not a chance. It looks like we will be late in the game next year for a big or we are satisfied with the PF candidates.
Kai Jones: yes, please!!! 2 star only because the cat is not out of the bag yet.
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Old Jul 3, 2018, 05:49 PM   #31
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UIHoopsRecruits‏ @UIHoopsRecruits 4h4 hours ago
Below is the movement for UI's targets in the updated 2019 Rivals rankings. Some one off updates make the before/after not quite exact, but close enough. Whitney a 5 star and top 25; Shannon comes in as top 75.pic.twitter.com/UMeb9BlTkr

Only 3 on that whole list moved down. Every other one either moved up or stayed the same. Clearly our staff can evaluate talent.

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Old Jul 3, 2018, 05:50 PM   #32
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Why have we offered Jason Jitoboh? 2 star that appears to be typical post type player. Kai Jones seems to fit the style but also is only a 2 star. Our third offer is to Cockburn and by the conversation here the chance is somewhere between no chance and not a chance. It looks like we will be late in the game next year for a big or we are satisfied with the PF candidates.
Kai Jones is an NBA talent. He has exploded this summer. Ignore the stars. Out of date.
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Old Jul 4, 2018, 07:26 AM   #33
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Kai Jones is an NBA talent. He has exploded this summer. Ignore the stars. Out of date.
Haven't seen enough of Kai Jones lately to say he is an NBA player. Cockburn at 6-11 with an NBA body though does. I think Illinois should be an easier sell in 2019 to bigs. Barring transfers or early pro aspirations the team should be pretty balanced and have depth. Playing time at center will available to Cockburn.
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Old Jul 4, 2018, 01:05 PM   #34
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UIHoopsRecruits‏ @UIHoopsRecruits 4h4 hours ago
Below is the movement for UI's targets in the updated 2019 Rivals rankings. Some one off updates make the before/after not quite exact, but close enough. Whitney a 5 star and top 25; Shannon comes in as top 75.pic.twitter.com/UMeb9BlTkr

I'm confused. Nothing new there. Has BU offered Anthony Cole and Precious Achiuwa? I don't see their names on the grid and Illinois is not one of their school interests. Is there some reason why they are on the list? Am i too dense to see the reason? Just curious.

Nice job, though, creating the list.
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Old Jul 4, 2018, 07:57 PM   #35
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Illinois has offered 2020 @NYJayhawks guard Andre Curbello
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 06:34 AM   #36
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Big day for '20 Andre Curbelo (@papicurbelo11) he led Puerto Rico to a win over China with 18 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds, they move on to play Montenegro in the quarterfinals of the FIBA 17U World Cup. He also picked up an offer from Illinois!
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 08:21 AM   #37
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Not that we were recruiting him, but I thought I'd post this since it is an Illinois kid committing to a D-1 school. Same conference as Cameron Krutwig (Loyola freshman big man that keeps getting mentioned):

http://www.nwherald.com/2018/06/26/b...knell/arwepka/
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 09:56 AM   #38
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Big day for '20 Andre Curbelo (@papicurbelo11) he led Puerto Rico to a win over China with 18 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds, they move on to play Montenegro in the quarterfinals of the FIBA 17U World Cup. He also picked up an offer from Illinois!
This kid looks like a really smooth point guard with impressive passing/court vision and some speed. Apparently a good defender, too. Not very big/long though.
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 01:48 PM   #39
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Number breakdown of offers made as of 7/5/2018 per the grid:

2019-2020 (39)
PG - 5
SG - 9
G - 1
SF - 10
PF - 7
F - 2
C - 5

2020-2021 (26)
PG - 7
SG - 2
G - 2
SF - 3
PF - 9
C - 3

2021-2022 (5)
SG - 4
SF - 1

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Old Jul 5, 2018, 01:51 PM   #40
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2019 big man Kofi Cockburn @kxng_alpha is planning visits to Illinois, Pitt and Kansas in August.
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...46387463757827
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 01:58 PM   #41
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2019 big man Kofi Cockburn @kxng_alpha is planning visits to Illinois, Pitt and Kansas in August.
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...46387463757827
OA, do your thing. Maybe some Griffin help with the NY connection.
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 02:01 PM   #42
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2019 big man Kofi Cockburn @kxng_alpha is planning visits to Illinois, Pitt and Kansas in August.
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...46387463757827
Very good news. Get this guy and we're back.
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 02:03 PM   #43
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Some Kofi highlights
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 02:12 PM   #44
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2019 big man Kofi Cockburn @kxng_alpha is planning visits to Illinois, Pitt and Kansas in August.
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...46387463757827
Excellent news. Whitney, Cockburn and anyone else would be a killer class and would put us in position to win big when added to the pieces we already have.
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 02:36 PM   #45
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Excellent news. Whitney, Cockburn and anyone else would be a killer class and would put us in position to win big when added to the pieces we already have.
This.

The only question is how big? IMO, the ceiling is the very, very high.

'Course, a visit is a far cry from a commitment. Tough row to hoe. C'mon, BU & OA!
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 02:46 PM   #46
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OA, do your thing. Maybe some Griffin help with the NY connection.
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In August, Cockburn will try to visit Illinois, Pittsburgh, and Kansas before he goes home to Jamaica for a vacation.

"[Illinois assistant Oliver] Antigua is a New York guy," Memminger said. "He recruited him really hard. He's a top priority for Illinois for bigs and Antigua did a helluva job recruiting him.
Kofi Cockburn Talks St. John's, UConn, And Upcoming Visits
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 02:59 PM   #47
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"[Illinois assistant Oliver] Antigua is a New York guy," Memminger said. "He recruited him really hard. He's a top priority for Illinois for bigs and Antigua did a helluva job recruiting him.
Is that Orlando's brother? Didn't realize he was recruiting for us.
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 03:15 PM   #48
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One of Kai Jones or Cockburn, please!!!
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 03:28 PM   #49
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2019 big man Kofi Cockburn @kxng_alpha is planning visits to Illinois, Pitt and Kansas in August.
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...46387463757827
Oh, now this I didn't expect. I am very pleased.


Bring 'im in!

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Old Jul 5, 2018, 03:33 PM   #50
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Oh, now this I didn't expect. I am very pleased.


Bring 'im in!
We should have officials by then correct?
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