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Old May 13, 2017, 09:51 AM   #876
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EJ Liddell with 25 pts and 4 blocks for BB 17U; Okoro 8/8. Don't think EJ will be going back to 16U anytime soon.
Iggy 16/8; Simi 20 pts.
http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/17622533
Thanks Mike. I was wondering when they would move Liddell up. He's insanely efficient and doesn't need the ball in his hands like most kids in AAU ball. I'm glad we've been on him early, because it's only a matter of time before we have more competition for his services.
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Old May 13, 2017, 09:52 AM   #877
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Ayo 25/5 rbs; THT 13/5
Maxey 23 pts; Gerald Liddell 14/6; Reggie Chaney 15/9 for RM5.

http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/1...ferrer=3215953
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Old May 13, 2017, 09:59 AM   #878
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Thanks Mike. I was wondering when they would move Liddell up. He's insanely efficient and doesn't need the ball in his hands like most kids in AAU ball. I'm glad we've been on him early, because it's only a matter of time before we have more competition for his services.
He was moved up because for some reason Wiseman hasn't suited up this weekend. Don't know if it's due to injury, changing teams or other plans, but this reminds me of when the Fire moved Ayo up halfway through the EYBL season last summer. Both kids were obviously ready from the start. I watched EJ in one of the April weekend 16U games and he was a man among boys in that game. Doesn't surprise me he'd have a game like this with the upper class.
But you're right -- be a ton of college guys wanting to know all about EJ now.
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:01 AM   #879
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Interesting... Silvio de Sousa now on E1T1 United. De Sousa and Days have both moved from UA Florida Vipers to Nike teams.
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:03 AM   #880
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De Sousa with 0 pts/5 rbs against MOKAN.
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:04 AM   #881
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EYBL had something like 71 of the top 100 players last year. Looks like they're going for the whole 100 this year.
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:17 AM   #882
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A kid Indiana thought they were getting until Crean got creaned.
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6'7" Jordan Tucker @Therealjtucks of @NYRhoops has committed to #Duke http://247sports.com/Player/Jordan-Tucker-69925 …
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:21 AM   #883
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Meanstreets tips off against Cal Supreme Elite with Bol Bol and Sharif O'Neal in ten minutes. Should be interesting. Last night, MS looked like Bazley's team already. See if Finke has a better game today. Bol Bol has been a monster the 3 times I've seen him. Played Bagley even and dunked on Bags to win the game two weeks ago.
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:31 AM   #884
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He was moved up because for some reason Wiseman hasn't suited up this weekend. Don't know if it's due to injury, changing teams or other plans, but this reminds me of when the Fire moved Ayo up halfway through the EYBL season last summer. Both kids were obviously ready from the start. I watched EJ in one of the April weekend 16U games and he was a man among boys in that game. Doesn't surprise me he'd have a game like this with the upper class.
But you're right -- be a ton of college guys wanting to know all about EJ now.
I don't typically like the HUDL videos, but this is actually really well done. The last play is a huge block of a Tilmon dunk attempt.

http://www.hudl.com/profile/6816175/ej-liddell
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:49 AM   #885
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MS trying to drive on Bol, made a few layups but Bol, O'Neal and 6-10 Michael Wang have blocked or altered more than half of MS's shots. Bol very agile and quick for being 7-3. Finke has missed 3 3's, one pretty badly.
Cal Supreme up 32-23
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Old May 13, 2017, 10:55 AM   #886
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Finke tries to dunk on Bol, gets to the line and on the board. Castenada, Bazley and Freeman-Liberty have hit some 3's and MS only down 39-36.
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Old May 13, 2017, 11:01 AM   #887
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Supreme Elite 46, Meanstreets 41 at the half.
Good games so far for Bol, Wang, Bazley and Freeman-Liberty. (And Castenada.) Finke with the FT's and some rebounds and at least one assist. Active but shot isn't there so far.
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Old May 13, 2017, 11:36 AM   #888
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Cal Supreme puts the hammer down in 2nd half. CS 106, Meanstreets 65. Finke never seemed to get untracked although I started flipping to other games around the middle of the half.

yes, Bol was doing style dunks the last five minutes.
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Bol Bol puts down a through-the-legs dunk.. And Cal Supreme leads Meanstreets 100-63
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Old May 13, 2017, 11:36 AM   #889
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Could all these updates be moved to a separate thread. Correct me if i'm wrong but this thread really should just be recruiting news. Not how a kid does in games.


These updates are the only worthwhile content in thread.

Keep them coming.


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Old May 13, 2017, 11:40 AM   #890
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http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/17622543
D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 17m17 minutes ago
Nike South Beach (FL) G Darius Days: 18 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST vs Takeover @NikeSouthBeach
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Old May 13, 2017, 11:43 AM   #891
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These updates are the only worthwhile content in thread.

Keep them coming.


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Old May 13, 2017, 11:46 AM   #892
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up to Dan. But we've always reported game results for kids we're recruiting in this thread.

Count me as one when likes these updates. Half the time we don't have anything of substance on here. Mike the elevator, please keep posting them
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:05 PM   #893
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I can see how someone looking for direct UI recruiting info can dislike poring over game snippets. But the reality is there is very little news to be had. These updates do have some related info though. Plenty of Finke, THT, Ayo, etc... updates and they are all certainly Illini related.

Here is some of the things I'm getting out of these updates. Ayo, THT, Liddell, and Brazdiekis should be at the top of our list of attainable players. Finke seems to be struggling a bit and I'm wondering if that lessens him as a priority. Maybe he's being recruited as a solid role player/glue guy but definitely not as a centerpiece to a class. A solid second tier guy who has some possible upside as an upperclassman.
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:09 PM   #894
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Bol Bol puts down a through-the-legs dunk.. And Cal Supreme leads Meanstreets 100-63
I understand he is 7'3", but what in tarnation is a through the legs dunk?
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:15 PM   #895
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I understand he is 7'3", but what in tarnation is a through the legs dunk?
When going up for the dunk you move the ball between your legs.




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Old May 13, 2017, 12:16 PM   #896
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I understand he is 7'3", but what in tarnation is a through the legs dunk?
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:42 PM   #897
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D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 36m36 minutes ago
MEBO Team Hood (MS) G DJ Stewart (@djstewart187): 13 PTS, 3 REB vs Team Melo @msexpressbball
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:44 PM   #898
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Kahlil Whitney with a Thunder Jam... #MacIrvinFire 16u 23- PRo Skills 14 with 4:37 in first half.
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:56 PM   #899
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Mac Irvin Fire‏ @TheMacIrvinFire 11m11 minutes ago
At the Half #MacIrvinFire 16u 27- Proskills 26... Markese Jacobs 14pts and Kahlil Whitney 11pts #NikeEYBL
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Old May 13, 2017, 12:57 PM   #900
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Fire 15U
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Adam Miller is heating up in a comeback effort for the Fire. Special ball skills. Hard to stop on the drive. Competitor.
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