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Old Apr 14, 2018, 08:51 PM   #1
PJD86
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Mark Smith to Mizzou

https://twitter.com/Mark_Smith_13/st...54136576196608
https://twitter.com/scottybscout/sta...49334089764864

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Old Apr 14, 2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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Braggin Rights game just got even MORE interesting
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:05 PM   #3
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Lol .....wow. Personal.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:06 PM   #4
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Wow. Canít say I expected this.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:07 PM   #5
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Thanks Dan wasn't sure where to put this, you da man
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:08 PM   #6
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Oh jeez
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:10 PM   #7
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Can't wait too see how much he gets booed at the Braggin Rights game in two years. Also by that point our offense will be fully functional and Underwood can scheme for the weakest defender on the opposing team...which at that point for Missouri it will be Mark Smith.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:20 PM   #8
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Only player ever to play for both teams in the Braggin’ Rights game???
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:22 PM   #9
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Gigantic barf.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:24 PM   #10
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Braggin Rights game just got even MORE interesting
+1
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:25 PM   #11
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Can't wait too see how much he gets booed at the Braggin Rights game in two years. Also by that point our offense will be fully functional and Underwood can scheme for the weakest defender on the opposing team...which at that point for Missouri it will be Mark Smith.
Why would he get booed? He didn't do anything wrong. He didn't take to coach's system and got himself buried on the bench. He just wasn't quick enough to play defense at this level, consistently finding himself with two fouls by the 16 minute mark of the 1st half.

Missouri has a real problem in their backcourt. Illinois does not. So, from a strategic standpoint, it makes sense, but from an ability standpoint....not so much.

Would have thought ISU or Bradley would have been a good destination for his abilities, but I wish nothing for the best for him. Good kid.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:27 PM   #12
TooHot4Tots
Interesting. Has a ton of work to do in his year off. Best of luck.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:29 PM   #13
bombayIllini
Good luck kid.






AND, thanks for Feliz/Jones/Griffin!
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:30 PM   #14
Sizzler22
Missouri doesn't have much for a roster and will really not have much if they miss on Ramey. Tilmon may be gone after next year too. Interesting move.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:30 PM   #15
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Mark Smith transferring to Missouri

If there wasnít some loose ties to Liddell I wonder if Gonzo takes a hard pass? But....MS just got a nibble of what it takes and now has 18 months to get there. If he gets there OR Gonzo gets Liddell....it was a good play. I like the kid but we are better now...

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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:30 PM   #16
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Braggin Rights game just got even MORE interesting
Yes, it does.

However, remember he committed to Miznoz first to play baseball. He obviously felt comfortable enough with the campus to commit there for one sport, so why not basketball.

I wish the kid no ill will. The only Braggin Rights game he will ever win already took place.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:31 PM   #17
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Why would he get booed? He didn't do anything wrong. He didn't take to coach's system and got himself buried on the bench. He just wasn't quick enough to play defense at this level, consistently finding himself with two fouls by the 16 minute mark of the 1st half.

Missouri has a real problem in their backcourt. Illinois does not. So, from a strategic standpoint, it makes sense, but from an ability standpoint....not so much.

Would have thought ISU or Bradley would have been a good destination for his abilities, but I wish nothing for the best for him. Good kid.
Everything you said is accurate and yet I'll be booing him for the simple fact that he was one of us and now he's one of them. Don't mean I hate him, but I will sure boo like hell
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:34 PM   #18
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Why would he get booed? He didn't do anything wrong. He didn't take to coach's system and got himself buried on the bench. He just wasn't quick enough to play defense at this level, consistently finding himself with two fouls by the 16 minute mark of the 1st half.

Missouri has a real problem in their backcourt. Illinois does not. So, from a strategic standpoint, it makes sense, but from an ability standpoint....not so much.

Would have thought ISU or Bradley would have been a good destination for his abilities, but I wish nothing for the best for him. Good kid.
Agree, hope the fan base doesn't boo Mark. I thought he handled himself with class. Would be disappointed if we are childish about this. Still thought he would land on a quality non P5 program such as WSU, Butler, etc
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:37 PM   #19
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Agree, hope the fan base doesn't boo Mark. I thought he handled himself with class. Would be disappointed if we are childish about this. Still thought he would land on a quality non P5 program such as WSU, Butler, etc
I'd suggest you don't look at Twitter then...
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:40 PM   #20
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I'd suggest you don't look at Twitter then...
Yeah, there is a big Dick on Twitter tonight. Several Illini called this guy out though
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:41 PM   #21
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So does this have an effect on Ramey recruitment? Good/bad?

Best of luck to Mark except I hope Miznoz loses every game!
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:43 PM   #22
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IDKWTI II.

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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:43 PM   #23
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IDKWTI II.
This.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:46 PM   #24
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IDKWTI II.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 09:50 PM   #25
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Lol .....wow. Personal.
wow. I think that is a poor move.
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