Recent content by alaskaillini

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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of July 19th)

    Call 867-5309 instead. Ask for Jenny.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    DBHeadband, I think you are a little too top heavy with minutes. My guess is: Curbelo 28 Trent 27 Kofi 26 Hutch 22 Plummer 22 Damonte 21 Jake 16 Payne 12 Hawkins 12 freshmen, others 14 The freshmen/other minutes might be overstated a little, but hopefully we are dominant enough to allow them...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    There have been some comments questioning whether Kofi will be able pass out from double or triple teams this year. I am not that concerned - first because we probably don't really need him to, but also because I think we can expect some real improvement in that area. Kofi was pretty raw...
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    NIL great for the stars but not so much the rest of the guys busting their butt.
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    Player can always sign jerseys to make money off them.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    If Hawkins is good enough to pass Grandison at the 4, we are going to have a very good year.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    Wouldn't surprise me that BU plays them for 12-15 minutes a game, but likely a different one will get most of the time from game to game.
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    I have wondered whether a team could have a rule that 10 or 20% of NIL money gets paid in and divided by the team as a whole. One player's success is generally at the expense of another player. You can't have eight 20 ppg players on the same team (despite what is regularly projected for each...
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    Then that about guarantees that Kofi will not go to KY. Otherwise, I would believe that there could be tampering allegations. But maybe BU and JW have given the OK.
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    If Kofi wanted Antigua's input, which is not unreasonable to believe, he had to enter the portal to talk to him. Otherwise OA gets in trouble. Another reason not to jump to conclusions.
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    This might not be true in this case. Must be in the transfer portal to talk to other teams, so this is necessary to just explore your options under the new NIL rules.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    This is true, but it did not create a balanced team. AM, DMW, Trent, etc. would often be passive in the offense. If Ayo and Kofi were not having a good game, the team had trouble adapting. We are going to have to rely on more than 2-3 players this year to be successful.
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    Supreme Court unanimously sides with former college players in dispute with NCAA about compensation

    Did see he was 59th in recent Sporting News mock draft. NIL pay was probably not far enough along in certainty of amount, to be a factor.
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    2021 NBA Draft

    NCAA trying to get NIL rule done by July 1. Maybe so players can take into account in deciding whether to stay or go.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of May 10th, 2021)

    I think this will reduce the players leaving school early, as the lure of a paycheck will not be as strong if they are already getting one. This may help the upper tier schools that have players that are marginal NBA talent keep them an extra year (hopefully Kofi for example).