Recent content by Bucktown

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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    It is hard to believe a defensive line up would not include De'Monte.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of May 17th, 2021)

    The more professional options the better in my opinion. Hopefully, the G-league and these other options will capture the one and done guys and the players that aren't suited to go to college. I think it helps NCAA basketball. College basketball certainly wasn't suffering prior to 2006 when it...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of May 10th, 2021)

    There seems to be no shortage of supply of athletes willing to take the deal; play sports get a free education, personal training, etc. Plus if they don’t play professionally, the experience gained in college athletics is very translatable to the professional world. If I see a resume from...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of May 10th, 2021)

    That’s a different take. Getting paid by the school is different than being able to earn money outside the school. Soon the Giorgi example will be allowed.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Correct, I am quite familiar with Exeter. (The "rehabilitate GPA" quote came from another post btw.) I seem to remember something like he didn't play at his original school in California. So I latched on the "late bloomer" description in the original post.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Jacob Grandison spent his 5th (post-grad) year at Phillips Exeter Academy.
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    Greatest Illini basketball team

    I further think the positions are off: Bardo was a point guard and Anderson was a small forward. The '89 team had 2 guards and 2 forwards and Hamilton as an undersized center. Gill is probably closer to Head in skill set (but better), but since he's a guard it seems a comparison do Dee is...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 19th, 2021)

    Probably true, but he will have to get drafted to practice against NBA big men everyday.
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    Potential Rule Changes for 2021-22

    Players are ALWAYS talking to the refs. Sometimes its just friendly chatting, sometimes its complaining and sometimes is asking a legitimate question about a violation. Coaches too. I have a hard time believing that refs would improve with no accountability.
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    Broken jaw did him a favor.
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    Adam Miller transfers to LSU

    That would do it. Head came in as a slasher who could jump out of the gym then became a shooter. Miller seems to be a shooter first. I think finishing at the rim has been his weakness. He double pumps and is often blocked. Ayo, Feliz and Curbelo all could finish with different techniques...
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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    Correct, historically these were truly 'Regionals' so you would always play local teams first. Loyola was under seeded for sure, but even if they were a 5 or 6 seed we really should have beat them.
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    NCAA Tournament

    I don’t think Ryan Baker has any hair.
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    NCAA Tournament

    Leron Black to left of Juice?