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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I watched Plummer play 3 or 4 games against Oregon St. past two years, and I think he’ll be an upgrade offensively over what Miller gave the Illini this year. I don’t think he’ll be able to bring the same defense that AM gave the team this year. But I really don’t see Plummer as replacing...
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    Coaching Carousel

    Royal Ivey played 11 years in NBA? Never even heard of him prior to this coach search.
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    Illini Football 2021

    I really don’t have much in the way of expectations as far as wins for next year. Yes, Illinois returns a lot of super seniors, but the team wasn’t exactly a world beater this year. If pressed, I’d say 4 or more wins would be successful — though I am hopeful the team could surprise. Like some...
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    Coaching Carousel

    In that circumstance not going to sue anyone for breach of contract. Something about us wanting people who want to be here.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    Problem is Payne averaged the same amount of fouls as Kofi in about 10 fewer mpg. So while in some areas he might be better than Kofi defensively, will he be able to stay on the court. Kofi did a real good job this year of staying out of foul trouble.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    Any offense from the 5 is a bonus? Not if team wants to make NCAA tourney again this year. Have to replace something like 51 points of which about 23 points came from the 5 spot. I like where we are at with 1 through 3, and can probably manage 4 with what we have (though would like to see...
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    Illini Volleyball

    I know B1G is a very good volleyball conference, but kind of crazy that two-thirds of team and all but one of the alternates is from the B1G.
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    Coaching Carousel

    He hasn’t been at Cal Poly for what, 9 or 10 years. I don’t know where his recruiting connections are (Indiana is a good guess), but in his time at Butler they’ve only signed one guy from any of those 4 states. Butler’s recruiting classes haven’t been anything special, but I’d guess it is...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of June 1st)

    Believe he chose Penn St
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    Coaching Carousel

    I know Chester has been at ACC and Big 12 schools, but I’d consider him an up and comer. So another guy like him even if his success has been on a lightly smaller stage wouldn’t bother me — as long as he’s had that success. While it seems likely BU wasn’t able to corral his top pick(s), I...
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    Coaching Carousel

    That was my first thought when I saw it. But then again Werner posts on just about anything Illini related.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Got a second PWO yesterday — WR Jordan Knowles from Plainfield East HS.
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    Coaching Carousel

    I’m not a big fan of hiring an NBA guy, but then again I don’t have a vote that matters. But using Juwan Howard or Penny Hardaway as examples of why it can work seems kind of silly to me. Juwan’s name recognition with high schoolers is well beyond the typical NBA assistant. Brian Randle nor...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of May 24th, 2021)

    He’s a big body center who has shot over 64% from field for his career and blocks more shots than Kofi did. Obviously he’s not Kofi, but given AC’s penchant and skill at feeding the low post, he would likely up his points total. Again, I’ve not seen him play, but doesn’t seem like a terrible...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    Posted this in the recruiting thread, but looks like it will be swallowed up by a thread tangent on downstate Illini players. Could be a possible replacement for Kofi if he does indeed move on. Kevin Samuel, 6-11, 255, from TCU entered the portal. Averaged 8.8/7.8 with 1.7 bpg this year. His...