Recent content by ginabackes00

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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    This must be a sign. I'm in Atlanta and the airport is playing an Illini game. Kofi with the rejection!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of July 12th)

    I would think out recent success is an easier sell for players Chester has been recruiting over the past few jobs he's had. As long as BU continues delivering Ws with the recruits we're getting, their job gets easier! With the exception of the NIL!
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    There will be a lot of firsts when it comes to transfers and recruiting in this new NIL environment. Kofi just happens to be in the position to change the way players handle their business with the new rules. My guess is we’ll see this happen more frequently over the next few years. it will be a...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of July 5th)

    I Know I’ve said this a few times, but he has a good looking shot. He hasn’t really looked for the opportunity much. He’s a pass first player. I agree with you. Once the game slows down, he will show his ability to hit the outside shot. last year he was a double threat player. He has to add the...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    showing He can actually do this in a game situation would greatly improve his stock.
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    Coaching Carousel

    it’s possible the potential to consistently put Illinois in the top 10 while you are the lead recruiter, which hasn’t happened in years, as opposed to being at Kentucky where the reputation as the top blue blood helps selling itself to recruits might be more enticing And impressive for a Head...
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    Adam Miller transfers to LSU

    It’s unfortunate for Miller he’s not able to be where he wants to be if it’s a Parent dictating his college career. Curbelo might have the ball in his hands quite a bit, but Underwood‘s offense requires several ball handlers and can highlight the skill sets of each player. If anything Curbelo...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    I realize I have stated this in another thread a few weeks ago, but to me, Curbelo doesn’t have a bad outside shot. He doesn’t usually set himself to receive the ball in a triple threat position. he naturally looks to pass or drive. He’s going to be a star here.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Ohio State, Sunday, March 14th, 2:30pm CT, CBS

    What also helps is our willingness to reverse the ball. We typically see a great seal by Kofi and a better entry pass when we do.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Ohio State, Sunday, March 14th, 2:30pm CT, CBS

    Part of Curbelo being a better outside scoring threat is him catching the ball in a position to shoot. His instincts right now are pass or drive. His shot looks decent otherwise.
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    Illinois 82, Iowa 71 Postgame

    I think you double Kofi until he proves he can pass out. Other than that, I got nothing.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    That depends on the matchup
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    BBV has a good base defensively...I’m impressed
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    Illinois 90, Rutgers 68 Postgame

    I love the roles Grandison and Williams play on this team. Seeing Grandison’s overall growth throughout the season and Williams ability to hit the three at 55% has been a nice surprise.
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    Illinois 80, Iowa 75 Postgame

    I think he has it in him. It’s more confidence and learning how to use his body to make space and draw fouls. He has the body. I believe He’ll make that big jump from freshman to sophomore year.