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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2021)

    Spot on about Fletcher being an asset to be leveraged during recruiting visits and communications ... virtual or otherwise. Yes, Coach Fletcher is allowed to participate in Zoom calls. The NCAA amended its position on who may contact / participate in a virtual meeting. The amended regs allow...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    Illinois: 72 Northwestern: 65 IL takes a 4pt lead, say, 36- (corrected: 32) (edit: into) half without covering despite an early run to start the second half.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (December 2020)

    While some may be overlooking the Transfer Portal, there are others who are following with tempered optimism and / or overvaluing the unknown that is to come, believing that it will help to fix what has thus far been a bust on the recruiting trail - all love and loyalty to Goode, btw. Bad years...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November 2020)

    Given the length of time that Kofi has focused on basketball relative to futbol / soccer, it is entirely possible that there is not yet enough data to provide an accurate comp. If you are limiting your scope to the Beloved, then I, too, cannot remember a comp / an equivalent. Statistically, he...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November 2020)

    We may be very close here, my friend. tOSU comp is valid and quite interesting. I would, however, argue that what tOSU is doing should, depending on the year and team needs, be a floor. Perhaps the expectations are a bit lofty, but with the money that Whitman has allotted for recruiting, the...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November 2020)

    A random take on recruiting and the future: Starting with Hopkins, I thought that he was a crucial but domino that needed to fall to get this class going. The rub, along with the sting of missing out, is clear in the following from Bryce's father (KentucySportsRadio): "It was really tough...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    This could not have been teed up any better. :shakehands:
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    All the more reason to be sweet and sour on posts. Some of the sauces are a bit fishy while others are hot ... we know this. Therefore, it is prudent to salsa through or around the tartar to find the posts that make you say "holy guacamole".
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    Would you please elaborate a bit more on your two points so that I / we may better understand your position? There are several posters on this board who deliver what they may when they are able. Much of the content that they share is accurate or reflective of the trends to which they are privy...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    A few questions arising from two of your posts, TC, which are appreciated. 1. In re: Nesbitt's commitment media package, the videos were produced by his friend in the Metro area while Tipton created the decision imaging, yes? And said decision to go with Tipton was a tacit reveal to Illinois...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    Aside from capturing the reasons that this community is enjoyable, the novelty posted below is a solid representation of the respective opinions and idiosyncrasies of the members (posters) of this forum ... particularly when the decision of a targeted recruit looms with hope. šŸ˜Ž
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    Has, can, or may anyone confirm the post about the 13th as being a tentative commit date for Hopkins?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    We are on the cusp of breaking into "big boy" recruiting, and while well positioned, there will be plenty of swings and misses and unfavorable nail-biters for every commitment we will land. We are no longer "playing"; rather, we are burgeoning competition poised to mature into a perennial player...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    Another post (with GIF) coming at some point, but Tate and Kedric mentioning the 13th as a potential, likely, or definite (did not have a chance to listen) could be a gentle rustling of the tea leaves ... what they are saying, however, is open to much speculation. Ayomide announced his...
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    Fantastic news indeed. Taking Ayo's decision in isolation (i.e., not thinking about celebrating on Sunday), it should provide benefits to the program that extend well beyond this coming season. The choice to return for another year, while not easy, speaks to BU & Co.'s ability to develop talent...