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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    He certainly may. His parents seem to be letting the process run its course. Of course being only a soph he hasn't taken any officials but he seems to be making his way through all the midwest schools on his unofficials.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I think Koch has an Illini offer as well (at least according to his Twitter). I saw Alexander at one of his Plano Christmas tournament games. I'm assuming he'll eventually have offers from most of the Big 10. He's really skilled and definitely doesn't play like a Sophomore.
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    In Plano, Burlington Central over PND in OT with a (from my view slightly late) rebound put back at the buzzer. Really good game though in front of a pretty good sized (and loud )crowd. I've got to think that games like that prepare kids to play at the next level more than playing in mostly...
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    I’m not retracting my earlier comment on Yorkville Christian, but they got punched in the mouth and didn’t respond well tonight against a tough Burlington Central team. Peoria Notre Dame survived an ugly game against Northridge Prep to advance to the Championship against Burlington Central...
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    I highly recommend getting out to see Yorkville Christian if you can. They aren't playing a small school only schedule as they already played St Rita and Glenbard West. They are really entertaining to watch and Schutt looks effortless in pretty much everything he does. It's not a 1 man show...
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    At Plano again watching the Schutt kid. He’s real good.
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    Yikes.....I wonder if Deemack will come back after that. Playing that game is a no win situation for them...but I guess you play whoever is on the floor.
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    My childhood best friend's kid is playing on Herrin at Eldorado and scored his first varsity points as a freshman. He texted me video of it. Pretty cool little venue there.
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    I'm following most of the Tournaments I'm interested in on Twitter. Some of them nearly give a play by play...others only update at end of quarters and games. But if you aren't already on Twitter, I suggest staying off of it for your sanity.
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    I'm headed out to Plano as one of my childhood best friends has his kid playing there. Thought about going to the Big Dipper to watch Thornton, but the pull of the Far west burbs best burger at the Bristol Tap pulled me that direction.
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    High school hoops holiday tournaments

    This is one of my favorite weeks of the year as I try to make it to a few high school holiday tournaments. I grew up at the Pekin Holiday tournament and would say that from the age of 5 to 25 I only missed games when I was playing and our coaches said we couldn't just hang out at the tournament...
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    Illinois 88, Missouri 63 Postgame

    Meacham pretty good in studio
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Missouri

    Since I say the opposite when we play poorly....we are really good.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Missouri

    Isn’t the outer line the NBA line. There are two lines on the college floor because there is the men’s line and the women’s line. Here it’s the men’s college line and the nba line. Or am I wrong.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Arizona

    The 5 second call was stupid