Adam Miller transfers to LSU

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I hope this forum has little impact on Adam's decisions. I enjoy it, and enjoy the banter, but we are a small portion of Illini Nation. I am really glad he came to Illinois and hope he stays. But we all make decisions we think are best. And if moving elsewhere is the best decision for him, I support him. Enjoyed watching AM play for the Illini, and will enjoy watching him play anywhere. Will route against him if he plays against the Illini, or against the Wizards (don't laugh) in the future, but want nothing but success for him.
 
#855      
Interesting that this is the rumor he wants to shut down and not all the murmurs that his mom is the reason he's transferring.
Possibly.... But I think Curbelo getting a starting job when Ayo got hurt and showing he has moxie, getting freshman player of the week plus the 6th man award.... Put doubts in AM mind as to his status and future minutes as an Illini going forward.
 
#856      
Peoria via Denver via Ann Arbor via Albuquerque vi
It is mind-numbing reading negative hot takes on Miller entering the transfer portal at the same time we are celebrating the addition of 2 impact players via the exact same portal.

Also, as illiniboss33 noted, I love my Peoria boys on the squad. Hope he sticks with us.
 
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Possibly.... But I think Curbelo getting a starting job when Ayo got hurt and showing he has moxie, getting freshman player of the week plus the 6th man award.... Put doubts in AM mind as to his status and future minutes as an Illini going forward.
I don't want to put words in BU's mouth, but I don't think one or the other was ever the plan. I think Underwood foresaw Curbelo and Miller on the court at the same time. I think it was a big piece of the post-Kofi, post-Ayo future.
 
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It is mind-numbing reading negative hot takes on Miller entering the transfer portal at the same time we are celebrating the addition of 2 impact players via the exact same portal.

Also, as illiniboss33 noted, I love my Peoria boys on the squad. Hope he sticks with us.
While I'm personally not upset with his decision, I don't know why people think others have to fall on one end of the spectrum?

People always want to maximize their gain. I've seen no one advocate against the transfer portal. Fans are just disappointed that they lost an impact freshmen starter. The majority seem willing to lose Hamlin to the portal so maybe people aren't as one dimensional as you're painting them
 
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Peoria via Denver via Ann Arbor via Albuquerque vi
While I'm personally not upset with his decision, I don't know why people think others have to fall on one end of the spectrum?

People always want to maximize their gain. I've seen no one advocate against the transfer portal. Fans are just disappointed that they lost an impact freshmen starter. The majority seem willing to lose Hamlin to the portal so maybe people aren't as one dimensional as you're painting them
Disappointment and anger are two very different emotions.
 
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It is mind-numbing reading negative hot takes on Miller entering the transfer portal at the same time we are celebrating the addition of 2 impact players via the exact same portal.

Also, as illiniboss33 noted, I love my Peoria boys on the squad. Hope he sticks with us.

Unsure why it's mind-numbing. Omar Payne needs a change of scenery more than anyone and Utah has a new head coach. People aren't criticising the portal, they are criticising AM.
 
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BOOM! Feed my ego.
It is mind-numbing reading negative hot takes on Miller entering the transfer portal at the same time we are celebrating the addition of 2 impact players via the exact same portal.

Also, as illiniboss33 noted, I love my Peoria boys on the squad. Hope he sticks with us.
Illini fans, like every other fan base, will always find a way to rationalize and justify their hypocrisies.
 
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Disappointment and anger are two very different emotions.
And disappointment often leads to anger. Let's not police how people react. Anyone who has a following in the public is going to be faced with scrutiny. No matter what we say or do, fans are going to go out there and say stupid stuff. Let's shun the ones who say negative stuff to players directly - even though these players expect it and have dealt with it their whole life.

But this forum is a harmless outlet that people are using to vent out their frustration.
 
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Peoria via Denver via Ann Arbor via Albuquerque vi
Unsure why it's mind-numbing. Omar Payne needs a change of scenery more than anyone and Utah has a new head coach. People aren't criticising the portal, they are criticising AM.
Except a) you have no idea if Payne needs a change of scenery more than Miller and b) the search for altruistic reasons behind everyone transferring here and self-centered reasons for everyone transferring away makes the real meaning behind the negativity glaringly transparent.
 
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PSA .
Adam miller is unbelievably talented and us Peoria folk hope he stays suitied for the orange and blue..
By the way He is WAY MORE AWARE OF THIS FORUM than you know!

More than we know? I don't know about others, but I assume that, these being a bunch of 18-23 year old kids, they are well aware of fan forums and may even browse out of morbid curiosity from time to time. There are "worse" (i.e. much more loosely moderated) forums for athletes to browse than this one.

I also know that all the big programs have similar forums that say similarly questionable things. Despite one popular narrative around here, I really don't think we are unique among fanbases of big programs (other than being especially snake-bit).
 
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Peoria via Denver via Ann Arbor via Albuquerque vi
And disappointment often leads to anger. Let's not police how people react. Anyone who has a following in the public is going to be faced with scrutiny. No matter what we say or do, fans are going to go out there and say stupid stuff. Let's shun the ones who say negative stuff to players directly - even though these players expect it and have dealt with it their whole life.

But this forum is a harmless outlet that people are using to vent out their frustration.
This baffles me. So it is terrible to say it to his face, but to attempt to sway others' perspective of him on a public forum is a-okay.

Being angry at a player for utilizing the available tools to best situate himself for success long-term is at best unreasonable. Pointing that out is not "policing".
 
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He's not going to put his mom on blast in a public forum so take whatever you heard with a large grain of salt.

Well, I mean, he might, but I would think that mom having this kind of influence that has been alleged and him being willing to publicly throw her under the bus are mutually exclusive.
 
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My bad, I thought I was on an online college sports forum for a second.
You are, and that's the point. Many have turned AM's decision into a reflection on his principles and character, relying on unsubstantiated rumors as the basis for some of these criticisms. That is, imo at least, taking things too far.
 
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You are, and that's the point. Many have turned AM's decision into a reflection on his principles and character, relying on unsubstantiated rumors as the basis for some of these criticisms. That is, imo at least, taking things too far.

You're allowed to disagree with other posters on the forum but supressing their opinion is lame (as long as they aren't hurting anyone). We can speculate on players intentions. That's literally what recruiting is. We can talk negatively about them too.

This board hates on many people (Mark Smith, Fran McCaffery, etc.) so let's not pretend this is a kindergarten classrooom.
 
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This baffles me. So it is terrible to say it to his face, but to attempt to sway others' perspective of him on a public forum is a-okay.

Being angry at a player for utilizing the available tools to best situate himself for success long-term is at best unreasonable. Pointing that out is not "policing".
People are always going to have speculative opinions you may/may not agree with. Do you get to dictate what people say to their friends, too? We agree that players have a right to make the best decision for themselves. We disagree in that I don't think you have a right to limit free speech and impose your beliefs on others. Not everyone is going to agree with you. Players know they'll be criticized. Everyone receives unwarranted criticism. You've just chosen to be the white knight for a public figure you follow
 
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If Adam Miller pays any attention to this forum (as some have hinted), he shouldn’t be surprised about some of the reactions he’s getting. You’re not always too fond of someone who shows interest in going away from you. On the other hand, he should be gratified that so many of Illini Nation care enough about him to want him back, or at least that he find a place where he can thrive. He’s touched a nerve with Illini fans who sense special talent but that’s tied up with frustration that we don’t feel we’ve seen anywhere near his floor game potential (and may not in the Orange and Blue).

Only Adam knows why he’s choosing to do what he’s doing. Or who he's choosing to listen to. College ball is a business like any other. The Program has to move on and progress without hesitation, and the player wants a place to shine and thrive. This is the best outcome. The Illini put a great team on the floor again and Adam finds a place to The Man he wants to be.

See you in the tournament, Adam, whichever jersey you’re wearing. Rain down those sweet corner three’s like buckets of rain in a prairie thunderstorm. The Peoria Pipeline pouring talent into the ball courts of the World.
 
#874      
Can a team still commit one more player than they actually have room for, until signing day.?
 
#875      
I hope this forum has little impact on Adam's decisions. I enjoy it, and enjoy the banter, but we are a small portion of Illini Nation. I am really glad he came to Illinois and hope he stays. But we all make decisions we think are best. And if moving elsewhere is the best decision for him, I support him. Enjoyed watching AM play for the Illini, and will enjoy watching him play anywhere. Will route against him if he plays against the Illini, or against the Wizards (don't laugh) in the future, but want nothing but success for him.
Meant root...as you know