Former Illini in College Hoops

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That makes Tevian Jones the last current or former Illini playing this season, just as we all expected.
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#853      
You absolutely cannot diminish the fact that Podz seemingly has blasted past the guys that were crushing him in practice last year (ref Illini0440 comment).

He is lighting it up in the eyes of NBA scouts....below #20 draft pick forecast...

I don't get the sour grapes from some people here. Podz has turned into a heck of a player; sometimes players just take a little longer to develop. To think he wouldn't have played 25-30 minutes/game for us this year is pretty hilarious, especially given our offensive struggles and the # of minutes a defensive liability like MM played.
 
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Me neither, did anyone here know he was capable of 9 almost 10 rebounds a game, let alone 19-20 points a game...give it a rest and give him his props...he assessed, adjusted, worked hard, found his destination and killed it...I respect that...
 
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Me neither, did anyone here know he was capable of 9 almost 10 rebounds a game, let alone 19-20 points a game...give it a rest and give him his props...he assessed, adjusted, worked hard, found his destination and killed it...I respect that...
I understand some of the love you guys are giving Podz, former Illini, etc etc. But you really think the only people in the Big Ten that would have outrebounded him(per game) are Edey(12.9), Jackson-Davis(10.9), Omoruyi(9.6) and Dickinson(9.0).......gimme a break. Nobody(that's showering Podz with all the love) wants to take into the account what conference he ended up playing in versus the Big Ten
 
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Big Jack

Decatur
I understand some of the love you guys are giving Podz, former Illini, etc etc. But you really think the only people in the Big Ten that would have outrebounded him(per game) are Edey(12.9), Jackson-Davis(10.9), Omoruyi(9.6) and Dickinson(9.0).......gimme a break. Nobody(that's showering Podz with all the love) wants to take into the account what conference he ended up playing in versus the Big Ten
Just to play devils advocate here you should try to not reference the B1G after the embarrasing showing this weekend.. The kid left went to another D1 school and had a great year. We will all see how it works out in the next few months.
 
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I understand some of the love you guys are giving Podz, former Illini, etc etc. But you really think the only people in the Big Ten that would have outrebounded him(per game) are Edey(12.9), Jackson-Davis(10.9), Omoruyi(9.6) and Dickinson(9.0).......gimme a break. Nobody(that's showering Podz with all the love) wants to take into the account what conference he ended up playing in versus the Big Ten
Nobody said he would have had those same numbers in the Big 10.
 
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I understand some of the love you guys are giving Podz, former Illini, etc etc. But you really think the only people in the Big Ten that would have outrebounded him(per game) are Edey(12.9), Jackson-Davis(10.9), Omoruyi(9.6) and Dickinson(9.0).......gimme a break. Nobody(that's showering Podz with all the love) wants to take into the account what conference he ended up playing in versus the Big Ten
Actually I think everybody is taking that into account. You're the one assuming we're saying he'd average 20 and 9. 14, 6, and 3 would be amazing if you ask me. That point is he showed he's a high level player that we maybe regret letting go.
 
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Actually I think everybody is taking that into account. You're the one assuming we're saying he'd average 20 and 9. 14, 6, and 3 would be amazing if you ask me. That point is he showed he's a high level player that we maybe regret letting go.
What baffles me regarding those that are touting his performance this year is, what did he show last year that would suggest that he would put up those numbers this year?

I mentioned before, of Podz, Goode, and RJ from last year, which two would anyone have chosen if you knew one were to leave? And, if someone last year were to predict one of those three averaging 20 and 9, etc., this year, I'm guessing everyone would say that would be RJ.
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
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Here-ye..here-ye, just another Podz love song
some peeps here have really gone ding dong
he is really now long gone, long gone
let's finally sing his swan song swan song
and realize he didn't really be-long be-long

now , my friends it's time to open up your hymnal's to page 69 and follow me...................

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bringing in the sheeves
3pt shooters with a quick release
we shall come rejoicing
bringing in the sheeves

bringing in the sheeves
large sized rebounders with thick knees
we shall come rejoicing
transfer portal belongs to me's

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That's some righteous vibez goin on ......hey grasshopper turn up dem jams......

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Here-ye..here-ye, just another Podz love song
some peeps here have really gone ding dong
he is really now long gone, long gone
let's finally sing his swan song swan song
and realize he didn't really be-long be-long

now , my friends it's time to open up your hymnal's to page 69 and follow me...................

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bringing in the sheeves
3pt shooters with a quick release
we shall come rejoicing
bringing in the sheeves

bringing in the sheeves
large sized rebounders with thick knees
we shall come rejoicing
transfer portal belongs to me's

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That's some righteous vibez goin on ......hey grasshopper turn up dem jams......

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okey dokey Master.....I just love to dance ........I really really do.......................
Pru, you're one of my favorite people on the Internet. 🤣🤘🧡💙
 
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DICKnaggie

Champaign
Tevian hits a clutch 3 with 90 secs left! Hope he can have a great career somewhere in the world for a few years and glad he has found success! Edit: Tevian played some iso-ball with seconds left in overtime and missed a three. Then got fouled on a three attempt! Makes all three. Tied with only a few seconds left! Great game!
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
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DICKnaggie

Champaign
Double overtime! This is awesome bball! Absolutely BS overtime call on a foul at the end of the game. Great year for Tevian. Hope he finds success moving forward.
 
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What baffles me regarding those that are touting his performance this year is, what did he show last year that would suggest that he would put up those numbers this year?

I mentioned before, of Podz, Goode, and RJ from last year, which two would anyone have chosen if you knew one were to leave? And, if someone last year were to predict one of those three averaging 20 and 9, etc., this year, I'm guessing everyone would say that would be RJ.
You don't give up on a player after one year of having little opportunity. People are way too quick to judgement. People are doing the same thing with Epps. They're freshmen, it's a huge learning curve especially coming in with all these grown 23-24 year olds with extra covid years. It's ok, can't get em all right.
 
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