I feel a lot better than my 35% last week or 2 weeks ago. Was told 50/50 now on him coming back. Still thinks he stays in if he is told by a team that they are taking him in the second round but that is looking less and less likely with no workouts possible.
Yahoo just put him at pick #40.
I think a key is if he gets a combine invite. The teams nominate players to attend the combine, and all teams vote on those players from what I understand. The top 60ish vote-getters are offered an invite; an invite means teams want you there. I forget the numbers, but very few players are drafted without an combine invite.
It would be nice if the NBA hosted a virtual combine to give these kids some clarity - even if its just for the interviews.
I understand this isn't how this is going to go, but if I'm a team, with the current situation we have with the pandemic, I think I'm going with what I know vs. a kid with unknowns. They know Ayo is a baller, they know he's mature, can lead a locker room, stays out of trouble, great family background, etc. Why not take him? As much as I would love to see him in orange and blue again, I'd also love to see him running around an NBA court where I feel he belongs. Just some thought from my angle I suppose lol.
Exactly. Would love to see him in the Orange and Blue next year. But he's given so much to this University, I'm just rooting for him to reach his dreams of playing in the NBA.
I agree, this team would be a major force.Born skeptic here, but if Ayo and Kofi happen to return, with what we have coming in and a healthy BBV, I believe you are looking at a team that is a strong candidate for National Championship. I will be putting down some rubles on the Illini in Sept if that plays out.
Michael Foster Jr. come on down!https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/rivals-rankings-week-final-2020-power-foward-rankings
Fletch him up.
This article represents my viewpoint exactly. If they have the 4, they will be very difficult to stop.
Is this the best Illini team ever "on paper"? In the last 30 years?
4: Foster Jr
I think I may start browsing Zillow.If this is our lineup/roster next year I’ll buy you as many beach houses as you want