Illini Basketball 2021-2022

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Welcome to the Illini Basketball & College Basketball 2022-2022 thread :illinois:

Schedule
https://fightingillini.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule

Sat, Oct 23____St. Francis (IL.) (Exhibition)___
Fri, Oct 29____Indiana (Pa.) (Exhibition)_______
Tue, Nov 9_____Jackson State____________________
Fri, Nov 12____Arkansas State___________________
Mon, Nov 15____at Marquette_____________________
Mon, Nov 22____Cincinnati (Kansas City)_________5:30pm ESPNews
Tue, Nov 23____Arkansas/Kansas St (Kansas City)_
Fri, Nov 26____UT Rio Grande Valley_____________
Mon, Nov 29____Notre Dame_______________________
Fri, Dec 3_____Rutgers__________________________
Mon, Dec 6_____at Iowa__________________________
Sat, Dec 11____Arizona__________________________
Sat, Dec 18____Saint Francis (Pa.)______________
Wed, Dec 22____Missouri (St. Louis)_____________
Wed, Dec 29____Florida A&M______________________
Sun, Jan 2_____at Minnesota_____________________
Thu, Jan 6_____Maryland_________________________
Tue, Jan 11____at Nebraska______________________
Fri, Jan 14____Michigan_________________________
Mon, Jan 17____Purdue___________________________
Fri, Jan 21____at Maryland______________________
Tue, Jan 25____Michigan State___________________
Sat, Jan 29____at Northwestern__________________
Wed, Feb 2_____Wisconsin________________________
Sat, Feb 5_____at Indiana_______________________
Thu, Feb 10____at Purdue________________________
Sun, Feb 13____Northwestern_____________________
Wed, Feb 16____at Rutgers_______________________
Sat, Feb 19____at Michigan State________________
Thu, Feb 24____Ohio State_______________________
Sun, Feb 27____at Michigan______________________
Thu, Mar 3_____Penn State_______________________
Sun, Mar 6_____Iowa_____________________________

All times CT

Big Ten 20-game breakdown:
Home Only – Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away Only – Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska
Home & Away – Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers


Roster
Trent Frazier
Andre Curbelo
Alfonso Plummer
Luke Goode
Brandin Podziemski
Da'Monte Williams
Jacob Grandison
Austin Hutcherson
Ramses Melendez
Omar Payne
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk
Coleman Hawkins
Brandon Lieb
Kofi Cockburn
 
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Tolono, IL
Lindy's Basketball

Illinois
Nationally - 20th overall
Big 10 - 4th behind Michigan, Purdue and OSU
NOT EVEN in Sweet 16..

Kofi -
Nationally 4th in top 150, but only 2nd team?
First team Big 10
Big 10 Player of the Year
Big 10 Best rebounder

Andre
2nd team Big 10
73rd in top 150
Big 10 Top play-maker

Nice little blurb on Trent and how much he is on the court.
 
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Lindy's Basketball

Illinois
Nationally - 20th overall
Big 10 - 4th behind Michigan, Purdue and OSU
NOT EVEN in Sweet 16..

Kofi -
Nationally 4th in top 150, but only 2nd team?
First team Big 10
Big 10 Player of the Year
Big 10 Best rebounder

Andre
2nd team Big 10
73rd in top 150
Big 10 Top play-maker

Nice little blurb on Trent and how much he is on the court.
I think this squad has the potential to be better than last year’s and will certainly advance further in the tournament.
 
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Lindy's Basketball

Illinois
Nationally - 20th overall
Big 10 - 4th behind Michigan, Purdue and OSU
NOT EVEN in Sweet 16..

Kofi -
Nationally 4th in top 150, but only 2nd team?
First team Big 10
Big 10 Player of the Year
Big 10 Best rebounder

Andre
2nd team Big 10
73rd in top 150
Big 10 Top play-maker

Nice little blurb on Trent and how much he is on the court.
I would not put too much stock in Lindy's. It is just one writers opinoin.






Kedric Prince

@KedPrince4

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Two of the nation's best-kept secrets are no longer a secret. Many national media members are changing their preseason ranking due to the possible play of Austin Hutcherson and Alfonso Plummer. #Illini
 
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I would not put too much stock in Lindy's. It is just one writers opinoin.



Kedric Prince
@KedPrince4
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Two of the nation's best-kept secrets are no longer a secret. Many national media members are changing their preseason ranking due to the possible play of Austin Hutcherson and Alfonso Plummer. #Illini
And Ked is a bit of a homer soooooo… Not going very far with the second sauce.
 
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I would not put too much stock in Lindy's. It is just one writers opinoin.



Kedric Prince
@KedPrince4
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2h

Two of the nation's best-kept secrets are no longer a secret. Many national media members are changing their preseason ranking due to the possible play of Austin Hutcherson and Alfonso Plummer. #Illini
Emphasis on "possible." Let's see if Hutch is actually healthy enough to play.

Plummer I like a lot. Should be a spark off the bench. I think he'll be our leading non-starting scorer.
 
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And Ked is a bit of a homer soooooo… Not going very far with the second sauce.
Ked seemed to be in classic Ked form last night and was blocking fellow Illini fans for questioning his sources about the originally tweet lol silly
 
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Ked seemed to be in classic Ked form last night and was blocking fellow Illini fans for questioning his sources about the originally tweet lol silly

Yeah. You've got your standard Kool-Aid chuggers, the two-fisted ones and then Ked. Love his enthusiasm though.
 
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Baltimore, MD
Three Man Weave posted their top 100 players for the upcoming season with 25 honorable mentions. They have Curbelo at 16 and Kofi at 2, but no other Illini listed. Here's what they had to say about each:

16. Andre Curbelo
"With Ayo Dosunmu out of the picture it’s Curbelo’s turn to shine. The electric sophomore point guard is in line for one of the biggest production leaps in the country this season. If he can ascend to 1st Team All-Big Ten level, his Illini could be destined for another top seed in March."

2. Kofi Cockburn
"After flirting with the transfer portal, Kofi opted to return to Illinois for another shot at the Big Ten and National title. Cockburn is an immovable object and unstoppable force on the block, a 7-foot 285-pound behemoth of basketball bulk and brawn. "

An interesting note - 5 of the top 9 players listed are B1G big men. Kofi (2), Lidell (5), Hunter Dickerson (6), TJD (7), and Trevion Williams (9).

Link to the article
 
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Three Man Weave posted their top 100 players for the upcoming season with 25 honorable mentions. They have Curbelo at 16 and Kofi at 2, but no other Illini listed. Here's what they had to say about each:

16. Andre Curbelo
"With Ayo Dosunmu out of the picture it’s Curbelo’s turn to shine. The electric sophomore point guard is in line for one of the biggest production leaps in the country this season. If he can ascend to 1st Team All-Big Ten level, his Illini could be destined for another top seed in March."

2. Kofi Cockburn
"After flirting with the transfer portal, Kofi opted to return to Illinois for another shot at the Big Ten and National title. Cockburn is an immovable object and unstoppable force on the block, a 7-foot 285-pound behemoth of basketball bulk and brawn. "

An interesting note - 5 of the top 9 players listed are B1G big men. Kofi (2), Lidell (5), Hunter Dickerson (6), TJD (7), and Trevion Williams (9).

Link to the article
Thanks for this.
 
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