Illini Basketball 2022-2023

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Man, let’s hope. Anyone that has had back issues on this forum knows that a back ‘injury’ is not like many other injuries.
I can attest to that! I was playing and went up for a second dunk on a guy, and he hated that a short white kid dunked on him once, so I got a shoulder in the lower back. Well, I was in the air and grabbed the rim to keep from falling on my head.

I felt the back muscles go…

I had to stand in all my classes for the next six weeks, and I’ve never dunked since. Back never got back to what it was.
 
#130      
I don't think it's ever been about ability with him. It seems more about developing a killer instinct and ability to focus during a game.

But what do I know...?
Maybe throw in: a little better consistent decision making(mainly on “O”), being under control with the dribble, and a little
better command of his jumper…and I’m with ya a ga-zillion %.
 
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sacraig

The desert
Maybe throw in: a little better consistent decision making(mainly on “O”), being under control with the dribble, and a little
better command of his jumper…and I’m with ya a ga-zillion %.
I think that sort of all falls under the killer instinct banner. I think he's just tentative.
 
#138      
Maybe throw in: a little better consistent decision making(mainly on “O”), being under control with the dribble, and a little
better command of his jumper…and I’m with ya a ga-zillion %.
Agreed. All about decision making and focus with Coleman. I think he's got "killer instinct," but he needs to play more under control and be deliberate in his decision-making (as you said, especially on offense). I've always thought it would benefit him to study RJ's moves. When you watch RJ on offense, everything he does has a purpose. There's no "hey I don't know what I want to do, so I'll just start dribbling and hope I think of something."
 
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skyIdub

Winged Warrior
Think it’s the shoes.
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#141      
I don't think it's ever been about ability with him. It seems more about developing a killer instinct and ability to focus during a game.

But what do I know...?
Towards the end of the year he seemed pretty clutch. Especially grabbing key rebounds and making the right pass late in tight games. I even remember a big shot or two.
 
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Skyy will have more of an impact as any incoming PG freshman than anyone since......Bruce, Kiwane, Demetri, Dee, Deron, etc
 
#146      
Skyy will have more of an impact as any incoming PG freshman than anyone since......Bruce, Kiwane, Demetri, Dee, Deron, etc
For some reason as I was reading this, a name popped into my head- Trent flipping Frazier.

I'm so excited to see Skyy but, man, Trent's impact on this program was absolutely huge and hopefully will never be forgotten. He and DMW were the glue that tied things together, bought in 110%, and led by example and now look where we are

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#147      
For some reason as I was reading this, a name popped into my head- Trent flipping Frazier.

I'm so excited to see Skyy but, man, Trent's impact on this program was absolutely huge and hopefully will never be forgotten. He and DMW were the glue that tied things together, bought in 110%, and led by example and now look where we are

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It still makes me sad that Trent had to go out with a severe case of pinkeye preventing him from playing his best the past few games. If he was 100%, the end to our season would have been much different.
 
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For some reason as I was reading this, a name popped into my head- Trent flipping Frazier.

I'm so excited to see Skyy but, man, Trent's impact on this program was absolutely huge and hopefully will never be forgotten. He and DMW were the glue that tied things together, bought in 110%, and led by example and now look where we are

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HANG TRENT'S JERSEY
 
#149      
France and Perrin looking vg against a tough Lithuania team. Next up Italy and Moretti vs. Israel and Yaacov.
 
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