Illini Basketball 2022-2023

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Other than the concussion, I think we would have benefited from something like this. I don't remember seeing a video like this last year, so I'm assuming we didn't take emphasize it. Could be a dangerous thing to do, but I like to live on the edge. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂
 
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Noblesville Illini

Nappanee, IN
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We're a team filled with maybes. Will be fun to watch it play out.
There are certainly some maybes, but we are not a team filled with maybes. We are an exceptionally long & athletic team with 3 players on 2023 NBA radars & a roster filled with talent - 8 out of the first 9 players in our rotation were top 100 guys out of high school. Not to mention, Daddy Brad at the helm!
 
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There are certainly some maybes, but we are not a team filled with maybes. We are an exceptionally long & athletic team with 3 players on 2023 NBA radars & a roster filled with talent - 8 out of the first 9 players in our rotation were top 100 guys out of high school. Not to mention, Daddy Brad at the helm!
Agree. The most talent on a team since 2005. Not proven as a team yet, but this much talent at one time is rare for our program. I'm confident the coaching staff can take advantage of it...they must take advantage of it....if we are to become the program we all hope to be.
 
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illini80

Forgottonia
There are certainly some maybes, but we are not a team filled with maybes. We are an exceptionally long & athletic team with 3 players on 2023 NBA radars & a roster filled with talent - 8 out of the first 9 players in our rotation were top 100 guys out of high school. Not to mention, Daddy Brad at the helm!
Semantics perhaps, but I see lots of maybe’s and a few likely’s. We don’t have a single proven high level veteran even tho we expect Shannon and Mayer to be that for us. I agree we are exceptionally long and athletic. I’m excited to see the team develop. We could be great, but we are depending on things that haven’t yet been seen from freshman and transfers. The ceiling is high. I’m not 100% sure the floor is as high as some think until I see it come together. And that’s ok! We each temper our optimism differently.
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It’s fantasy. Unless there’s a disaster, Skyy and/or Epps will be on the court virtually all the time.

Put me in the camp that thinks it won't happen except maybe for a few minutes early in the season for funzies or as an experiment. I think it's more of a compliment than a possibility. No slight to Rodgers, just a statement about the PGs.
 
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Joel Goodson

dawgville
Put me in the camp that thinks it won't happen except maybe for a few minutes early in the season for funzies or as an experiment. I think it's more of a compliment than a possibility. No slight to Rodgers, just a statement about the PGs.

It all depends how Rodgers responds, no? For sure, I expect he'll get some auditions early (cupcakes). Then we'll see.

If he can do it, that will be great, as I think Epps is more deadly off the ball, at least right now (prove me wrong, Jayden).
 
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Agree. The most talent on a team since 2005. Not proven as a team yet, but this much talent at one time is rare for our program. I'm confident the coaching staff can take advantage of it...they must take advantage of it....if we are to become the program we all hope to be.
Lots of talent, much of it young. Depth of talent, for sure. Who’s the All American, though? Two seasons ago we had two of those.
 
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It all depends how Rodgers responds, no? For sure, I expect he'll get some auditions early (cupcakes). Then we'll see.

If he can do it, that will be great, as I think Epps is more deadly off the ball, at least right now (prove me wrong, Jayden).
No, it does not depend on how Ty "responds" because no matter what he lacks quickness and handles. But if he is playing with a point guard that is quick enough to disrupt a defense well then Ty is money because he can exploit a softened up defense.
 
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Sure, I'll bite. the move was okay. the right hand attacking from the left, well, not so hot.
Using the rim to protect the ball as he goes from the right side of the basket to the left is not "not so hot." It is the right decision.
 
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Using the rim to protect the ball as he goes from the right side of the basket to the left is not "not so hot." It is the right decision.
I think he might be referring to shooting with his right hand rather than shifting it to his left hand when he went to left side of basket. This used to bother me more than it does now. I think because so many players now do it. But there are certainly times you see a player miss shots like this because they have a bad angle or having it blocked by showing ball to defender. In this case, because CH had the basket as protection, it would take a great defensive play to have blocked him.
 
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No, it does not depend on how Ty "responds" because no matter what he lacks quickness and handles. But if he is playing with a point guard that is quick enough to disrupt a defense well then Ty is money because he can exploit a softened up defense.
Guys who lack quickness and handles is exactly what they say about our team 😂
 
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I think he might be referring to shooting with his right hand rather than shifting it to his left hand when he went to left side of basket. This used to bother me more than it does now. I think because so many players now do it. But there are certainly times you see a player miss shots like this because they have a bad angle or having it blocked by showing ball to defender. In this case, because CH had the basket as protection, it would take a great defensive play to have blocked him.
I’m very pro off hand finishing. One of my pet peeves of coaching HS in Texas is nobody has worked on these kids off hands before they get to me. It’s absurd. So thats my opinion for perspective on my next comment.

The point of playing in transition is to create easy scoring opportunities. When done properly creating these easy opportunities makes it less necessary to do everything the perfect fundamental way because the ease of the opportunity you created doesn’t require it.

He’s literally uncontested at the rim. Doesn’t matter what hand he used to finish. In a game, in the same situation, it also wouldn’t matter. Contested at the rim? I’d bet he’d read that in the moment and choose the hand he thinks creates the best scoring opportunity. Where is he more likely to be contested at the rim? Not in transition, more against a set defense in half court offense.

This is your unnecessary over analysis for the day. Hope you all enjoyed reading lol.
 
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