Illini in the Pros

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Goillinikobd

Southeastern US
An article several posts ago talks about Ayo “adjusting to the adjustments“ other teams are making, esp starting to respect his 3 pt shot. Here the defender over plays him at the 3 line so Ayo drives on him, great adjustment, a move Ayo already has.

If he works on the last two offensive moves, the pull-up,jumper and the fadeaway, he will have a complete offensive arsenal.

I think there is someone on the Bulls roster who can coach him on the fadeaway, can’t remember his name 😊
 
#278      
Ayo is getting better. He needs pull up jumpers and fadesway, probably starting with the pull up, off the dribble at the 3 point line.
 
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Bulls looking like giant killers early in the season. Of the 4 losses that Boston has this season, Chicago has beaten them twice, including this past Monday. And they get a big win tonight in Milwaukee in their first matchup of the season with the Bucks 118-113. It is their 1st regular season win in Milwaukee since December 2017.

They started a season long six game road trip tonight that will also see them go to OKC, Utah, Phoenix, Golden State, and Sacramento.
 
#283      

illini80

Forgottonia
Kofi is going to tear it up. In 3 games so far he is leading the team in scoring (17.7) and rebounding (8.3) and nearly tied for the lead in assists (3.3). Unfortunately he’s on a really bad team. They lost all 3 games.
 
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Kofi is going to tear it up. In 3 games so far he is leading the team in scoring (17.7) and rebounding (8.3) and nearly tied for the lead in assists (3.3). Unfortunately he’s on a really bad team. They lost all 3 games.

Let's pump the breaks here a little. He's playing in Japan. Let's not act as if he's playing in a top overseas league.
 
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illini80

Forgottonia
Let's pump the breaks here a little. He's playing in Japan. Let's not act as if he's playing in a top overseas league.
No that wasn’t my point. When he signed I said it was a good opportunity for him to show what he can do and move up in competition. I think that’s exactly what will happen although I certainly don’t know the details of his contract. 27 points, 14 boards today.
 
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Offense and rebounding are not what kept him from being drafted. Heccould play in any other league.

But wait now, I was told by multiple on here that he got screwed out of being drafted.

If Kofi gets signed by a team in a European league, then I might buy into him. That being said, I don't know if his style of game really fits in European basketball.
 
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But wait now, I was told by multiple on here that he got screwed out of being drafted.

If Kofi gets signed by a team in a European league, then I might buy into him. That being said, I don't know if his style of game really fits in European basketball.
Japan's league may not be as high a level of competition as most Euro leagues but for some reason it appears to pay significantly better than any Euro league an "entry-level" player can hope to sign for and the fact that he's putting up these kinds of numbers bodes well for his ability to have a lucrative career. If Kofi just ends up being one of the highest earning players in Japan for the next 10 to 15 years, that's not a terrible outcome!
 
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But wait now, I was told by multiple on here that he got screwed out of being drafted.

If Kofi gets signed by a team in a European league, then I might buy into him. That being said, I don't know if his style of game really fits in European basketball.
He gets up and down pretty good....not doing it for 30 minutes though....I think it was fair to say that he could play in any league not named NBA and not excluding them from the conversation...
 
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