Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2021)

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I don't think you've watched many Fran post-game interviews after losses. he's entirely passive aggressive
Fran is more transparent. He doesn't sit there and hint and hint and hint and act beside himself when somebody actually inquires about it.

I've seen plenty of his post game stuff. Izzo is by far the more "well i can't talk about it but i'm going to spend 20 minutes whining about it" baby.
 
#852      
How good is Burnett? Is he the McDonald's All American or the guy that shot 28% from the field, 17% from 3, and had 17 turnovers to 11 assists against the weaker part of the schedule?

Some guys take some time to get up to speed, but that was a rough start.
He wasn't given the same leash Adam Miller was here after Tech got two transfers and he was told he would have the longer leash. Who knows.
 
#853      
He wasn't given the same leash Adam Miller was here after Tech got two transfers and he was told he would have the longer leash. Who knows.
He got 18 minutes a game. Miller was probably closer to 24 mpg over the first 12 games.

Miller was shooting 40% from the field and 34% from 3. Also had a not good but better a:to ratio. Burnett was the better FT shooter though.

Not saying I don't want him. Just not sure he really has the stats to backup any demands. And not sure we definitely pass on a 2021 guy to stay in good standing with him. TyTy didn't sign. If he for some reason changed his mind and wanted to come you say yes without a second thought.
 
#854      
He got 18 minutes a game. Miller was probably closer to 24 mpg over the first 12 games.

Miller was shooting 40% from the field and 34% from 3. Also had a not good but better a:to ratio. Burnett was the better FT shooter though.

Not saying I don't want him. Just not sure he really has the stats to backup any demands. And not sure we definitely pass on a 2021 guy to stay in good standing with him. TyTy didn't sign. If he for some reason changed his mind and wanted to come you say yes without a second thought.
I mean if Blakes is ready to commit, I would take it. However, with Burnett saying Spring time and we are basically a little over a month from season being over, if Burnett is waiting on Ayo to declare, we should find out pretty soon. Most freshman struggle unless you come out as a top 10 player ready to be drafted. Look at DJ Steward. He has been very up and down. Same as Miller/Curbelo here. However, Burnett has a ton of talent and the size/ability to step in a be a good player from start. He at least will have a taste of playing at D1 to get better and be more ready for wherever he plays at.
 
#856      
How good is Burnett? Is he the McDonald's All American or the guy that shot 28% from the field, 17% from 3, and had 17 turnovers to 11 assists against the weaker part of the schedule?

Some guys take some time to get up to speed, but that was a rough start.
It's such a small sample it's hard to say. My guess is he was pressing a bit to fit in and to earn minutes. Obviously, he wasn't very happy.

It's not uncommon for McD All-Americans to be underwhelming as freshmen, especially if they aren't physical freaks. Typically, by sophomore or Junior year they are really, really good. I'd be willing to bet a couple beach houses that he takes a star turn before his NCAA days are over.
 
#857      
It's such a small sample it's hard to say. My guess is he was pressing a bit to fit in and to earn minutes. Obviously, he wasn't very happy.

It's not uncommon for McD All-Americans to be underwhelming as freshmen, especially if they aren't physical freaks. Typically, by sophomore or Junior year they are really, really good. I'd be willing to bet a couple beach houses that he takes a star turn before his NCAA days are over.

You have more than one beach house!? What, did you invent opti-grab or something?
 
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Gotta say I really love how many Coleman to Nimari and Nimari to Coleman highlights there are in this video
 
#863      
We're gonna have a gaping hole at center, other than that we have a dynamite team. We have the big stage, a great staff and scheme. Perfect opportunity for someone. Hope Boakye sees the light. A reclass gets him to the league sooner.
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Ayo decision about what? Please tell me there isn't somebody who believes there is a decision that Ayo still needs to make about leaving early.

That's the current narrative being put out there:

Burnett said:
Illinois: “I have a very good relationship with Chin Coleman and the head coach. We definitely talk a lot through facetimes and zooms. I really like what they have going on over there. Ayo Dosunmu might be leaving so I might be able to go in there and keep it going and keep the good things coming. They're Top 5 right now and they believe I can come in there and keep that high ranking, winning, and style of play up.”

Ill Be Back Jim Carrey GIF
 
#872      
Whatever became of Khalil Whitney? He was supposed to be a star. Top 20 nationally.
 
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