Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2021)

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Paducah, Ky
My favorite Illini GIF, the perfect time to use it, and you beat me to it. I will never forgive you, @JFGsCoffeeMug.

This is why I can't afford to take a few hours away from this board to sleep. Unacceptable. Serves me right.

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I loved how Farley always cracked David Spade up and got him laughing.....
 
#928      
Winged Warrior
I don't think Ayo's draft stock will ever be higher than after this year. Ok. City (4) and New Orleans (3) have 7 of the first 35 picks. Several mock drafts have some one and done kids going in the first half of the first round. All it takes is a GM seeing more intangibles in Jr. Ayo over Fr.

I'll be surprised, not shocked, if some team doesn't spend a pick on Kofi. He needs some more development, but some team may see a chance to get him this year knowing they won't get him otherwise.

Burnett will have plenty of minutes even if Trent and DMFW come back. However, he will have to earn them. I don't think BU will change his tune with regards to defense and earning PT.

I like that BU is happy/giddy. A happy staff doing great things for this program!
 
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I don't think Ayo's draft stock will ever be higher than after this year. Ok. City (4) and New Orleans (3) have 7 of the first 35 picks. Several mock drafts have some one and done kids going in the first half of the first round. All it takes is a GM seeing more intangibles in Jr. Ayo over Fr.

I'll be surprised, not shocked, if some team doesn't spend a pick on Kofi. He needs some more development, but some team may see a chance to get him this year knowing they won't get him otherwise.

Burnett will have plenty of minutes even if Trent and DMFW come back. However, he will have to earn them. I don't think BU will change his tune with regards to defense and earning PT.

I like that BU is happy/giddy. A happy staff doing great things for this program!
I've always been too cheap to buy jerseys but after living in okc for 5 years and counting I'll look to buy an ayo thunder jersey the second he gets picked...right after I stop jumping up and down haha
 
#934      
Can you wear your username on a (presumably black) t-shirt so we can see who you are?
I wish, but doing that would reveal not only myself, but my source(s) would be revealed and obvious which in turn would create issues that i nor any fan wants. I will be wearing my Illini face mask though!
on another note keep an eye on T.F today he is locked in on this game (already) I wouldn’t be surprised if he scores 20..
Him and Ayo have been very vocal about it being time to flip that switch, and they’ve both been demanding more from miller, he may be the X factor in this game.
 
#937      
Beard asked Underwood help him scout during their tournament run 2 years ago (i think covid has my timeline butchered). Anyways TJ Holyfield was all but set to come to Illinois from SFA and Beard went after him aggressively and fairly negatively recruited against Underwood to the point where it got back to him and he was not happy about it.

TJ got to play undersized center at Tech instead stretch 4 next to Kofi. TJ's loss.
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Interesting. I don't have any problem with Beard going after TJ aggressively but negatively recruiting against someone who has helped you in the past as a courtesy is not a good look. I've never had anything against Chris Beard...until now.
 
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I wish, but doing that would reveal not only myself, but my source(s) would be revealed and obvious which in turn would create issues that i nor any fan wants. I will be wearing my Illini face mask though!
on another note keep an eye on T.F today he is locked in on this game (already) I wouldn’t be surprised if he scores 20..
Him and Ayo have been very vocal about it being time to flip that switch, and they’ve both been demanding more from miller, he may be the X factor in this game.

Yeah, but, like... in secret code or something.
 
#949      
Winged Warrior
If Izzo struggles with "Ayo," I can only imagine the difficulty he has with "Enoch Boakye."

Maybe that's the real story behind the de-commitment. Boakye just couldn't take it anymore.
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#950      
Forgottonia
I don't think it has anything to do w/ recruiting. My guess is it has something to do with letting fans into SFC.
That would have to be a decision from the state of Illinois. Highly unlikely and no way the same thing he was hinting at earlier.
 
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