I like CH but unless he greatly improves his footwork and speed, he will not gain much playing time. Don't get me wrong, he can shoot and is coordinated enough, but as a former scout, I was always one to watch bigs footwork. He is very methodical in his movements, which works in HS, but college players will shut those lanes off faster than he has seen before. I am glad we got him, but don't see a ton out of him the first season unless he gains a lot of foot speed.
Glad he is an Illini and mad respect to him for taking on a challenge and moving away from his home.
I agree with this. It's not to say he can't develope into a nice player, but we're talking about a very thin, very robotic, slow footed forward. I see a 4 year player who can really improve with his work in the weight room. His ball handling, shot and court vision are all nice for his size, but he isn't fast enough at this time to blow by college athletes enough to use it.
If all pans out he looks like a nice stretch 4 who can beat teams with his shot and passing. Obviously I hope he blows by my expectations.