Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

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I agree we need more guys who can create their own shot. But to refer to an earlier stat - we actually shot a lot of 3s.
Source: ESPN
Baylor missed a bunch of games from covid lol. Illinois also played at a pretty fast pace. Illinois shot the 28th lowest percentage of 3s in all of college basketball. 39% of Baylors shots are 3s compared to 30% of Illinois
 
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I will say that next season, assuming Kofi is gone, will have very balanced scoring from 15PPG to 10 PPG from the top 5 scorers and having 3 with 8 PPG. This way, defenses will have to work harder as we will not have 2 guys on the floor constantly so defenses can drop off of. If Kofi is back, then we will have a 18-20 a game guy and it will open the floor more for shooters. I believe we will be more dangerous next March than this March as we wont have the glaring weakness of 3 point shooting.
If both Ayo and Kofi leave (which I expect to happen), I think we may be looking at the potential of 5 games in the BTT next March. (Due to a severe drop-off in talent.)

Show me some transfer talent!
 
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I don't think our 3 point shooting is as much of a glaring issue as some would think.
We were 37% for the season on 524 attempts.
Michigan was 38.7% on 400 attempts.
Baylor - the best 3 point shooting team is 41.8% on 409 attempts.

There's definitely room to improve, but I wouldn't call it a glaring issue.

Disclaimer: I think we have the opportunity to be more dangerous next year. We could even be the best 3 point shooting team
In my view the only issue is that we shot too many. I would have liked to see 10-15% of those three attempts dropped down to our AA center. But, only if he learns to kick it out if he draws a double or without hesitation if he draws a triple team. Seemed to be probably the easiest to fix weakness we had as a team this year. Of course, teams sagging on Kofi probably led to more open threes.
 
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I don't think our 3 point shooting is as much of a glaring issue as some would think.
We were 37% for the season on 524 attempts.
Michigan was 38.7% on 400 attempts.
Baylor - the best 3 point shooting team is 41.8% on 409 attempts.

There's definitely room to improve, but I wouldn't call it a glaring issue.

Disclaimer: I think we have the opportunity to be more dangerous next year. We could even be the best 3 point shooting team
Baylor had 593 3 point attempts this year. I think you used their 409 free throw attempts by mistake.
 
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I don't think our 3 point shooting is as much of a glaring issue as some would think.
We were 37% for the season on 524 attempts.
Michigan was 38.7% on 400 attempts.
Baylor - the best 3 point shooting team is 41.8% on 409 attempts.

There's definitely room to improve, but I wouldn't call it a glaring issue.

Disclaimer: I think we have the opportunity to be more dangerous next year. We could even be the best 3 point shooting team
Michigan had 468 3 point attempts. I think you used their 400 free throw attempts by mistake.

You did get the Illinois number right though. 1 out of 3 is not so good in 3 pt land. 🤷‍♂️

FWIW Correct Total 3 pt attempts are:
Baylor 593
Illini 524
scUM 468 on many fewer games
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Adam Miller was a 3 and D guy this year. Hope I’m wrong, but I’m not sure I see him making this big leap to elite scorer/shot creator that some are predicting. He sort of reminds me a bit of Rich McBride if we go back some. Just a little stiff, and not super fluid like most of the elite wing scorers are.

I can see Rich I can also see DJ Richardson whereas some see Brandon Paul..

We'll see.
 
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Looked at the transfer portal, thanks for the link BTW. I realized how little I know beyond teams that the Illini played, or that I have seen in the tourney. Mostly checked the players from teams that I know a little. Among guys transferring I noticed Chase Adams, Jordyn Adams, and Quadry Adams. Question: Is this the entire Adams family? Thanks!
 
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