Either one would be a fantastic get for this program, with or without Miller?
Some odds and ends concerning Andre Curbelo.
1. There was some talk about Curbelo committing on his visit or soon after (posts on the Sept. recruiting thread). Just wanted to point out that according to this article
Four-star guard Andre Curbelo schedules three officials
that although he has scheduled three visits, he plans on OVs to all five schools. So it will be a while yet.
"Four-star recruit Andre Curbelo recently narrowed his list of schools to five and now has scheduled three official visit dates, his coach Jay David tells 247Sports. “[We are] still working on the others,” David told 247Sports."
I can't find the source right now but I am pretty sure I read somewhere that he said he is in no hurry to commit or that he isn't committing anytime soon or something like that. Although, that does not always mean that will be the case.
2. Coaches from Illinois and Miami have met with his mother in Puerto Rico already. I think that is a good thing.
3. From an article on a Miami fan site on FanSided, (the grammar is atrocious. You have to wonder what kind of education Miami offers) "If Miami gets a signs Curbelo to a National Letter of Intent in November or April 2020, he would like backup current Miami point guard Chris Lykes who will be a senior in 2020-21." So he may not get immediate playing time like he likely would at Illinois
Any predictions, outside of Hawkins, for signing day? Hoping Miller , Robinson, and Curbelo don't hold off signing until the Spring.
Seems to me like all basketball factors favor Illinois, and Miami's location is the biggest threat. Every single member of Miami's starting 5 graduated last year except their point guard. That said, he wouldn't start right away at Illinois with Trent still there.
I heard he was good.....but I didn't know he was THAT good!? I have lived near Tinley for 50 years....the last 40 IN Tinley...a BIG hs hoops fan....but have never been to a hoops game there. With a new gym just built....I'll be there the first game. With a Kansas offer....is it already "over" for the Illini?Snacks just won't give up.....Kansas with an offer to AJ Casey.