Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

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People reaching at every movement for a Bryce Hopkins sign:LOL:
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Regardless of where he goes next week, we can all go back to our lives.
 
#652      
The UK is gonna land 5-star combo Guard Skyy Clark and It not known how many Scholarships Players they gonna take in the 21 class. They add 9 scholarship players last year.
 
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I think you're right its not really son indicator of anything but could they possibly be preparing for not being able to get Wesley Cadet..? I watched some footage of this RJ Melendez he's really not that bad and has a different game than Hopkins..
I see him as more of a Mac E. Hedge. #growthplatesstillopen #neverstoprecruiting
 
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Let's not overlook that this kid is #137 nationally for 2021. Whether we get Hopkins or Wesley or both or neither this kid would be a great addition to our 2021 class.

We have 4 open scholarships. 1 is reserved for Goode, 1 is reserved for a Kofi Replacement (Mac), and the remaining 2 can go anywhere.

From looking at tape it seems like Hopkins and Melendez could play together as they each add something different.
 
#660      
So since the decision is not happening at the Nike store, is that a bard thing?
 
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Has the Hopkins' family made an announcement of when an announcement might be forthcoming? Inquiring lurkers everywhere want to know. now I'll go back to my shadow and wait.
word is the announcement on an announcement has been delayed a week and 9 potential announcements are being prepared to possiblly announce one of nine announcements for the announcement locations - each of which will have nine potential announcements with nine potential announcement videos so this will take some time.
 
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Has the Hopkins' family made an announcement of when an announcement might be forthcoming? Inquiring lurkers everywhere want to know. now I'll go back to my shadow and wait.
I think the general consensus is officially: soon. Given the mystery and misdirection around the recruitment, I expect them to set it up soon, with a runway of somewhere between a couple days and a week.
 
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Ace Wolf
UofI
Has the Hopkins' family made an announcement of when an announcement might be forthcoming? Inquiring lurkers everywhere want to know. now I'll go back to my shadow and wait.

Not yet, but I was just told by a source that a trust greatly that Hopkins will be announcing sometime this weekend and that he will be letting people know when that commitment date will be, today or tomorrow. (within 24-48 hours) 🤷🏽
 
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Didn't the staff go hard after a recruit that opted for an ivy league school within the last couple years?
 
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Winged Warrior
word is the announcement on an announcement has been delayed a week and 9 potential announcements are being prepared to possiblly announce one of nine announcements for the announcement locations - each of which will have nine potential announcements with nine potential announcement videos so this will take some time.

So....Thursday?
 
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So....Thursday?
My sources say it's unclear. There are literally thousands of permutations that have to be considered and a new AI algorithm has made a late (strong) push is being considered to generate several thousand deep fake announcement videos to misdirect everyone. And the deep learning to train the algorithm may take a week to train but the youngest sister really likes the algorithm - so it's still anybody's guess. But there is a runway and the runway is very busy because it's at O'Hare and no one can ever really say when we will get on the runway and we could end up in the penalty box because the runways are very crowded.


So, yeah. Thursday.
 
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My sources say it's unclear. There are literally thousands of permutations that have to be considered and a new AI algorithm has made a late (strong) push is being considered to generate several thousand deep fake announcement videos to misdirect everyone. And the deep learning to train the algorithm may take a week to train but the youngest sister really likes the algorithm - so it's still anybody's guess. But there is a runway and the runway is very busy because it's at O'Hare and no one can ever really say when we will get on the runway and we could end up in the penalty box because the runways are very crowded.


So, yeah. Thursday.
This is clearly good news
 
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My sources say it's unclear. There are literally thousands of permutations that have to be considered and a new AI algorithm has made a late (strong) push is being considered to generate several thousand deep fake announcement videos to misdirect everyone. And the deep learning to train the algorithm may take a week to train but the youngest sister really likes the algorithm - so it's still anybody's guess. But there is a runway and the runway is very busy because it's at O'Hare and no one can ever really say when we will get on the runway and we could end up in the penalty box because the runways are very crowded.


So, yeah. Thursday.
That makes sense. Also, sounds like a return to L'ville.
 
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My sources say it's unclear. There are literally thousands of permutations that have to be considered and a new AI algorithm has made a late (strong) push is being considered to generate several thousand deep fake announcement videos to misdirect everyone. And the deep learning to train the algorithm may take a week to train but the youngest sister really likes the algorithm - so it's still anybody's guess. But there is a runway and the runway is very busy because it's at O'Hare and no one can ever really say when we will get on the runway and we could end up in the penalty box because the runways are very crowded.


So, yeah. Thursday.
Oh the joy that is Loyalty when we are bored.
 
#673      
I wonder how clued in the other players and teammates are in general regarding these commitments. It's funny thinking about all this mental energy spent trying to decipher the tea leaves, when maybe these kids discuss it freely amongst their peers, and its an open secret.

I realize everyone on this board is here primarily for entertainment, and our insiders have their proximity to the team, and that's fine. The more I think about it though the more bizarre the profession of following these kids seems to me.

"Oh hey, nice to meet you, what do you do?" "I follow HS kids and try to guess which school they'll attend 1-4 weeks before they announce it themselves, and then write articles about that"
 
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Not yet, but I was just told by a source that a trust greatly that Hopkins will be announcing sometime this weekend and that he will be letting people know when that commitment date will be, today or tomorrow. (within 24-48 hours) 🤷🏽

You've been saying it'll be this weekend for about a month now lol. Guess you'll be right eventually :noidea:
 
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Ace Wolf
UofI
I admittedly got a little ahead of my self when he visited campus (still unconfirmed but it happened on a Thursday and weather the weekend visit happened or not, that’s still up for debate imo)

But when it happens this Weeknd... this ☝️ will be the furthest thing from your mind! 👍🏽
 
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