Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

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It was down to IU and Kentucky. For whatever reason I was sensing IU when I heard final 2
 
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Washington State
I don't care how many stars he's rated - we need a Mustapha on this team.
I spent a year in Baghdad while in the Army and was probably asked 1,000 times by kids "Meester, what your name? Meester, what your name?" Mustafa ended up as my go-to answer. Instant cred w/ the youngsters. Also was introduced to a lot of Mustafas that way.
 
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Go troll somewhere else boss. You just said it was IU a week ago. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Just said not to sleep on IU bro and also said I would still take the field. Wish I had better news but Kentucky was told he’s a go a few days ago.
 
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There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again

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Forgottonia
To be fair, I've seen crystal balls unanimously change in a number of hours. Calvin Avery comes to mind. Marquez Beason. If you want to go hoops, THT
While true, THT was an actual last minute change in decision. That may be the case here too. Hard to tell when insiders are getting conflicting information.
 
#912      
While true, THT was an actual last minute change in decision. That may be the case here too. Hard to tell when insiders are getting conflicting information.

From a CB standpoint, regarding THT, of his 7 ISU CB's, 5 of the 7 changed within the last 4 hours of his announcement. You are correct with regards to Hopkins, if it's UI, CB's changes might not take place until a few hours before the announcement.
 
#914      
Texas
From a CB standpoint, regarding THT, of his 7 ISU CB's, 5 of the 7 changed within the last 4 hours of his announcement. You are correct with regards to Hopkins, if it's UI, CB's changes might not take place until a few hours before the announcement.

247's crystal balls are very much like buzztime trivia at BWW's - Pick your answer early for the most points, hold out as long as you can until you can't deny your answer is wrong, then change at the last second so you still score some points.
 
#915      
St Paul, MN
247's crystal balls are very much like buzztime trivia at BWW's - Pick your answer early for the most points, hold out as long as you can until you can't deny your answer is wrong, then change at the last second so you still score some points.
Never heard it put that way but that's a great analogy
 
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In retrospect easier to see where Groce went wrong. Start at his asst. coaches, they were neither great at teaching fundamental and developing players. They were also below average recruiters, they couldn't recruit at Illinois a historical top 15-20 program. Walker eas their top technical coach and recruiter, he was by far the wrakest one on BU's staff.

Groce's team lacked an identity on offense and defense. How many times did we see Malcolm Hill dribble while 4 guys stood around. With no identity/system he struggled to recruit the right guys, typically overloading on wings who couldn't dribble or shoot.

His teams often got blown out and played their best ball when Groce was on the hot seat. That was also when Groce seemed to rely less on his coaches.

Also tenure was impacted due to player discipline issues.

Basically, neither toughness, nor togetherness.
 
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One of the Irvin Brother is the head coach at Kenwood. took all of Morgan Park's best Freshman and took a top Freshman for Simeon. also hope we can get in with Jeremy Fears who just Transfer to La Lumiere.
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Is that an Illinois pullover on the coach or just a version of the t-shirts that happen to look a lot a like?
 
#924      
Why IU though? Just curious where this is coming from. You have a source or is this based off of something else?

Mostly gut, Archie connects well with coaches, parents and influencers. I would still take the field but this feels like Indiana hanging around until the end... sounds like a great kid as well.

Not looking good. Unfortunately, I’m hearing nothing but Kentucky which is probably why not CB changes. Wish I had different news but source is pretty legit

You got asked if you had a source and admitted that it was just your gut. Now you're trying to pretend like you're connected to the program. My gut is pretty legit too I won $487 in Vegas last year and I'm well on my way to buying my beach house back. Doesn't mean I have any clue where this recruitment is headed.
 
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