Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

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Bingo. It’s a good question though. I’ve never really understood the moment in the sun thing. Save that for the court as far as I’m concerned. Oh, and get off my lawn.

I suppose if players are going to be getting commissions/royalties/stipends for the sale of their named or branded gear, the "hype" has tangible purposes.
 
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Mustapha looks like the stretch 4 BU system needs. Video of him looks like a highly skilled, good fundamentals euro player. On radar of top 20 programs, so gamr likely translates over to NCAA. Could take the sting out of recruiting misses.

Not sure about Bryce coming to UofI, would be pleasantly surprised.
 
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I’ve never really understood the moment in the sun thing.

Did you attend high school or college graduation? Or celebrate any other important milestone you worked hard for, over many months or years?

I think with elite recruits, there's also a business end to it, where they're aware they should market themselves. Every fan they garner is a potential revenue stream down the road or increased potential for endorsement, etc.. And I think a lot of the people close to them enjoy sharing the spotlight for a moment too. Sometimes family sacrifice as much (or more) than the recruit.

As long as they don't grossly overdo it (aka the Decision) I think it adds to the experience.
 
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Here is what I heard yesterday...

There are two commitment videos made. Kentucky waiting on final word this weekend from Daimion Collins.. if he commits to KU, there is no room for Hopkins. He will be an Illini. If no word from Collins, the scholarship goes to Hopkins. For the life of me I’m not sure why a kid would accept those terms.. unless of course it was and always will be his dream school..
 
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Hearing Hoosiers a lot all the sudden. CB’s still say Keeentucky

Wildcats losing steam! Believe it is between us and Providence. Torn between two parents desires. Hopefully mom is not a good cook and daddy does the grilling!

Here is what I heard yesterday...

There are two commitment videos made. Kentucky waiting on final word this weekend from Daimion Collins.. if he commits to KU, there is no room for Hopkins. He will be an Illini. If no word from Collins, the scholarship goes to Hopkins. For the life of me I’m not sure why a kid would accept those terms.. unless of course it was and always will be his dream school..

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Did you attend high school or college graduation? Or celebrate any other important milestone you worked hard for, over many months or years?

I think with elite recruits, there's also a business end to it, where they're aware they should market themselves. Every fan they garner is a potential revenue stream down the road or increased potential for endorsement, etc.. And I think a lot of the people close to them enjoy sharing the spotlight for a moment too. Sometimes family sacrifice as much (or more) than the recruit.

As long as they don't grossly overdo it (aka the Decision) I think it adds to the experience.
It’s not that I don’t like to be celebrated or celebrate my own accomplishments, I just don’t feel the need to do it in such a contrived and public manner and garner as much attention as possible. I get the business angle though. And I appreciate a well-done commitment video now and then.
 
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Here is what I heard yesterday...

There are two commitment videos made. Kentucky waiting on final word this weekend from Daimion Collins.. if he commits to KU, there is no room for Hopkins. He will be an Illini. If no word from Collins, the scholarship goes to Hopkins. For the life of me I’m not sure why a kid would accept those terms.. unless of course it was and always will be his dream school..
Not sure why Kansas comes into play here
 
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i'd be interested to hear @stuemke5 weigh in

I would too, but I think some of our insiders are tied to certain recruitments based upon the geographical area of the recruitment or the people involved.

From what I gathered, Stu may have been one of those. Sort of a situation where he has info on SOME recruitments but not others. (Which is why he hasn’t chimed in yet I think)

But I’d love to be wrong and hear what he also has heard.
 
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