Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

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Didn't know he was such an elite recruiter until I checked his classes.

2019 #1 in the nation above the likes of Duke and Kentucky.
2020 NR but only 2 recruits, one was a 5 star, top-10
2021 #9 currently

Has a pair of 5th place finishes in the AAC. Way too early in his coaching career to write him off, but he might be another Cuonzo Martin. i.e. paper tiger

If Red Flags are not going up like bottle rockets at a redneck 4th of July, attached to uncle Earl's lawn chair while he sleeps, then something is wrong here.

If NCAA doesn't care, why isn't everyone doing whatever these other schools are doing. Let's just see how much money Alumni and other supporters have and may the wealthiest win. I think we would have some deep pockets out there....
 
#102      
If Red Flags are not going up like bottle rockets at a redneck 4th of July, attached to uncle Earl's lawn chair while he sleeps, then something is wrong here.

If NCAA doesn't care, why isn't everyone doing whatever these other schools are doing. Let's just see how much money Alumni and other supporters have and may the wealthiest win. I think we would have some deep pockets out there....
The fun will begin when they can get endorsements and all this legalized. Will the pay be better in the D League or what Nike will pony up to go to one of their schools?
 
#104      
We are sitting pretty right now with Sam Ayomide....
Not so pretty with hopkins at this point..
I believe hopkins goes to Kentucky or Indiana...
Ayomide comes here.. we shall see

2021 class of Goode, Ayomide, Mac, Cardet would be nice!
 
#109      
Guess I need to figure out how we can look good with Hopkins and 24 hours later, not so good! Take my blinders off, I guess
 
#113      
Kid's in high school. For the vast majority, there's far more emotion than logic at that life stage.

Completely agree about why the decision was made. (Emotion...and allegedly a sweet deal) But I’m taking about his comments about his decision, not the decision itself.

It’s not like someone sat him down the moment he committed and said “you have 3 minutes, write me an explanation. GO”

He had time to think it out and took a good week or two, according to the timeline, to decide the Memphis pitch was better than the Illinois one.

His response, to me, read more like someone with a lot of naivety to the optics of their statements (due to youth) or someone that simply wanted to throw out pre-canned garbage that contradicts itself (and not really care) because the real reason is Illinois got outbid.

Like I said though, someone may have helped him write those words. If that’s the case, it’s probably the latter of those two things I listed above. If he wrote it himself, probably the former.
 
#115      
We are sitting pretty right now with Sam Ayomide....
Not so pretty with hopkins at this point..
I believe hopkins goes to Kentucky or Indiana...
Ayomide comes here.. we shall see

dont do this to me. If this kid ends upat Memphis after 1-2 weeks of hype on this board... just don’t do it
 
#121      
Doubtful, he has been to C/U dozens of times. His Sister went to school at UI.
Seems like that is the first time I have heard that tidbit of info. You had that in your back pocket awhile, or did you just run across it?
 
#122      
dont do this to me. If this kid ends upat Memphis after 1-2 weeks of hype on this board... just don’t do it

Eh, I think sentiment on this board has been that he is Memphis bound for sure. I could be wrong, but I don’t know that we’ve ever really felt like Ayomide ends up with us.
 
#124      
Seems like that is the first time I have heard that tidbit of info. You had that in your back pocket awhile, or did you just run across it?

Masters, one of my good friend's sons was an assistant BB coach at Fenwick a few years ago and knew her.
 
#125      
We are sitting pretty right now with Sam Ayomide....
Not so pretty with hopkins at this point..
I believe hopkins goes to Kentucky or Indiana...
Ayomide comes here.. we shall see

If I were gonna go out on a limb boss, for how things look currently... I would say Ayomide to Memphis and Hopkins to UI.

But I hope you’re right about Sam he would be a phenomenal steal and payback for Nesbitt but unless you know something I don’t, I just don’t see it 🤷🏽‍♂️
 
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