Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 19th, 2021)

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Like all of the recruits but most impactful would be Storr imo. With Curbelo will be amazing. Tough to project how rest will develop but Podz, Goode, Melendez, Hutch seem like 88-89 type players. Long Athletics who can shoot are always potential stars.
 
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Our 5 current recruits in video probably could waste about 40 minutes on this thread. I have to say that Ramses, Podziemski and Plummer lead the way to an amazing class. Ramses is my favorite for 6 man of the year.

Ramses #22 in white, team crushing other team.

RJ Melendez is the best fit for Underwood's style that I have seen here at ILL. Future Pro our best Freshman.

Podziemski is a huge wild card. He could be awesome.

Can't help but be shocked by his shooting ability and I love his fire.

Goode #20 in blue 10 minute video going against a Purdue incoming Fr.

Goode can create his own shot.

Think Plummer can help spread the floor?

Payne likes to dunk.

He is going to be a So, so imagine what some time with Fletch could do?
I love the analysis. One problem though, Hutch wears #22, so let's either imagine RJ wearing #5 because Belo moves to #11, or RJ grabbing #23, and then dominating the B1G
 
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Very nice to be discussing recruits for the upcoming year plus 1..i.e 22 (Storr and Bass). Love that!
 
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Like all of the recruits but most impactful would be Storr imo. With Curbelo will be amazing. Tough to project how rest will develop but Podz, Goode, Melendez, Hutch seem like 88-89 type players. Long Athletics who can shoot are always potential stars.

Agree regarding Storr's upside.

I think Goode has the potential to be a mid 1980's pre-injury Doug Altenberger type, but with more length. Great shooting, bb iq, and some versatility/toughness. Not the best player on the court most nights, but an important part of some great teams with the ability to hurt opponents badly when opportunities present themselves.
 
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Tom Kelly (Announcer) should be in the IHSA Hall of Fame! (Perhaps he is?) What a legend!!!!
The recording of the St. Joseph/Westinghouse game brought back memories, not all of them good [joking - just the frustrations of watching a recorded game on VHS with the dreaded tape rumble threatening to swallow up the picture]. Mark Aguirre vs. Isiah Thomas. Classic. Great that the tournament is back at Assembly Hall/SFC. Ironic to see St. Joseph when they just announced they're closing. 1978 is about a decade before Hoop Dreams started filming, and shone first light on the system of "scouts" and "runners" that kept an eye on the outdoor courts, looking for the next Isiah Thomas or Mark Aguirre. NBA dreams now financed by Adidas and Nike.
 
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Keep Storr and Bass commited. Don't kid ourselves, other schools are going to continue to pursue. The pair make a daunting pair of size, skill, atleticism, competitiveness.

Believe Seth Trimble will eventually pop top 25 or garner blue blood attention. Has a lot of Suggs in him to succeed in college.
 
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This staff is getting into Wisconsin/Indiana and now Michigan!? States that have been a NO-GO for Illini over the years! Like ZZ Top would say: "We're going NATIONWIDE!
 
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