Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 5th, 2021)

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Welcome to the Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread. We're going with weekly recruiting threads in April. Go Illini

Regular Signing Period begins April 14th.

2021 Illini Signees
Luke Goode (2021 G) committed on April 17th, 2020, signed on November 11th, 2020.

2021 Illini Commits
Ramses Melendez (2021 F) committed on February 15th, 2021.

2021 Illini Transfers
Florida PF Omar Payne committed on April 3rd, 2021.

2022 Illini Commits
Reggie Bass (2022 G) committed on March 19th, 2021.
AJ Storr (2022 G) commited on April 7th, 2021.
 
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Man oh man, has this Franklin thing gone super quiet. Down to final 4 of Illinois, IU, ND and LVille.
In a sense, that's relatively refreshing, as opposed to many of the recruitments with non-stop drama, rumors, leaks, etc. Perhaps Franklin is going to privately (gasp) talk to some coaches and family, and then make the best decision he can and announce it.
 
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Not an insider, but I'd be surprised if we get Franklin at this point. Woodson is pulling back the IU kids.

Also, listening to Piper and Werner's pod sure doesn't paint a pretty picture for the frontcourt. We're going to have an entirely new team next year outside of like Curbelo, Hawkins, and Grandison.
 
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Man oh man, has this Franklin thing gone super quiet. Down to final 4 of Illinois, IU, ND and LVille.
I've had a bad feeling about Franklin since TJD announced he was returning to IU. Hope I'm wrong, but if not, can't wait to hear about how our next transfer target is actually better than AM and Franklin combined!
I think this is spot on. Wonder what names will be next? Certainly so many more options now in the portal.
 
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Yeah, I just have a feeling Franklin is going to stick with IU after chatting with Woodson. Hope I'm wrong. I wish we knew if Kofi were coming back for sure already. Would help immensely with recruiting and transfers.
 
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Man oh man, has this Franklin thing gone super quiet. Down to final 4 of Illinois, IU, ND and LVille.
Nice! Another runner up trophy to add to the case.

I have no doubt we will fill in whatever gaps we have with solid pieces. It’s just a question of how many gaps there are. Does Kofi leave? Is Hutch a contributor? If the answers are yes and no, respectively, then it’s going to be crazy seeing how this unfolds the next few months. (And it will be crazy regardless.)

I’m of the mind that any team starting Kofi and Curbelo will be t25 the entire year. Two most important positions in college hoops and we’d have two of the best.
 
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