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

Status
Not open for further replies.
#433      
Saw somewhere that Kordell Charles plans to commit later this week. Illinois was in his top 3 with Marquette and Tulsa, are we still pursuing him?
 
#434      
Saw somewhere that Kordell Charles plans to commit later this week. Illinois was in his top 3 with Marquette and Tulsa, are we still pursuing him?
I would think we are pretty well set at the SF but no clue. Haven't heard anything in some time on him.
"Go silent, Go deep"
 
#438      
Weren't we a player for Christian Brown out of High School? If I remember, Illinois wasn't good enough for 2 kids out of Oak Hill.
We were in on that recruitment down to the end if I recall. Who could have imagined his Georgia basketball experience wouldn't be ideal?
 
#439      
We were in on that recruitment down to the end if I recall. Who could have imagined his Georgia basketball experience wouldn't be ideal?
Would we take him? Still has good size/athleticism and not a bad 3 pt%, admittedly with a low sample size. Could be a Chaundee Brown type of player for us.
 
#440      
Would we take him? Still has good size/athleticism and not a bad 3 pt%, admittedly with a low sample size. Could be a Chaundee Brown type of player for us.
Big difference between the 2. Chaundee was/is a proven high-impact player. Christian was a good recruit that has proven nothing in college yet.
 
#441      
Big difference between the 2. Chaundee was/is a proven high-impact player. Christian was a good recruit that has proven nothing in college yet.
Agreed. It's shocking how mediocre Brown is. He only averaged about 12 minutes/game on a bad Georgia team. Doesn't bode well for his future. He'd probably be best served by transferring to a mid-major.
 
#442      
Alabama gets a commitment from top 30 PF Charles Bediako. Burnett is not too far behind.
 
#445      
Alabama gets a commitment from top 30 PF Charles Bediako. Burnett is not too far behind.
Love it when a Chicago kid returns to his roots in (checks notes)....Alabama....

Could those in his ear be more transparent about shopping around for the best offer? Dear lord. Burnett has a ton of upside, but Curbelo needs a wing that shoots above 40 percent from distance on good volume. Maybe Miller comes back, maybe it’s Franklin, maybe it’s Podz thrust into a starting role. I never saw Burnett in that role and his shooting percentages were abysmal. Heck of a defender though with excellent length on the perimeter.
 
#446      
Alabama gets a commitment from top 30 PF Charles Bediako. Burnett is not too far behind.
So, question for the uninitiated, why do other teams seem to better capitalize on success w/r/t recruiting than we do? We bowed out a little earlier, but we had as good or better season than the Alabama’s, Auburns, etc with 2 all Americans playing an exciting brand of basketball. Why are these places more attractive destinations?

Edit: maybe Chieeefff answered my question?
 
#447      
Love it when a Chicago kid returns to his roots in (checks notes)....Alabama....

Could those in his ear be more transparent about shopping around for the best offer? Dear lord. Burnett has a ton of upside, but Curbelo needs a wing that shoots above 40 percent from distance on good volume. Maybe Miller comes back, maybe it’s Franklin, maybe it’s Podz thrust into a starting role. I never saw Burnett in that role and his shooting percentages were abysmal. Heck of a defender though with excellent length on the perimeter.
I was never big on Burnett for this reason.
 
#448      
So, question for the uninitiated, why do other teams seem to better capitalize on success w/r/t recruiting than we do? We bowed out a little earlier, but we had as good or better season than the Alabama’s, Auburns, etc with 2 all Americans playing an exciting brand of basketball. Why are these places more attractive destinations?

Edit: maybe Chieeefff answered my question?
My understanding is that is Burnett’s situation. I think a few factors have hurt Illinois recruiting in general the last fifteen years (in no particular order): 1) we have been very bad until recent; 2) academic standards/clearing them are higher at U of I than a lot of other programs; 3) Chicago and St. Louis recruiting is a dumpster fire; 4) we have not sent anyone to the league in forever, much less a player that has gotten paid and played a huge role on an NBA team.

The good news, we are chipping away at 1 and 4 in a big way, which will help with 3. Now if my dream scenario of the Bulls drafting Ayo plays out...I think it will be a boost to Chicago recruiting.

I’ll add that I think the team success helps immeasurably for recruiting out of state guys and those ranked in that 50-100 range. You can build a contender with enough of those pieces alone and proper roster construction.
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.