Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of July 12th)

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Cam’s future assistant coach

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I found it interesting that Tate made the comment yesterday the staff actually backed off on Obanor. The feeling apparently is with Kofi back there may not be enough minutes to go around and they like (and want to keep) the pieces they have. Makes sense with the talk that we will leave a position open. Still, he would have been a helluva piece.
 
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Urbana, IL
I found it interesting that Tate made the comment yesterday the staff actually backed off on Obanor. The feeling apparently is with Kofi back there may not be enough minutes to go around and they like (and want to keep) the pieces they have. Makes sense with the talk that we will leave a position open. Still, he would have been a helluva piece.
I think Obanor was always going to TT and the staff knew.
 
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I found it interesting that Tate made the comment yesterday the staff actually backed off on Obanor. The feeling apparently is with Kofi back there may not be enough minutes to go around and they like (and want to keep) the pieces they have. Makes sense with the talk that we will leave a position open. Still, he would have been a helluva piece.
Plus keep the pieces they have happy.
 
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Our current 2022 wish list seems to be

AJ Casey
Cam Whitmore
AJ Storr
Cameron Corhen

Missing any high priority guys? Storr ship hasn’t sailed even after grabbing two other guards? Adding any of these guys gives us a great class. I’m ready for SFC to be ROCKING when we bring guys in on visits! Great time to be an Illini fan.
 
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Our current 2022 wish list seems to be

AJ Casey
Cam Whitmore
AJ Storr
Cameron Corhen

Missing any high priority guys? Storr ship hasn’t sailed even after grabbing two other guards? Adding any of these guys gives us a great class. I’m ready for SFC to be ROCKING when we bring guys in on visits! Great time to be an Illini fan.
A deep run will go along way to cementing the 20s as a decade of success. I for one am ready
 
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I found it interesting that Tate made the comment yesterday the staff actually backed off on Obanor. The feeling apparently is with Kofi back there may not be enough minutes to go around and they like (and want to keep) the pieces they have. Makes sense with the talk that we will leave a position open. Still, he would have been a helluva piece.
I'm a bit skeptical of that. I guess it's possible Hawkins has dramatically improved and they feel that have to get him major minutes. But in general, you had talent if you can, and the 4 has been our weakest position in recent history. Obanor seemed like the perfect complement at the 4 to Kofi at the 5.
 
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Our current 2022 wish list seems to be

AJ Casey
Cam Whitmore
AJ Storr
Cameron Corhen

Missing any high priority guys? Storr ship hasn’t sailed even after grabbing two other guards? Adding any of these guys gives us a great class. I’m ready for SFC to be ROCKING when we bring guys in on visits! Great time to be an Illini fan.
I don’t think the Storr ship has sailed, but I doubt we get him back. My thoughts:
1. The staff supposedly had a bad interaction with someone in his camp. As a result, we may not offer him an official visit. Hopefully, we can get that worked out.
2. We are loaded at guard and Storr, while climbing, still hasn’t cracked the top 100 on 247. We might not actually have room for him
3. He has great size and seems to be getting better every day. It would be nice to have him replace our other star guard who played for IMG Academy too!
 
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Our current 2022 wish list seems to be

AJ Casey
Cam Whitmore
AJ Storr
Cameron Corhen

Missing any high priority guys? Storr ship hasn’t sailed even after grabbing two other guards? Adding any of these guys gives us a great class. I’m ready for SFC to be ROCKING when we bring guys in on visits! Great time to be an Illini fan.
I would include Braden Huff as well, with Jaden Schutt even tho he will be a long shot

Also in on a couple high level centers: Kel’el Ware and Felix Okpara
 
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I would include Braden Huff as well, with Jaden Schutt even tho he will be a long shot

Also in on a couple high level centers: Kel’el Ware and Felix Okpara
- Huff has Wisconsin written all over him.

- The times I’ve seen AJ Casey, I leave feeling like I wanted to see more. He has potential but is missing something. I’d take him in a second, but I don’t feel like he’s a can’t miss prospect.
 
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- Huff has Wisconsin written all over him.

- The times I’ve seen AJ Casey, I leave feeling like I wanted to see more. He has potential but is missing something. I’d take him in a second, but I don’t feel like he’s a can’t miss prospect.
Yeah I’m not really a fan of Casey at all, seen it too many times from kids that peak early (Mike Shaw, DJ Williams). I’m not even sure if Underwood will consider him a take, he definitely wouldn’t be right now. Maybe if he starts consistently showing up

Huff has a Wisconsin crystal ball but the article wasn’t really based on anything specific… he could end up there but personally Wisconsin looks horrible right now after what came out with all those seniors last year. Corhen is the most likely big for sure
 
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