Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of May 1st, 2021)

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I wouldn't mind us trying to go with a smaller, more athletic big. Who in the conference can defend and guard him/Hawkins on the perimeter? Id be even more ok with us getting him to say 225 and 6'10" to keep that bounce. Hawkins too, he will be a huge matchup problem in the coming years for other teams!
Yeah, I hope he makes an even bigger step forward this year.
 
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I wouldn't mind us trying to go with a smaller, more athletic big. Who in the conference can defend and guard him/Hawkins on the perimeter? Id be even more ok with us getting him to say 225 and 6'10" to keep that bounce. Hawkins too, he will be a huge matchup problem in the coming years for other teams!
As long as they have bounce and a long wingspan (and aren't rail thin) I am right there with you and am not very concerned about height. I think the tourney this year showed college teams drifting more towards NBA style. Arkansas, for instance, played really well with 6'7" Justin Smith at the 5, whereas he was a 3/4 at Indiana. Good to have some optionality though and have a giant backup that can bang with some of the bigger dudes during the conference slate.
 
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Not much AC experience, but the rest looks very good. Love guys who were captains.
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University of Illinois
See him listed at 6-7, 220. Is he more a 4 than a 3?
Led the team in rebounds (8.3pg) and shot .311 from the 3. He played a lot in the middle in the games I saw him, but I think that was more out of need, much like Liddell’s situation at OSU. 247 did have him listed as a SG coming out of high school.
 
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