Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

#876      
Whatever became of Khalil Whitney? He was supposed to be a star. Top 20 nationally.
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#879      
We're gonna have a gaping hole at center, other than that we have a dynamite team. We have the big stage, a great staff and scheme. Perfect opportunity for someone. Hope Boakye sees the light. A reclass gets him to the league sooner.
I don't think we have a dynamite team without Kofi and Ayo next year. I'd instead middle of the Big Ten standings. We still need more pieces with STAR POWER.
 
#881      
Loda, IL
Any idea what the hell Brad Underwood is hinting at at the 22:40 mark??
 
#887      
He got 18 minutes a game. Miller was probably closer to 24 mpg over the first 12 games.

Miller was shooting 40% from the field and 34% from 3. Also had a not good but better a:to ratio. Burnett was the better FT shooter though.

Not saying I don't want him. Just not sure he really has the stats to backup any demands. And not sure we definitely pass on a 2021 guy to stay in good standing with him. TyTy didn't sign. If he for some reason changed his mind and wanted to come you say yes without a second thought.
It's not as simple as just having the minutes. It's about knowing you're going to be able to play through a mistake. It's about being told a starting role is yours and you turn around and see two transfer additions and you no longer have the keys you were told you were being given.

Once that trust is gone it's gone. Beard told Burnett one thing and went a total different route. He's kind of a dbag and not just from this tbh. He burned a bridge with Underwood that I highly doubt will be rebuilt.
 
#888      
Believe Alabama is a leading contender to land Cardett as well. If Alabama lands one, does that help us with the other?
You know that's really a tough question to answer, I tend to think that with Burnett wanting the immediate playing time and being very adamant about that playing time that it would benefit us if car chose to go to Alabama however, in today's game and in today's college basketball and recruiting so on and so forth It's hard to say however, I tend to believe that it would benefit us but you just never know.
College basketball recruiting is unbelievably fluid and that fluid changes Direction rapidly and often. The fact that Burnett is waiting until April to decide where he wants to continue his career speaks volumes as to how important the playing time really is to him.
So in short and in my irrelevant humble opinion yes I think we have a better shot at landing Burnett if car chooses bama than we do landing car if Burnett chooses bama.
 
#892      
It's not as simple as just having the minutes. It's about knowing you're going to be able to play through a mistake. It's about being told a starting role is yours and you turn around and see two transfer additions and you no longer have the keys you were told you were being given.

Once that trust is gone it's gone. Beard told Burnett one thing and went a total different route. He's kind of a dbag and not just from this tbh. He burned a bridge with Underwood that I highly doubt will be rebuilt.

That he beat BU out for the UNLV job and then left for TT or was there something else?