Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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Welcome to the Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread :illinois:

2022 Illini Recruiting
Sencire Harris (2022 G) committed on July 3rd, 2021, signed on November 10th, 2021.
Jayden Epps (2022 G) committed on July 13th, 2021, signed on November 10th, 2021.
Ty Rodgers (2022 F) committed & signed on November 17th, 2021.

2024 Illini Recruiting
Morez Johnson (2024 PF) committed on November 4th, 2021.
 
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The desert
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Paducah, Ky
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Howdy Boys & Girls...........................................

Today's music ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Rush..........."" Moving Pictures "" CD.............................................

Today's menu..........................

Kofi Komeback Kroissants
Hutcherson Hot Takes Cakes
Curbelo's Apple Turnover's
CoHawk Fried Hawk Eggs
Grandi Gravy
Chester's Coffee Cake

Da'Monte's De-Caf


Extra sessions of Treadmill Therapy


BYOB....................................

Heavy on the breakfast menu today as we have an early 5:30 CT tip off time......................


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I'm gonna treat my baby boy to lift his spirits after that spanking by Arizona last night.......

It was borderline child abuse out there....Baby Huntie will have marks on his butt for a long time ......


I sure hope Mr. Walken washed his hands today....he's been known to forget it from time to time...........
 
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So, it's no secret that the preps focus is on Fears and Brown. Good vibes (no GIFs, please) on both. Some smoke that Fears may be close to pulling the trigger. Sure hope so.

FWLIW, I think having Fears in the fold won't hurt us with Boswell. It may actually help us.

WRT '23s, am assuming Buzelis isn't drinking our water. Haven't heard much lately about Asa Thomas. Any intel there? Is Pence a non-contigent take? Guessing we're gonna let that one ride for a while. Any emerging kids to start watching?
 
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The desert
So, it's no secret that the preps focus is on Fears and Brown. Good vibes (no GIFs, please) on both. Some smoke that Fears may be close to pulling the trigger. Sure hope so.

FWLIW, I think having Fears in the fold won't hurt us with Boswell. It may actually help us.

WRT '23s, am assuming Buzelis isn't drinking our water. Haven't heard much lately about Asa Thomas. Any intel there? Is Pence a non-contigent take? Guessing we're gonna let that one ride for a while. Any emerging kids to start watching?
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So, it's no secret that the preps focus is on Fears and Brown. Good vibes (no GIFs, please) on both. Some smoke that Fears may be close to pulling the trigger. Sure hope so.

FWLIW, I think having Fears in the fold won't hurt us with Boswell. It may actually help us.

WRT '23s, am assuming Buzelis isn't drinking our water. Haven't heard much lately about Asa Thomas. Any intel there? Is Pence a non-contigent take? Guessing we're gonna let that one ride for a while. Any emerging kids to start watching?

My somewhat uninformed opinion on Class of '23 names to know (ordered by 247 composite rank):

5. JJ Taylor - SF
11. Kylan Boswell - PG
12. Matas Buzelis - SF
27. Jeremy Fears - PG
51. Darrin (Dai Dai) Ames - PG
103. Xavier Booker - C
111. Gus Yalden - C
116. Asa Thomas - SF

Unranked in-state players who list Illinois offers on 247:

Dalen Davis - PG (Whitney Young)
Ty Pence - SF (St. Joseph-Ogden)
Donaven Younger - PF (Bolingbrook)
Davius Loury - PF (Kenwood)
 
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Random question - When a program offers a kid a scholarship that isn't committable, how do they word that to the kid at the time?
 
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Random question - When a program offers a kid a scholarship that isn't committable, how do they word that to the kid at the time?
We really like you, but not like that. They basically friend zone them until the person they really want doesn't pick them.
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My somewhat uninformed opinion on Class of '23 names to know (ordered by 247 composite rank):

5. JJ Taylor - SF
11. Kylan Boswell - PG
12. Matas Buzelis - SF
27. Jeremy Fears - PG
51. Darrin (Dai Dai) Ames - PG
103. Xavier Booker - C
111. Gus Yalden - C
116. Asa Thomas - SF

Unranked in-state players who list Illinois offers on 247:

Dalen Davis - PG (Whitney Young)
Ty Pence - SF (St. Joseph-Ogden)
Donaven Younger - PF (Bolingbrook)
Davius Loury - PF (Kenwood)
My 2 cents is that Thomas is underrated, possibly by a lot, just like Schutt was.
 
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Random question - When a program offers a kid a scholarship that isn't committable, how do they word that to the kid at the time?
We want to get you on campus, we love your potential, we'd like to see you continue to develop x, y, and z, we'll be in touch, etc.