Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

#202      
JMO on Bates

1. did not show much as a freshman
2. reported "family" issues
3. went to HS "created" by his father
4. wants to be "one and done"

We have a great roster. We have a lot of quality wings - TSJ, RJ, Luke, Matt M, Sencire, Ty. Not a position of need

If you told me a 5 star center wanted to commit I would take him
 
#204      
Probably outside of the top 100 ...
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#205      
JMO on Bates

1. did not show much as a freshman
2. reported "family" issues
3. went to HS "created" by his father
4. wants to be "one and done"

We have a great roster. We have a lot of quality wings - TSJ, RJ, Luke, Matt M, Sencire, Ty. Not a position of need

If you told me a 5 star center wanted to commit I would take him
Omg.... His dad created a pretend high school???? This is HILARIOUS. The "school's" website is just about the 2020-21 basketball team! Amazing. Love it.
 
#213      
JMO on Bates

1. did not show much as a freshman
2. reported "family" issues
3. went to HS "created" by his father
4. wants to be "one and done"

We have a great roster. We have a lot of quality wings - TSJ, RJ, Luke, Matt M, Sencire, Ty. Not a position of need

If you told me a 5 star center wanted to commit I would take him

That’s generous of you. I’d take a playable 3 star C/PF right now. And throw in a playable PG also.

I do agree that a wing is the least of our concerns right now and certainly not the place we should reach for someone.
 
#219      
I listened to Sturdy’s podcast earlier he mentioned a big from New York that had recently entered the portal. Any idea who that would be?
 
#223      
Suspect we have all of the rotation players we are going to get this year. May get an emergency center but Dain and Hawk are going to cover the minutes unless foul problems or injury. New players and new system and finding the roles is the staff’s challenge.
 
#225      
Would Bates have to sit out a year on the stationary bicycle?