Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
Watching this game's highlights and the play of Randle always brings me back to wondering if the 2005 championship game would have turned out different with Randle not being injured and had him playing at the level of this game ....

What ifs are what has driven me crazy with the Illini program , but that drive was a short one as I have been crazy about the Illini teams for over 65 years now.....I really really have been........
 
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uofi7477

Silver & Gold Vandals
Watching this game's highlights and the play of Randle always brings me back to wondering if the 2005 championship game would have turned out different with Randle not being injured and had him playing at the level of this game ....

What ifs are what has driven me crazy with the Illini program , but that drive was a short one as I have been crazy about the Illini teams for over 65 years now.....I really really have been........
65 years? You must have started following the Illini while in your Mother's womb!
 
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Hansberry - strong defender, rebounding machine, lives in the paint

Warren Carter was a no show till his senior year. Had good size 6'10' some nice offensive moves.

I want another James Augustine / Kenny Battle / Roger Powell / Kenny Norman
Tristan Thompson type?
 
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65 years? You must have started following the Illini while in your Mother's womb!
Should be no surprise as WCIA and Tom Schoendienst started broadcasting a few Illini games for the first time around 1955. Govoner Vaughn and Manny Jackson arrived in 1956 and entered the starting lineup as sophs for the 1957-58 season. There may even be a few Illini fans still around who saw the Whiz Kids play!! Those games were sponsored by Chesty Potato Chips...."the food its fun to eat!!"
 
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Should be no surprise as WCIA and Tom Schoendienst started broadcasting a few Illini games for the first time around 1955. Govoner Vaughn and Manny Jackson arrived in 1956 and entered the starting lineup as sophs for the 1957-58 season. There may even be a few Illini fans still around who saw the Whiz Kids play!! Those games were sponsored by Chesty Potato Chips...."the food its fun to eat!!"
Keep watching 47 as you are the same age as me and I have been watching the Illini since they first game on wcia. That would be when we were 8 years old.
 
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Watching this game's highlights and the play of Randle always brings me back to wondering if the 2005 championship game would have turned out different with Randle not being injured and had him playing at the level of this game ....

What ifs are what has driven me crazy with the Illini program , but that drive was a short one as I have been crazy about the Illini teams for over 65 years now.....I really really have been........
Its been only 62 for me, and I'm older than you! Best collection of athletes I've seen in a loooong while!
 
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Keep watching 47 as you are the same age as me and I have been watching the Illini since they first game on wcia. That would be when we were 8 years old.
I would like to know if any poster ever saw the Whiz Kids play? Likely to be around 90 or older but possible. It would have to have been in person...and back then, that was a really tough ticket to get your hands on....especially for a kid.
 
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Should be no surprise as WCIA and Tom Schoendienst started broadcasting a few Illini games for the first time around 1955. Govoner Vaughn and Manny Jackson arrived in 1956 and entered the starting lineup as sophs for the 1957-58 season. There may even be a few Illini fans still around who saw the Whiz Kids play!! Those games were sponsored by Chesty Potato Chips...."the food its fun to eat!!"
Schoendienst: “Freeman steals the ball and goes in for the bunny!”

Not sure I’ve heard that term since. Lol
 
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DB11Headband

Chicago Burbs
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True, but Lou was 64 when the whiners drove him out at Illinois claiming that he was too old to recruit the (then) current players.
It was the right move - Lou was basically a .500 coach in conference play by that point; Kruger was a pretty clear upgrade
 
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illini80

Forgottonia
Yea...back then I remember making a comment to a couple friends that BR was going to be one of the top 3 best Illini players of all time...a mat punch and couple years later they were quick to remind me of that statement
Jenny Holzer Potential Counts For Nothing Until Its Realized GIF
He certainly had flashes of greatness. Any many times left me frustrated. Incredible athlete with all the tools.

Just one of many reasons I temper my optimism until they take the court.
 
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Should be no surprise as WCIA and Tom Schoendienst started broadcasting a few Illini games for the first time around 1955. Govoner Vaughn and Manny Jackson arrived in 1956 and entered the starting lineup as sophs for the 1957-58 season. There may even be a few Illini fans still around who saw the Whiz Kids play!! Those games were sponsored by Chesty Potato Chips...."the food its fun to eat!!"

Tal Brody, Bob Starnes, Bill Burwell, Dave Downey, Skip Thoreen, Bogie Rodman. i used to listen on thee radio on of my first memorizes

Trivai questions
Who hit the 76 foot shot to beat Northweestern on a buzzer beater??? :)
 
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Tal Brody, Bob Starnes, Bill Burwell, Dave Downey, Skip Thoreen, Bogie Rodman. i used to listen on thee radio on of my first memorizes

Trivai questions
Who hit the 76 foot shot to beat Northweestern on a buzzer beater??? :)
Not sure but I am certain it was not Bogie Rodman who never played for the Illini. But Bogie Redmon did.

But I have a trivia question also. Name the poster on this board who played for two high school coaches....one who played for the legendary Virgil Fletcher and the other who played for the legendary Ernie Eveland. Those two coaches are...arguably...the most accomplished high school coaches who did more with less over decades than any others. One of the two proteges went on to coach a team that was rated as the top team in Illinois for most of the season before losing in the quarter-finals to a team they had easily beaten that season.
 
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