The Westinghouse assistant did not want them at the same college. His name escapes me right now. Edit: Roy CondottiAhhhh you date yourself mi amigo I remember that team and the game in question they were a year apart in class but the same age. Aguirre allegedly would not consider the illini because he did not want to play with Eddie anymore did not want to play in his shadow. I do not think he would Mark was a bad dude with unlimited range just as Eddie was. They would have coexisted well at UI in my opinion
"By far" is pretty debatable. I love EJ, but his 17 years/19.2k career pts/16.0 PPG is not "far" better than Aquirre's 14/18.5k/20.0 PPG.
Aguirre turned pro after three years so they were both in the 1981 draft. EJ was the 29th player chosen. Aguirre was the first pick. btw, Isiah Thomas was picked 2nd. Illinois hoops were good back then.
That was a bad term, share the point of emphasis on offense maybe is better one, and yes, I remember him wasn't there some bad blood between him and the staff? They would have made a helluva tandem. There was a lot of talent coming out of the public league back then, Teddy Grubs, Terry Cummings, Skip Dillard, Bernard Randolph to name a few and the illini did not get a whiff from any of them.The Westinghouse assistant did not want them at the same college. His name escapes me right now. Edit: Roy Condotti
EJ was good, but no way Aguirre plays in his shadow.