Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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Subtle. I like it.
I spend so much time trying to figure out which name rhymes with what here and LvillILL takes me out of my misery.

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An incredibly talented, 3 level scoring, better on his worse day than Matt Mayer on his best day, Chucker.

Who has 0 conditioning issues and played more minutes as a freshman than Mayer has in his entire career. Kid is a DUDE and we would absolutely welcome that to our team.

This has to be trolling. Poor effort though.
 
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DeonThomas

South Carolina
And we're a successful program with playing time to offer and a lotta NIL money to throw around.

It's a lot more fun being an Illini fan now that talent acquisition is no longer a function strictly of whether faceless Chicagoland AAU hangers-on think your program is "cool".
This is a fantastic point! Agree 100%.
 
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Jim mattson on his radio show today said to watch for boo buie to come to Illinois- I wasn't aware that boo buie was even in the portal yet
 
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Jim mattson on his radio show today said to watch for boo buie to come to Illinois- I wasn't aware that boo buie was even in the portal yet

Much like Tyger Campbell, would love to have him but why leave the school you've been at for 4 years? Your team has a chance to actually be good if you stay but....
 
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ChiefGritty

Chicago, IL
Let's hope this is true. Massive upgrade at the guard spot.
Toledo's PG RayJ Dennis, for those confused. From Plainfield, IL (Oswego East), originally went to Boise State out of HS where he played and started some, transferred to Toledo after two years, role expanded there and then after Ryan Rollins went to the NBA he became their lead guy this year.

MAC Player of the Year. Took the 7th most shots in Division 1 this season, to go with 5.8 apg. Extremely high usage player. One year of eligibility remaining.

The good version: Complete guard who has been a significant part of a ton of winning at both stops. IL kid who will want to be here. Legit passer, ballhandler and offense-initiator.

The bad version: Absolute chucker who would face a major transition in both role and quality of opponent. Neither a true true PG nor a lights out shooter, in a mid-major caliber physical/athletic package.
 
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Saw some highlights. We’ll take him! Able 3PT shooter, great midrange — reminds me of Jalen Pickett in that he loves getting to the turnaround jumper from the post. Also seems to have a pretty long wingspan which should help a lot sizewise given he’s only 6’2
Takes a lot of shots. Was this out of necessity? Averaged like 16 shots per game. Shannon took most shots on team and he averaged about 11.
 
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GrayGhost77

Centennial, CO
Toledo's PG RayJ Dennis, for those confused. From Plainfield, IL (Oswego East), originally went to Boise State out of HS where he played and started some, transferred to Toledo after two years, role expanded there and then after Ryan Rollins went to the NBA he became their lead guy this year.

MAC Player of the Year. Took the 7th most shots in Division 1 this season, to go with 5.8 apg. Extremely high usage player. One year of eligibility remaining.

The good version: Complete guard who has been a significant part of a ton of winning at both stops. IL kid who will want to be here. Legit passer, ballhandler and offense-initiator.

The bad version: Absolute chucker who would face a major transition in both role and quality of opponent. Neither a true true PG nor a lights out shooter, in a mid-major caliber physical/athletic package.
5.8 apg and he's not a true pg? When's the last time we had anyone average that many assists? DMac?

Edit: Looked it up and it WAS DMac in 2010-11 season with 6.1apg...
 
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DeonThomas

South Carolina
Jim mattson on his radio show today said to watch for boo buie to come to Illinois- I wasn't aware that boo buie was even in the portal yet
This would be ideal. Underwood loves Buie. Touted him early-on as 1st team All-Big10 as I recall.

Buie, TSJ, Rogers, CoHawk, Dainja and an imported stud 3-pt shooter as our top six. (Add Goode, Harris, RJ and sometimes Lieb off the bench.)

Translates to top 2 in the Big 10 next season.
 
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This would be ideal. Underwood loves Buie. Touted him early-on as 1st team All-Big10 as I recall.

Buie, TSJ, Rogers, CoHawk, Dainja and an imported stud 3-pt shooter as our top six. (Add Goode, Harris, RJ and sometimes Lieb off the bench.)

Translates to top 2 in the Big 10 next season.
Melendez or the mystery stud shooter in that lineup instead of Dain would make it about three times as good.
 
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illiniswish09

Northwest Suburbs
Jim mattson on his radio show today said to watch for boo buie to come to Illinois- I wasn't aware that boo buie was even in the portal yet
Hold on what???… How’d I miss this… There’s no way he’s leaving Northwestern
 
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