Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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ptgrd23

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Kendall Gill type player would be a perfect add... is that a good comp for Wells?
 
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People always talk about playing 10 deep. Do any P5 teams actually play 10 deep once conference play starts? The last team that I remember playing 10 deeps was Calipari's wave experiment. He very clearly said "Never again" after the season.
No. Calipari did his 5 man platoons at the peak of his Five Star recruiting days. Ten deep is an Illinois board fantasy much like the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

But it is such a wonderful idea -- I like it myself, to be honest -- it just won't die.
 
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People always talk about playing 10 deep. Do any P5 teams actually play 10 deep once conference play starts? The last team that I remember playing 10 deeps was Calipari's wave experiment. He very clearly said "Never again" after the season.
Almost no one does on purpose, but injuries and foul trouble are very real things. You need a good contingency plan.
 
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altgeld88

Arlington, Virginia
Given the trajectory of the thread during May I force myself to stumble through it once a day 'round 7-ish before proceeding to drink heavily, but it's a post like this that makes it all worthwhile. I have absolutely no idea what it means but it mixes zoology with Asian art implying Lord knows what and I'm all for that in a hoops recruiting thread.

An anthropomorphic turtle and ambiguously South Asian visage. Commentary on our deficiency in speed and release at the 2 and a need for a BOOM there? On BU's alleged plodding pace to fill the roster? A concern about possible salmonella transmission? A thinly-veiled allusion to the impulse of many to retract their heads into their shells during May to avoid disappointment or predation? The facial impression implies curiosity, placidity, or perhaps simply heavy sedation.

All that's clear is that I will not sleep soundly tonight.
 
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Almost no one does on purpose, but injuries and foul trouble are very real things. You need a good contingency plan.
I agree that one wants solid 10th and 11th players on the roster to be able to cover an injury at any given position. I was questioning the plan to play 10 deep, which stemmed from an earlier claim by someone that we needed 2 more starters. I can see a starting quality SG/SF helping. I'm not sure we "need" anything beyond that. I expect them to pick up another player that FR/SO looking toward 2025 or 2026.
 
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Watkins would have a bigger impact next year. Egor is the better pro prospect
Okay...?

So what does "better pro prospect" do anything for us over "bigger impact next year"?

...Don't get me wrong, I've been on here really wanting him too. I get the want for him...but just wish people stop talking like he's TSJ or something.
 
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People always talk about playing 10 deep. Do any P5 teams actually play 10 deep once conference play starts? The last team that I remember playing 10 deeps was Calipari's wave experiment. He very clearly said "Never again" after the season.
Purdue in 2022
 
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I mean sure, I guess.

If we throw a bag at Wells we weren't willing to throw at Storr (an inarguably better player even considering his faults) we've kind of clowned ourselves, but we are desperate in this moment.

Wells is not a superstar and is kind of a one-tool player as a standstill shooter. He's also kinda not really a guard so you still squint a little bit in terms of lineup construction.

But any port in a storm, he would save our bacon here.
I think we underestimated the portal NIL inflation regarding Storr. However we were against KU so it would have been hard anyway.
 
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Kendall was the 5th overall pick in the NBA draft. Kendall played, I think, 15 seasons in the NBA. If Underwood can bring in a dude like that as his 10th man, I think Coach goes on Mount Rushmore.
We're not looking for a 10th man. We're looking for a starting SG. And obviously someone of Kendall's calibre isn't happening.
 
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I mean sure, I guess.

If we throw a bag at Wells we weren't willing to throw at Storr (an inarguably better player even considering his faults) we've kind of clowned ourselves, but we are desperate in this moment.

Wells is not a superstar and is kind of a one-tool player as a standstill shooter. He's also kinda not really a guard so you still squint a little bit in terms of lineup construction.

But any port in a storm, he would save our bacon here.
I hardly think we’re desperate. We have a solid roster, we’re likely going to add to it, and a coaching staff that knows how to get the best out of their players.

Also, “save our bacon” gave me a chuckle. Been a while since I’ve heard that expression. 🤣
 
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Given the trajectory of the thread during May I force myself to stumble through it once a day 'round 7-ish before proceeding to drink heavily, but it's a post like this that makes it all worthwhile. I have absolutely no idea what it means but it mixes zoology with Asian art implying Lord knows what and I'm all for that in a hoops recruiting thread.

An anthropomorphic turtle and ambiguously South Asian visage. Commentary on our deficiency in speed and release at the 2 and a need for a BOOM there? On BU's alleged plodding pace to fill the roster? A concern about possible salmonella transmission? A thinly-veiled allusion to the impulse of many to retract their heads into their shells during May to avoid disappointment or predation? The facial impression implies curiosity, placidity, or perhaps simply heavy sedation.

All that's clear is that I will not sleep soundly tonight.
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I agree that one wants solid 10th and 11th players on the roster to be able to cover an injury at any given position. I was questioning the plan to play 10 deep, which stemmed from an earlier claim by someone that we needed 2 more starters. I can see a starting quality SG/SF helping. I'm not sure we "need" anything beyond that. I expect them to pick up another player that FR/SO looking toward 2025 or 2026.
Do we know if Moretti is coming back?
 
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