Kofi Cockburn returns to Illinois

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There is one obvious one.
 
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MY 2 cents on FTs...My own experience with FT improvement was minimizing arm motion and use legs. A set shot basically with minimal arm motion and spin. Aim for back of rim...if it doesn't swish it will usually softly bounce in. Went from ~ 60 to >75%.
 
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Kofi's situation is not dissimilar to a farmer who finds himself toiling in drought conditions. In the following diagram, Illinois (in orange) represents warm moist air.
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Farmer Kofi needs to unlock this moisture to grow his crops, but he knows this will not happen on its own. Kofi sees a slow-moving cold front moving in from Kentucky (in blue), but unfortunately the updraft needed to condense the moisture is too slow in developing. Needing immediate resolution to this situation, Kofi calls a friendly pilot from Antigua airlines. Captain Orlando flies a much needed catalyst to the scene.
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After the clouds are seeded, the heavens erupt in thunderous fury. The storm rages across Illinois and Kentucky. Amid the tumult of thunder and lightening, the clouds release a much needed soaking upon the land. In the day that follows, Kofi calls his friend Orlando and thanks him for helping mother nature...
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#306      
Forgottonia
Hate to be the downer, but any explanation for why he spent time considering coming back to college but NOT coming back to Illinois?
Reportedly he told the coaches late last week. Not sure why they waited a week to announce it, but I would assume it had some marketing implications. If your building a brand, being talked about in the national news for a week is a very good thing.
 
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Rockford, Illinois
Reportedly he told the coaches late last week. Not sure why they waited a week to announce it, but I would assume it had some marketing implications. If your building a brand, being talked about in the national news for a week is a very good thing.
That ESPN story build up and the ticker/scroll at the bottom of ESPN’s broadcast with the announcement of All-American Kofi Cockburn returning to Illinois as the 2nd lead are pretty strong pitches to make his brand nationwide, not just statewide.
 
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St Paul, MN
I'm sure this has been posted before, but man if we could see this during a game, we're in for a very good year.

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That's a nice workout but if you pay close attention he shoots his jumper the same way he shoots his free throws, he brings it across his face and shoots it starting from his left cheek. Like Lonzo Ball but not as extreme and not nearly as consistently accurate.

It looks fine from the side but from dead straight on it looks very awkward. That's a really hard motion to keep dialed in, he needs to stay more in line with his shooting shoulder and reduce the variables in his motion.
 
#314      
Chicago, IL
That's a nice workout but if you pay close attention he shoots his jumper the same way he shoots his free throws, he brings it across his face and shoots it starting from his left cheek. Like Lonzo Ball but not as extreme and not nearly as consistently accurate.

It looks fine from the side but from dead straight on it looks very awkward. That's a really hard motion to keep dialed in, he needs to stay more in line with his shooting shoulder and reduce the variables in his motion.
I was thinking more proof of concept. He can do it. Now we just need to get everything else dialed in and see it happen while contested
 
#315      
St Paul, MN
I was thinking more proof of concept. He can do it. Now we just need to get everything else dialed in and see it happen while contested
Yes agree. If he can at least be a threat to make an occasional jumper he'll be a much more valuable commodity to the NBA. He HAS to get that FT shooting up though. That's costing him a lot of points especially on the front end of 1 and 1's, which he gets several a game.
 
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Good thing you don't need to hang the banner in your house then.

Of all the retro script jerseys that came back, I think ours are the best. The blues don't look nearly as sharp. The only ones that are better are the Fighting Illini throwbacks.
Agree. I was delighted to see the script return; they're my favorite unis, surpassing the block "FI" text from the '80s. The only incremental change that would make me happier is to see those script unis in orange, a la late '70s (Levi Cobb stuffing Ronne Lester below in the old Iowa Fieldhouse.) If I never see team in navy again I will not shed a tear. Keep it orange and white.

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Ah. My bad. I only think of the retro whites as the script jerseys.

Yeah, that type set is not a good look.
Nike really did not do a good job with their redesign of our brand. That lettering in particular is really bad and is a nightmare to get spaced properly. Plus they added a bunch of red to our orange and now it looks like peach sometimes. Not a fan. Thanks Mike Thomas.
 
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Agree. I was delighted to see the script return; they're my favorite unis, surpassing the block "FI" text from the '80s. The only incremental change that would make me happier is to see those script unis in orange, a la late '70s (Levi Cobb stuffing Ronne Lester below in the old Iowa Fieldhouse.) If I never see team in navy again I will not shed a tear. Keep it orange and white.

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Props for anything featuring Levi Cobb!
 
#321      
Spokane, WA
Nike really did not do a good job with their redesign of our brand. That lettering in particular is really bad and is a nightmare to get spaced properly. Plus they added a bunch of red to our orange and now it looks like peach sometimes. Not a fan. Thanks Mike Thomas.
That Nike font is garbage. Whoever designed it for Nike for Missouri's rebrand just mailed it in for ours, or vice versa, and I will be happy to see it go the way of that italicized Impact font that we used to use. OK, sorry to contribute to the detour. :)
 
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Washington State
Nike really did not do a good job with their redesign of our brand. That lettering in particular is really bad and is a nightmare to get spaced properly. Plus they added a bunch of red to our orange and now it looks like peach sometimes. Not a fan. Thanks Mike Thomas.
Never one to care too much about unis, they could play in burlap sacks for all I care. However, props on the username. Equal parts cleverness and Junior High locker room humor. Love it.
 
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That Nike font is garbage. Whoever designed it for Nike for Missouri's rebrand just mailed it in for ours, or vice versa, and I will be happy to see it go the way of that italicized Impact font that we used to use. OK, sorry to contribute to the detour. :)
Those white alternates though…. 💯
 
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