Looking ahead to 2021-2022

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illini80

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Fun to speculate, but we have absolutely no idea who will be on the team or even if the coaching staff will be the same next year so I’m saving my limited brain power for more worthy pursuits. Like what’s for supper and how could the B10 really be this bad.
 
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I would like BU to watch the 15 pass sequence we had in 2005 and use that offense next year. Constant movement and passing
To be fair every offense looks better when you have the type of talent and shooting the 05 guards had. Illinois had a good % from 3 this season but they had to be very selective on their attempts and didn't get many 3s up per game.
 
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illini80

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I would like BU to watch the 15 pass sequence we had in 2005 and use that offense next year. Constant movement and passing
It was a thing of beauty. However, I don’t think Weber ever found another group that could run the motion that way. I don’t know why it’s so difficult, but it appears to be. I still have nightmares of hearing BW yelling MOOOOOVE!!!
 
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I am not a weave fan. I am about crisp passes and dribble drives. Lots of movement to make the D work.
how about a lil Harlem Globetrotters weave to make you laugh
 

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While I absolutely believed prior to the tournament that the Big Ten was the dominant league, I have my doubts now that I've watched the OSU, Illini and Iowa get battered. With losses also by MSU, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin, I think we have shown that our perceived dominance was an illusion.
It is really hard to argue the Big Ten was as strong as everyone was saying when there is only on team left after the first weekend!
 
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It is really hard to argue the Big Ten was as strong as everyone was saying when there is only on team left after the first weekend!
I think I watched more college basketball this year than any season in my life. This tournament makes me feel like I learned nothing.
Nothing I thought would happen has happened, other than Gonzaga & Baylor being really good.
 
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I think I watched more college basketball this year than any season in my life. This tournament makes me feel like I learned nothing.
Nothing I thought would happen has happened, other than Gonzaga & Baylor being really good.

Single elimination is a wild beast. Need shooters and old guys.
 
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I have faith in Underwood, Antigua, Chin and Gentry to find a decent center, if Kofi leaves. That is all we need with Melendez and Goode coming aboard. We still have the best PG in the Big Ten and Mr. Basketball (Miller) with a year of experience. When you think about it , Belo and Miller were the only players that played respectfully vs. Loyola.
 
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I have faith in Underwood, Antigua, Chin and Gentry to find a decent center, if Kofi leaves. That is all we need with Melendez and Goode coming aboard. We still have the best PG in the Big Ten and Mr. Basketball (Miller) with a year of experience. When you think about it , Belo and Miller were the only players that played respectfully vs. Loyola.
Agree about Belo and Miller's play, both are good reasons to be excited about next season.
 
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orange100

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Curbelo is the face of our program next year. He will be a killer. He's our new Dee Brown. I hope Goode is ready to go early, we need reliable shooters.
 
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I basically only watch B1G basketball during the regular season, but try and watch a majority of march madness.

Seeing how teams like FSU and Bama play (recency bias I know), make me wonder if that's where BU would like to be. Maybe you have 1 guy on the court short than 6'5", but 3 and D and athletes rule their game. It's genuinely fun to watch. And it's effective on both sides of the ball. The way we've loaded up on wings makes me believe we are at least experimenting with it.

If you surround Curbelo with 3 pt threats, I'll take that over any team in the country. Miller is a fantastic start. Goode/Mendelez add to that for sure.

We're also in a great spot to grab a major impact C next year. I think a lot of guys who'd be on the fence about staying will leave with the 1 time transfer rule in effect, not to mention the extra year of eligibility. If there was ever a year to grab a 25+ min C transfer, it's this year.
 
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CHEEF

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I basically only watch B1G basketball during the regular season, but try and watch a majority of march madness.

Seeing how teams like FSU and Bama play (recency bias I know), make me wonder if that's where BU would like to be. Maybe you have 1 guy on the court short than 6'5", but 3 and D and athletes rule their game. It's genuinely fun to watch. And it's effective on both sides of the ball. The way we've loaded up on wings makes me believe we are at least experimenting with it.

If you surround Curbelo with 3 pt threats, I'll take that over any team in the country. Miller is a fantastic start. Goode/Mendelez add to that for sure.

We're also in a great spot to grab a major impact C next year. I think a lot of guys who'd be on the fence about staying will leave with the 1 time transfer rule in effect, not to mention the extra year of eligibility. If there was ever a year to grab a 25+ min C transfer, it's this year.
I think that flying illini style of a roster loaded with athletic 6’6” to 6’8” wings and maybe 1-2 smaller point guard with great ball handling skills and 1 versatile big man gives any team unbelievable options.
Alabama this year is a testament to this and I would not mind if we followed that model.
 
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I think that flying illini style of a roster loaded with athletic 6’6” to 6’8” wings and maybe 1-2 smaller point guard with great ball handling skills and 1 versatile big man gives any team unbelievable options.
Alabama this year is a testament to this and I would not mind if we followed that model.
SI called the Flying Illini "positionless clones." So fun to watch! I think it's just hard to find five guys that good at the same time.
 
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I don't think anyone outside of Curbelo is set in stone to stay. I feel 4-5 transfers, unfortunately. That's just a vibe check from watching player body language during games, however.
Curbelo and Adam aren't going anywhere. That is the future of our program. Same with Coleman, Grandinson, Hutch (if healthy), Giorgi, and KOFI (if he stays). to sure who you are referencing but it won't be any of the players that I just listed
 
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