December 11, 2017 01:01 PM

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Illini Football / Re: December Recruiting
« Last post by Big Phil on Today at 02:06:49 PM »
also FWIW this guy jumped up to a low 3 star once he committed to us lol....he does look like a player, he hits hard
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Illini Football / Re: December Recruiting
« Last post by Big Phil on Today at 02:04:45 PM »
it certainly helps the line. Still need skill players as well, but gotta start somewhere!
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Illini Football / Re: December Recruiting
« Last post by illiniman94 on Today at 02:00:15 PM »
yeah a few guys like that are fine just not the whole roster. Need some studs and we'll be fine
Yep.  I am starting to gain confidence that we are going to get Brown and Unije.  That would be a huge bump.
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Illini Football / Re: December Recruiting
« Last post by Big Phil on Today at 01:25:31 PM »
yeah a few guys like that are fine just not the whole roster. Need some studs and we'll be fine
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Bulls / Re: Bulls win!
« Last post by Reaper on Today at 12:29:11 PM »
Need a top 3 pick. Bagley, Porter or Ayton
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Illini Football / Re: December Recruiting
« Last post by illiniman94 on Today at 11:21:59 AM »
Cam Watkins was a 2 star and he had 50 tackles this year for us.  Some times star ratings are not accurate and both Lovie and BU in hoops have said that they don't use the star rankings when evaluating talent so they will recruit some player who are't ranked highly.   That being said, I do agree that we can't live and prosper with 2 stars. 

I forgot that Bennett Williams was a 2 star as well.

I am still hopeful that we get Verdis Brown and his teammate Unije who said his visit this weekend was a 10 out of 10.
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Post Game Discussion forum / Re: UNLV Post game thread!
« Last post by illiniproph on Today at 11:16:11 AM »
Wow- kinda reminds me of the tourney game (2006, 2007?) where we lost to Washington because they shot so many more free throws than us.  You just cant hardly win a game like this.  And its difficult to say '1 sided' but both teams were aggressive, both teams drove the lane, and there were a lot of ticky tack fouls.  I think Malcolm is right- the Chicago Public league plays a more hardnose bball than the Big10.. and its not even close.

This was an impressive game by our freshman. I thought Trent really played well on both sides of the ball for the very first time.  We are in games because we are solid at pg.  Mark Smith is a very good offensive player.  He is not quick enough to guard at the 1, 2 or 3 position right now, but not many freshman are to be honest.  Chet Frazier was a great defensive player, but not as a freshman.  Williams, on the other hand, is solid in all phases. Eboigbodin can give minutes at the 4.

Nichols did very little offensively, but did most of the grunt work under the boards against their big guys.  I thought Finke had a decent game.  They were long in the middle and the foul situation took away almost any aggressiveness inside.  Black had a bad 1st half, makes me wonder how long he was actually injured.  Alstork??  Jordan- what an improvement over last year.  Because of our weakness inside defensively, we need great games by our veterans to win.
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Post Game Discussion forum / Re: UNLV Post game thread!
« Last post by illiniman94 on Today at 11:14:20 AM »
Is it just me, or does this team remind me of the 1998-1999 team?  That was Cory Bradford's freshman year (I think) and they advanced to the B10 Tournament final losing to a 1 seed, Michigan State.  But they had a losing record so that was it for them.

I was on campus then and we all knew that better things were ahead.  This feels kind of the same way.
Interesting analogy that I honestly hadn't thought about. I do think that a month from now this team is going to be clicking and will make a very strong run in the B1G tourney come March.
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Illini Football / Re: December Recruiting
« Last post by circle70 on Today at 09:21:27 AM »
well we just got a two star safety to flip to us from Nevada, welcome aboard Delano Ware

And we beat out California-Davis for the kid, too.  Two-star recruits ain't gonna get  us out of the recruiting basement.
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Post Game Discussion forum / Re: UNLV Post game thread!
« Last post by gymsee on Today at 01:56:03 AM »
Is it just me, or does this team remind me of the 1998-1999 team?  That was Cory Bradford's freshman year (I think) and they advanced to the B10 Tournament final losing to a 1 seed, Michigan State.  But they had a losing record so that was it for them.

I was on campus then and we all knew that better things were ahead.  This feels kind of the same way.
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