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Re: College Basketball 2017-2018

Postby bd811 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:03 am

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yeah, that whole THT situation is a mess. Nice get for ISU since he's apparently not allowed to come to Illinois.

Wait - what happened there?


Someone else can correct me, because Illinois boards are pretty unbearable on days like today so I only spent a minute or two reading, but:

From what i gather, Ayo and THT are former AAU teammates. THT felt overshadowed, changed AAU teams to get more exposure. Certain parties, which may or may not have included Ayo (but definitely the AAU coaches), took exception and there was some animosity. Things seemed patched up, THT took an official visit to UI last weekend, and most experts were predicting him to choose Illinois tonight. A few hours before the announcement, Illinois pulled their offer based on pressure from the AAU coaches. THT committed to ISU.

At least, that's what I gathered, and I'm not sure how much of that is verified information.

tl;dr AAU coaches are slime.


Here's a story on what happened: https://www.suntimeshighschoolsports.co ... on-tucker/
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Postby Tryptamine » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:32 pm

Underwood has completely embarrassed himself and pretty must cost UofI any shot at another Simeon recruit going forward. The Guy hasn't even coached a game yet and I'm already ready for him to move on.
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Postby bd811 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:46 pm

well, that's a bit much.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:26 am

Tryptamine wrote:Underwood has completely embarrassed himself and pretty must cost UofI any shot at another Simeon recruit going forward. The Guy hasn't even coached a game yet and I'm already ready for him to move on.


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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:58 am

5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.
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Postby Stannis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:37 am

Tryptamine wrote:Underwood has completely embarrassed himself and pretty must cost UofI any shot at another Simeon recruit going forward. The Guy hasn't even coached a game yet and I'm already ready for him to move on.


I will take Fire recruits over the garbage players Simeon sends to Champaign.

Brad Underwood chose a McDonald's AA over a nice role player, not a big deal. Robert Smith is nothing, the Irvin's are power brokers. He made the right call.
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Postby Stannis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:39 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.


OMG HOW WILL WE GET BY WITHOUT THE JAYLON TATES AND DOMESTIC ABUSERS OF THE WORLD?
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Postby Stannis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:43 am

I mean, Ayo is the best player in Chicago, and the Fire have them lined up as far as the eye can see. Underwood just got the best player in Illinois in consecutive years, and this means Okoro to follow, and probably Liddell, Miller, Whitney......

horsefeathers Simeon.
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Postby bd811 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:58 am

yeah, I feel bad for THT that the situation played out like it did. But Underwood made the right decision in a tough situation. The official visit probably shouldn't have happened, but we don't know the exact timeline of when conversations took place. Underwood and Chin Coleman probably felt confident they could sort things out. But, given the ultimatum, of course you take Ayo. And THT will be just fine at ISU.

If Underwood's offense does what it's supposed to, he'll have no problem drawing talent to champaign.
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Postby illiniguy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:10 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.


I don’t like how this played out, it sucks, but let’s not pretend like Simeon was sending us the Rose and Parker’s of the world. And I would think we’d get credit for not only taking, but allowing Jaylon Tate four years at a big ten school.
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Postby Stannis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:25 pm

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SouthSideRyan wrote:5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.


I don’t like how this played out, it sucks, but let’s not pretend like Simeon was sending us the Rose and Parker’s of the world. And I would think we’d get credit for not only taking, but allowing Jaylon Tate four years at a big ten school.


it was comical. "well, sorry, Jabari definitely won't play for Illinois, but here's some kid that has no business playing high major basketball."

Robert Smith has no clout in Chicago, anyway, he's an impotent fool.

If the Irvin's demanded a blood price for steering Whitney and Miller our way, then it was worth it.
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Postby Tryptamine » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:21 pm

illiniguy wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.


I don’t like how this played out, it sucks, but let’s not pretend like Simeon was sending us the Rose and Parker’s of the world. And I would think we’d get credit for not only taking, but allowing Jaylon Tate four years at a big ten school.


The Simeon thing was pretty much secondary. Taking away a kid's scholarship 4 hours before he's ready to announce is really scummy. It's also pretty pathetic that Mac Irvin basically controls who is and isn't going to UofI now
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Postby Tim » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:03 am

Tryptamine wrote:
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SouthSideRyan wrote:5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.


I don’t like how this played out, it sucks, but let’s not pretend like Simeon was sending us the Rose and Parker’s of the world. And I would think we’d get credit for not only taking, but allowing Jaylon Tate four years at a big ten school.


The Simeon thing was pretty much secondary. Taking away a kid's scholarship 4 hours before he's ready to announce is really scummy. It's also pretty pathetic that Mac Irvin basically controls who is and isn't going to UofI now

He only had that control in years where he is delivering the#1 player in the state.
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Postby abmillis » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:43 pm

Tim wrote:
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I don’t like how this played out, it sucks, but let’s not pretend like Simeon was sending us the Rose and Parker’s of the world. And I would think we’d get credit for not only taking, but allowing Jaylon Tate four years at a big ten school.


The Simeon thing was pretty much secondary. Taking away a kid's scholarship 4 hours before he's ready to announce is really scummy. It's also pretty pathetic that Mac Irvin basically controls who is and isn't going to UofI now

He only had that control in years where he is delivering the#1 player in the state.


Yeah, and if you're getting in bed with a HS/AAU coach, you could do a lot worse than one with ties to some of the best in '19 (Francis Okoro, Kahlil Whitney, EJ LIddell) and '20 (Adam Miller)
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Postby Stannis » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:57 pm

Tryptamine wrote:
illiniguy wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:5 Simeon recruits in the last 20 years. 0 in the top 50. However will we survive.


I don’t like how this played out, it sucks, but let’s not pretend like Simeon was sending us the Rose and Parker’s of the world. And I would think we’d get credit for not only taking, but allowing Jaylon Tate four years at a big ten school.


The Simeon thing was pretty much secondary. Taking away a kid's scholarship 4 hours before he's ready to announce is really scummy. It's also pretty pathetic that Mac Irvin basically controls who is and isn't going to UofI now


I'm sick of not getting Mac Irvin players, losing, and consequently, seeing empty home arenas. Taking a kid that will make it harder to get top players in the future simply on principle isn't an option. This team needs Fire players, and they need to win.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 pm



Yeah, that's Lonzo's younger brother.
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Postby davell » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:17 pm

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Yeah, that's Lonzo's younger brother.


I'm legit worried for that kid. The younger brother and Lonzo are the 2 that are the headliners. I can't imagine what goes thru LiAngelo's head or what his idiot Dad says to him.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:28 pm

This is going to be the best season of Locked Up Abroad yet.
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Postby bukie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:59 am

Well, I'm old now.

Frank Williams' son, D'Monte, is playing his first game for the Illini tonight.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:14 am

Indiana is losing by 130 to Indiana State.
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Postby bukie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:47 am

Illinois just shot 4-21 from 3 point range and won by 47.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:58 am

Loyola (MD) lost the ball at the 3 point line and threw the ball out of bounds on consecutive possesions with chances to tie or win the game @ Northwestern.
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Postby Derwood » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:07 am

Indiana was the only Big 10 team to lose tonight
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:17 am

beating Iowa State by 15 with Porter Jr. only playing 2 minutes is a much better omen than I was expecting
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Postby Stannis » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:36 am

bukie wrote:Illinois just shot 4-21 from 3 point range and won by 47.


That was just a race to the basket. I love it.
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