bd811 wrote:Tim wrote:bd811 wrote:
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/