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illini25 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:30 am
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So U of I didn't qualify for the tournament again, right?

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Just kidding. But seriously, the Illini are certainly trending up.
Bradley is one of the few that qualified. :)
Crazy year. Sad too.

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Since we won't get one for this season in the NCAA Tournament, here is Illinois' One Shining Moment video for this season:


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B10 Network ran the 2005 Arizona/Illini game last night. Remember that game well, or that night. On that night I was at OSF recovering from cancer surgery earlier in the day. I remembered little of the game, except for what my wife was trying to tell me. Even nurses and doctors were going crazy.
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B10 Network ran the 2005 Arizona/Illini game last night. Remember that game well, or that night. On that night I was at OSF recovering from cancer surgery earlier in the day. I remembered little of the game, except for what my wife was trying to tell me. Even nurses and doctors were going crazy.
So very happy your recovery went well and you’re here to tell us about that day.
Take care and stay healthy, my friend!
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Alan Griffin announcing tonight that he's entering the transfer portal.

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Tevian Jones tweeted out late this afternoon that he is entering the transfer portal as well.

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Jones expected, Griffin is a big surprise.
Griffin was pushed by his mom to transfer after his freshman season but he stayed. She’s been at it again since he’s been quarantined with her. Thinks he needs ball in his hands more.
Griffin’s dad also caught off guard as he was on a CU radio show two days ago praising staff and Alan’s development.

Also an ex-girlfriend tweeted some dirty laundry 2 days ago and it was ugly, ugly. Thanks
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With Griffin and Tevin transferring out, if Ayo turns pro, then Giorgi will be the only player still on the team from the 2018 recruiting class.

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Cockburn declares for 2020 NBA Draft... that'll hurt!
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OrangeandBlack74 wrote:
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Cockburn declares for 2020 NBA Draft... that'll hurt!
He needs to fine tune his feet and ball possession skills. I'm guessing June 2nd, he may opt out.

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tombs14 wrote:
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Cockburn declares for 2020 NBA Draft... that'll hurt!
He needs to fine tune his feet and ball possession skills. I'm guessing June 2nd, he may opt out.
Derek Piper seems to think so as well:



He didn't mention signing with an agent so he can still come back if he chooses to.

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Ayo has declared for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent:


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Players can be represented by NCAA certified agents and retain NCAA eligibility.
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Any reason as to why Miller doesn’t sign his letter of intent? Perhaps he thinks he is NBA material or waiting to see what Ayo was doing?? Now that he is Illinois Gatorade POY his stock is suddenly gone up?
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Any reason as to why Miller doesn’t sign his letter of intent? Perhaps he thinks he is NBA material or waiting to see what Ayo was doing?? Now that he is Illinois Gatorade POY his stock is suddenly gone up?
No reason to worry.
He’s not signing just in case there isn’t on campus school in fall. Keeping options open. He’s not yet eligible for nba.
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btw Illini received commitment today from 4* SG Luke Goode from Fort Wayne.
MSU offered but he was probably at best 3rd wing choice for them. Neither Purdue nor IU offered and this seems to be a sore spot. Hopefully the kid sticks it to both of them whenever he plays against them.
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Adam Miller
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Potential match-up vs. Bruce Weber in 2021:


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Illinois-Florida will face each other first in Emerald Classic in Hawaii
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squirrel wrote:
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Illinois-Florida will face each other first in Emerald Classic in Hawaii
Uh squirrel...This tournament is held in Florida, not Hawaii. Illinois played in it back in 2015. That was the season they lost to Chattanooga at the then PCCC in Springfield before later defeating UAB down in Florida and losing to Iowa State in the championship game.

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