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New thread for 2023 and beyond.
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The Moline High School team and 2023 recruit Brock Harding were at the game tonight.
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tribecalledquest wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:53 pm The Moline High School team and 2023 recruit Brock Harding were at the game tonight.
Not related to recruiting, but Wharton Fieldhouse in Moline might be one of the coolest high school gyms I’ve ever been in.
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pndbaseball12 wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 8:50 am
tribecalledquest wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:53 pm The Moline High School team and 2023 recruit Brock Harding were at the game tonight.
Not related to recruiting, but Wharton Fieldhouse in Moline might be one of the coolest high school gyms I’ve ever been in.
Yeah, it's a great place! I went to a few QC Thunder games when I was a kid, and it's so awesome. It even hosted the NBA's Hawks for a short time when Red Auerbach coached them. Their short 5 year saga as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks is one of the great untold stories in basketball history. They were initially successful after the merger that formed what is now the NBA, Auerbach was their coach. The Blackhawks drafted Bob Cousy, but he had never left the northeast and had no intention to, at least not for a place he'd never heard of. After the impasse of him not signing, eventually the team sold his rights to Chicago. Chicago eventually folded, and the Celtics eventually acquired the rights to Cousy. The same offseason Auerbach had resigned due to disagreements with Hawks owner Ben Kerner. The two franchises (the Hawks by then were in St. Louis after a short time in Milwaukee) traded titles at the beginning of the Celtics dynasty a few years later, and Auerbach punched Kerner just prior to one of the Finals series games.
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pndbaseball12 wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 8:50 am
tribecalledquest wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:53 pm The Moline High School team and 2023 recruit Brock Harding were at the game tonight.
Not related to recruiting, but Wharton Fieldhouse in Moline might be one of the coolest high school gyms I’ve ever been in.
Yep our HS ( sterling ) super sectionals ran the that place ….. very cool gym.
So I was in the airport the other day and I saw AL B., PM me if you want more details.
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tribecalledquest wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:53 pm The Moline High School team and 2023 recruit Brock Harding were at the game tonight.
That’s cool
So I was in the airport the other day and I saw AL B., PM me if you want more details.
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Saw the team there. Also saw Brock Harding and will get more offers for sure. Saw him at the Pekin Holiday Tournament.BW and Dan Muller we’re both there watching him.
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What’s that Kizer kid in Metamora doing this season?
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dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:10 pm What’s that Kizer kid in Metamora doing this season?
Doing real well. He's one of several threats Metamora has, but he has emerged as the main threat. He was the PJStar athlete of the week at least once (in December), and had another story on Metamora in December

https://www.pjstar.com/story/sports/hig ... 022877002/
https://www.pjstar.com/story/sports/hig ... 951957002/
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dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:10 pm What’s that Kizer kid in Metamora doing this season?
He's probably the best player in the Mid-Illini Conference.
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deejay wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:08 pm Saw the team there. Also saw Brock Harding and will get more offers for sure. Saw him at the Pekin Holiday Tournament.BW and Dan Muller we’re both there watching him.
He was very average that day.
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Butler Blue wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:26 pm
dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:10 pm What’s that Kizer kid in Metamora doing this season?
He's probably the best player in the Mid-Illini Conference.
Do we feel like we are in a good position with him or is that hard to say until we get through summer and AAU?
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dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:04 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:26 pm
dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:10 pm What’s that Kizer kid in Metamora doing this season?
He's probably the best player in the Mid-Illini Conference.
Do we feel like we are in a good position with him or is that hard to say until we get through summer and AAU?
Pure speculation on my part, but I would guess he'd like to see what happens this summer. According to verbal commits, he only has offers from Bradley and ISU.
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Butler Blue wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:24 pm
dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:04 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:26 pm

He's probably the best player in the Mid-Illini Conference.
Do we feel like we are in a good position with him or is that hard to say until we get through summer and AAU?
Pure speculation on my part, but I would guess he'd like to see what happens this summer. According to verbal commits, he only has offers from Bradley and ISU.
And with ISU coaching change offers can change too…..
So I was in the airport the other day and I saw AL B., PM me if you want more details.
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dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:04 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:26 pm
dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:10 pm What’s that Kizer kid in Metamora doing this season?
He's probably the best player in the Mid-Illini Conference.
Do we feel like we are in a good position with him or is that hard to say until we get through summer and AAU?
He's not going to go to Bradley.
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BradleyMathGrad wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:35 pm
dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:04 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:26 pm

He's probably the best player in the Mid-Illini Conference.
Do we feel like we are in a good position with him or is that hard to say until we get through summer and AAU?
He's not going to go to Bradley.
Interested in hearing more about why you're saying this. I hadn't heard anything one way or another. I do know he has attended a number of Bradley games with his HS team this year. Is it just the assumption he is going to a higher level?
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squirrel wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:38 pm
BradleyMathGrad wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:35 pm
dss03 wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:04 pm

Do we feel like we are in a good position with him or is that hard to say until we get through summer and AAU?
He's not going to go to Bradley.
Interested in hearing more about why you're saying this. I hadn't heard anything one way or another. I do know he has attended a number of Bradley games with his HS team this year. Is it just the assumption he is going to a higher level?
Let's just say that I've heard that is definitively not the assumption. There's a reason he still only has a handful of offers.
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BradleyMathGrad wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:41 pm
squirrel wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:38 pm
BradleyMathGrad wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:35 pm

He's not going to go to Bradley.
Interested in hearing more about why you're saying this. I hadn't heard anything one way or another. I do know he has attended a number of Bradley games with his HS team this year. Is it just the assumption he is going to a higher level?
Let's just say that I've heard that is definitively not the assumption. There's a reason he still only has a handful of offers.
Because he won't get a haircut. ;)
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Kizer hit what ended up being the game winning shot to put Metamora in the state championship game. His 3 point shot put the Redbirds up 48-47 against Simeon and Metamora went on to win 50-47. Metamora ended the game on an 11-0 run, trailing 47-39 before going on the run. He finished with 9 points in the winning effort.
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squirrel wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:39 pm Kizer hit what ended up being the game winning shot to put Metamora in the state championship game. His 3 point shot put the Redbirds up 48-47 against Simeon and Metamora went on to win 50-47. Metamora ended the game on an 11-0 run, trailing 47-39 before going on the run. He finished with 9 points in the winning effort.
For a guy his size and being guarded much of the game by a kid at least a half a foot plus shorter, was not impressed. Bradley could do much better.
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SaintLouBrave22 wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:18 pm
squirrel wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:39 pm Kizer hit what ended up being the game winning shot to put Metamora in the state championship game. His 3 point shot put the Redbirds up 48-47 against Simeon and Metamora went on to win 50-47. Metamora ended the game on an 11-0 run, trailing 47-39 before going on the run. He finished with 9 points in the winning effort.
For a guy his size and being guarded much of the game by a kid at least a half a foot plus shorter, was not impressed. Bradley could do much better.
Has been mentioned before he won’t be coming to Bradley. Can’t remember the reason though.
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pndbaseball12 wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:12 pm
SaintLouBrave22 wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:18 pm
squirrel wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:39 pm Kizer hit what ended up being the game winning shot to put Metamora in the state championship game. His 3 point shot put the Redbirds up 48-47 against Simeon and Metamora went on to win 50-47. Metamora ended the game on an 11-0 run, trailing 47-39 before going on the run. He finished with 9 points in the winning effort.
For a guy his size and being guarded much of the game by a kid at least a half a foot plus shorter, was not impressed. Bradley could do much better.
Has been mentioned before he won’t be coming to Bradley. Can’t remember the reason though.
He's not good enough is reason #1.

Now, for players who are - Brock Harding was a First-Team All-State selection. He's a guy I would love to see Bradley get.
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While that is likely true...To be fair: state tournament performance is not a meaningful barometer.

Some terrible college players dominated IHSA and vice versa.
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squirrel wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:17 pm While that is likely true...To be fair: state tournament performance is not a meaningful barometer.

Some terrible college players dominated IHSA and vice versa.
I’m not saying that because of one game.
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