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Transfer Portal--2020

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1 hour ago, Seeking6 said:

Cockburn is a close call. Ayo is gone. I think they have a top 50 kid coming in but because it's rarely happened over there over the past decade....Watford, Williams,etc...were all top 50 guys but they aren't immediate impact. Much like some of us said back in January...Illini might have been a one hit wonder this past season. My guess is there are better chances of that happening than not. 

It is a shame for them, I could see them going on a tear in the tourney if kindly seeded. 

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2 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Cockburn is a close call. Ayo is gone. I think they have a top 50 kid coming in but because it's rarely happened over there over the past decade....Watford, Williams,etc...were all top 50 guys but they aren't immediate impact. Much like some of us said back in January...Illini might have been a one hit wonder this past season. My guess is there are better chances of that happening than not. 

Illini have 2 top 50 guards coming in, Curbelo and Miller. As you astutely noted, Jones leaving was expected as the kid has been suspended for 25% of the games while at Illinois, just couldn't take care of things off the court. Griffin was a little more of a surprise since it seemed he had a pretty good opportunity next year. But there were some rumors about him transferring this time last year as well. Supposedly his mom thinks he should be "the man" and play PG, doesn't trust Underwood to let him do that. I do think most Illini fans do think he should have played a little more last year, but guess he's not going to wait and find out. Definitely hurts as he was by far the best 3 point shot on a team that was bad at that.

This is why Illinois brought in the 2 transfer wings who sat out last year. Both are probably just role player types, but they'll be 3rd year guys so a little older. Have also been poking around the transfer market with 1 of the Wichita St guys who was born in Champaign and a few others.

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35 minutes ago, BruceDouglas said:

Illini have 2 top 50 guards coming in, Curbelo and Miller. As you astutely noted, Jones leaving was expected as the kid has been suspended for 25% of the games while at Illinois, just couldn't take care of things off the court. Griffin was a little more of a surprise since it seemed he had a pretty good opportunity next year. But there were some rumors about him transferring this time last year as well. Supposedly his mom thinks he should be "the man" and play PG, doesn't trust Underwood to let him do that. I do think most Illini fans do think he should have played a little more last year, but guess he's not going to wait and find out. Definitely hurts as he was by far the best 3 point shot on a team that was bad at that.

This is why Illinois brought in the 2 transfer wings who sat out last year. Both are probably just role player types, but they'll be 3rd year guys so a little older. Have also been poking around the transfer market with 1 of the Wichita St guys who was born in Champaign and a few others.

Glad I've graduated from better than that to astutely. We'll see. I'm hearing a couple of things (besides Ayo and maybe Kofi) that might make me people ask what the heck is going on over there. Time will tell. 

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Sean East (played with Romeo at New Albany) is leaving UMASS. Not sure who will show interest but he seemed solid in high school. It looks like he averaged about 9 and 5 last year. 

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1 hour ago, BeerBQ said:

Sean East (played with Romeo at New Albany) is leaving UMASS. Not sure who will show interest but he seemed solid in high school. It looks like he averaged about 9 and 5 last year. 

 

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19 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Glad I've graduated from better than that to astutely. We'll see. I'm hearing a couple of things (besides Ayo and maybe Kofi) that might make me people ask what the heck is going on over there. Time will tell. 

Are you hearing about Watford and Williams? Who are those guys?

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17 minutes ago, BruceDouglas said:

Are you hearing about Watford and Williams? Who are those guys?

I brought up Watford and Williams as an example of how top 50 recruits (Miller or Curbelo) just aren't going to come in and save the day. Growing pains is the reference I was going for.

I'm hearing a couple of other things but last time I posted information about Illinois on an IU board one of the little twerps over there linked it up and I was inundated with direct messages. Turns out I was right but not going down that path again. If and when it becomes public I'll let you know if that's what I was hearing....just saying the transfers might not be over.

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I know guys are transferring out of mid-majors more and more in general, but this is crazy how many people are dipping out of Wichita State this year. Gregg Marshall talks about a lot of it in the article I linked at the bottom, but still surprised to see it nonetheless.

https://www.kansas.com/sports/college/wichita-state/article241321281.html

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31 minutes ago, PritchardPutBack said:

I know guys are transferring out of mid-majors more and more in general, but this is crazy how many people are dipping out of Wichita State this year. Gregg Marshall talks about a lot of it in the article I linked at the bottom, but still surprised to see it nonetheless.

https://www.kansas.com/sports/college/wichita-state/article241321281.html

7 in one year after being on the job that long? Never happened I believe before. Time for Greggy to look in the mirror a little realize he's not in his old conference.

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4 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

7 in one year after being on the job that long? Never happened I believe before. Time for Greggy to look in the mirror a little realize he's not in his old conference.

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15 hours ago, 5fouls said:

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Still amazed at the number of people and will continue to be amazed at the number of people who wanted Marshall and his total package in Bloomington.

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8 minutes ago, rico said:

UK's Juzang enters the portal.

Had a feeling earlier in the week when Cal started talking to the media we would see a transfer. He's predictable. I'll be surprised if it's his only one. Kidding aside from one of our former recruits...with the players they have coming in and returning....why would he think his minutes would go up? 

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13 hours ago, gnet550 said:

Little article about some of the better transfers...states we have interest in O’Connell🤷‍♂️

i still feel like AOC and his ability to shoot deep would be a great fit for our needs.

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The article says he’d have to sit a year.  But I wonder if he can graduate online this summer and be a grad transfer?  We could use him right away.  

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On 3/26/2020 at 10:47 AM, BeerBQ said:

Sean East (played with Romeo at New Albany) is leaving UMASS. Not sure who will show interest but he seemed solid in high school. It looks like he averaged about 9 and 5 last year. 

 

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14 hours ago, rico said:

UK's Juzang enters the portal.

Kid can shoot....I will give him that. He had a disappointing season but he is a specialist that could help a lot of teams.

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15 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Still amazed at the number of people and will continue to be amazed at the number of people who wanted Marshall and his total package in Bloomington.

Agreed...I think people saw his fiery demeanor and saw some Knight in him...but man...he has Seems to have all Knights charm and none of his acumen. Dodged a big bullet with this one. He might have set Indiana basketball back to the Stone Age if he came. Would have been literally a death penalty for the program.

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9 hours ago, dgambill said:

Agreed...I think people saw his fiery demeanor and saw some Knight in him...but man...he has Seems to have all Knights charm and none of his acumen. Dodged a big bullet with this one. He might have set Indiana basketball back to the Stone Age if he came. Would have been literally a death penalty for the program.

Begs the question....

Given the last few years of Knight’s reign at IU weren’t spectacular and the fact that good players transferred out. Also taking into consider his average teams at TT. How long do you think Knight Would’ve lasted at IU if he didn’t get fired?

I don’t think he would’ve made it to 2010 and I’m being generous. Yes we probably would’ve seen players like May in an IU uniform and possibly Oden/Conlley, but I think he would’ve had trouble adapting to the new generation of players, there’d be more transfers, and there’d be further frustrations between him and the administration. 

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I think RMK wanted to transition the IU job to Patrick like he did at TT by quitting in the middle of the year. It wasn’t going to happen, and it was going to end ugly in a few more years.

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13 hours ago, tdhoosier said:

Begs the question....

Given the last few years of Knight’s reign at IU weren’t spectacular and the fact that good players transferred out. Also taking into consider his average teams at TT. How long do you think Knight Would’ve lasted at IU if he didn’t get fired?

I don’t think he would’ve made it to 2010 and I’m being generous. Yes we probably would’ve seen players like May in an IU uniform and possibly Oden/Conlley, but I think he would’ve had trouble adapting to the new generation of players, there’d be more transfers, and there’d be further frustrations between him and the administration. 

Not sure. You know I noticed a big change in him when he went to Texas Tech. He got back to coaching and teaching. He had crap for talent but he had changed his demeanor. If he could have done that at IU...the talent he could have still gotten there he could still win big...but I think that is the devil of it. The expectations and bar he had set at IU for himself would cause him to push for his perfect standard. I don’t know how long it would have lasted. The way it did probably was best for Knights legacy with his fans. Best we hate the admin then the coach in the end.

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23 hours ago, tdhoosier said:

Begs the question....

Given the last few years of Knight’s reign at IU weren’t spectacular and the fact that good players transferred out. Also taking into consider his average teams at TT. How long do you think Knight Would’ve lasted at IU if he didn’t get fired?

I don’t think he would’ve made it to 2010 and I’m being generous. Yes we probably would’ve seen players like May in an IU uniform and possibly Oden/Conlley, but I think he would’ve had trouble adapting to the new generation of players, there’d be more transfers, and there’d be further frustrations between him and the administration. 

Just my personal opinion. When you reach Mount Rushmore level status in any profession or career it means you as a person just might be wired different and the need for winning/success/,etc...eventually outweighs the idea of "how things used to be" type thinking. 

Knight eventually would have changed and won big at IU because his internal pressure/desire to win would make him. 

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36 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Just my personal opinion. When you reach Mount Rushmore level status in any profession or career it means you as a person just might be wired different and the need for winning/success/,etc...eventually outweighs the idea of "how things used to be" type thinking. 

Knight eventually would have changed and won big at IU because his internal pressure/desire to win would make him. 

I know what your saying but if Knight would have adjusted, does that take away the edge he had that made him great in the first place?

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