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  1. In Topic: BU and no alleged contact with Simeon

    Yesterday, 09:15 AM

     spark mandrill, on 21 May 2017 - 09:12 AM, said:

    Seems like we don't get those guys whether we kiss the ring or not. It may backfire but I'm a fan of not letting Chicago high school coaches dictate as much as the last few guys have.


    Well, we used to, and even with a very spotty record the past 17 years or so, two of our very best players in that era were CPL players. I'll believe getting difference makers from other parts of the country is a viable strategy when I see it. I've been following Illini Basketball for 36 years or so. I haven't seen it yet.
  2. In Topic: BU and no alleged contact with Simeon

    Yesterday, 08:29 AM

     illinicalvin, on 20 May 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

    We don't, at least not the CPL BS.

    Our recent CPL kids:

    DJW: Washout transfer
    Nunn: Domestic violence arrest
    Tate: 3rd-string PG type we pressed into far too much service
    Henry: Transfer, solid PPG/RPG numbers at DePaul, way too many turnovers, got some minutes in D-League this year
    Arnold: A decent backup
    Brock: Meh?
    Spears: Meh!
    Luther: An outstanding recruit...was 16 years ago.

    That's 3 separate coaches.

    Of the other recruits in that time period, here's the ones I would have wanted in O&B:

    Will Bynum
    Jeremy Pargo
    Sherron Collins
    Deandre Liggins* (Findlay)
    Anthony Davis
    Wayne Blackshear
    Sam Thompson
    Steve Taylor (being charitable here)
    Jabari Parker
    Jahlil Okafor
    Charlie Moore

    I'm surely missing one or two (and no, I'm not missing Beverley, Rose, Othyus Jeffers, or Cliff), but a chance at one player worth a darn per year isn't worth needless drama from these folks. Of the guys on this list, only Davis, Parker, and Okafor are big-time program-changing type recruits. Three. Three in sixteen years, in a league that's decaying anyway.

    Thanks for the 80s and au revoir. Focus on the CCL, suburbs, downstate, STL, Indy, Ohio, the east, and the south.


    Not saying you're wrong, but there's definitely some middle ground here. Give us four or so players on that bottom list and we'd have been significantly better the last dozen years. We don't need to bend to every desire of the CPL, but not to value what they can offer wouldn't be a wise strategy (unless we start killing it elsewhere, which we have no consistent history of doing).
  3. In Topic: WTF is Wrong With Trump Today?

    Yesterday, 02:38 AM

     JudgeJudy, on 21 May 2017 - 12:33 AM, said:

    That's one of the truest and greatest clips regarding politics ever. Classic George Carlin.


    Everything I ever needed to know about life, I learned from George Carlin.
  4. In Topic: Chris Cornell dead

    19 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

     ILLove1997, on 18 May 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

    people like to put things in boxes I guess


    I sure do.
  5. In Topic: WTF is Wrong With Trump Today?

    18 May 2017 - 05:09 PM

     ILLove1997, on 18 May 2017 - 12:32 PM, said:

    Oh, I'm not going to disagree with you that I find that appalling

    but TV in general has completely gone down the #$%&@!ter over the last 10 years


    TV? We're talking "news" here. That seems to touch the pulse of the problem. Trump and his supporters think news is "tv."

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    jasn88cubs 

    20 Mar 2016 - 15:48
    http://forums.illinihq.com/topic/30725-2016-illinihq-golf-outing/
    please post in this thread in interested in golf outing
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    sidra1968 

    04 Dec 2014 - 22:29
    so, I can see profile pics when looking at "friends"..weird
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    Tempo34 

    17 Dec 2012 - 03:32
    That sounds pretty good to me. Also, do you think Ray Rice has what it takes to be a difference maker, or do you expect him to be of contributor? I think his résumé indicates he'll be at least that.
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    Tempo34 

    17 Dec 2012 - 03:32
    That sounds pretty good to me. Also, do you think Ray Rice has what it takes to be a difference maker, or do you expect him to be of contributor? I think his résumé indicates he'll be at least that.
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    larue33 

    12 Dec 2012 - 18:23
    I think Finke is a pretty good prospect. He has excellent ball skills, plenty of range on his shot. Not a great athlete, but he moves well, probably better lateral quickness than Griffey. And he gets his shot off quicker than Griff.
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    Tempo34 

    16 Sep 2012 - 10:39
    Yep, it came through. I sent a message to one of the mods about being unbanned. Anyway, could be on the verge of exciting times again! It's very good to see.
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    Tempo34 

    16 Sep 2012 - 10:39
    Yep, it came through. I sent a message to one of the mods about being unbanned. Anyway, could be on the verge of exciting times again! It's very good to see.
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    larue33 

    16 Sep 2012 - 09:51
    I can't reply to the messages you sent, so don't know if this will go through either. Only mods at Scout are the paid staff right now. Things are very different. As long as you don't attack someone personally, you can pretty much post what you want.
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