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Illini Zip last won the day on July 13

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  1. 2018-2019

    Cotton v. Ivey 2.0. Perhaps even worse, right?
  2. 2018-2019

    I didn't mean to turn this into an Illini conversation, but since it's slow maybe everyone won't mind taking a break from the Lady Zips and their new basketball coach.
  3. 2018-2019

    In a word, yes. Illinois has been after a number of quality bigs already since Groce and have struck out on every one of them. That was predictable. I know, because I was bouncing off the ceiling predicting it. I realize Jeremiah Tilmon had a very humbling Freshman year for Mizzou and was constantly in foul trouble, but I bet he is still NBA bound. We shall see over these next couple of years if he could have been a program changer for Illinois. In the meantime, I get to watch a waste of 7 foot, with a bad disposition. So true.
  4. 2018-2019

    In related news... 7 foot PCCC grad transfer Adonis De La Rosa is headed to Illinois. Why God why?! Why must you challenge me like this? He's a Golden Flush and if I am not mistaken he is the punk-ass who was provoking Cotton from the bench. Ugh!!
  5. Cayman Islands Hoops Classic

    Yes Let'sGoZips94, I am thinking I would really enjoy attending this one. And it's the Cayman Islands in November. The gears are smoking.
  6. Tyler Cheese - Committed

    If Tyler sits on the bench for too long he might get moldy.
  7. Tyler Cheese - Committed

    And if his guy consistently blows bye him on defense, he will be referred to as Swiss Cheese.
  8. 2018 Offers

    Odds are you are right Clark. I am just saying Groce is likely putting in his best effort at this very moment.
  9. 2018 Offers

    I would add that even with the revamped roster that Let'sGoZips has laid out nicely, I bet Groce is still going hard at Neftali Alvarez. We have one roster spot left and the room for one more true point guard. Jackson is undersized and Banks is oversized. Both have a roll to play depending on the opponent, but a spot still exists for that dynamic difference maker. Come on Alvarez!! I would still take a true freshman big to red shirt if it's the right one.
  10. 2018 Offers

    Another south-paw too. Both Roscoe and Cheese are lefties. Lefties balance out the motion and attack on offense. Also, they can be a scouting nightmare for opponents.
  11. 2018 Offers

    I have to be the first to say it because it makes me laugh; Cheese for three!
  12. 2018-2019

    Tyler Cheese is #52 on this JUCO recruiting site for what ever that's worth. And he's 6'-3". https://www.jucorecruiting.com/2018top100rankings
  13. 2018-2019

    Yes and no. I was bullish on Parrish right from the start and believe he has a boat-load of potential. So I hate to see him go. However, the timing and nature of this departure tells me Groce is convinced we are better off without him. It might even mean we are close to landing another guard/small forward. What is surprising to me is that Groce is so much quicker at pulling the trigger. So either he has a better understanding of evaluating talent/character, feels the pressure to succeed immediately or both.
  14. 2018 Offers

    Time will tell, but I like what I see in these two commits (granted it's only a few highlights). I'm guessing Banks (PG) as a JC transfer gets to play right away and Roscoe (SG) has to sit out a year, losing a year of eligibility in the process (2 years left)? I think it would be nice to round this class out with a true freshman big we can redshirt. Any word on any other bigs visiting, Abba Laval is still a year away.
  15. 2018-2019

    We now have an opening at gwalk-on as well.