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  1. 2019 Commit: Mikal Dawson (6-4 2G)

    Now that's a wing span.
  2. 2018-2019 Non Conference Schedule

    This is actually a complete mystery to me...again for a second year. On one hand a number of players got some valuable playing time in the system and then we also let a bunch of players go. So even if the talent level on the roster is improved, these guys are going to need time to gel. Especially with new point guards. I agree the non-conference schedule isn't overly exciting and not built to earn an at-large, but they will have a few opportunities to challenge themselves. And practically speaking, the team can't rebuild every year so hopefully going forward as this team matures the schedule will strengthen right along with them.
  3. 2018-2019

    Cotton v. Ivey 2.0. Perhaps even worse, right?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!!
  7. 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.
  8. Tyler Cheese - Committed

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

    And if his guy consistently blows bye him on defense, he will be referred to as Swiss Cheese.
  10. 2018 Offers

    Odds are you are right Clark. I am just saying Groce is likely putting in his best effort at this very moment.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 2018 Offers

    I have to be the first to say it because it makes me laugh; Cheese for three!
  14. 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
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