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15 hours ago, Illini Zip said:

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!!

Are the Illini so desperate they need a mediocre 7 footer who was handled by our freshman K-lac?:rofl:

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31 minutes ago, Hilltopper said:

Are the Illini so desperate they need a mediocre 7 footer who was handled by our freshman K-lac?:rofl:

I thought the same thing. De LaRosa is one of those "Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane" players. A waste of 7-foot, with a bad disposition.

 

I give him 5 games max before he either quits, or gets kicked off the team.:wave:

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1 hour ago, Hilltopper said:

Are the Illini so desperate they need a mediocre 7 footer who was handled by our freshman K-lac?:rofl:

 

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.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Illini Zip said:

 

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.

 

 

 

What you watch is your choice. Hint: watch more of Akron. :wave:

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That's a sorry commentary on the state of University of Illinois basketball if they have a spot for De La Rosa.  On his 4th school and averaging only 11 points and 7 rebounds in the MAC last  which wasn't exactly teeming with quality big men. 

 

I hope they have room left to add Virshon Cotton to the roster.  

 

Edit- I missed that Cotton signed with LIU Brooklyn.  Damn, seemed like a match made in heaven.

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49 minutes ago, clarkwgriswold said:

That's a sorry commentary on the state of University of Illinois basketball if they have a spot for De La Rosa.  On his 4th school and averaging only 11 points and 7 rebounds in the MAC last  which wasn't exactly teeming with quality big men. 

 

I hope they have room left to add Virshon Cotton to the roster.  

 

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. :rolleyes:

 

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1 hour ago, clarkwgriswold said:

That's a sorry commentary on the state of University of Illinois basketball if they have a spot for De La Rosa.  On his 4th school and averaging only 11 points and 7 rebounds in the MAC last  which wasn't exactly teeming with quality big men. 

 

I hope they have room left to add Virshon Cotton to the roster.  

 

Edit- I missed that Cotton signed with LIU Brooklyn.  Damn, seemed like a match made in heaven.

 

Cotton v. Ivey 2.0. Perhaps even worse, right?

 

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39 minutes ago, akronzips71 said:

We are redshirting a seven footer?

He is a transfer and has to sit out a year due to transfer rules. 

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33 minutes ago, Dr Z said:

Summer goals. 

 

 

Saw that. Awesome! Basketball players weren't built like that 25 years ago.

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43 minutes ago, Blue & Gold said:

Where's Deng Riak? 

Right between K-Lac and Utomi.

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This looks like a team that can turn some heads this year. 

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On 8/17/2018 at 12:56 PM, Let'sGoZips94 said:

This looks like a team that can turn some heads this year. 

 

I suppose that's OK as long as they don't say "and cough" right afterwards.

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