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Ranking the Fighting Illini Point Guard Targets

Fighting Illini News – The Fighting Illini desperately need a point guard for the 2015-2016 basketball season and beyond. The Fighting Illini have been in contact with a multitude of point guard recruits and transfers, but how do they stack up against each other? 1) Jalen Brunson Given the choice between all of the Fighting Illini point guard targets, it’s a safe bet to say...
Via Sports Mockery
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: 2016 SG Zack Norvell

A natural scorer at the 2-guard position, Zach Norvell had an up-and-down sophomore year, but he has the shooting ability and versatility to be a Top 25 recruit down the road. With his composed demeanor on the court and smooth style, Norvell is years beyond his age, and he’s as skilled above the neck as he is with the ball in his hands. This was evident in his transition...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Basketball Building a Dream Pipeline

The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team have the best opportunity of any college team out there. John Groce has built a pipeline with Chicago powerhouse, Simeon High School. The same school which produced super stars Ben Wilson, Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker. The Illini currently carry two freshman who attended Simeon high school, Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate. Kendrick had...
Via Sports Mockery
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

’14 Illini basketball equals ’99 ugliness due to same exact reason

The 1998-99 Illini basketball team was exceedingly brutal to watch. The 2013-14 Illini basketball season is just as unsightly. If not more so. Both teams could defend their tail off. Let’s give them credit for that. Defense was strong in both. But offensively? Well, watching Illini basketball run their half court offense is so painful that…How painful is it? I wrote a whole...
Via The Sports Bank
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile- Jaylon Tate

  #1 Jaylon Tate Freshman Chicago, IL Chicago Simeon High School 6’3 160 lbs Point Guard   After transferring from Chicago De La Salle after Junior year, Jaylon’s National Player ranking took a hit playing with Jabari Parker(Duke), Kendrick Nunn(Illinois) among others. Tate helped lead National Power House, Simeon to a 30-3 record and their 4th straight IHSA State Championship...
Via Sports Mockery
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaylon Tate: first true Illini PG in awhile

Freshman Jaylon Tate is the first true point guard Illinois has had in awhile. Tracy Abrams can play the one, but he’s better suited off the ball. Obviously, there’s Sam Maniscalco, but he had such a short tenure and didn’t accomplish that much. I just have trouble accepting the idea of Demetri McCamey being a pure, true point guard because he was well, Demetri McCamey. The...
Via The Sports Bank
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini "Q" Up Future PG

The future of the point guard position at Illinois is looking bright already with the early success of 2013 signee Jaylon Tate, and the addition of Quentin Snider in 2014 should solidify the position for years to come.
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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