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and i hope they get him!!! there needs to be more of a pipeline from the public league to Champaign, homegrown talent staying to play in-state! now thats a novel concept.

MOST OF THEIR PLAYERS ARE FROM ILLINOIS!
BRUCE WEBBER IS DOING A GREAT JOB RECRUITING INSTATE
PLAYERS!
DON'T EXPECT TO SEE ALOT OF CHICAGO PUBLIC PLAYERS IN
CHAMPAIGN AT THE SAME TIME!
THIS SEASON I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE TWO, BOTH FROM
SIMEON!

I am so happy for Weber, who has been maligned as a great X and O coach but lousy recruiter. Last year was tough for Bruce and Illini nation; and it does not appear that 2009 will be much better. But I see light at the end of the tunnel.

In your first five paragraphs you use the phrase '"PURE" POINT GUARD' five times. You also use the phrase again in your last paragraph. You use it in such a way as to mock some unnamed person or persons.

Wondering who it was you were trying to belittle, I came across this excerpt from an internet post:
"What we like the most about Colvin is that unlike many of the other talented guards in Illinois from the class of 2009, Colvin is a pure point guard. In fact, he doesn't try to be anything else."

That was posted by the two of you on June 15. Are you making fun of yourselves?

Really, what is the point?


Roy & Harv Respond:

We could ask you the same question--what is your point? Furthermore, what is so difficult for you to understand? We aren't arguing that Colvin is a pure point guard. We are arguing the belief that that is the primary reason why Illinois is recruiting him, because it isn't.

My feeling is it would be a big mistake for him to go to Illinois. I know it's the in state school but he should go where he will play right away. Illinois with a glut of guards is not the right place for him. Illinois is trying to cover it's mistake of not recruiting him first before getting commitments from Paul,Bertrand and Richardson. I guess Illinois is recruiting for a 6'5 and under league. Because frankly Jereme Richmond is a 6'7 point guard in reality. So Illinois will not contend for Big Ten titles anytime soon.

I haven't seen Colvin play since the Proviso West tourney. However, he looked as good as anyone on the court that week. Glad to hear that he is playing so well this summer. I agree that Weber needs to corral as much talent at possible and that is what he is doing here. Given Smith's situation, players leaving early for the pro's or otherwise, Big Ten schedule, injuries, developmental progress etc. Weber needs to increase the depth of his program. I vote "Yes" for Chris Colvin going to Illinois.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE COACH WEBBER AND HIS STAFF CREDIT, THEY ARE MAKING A GREAT EFFORT TO KEEP EVERY HIGHLY
RANKED BASKETBALL PLAYER THAT LIVES IN ILLINOIS THE
OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN CHAMPAIGN!
YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE HIM
DRINK!
THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE BEEN GETTING VERBAL COMMITTMENTS
FROM SO MANY UNDERCLASSMAN!

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