Illinois is primed for a run at the Big Ten title, only Michigan State (who are really awesome), and Purdue(who just lost Robbie Hummel, thank god) are our main threats.
A lot of returning starters who have experience, as well as some super talented sophomores in Brandon Paul and D.J. Anderson, as well as great freshman class in Jereme Richmond, Crandell Head and Meyers Leonard who will be a great back up to our big man Tisdale. Can't beat having some legitimate 7 footers to give you size in the paint.
Ticket sales open tommorow, here's hoping to get tickets for MSU, Purdue and Wisconsin at Assembly Hall.
Damn that was a tough loss last night, and it hurt more because Texas is my second favorite school to root for, I've been with them since I was a kid. It did prove that Illinois is good, because over the last few years there has been not many teams with more NBA players than Texas, its a loaded squad. Thrilling to the last 3 min of OT though.
Marshon Brooks 6-5 Sr. G/F Providence Big East
Alec Burks 6-6 So. G Colorado Big 12
Malcolm Delaney 6-3 Sr. G Virginia Tech ACC
Marcus Denmon 6-3 Jr. G Missouri Big 12
LaceDarius Dunn 6-4 Sr. G Baylor Big 12
Kenneth Faried 6-8 Sr. F/C Morehead State Ohio Valley
Jimmer Fredette* 6-2 Sr. G Brigham Young Mountain West
Austin Freeman 6-4 Sr. G Georgetown Big East
Jordan Hamilton 6-7 So. G/F Texas Big 12
Matt Howard 6-8 Jr. F Butler Horizon League
Reggie Jackson 6-3 Jr. G Boston College ACC
Rick Jackson 6-9 Sr. F Syracuse Big East
JaJuan Johnson 6-10 Sr. F/C Purdue Big Ten
Terrence Jones 6-8 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Kawhi Leonard 6-7 So. F San Diego State Mountain West
Jon Leuer 6-10 Sr. F Wisconsin Big Ten
Demetri McCamey 6-3 Sr. G Illinois Big Ten
E?Twaun Moore 6-4 Sr. G Purdue Big Ten
Marcus Morris 6-9 Jr. F Kansas Big 12
Jacob Pullen 6-0 Sr. G Kansas State Big 12
John Shurna 6-8 Jr. F Northwestern Big Ten
Kyle Singler* 6-8 Sr. F Duke ACC
Nolan Smith 6-2 Sr. G Duke ACC
Jared Sullinger 6-9 Fr. F Ohio State Big Ten
Isaiah Thomas 5-9 Jr. G Washington Pac-10
Klay Thompson 6-6 Jr. G Washington State Pac-10
Kemba Walker 6-1 Jr. G Connecticut Big East
Brad Wanamaker 6-4 Sr. G Pitt Big East
Derrick Williams 6-8 So. F Arizona Pac-10
Jordan Williams 6-10 So. F Maryland ACC
I have one filled out at the office and one on another message board I frequent.
Also it's a pretty awesome draw for the Tulsa portion of the 2nd and 3rd rounds... both Kansas and Texas are here which will be great for attendance numbers. I'll be in the crowd cheering for...lets say...Kansas, Illinois, Memphis, and Texas.