Rough rough go for the Illini in the transfer portal so far
Jayden Epps (this is a tough one and unexpected)
RJ Melendez (reportedly entered portal today). He looked lost all year. Centering the team around two transfers in Mayer/Shannon probably didn't help. Possibly Illini looking at an upgrade in portal
Skyy Clark (expected after he quit on the program after handful of games)
Brandon Lieb (probably backup big at best but another outgoing player)
Just saw all this today. Epps and Clark probably didn't like getting yelled at. I hope Melendez finds somewhere where he can get out of his own head, last year he showed potential.
We need to center the offence around Dain. Make him shoot 1000 FT a day all summer. Goode playing all year will help, Sincere needs to figure out how to play super fast on D but then scale it back a little on offense, lost track of all the point blank layups he missed being a little too out of control. Ty Rodgers with a year under his belt, let Dain start on the blocks, and then move Rodgers in.
Not sure if I want Hawkins to come back or not. For all the good things he does, not sure I can survive another year of launched 3's from 10' back and bad passes.