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    Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Breaking News: Klee: Jalen James, Illini part ways | IlliniHQ.com

    From the article:

    ""Throughout the first two months of his tenure as the Illinois coach, John Groce has talked about “the right fit.”

    He said the Illinois job was the right fit for him. It’s how he pieced together his staff and how he described his approach to finding players.

    If nothing else, he is sticking to his word. The new Illinois staff decided Class of 2013 point guard Jalen James wasn’t the right fit for the Illini.

    James, who committed to Bruce Weber’s staff, is no longer committed to Illinois after the Illini elected to part ways on Wednesday.

    “There are no bad feelings at all. If you’ve got questions, it’s better to address them now rather than later,” said Illinois Wolves director Mike Mullins, who coaches James on the club circuit. “Coach Groce and Jamall (Walker) handled the situation forthrightly. Just like he’s picking his own staff, he reserves the right to pick the best players that fit what he wants to do.” . . .

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketb...n-James-124287




    Any chance Iowa tries to recruit this guy now?
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by BilikinHawk View Post
    Breaking News: Klee: Jalen James, Illini part ways | IlliniHQ.com

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    ""Throughout the first two months of his tenure as the Illinois coach, John Groce has talked about “the right fit.”

    He said the Illinois job was the right fit for him. It’s how he pieced together his staff and how he described his approach to finding players.

    If nothing else, he is sticking to his word. The new Illinois staff decided Class of 2013 point guard Jalen James wasn’t the right fit for the Illini.

    James, who committed to Bruce Weber’s staff, is no longer committed to Illinois after the Illini elected to part ways on Wednesday.

    “There are no bad feelings at all. If you’ve got questions, it’s better to address them now rather than later,” said Illinois Wolves director Mike Mullins, who coaches James on the club circuit. “Coach Groce and Jamall (Walker) handled the situation forthrightly. Just like he’s picking his own staff, he reserves the right to pick the best players that fit what he wants to do.” . . .

    Jalen James - Yahoo! Sports




    Any chance Iowa tries to recruit this guy now?

    Yeah because we have had such great luck with Illinois castoffs, Pierre Pierce wherefore art thou?
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by Hal9000 View Post
    Yeah because we have had such great luck with Illinois castoffs, Pierre Pierce wherefore art thou?
    I always love the "once = always" approach
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Am I reading that right? Groce decided to part ways with James? That is pretty odd IMO.


    Welp, time to head over to the Illinois Scout Board to read the meltdown. I'm gonna guess there are a few boneheads who have convinced themselves that this developing situation means they are leading with Jabari Parker and will nab him for the 2013 class.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by BilikinHawk View Post
    Breaking News: Klee: Jalen James, Illini part ways | IlliniHQ.com

    From the article:

    ""Throughout the first two months of his tenure as the Illinois coach, John Groce has talked about “the right fit.”

    He said the Illinois job was the right fit for him. It’s how he pieced together his staff and how he described his approach to finding players.

    If nothing else, he is sticking to his word. The new Illinois staff decided Class of 2013 point guard Jalen James wasn’t the right fit for the Illini.

    James, who committed to Bruce Weber’s staff, is no longer committed to Illinois after the Illini elected to part ways on Wednesday.

    “There are no bad feelings at all. If you’ve got questions, it’s better to address them now rather than later,” said Illinois Wolves director Mike Mullins, who coaches James on the club circuit. “Coach Groce and Jamall (Walker) handled the situation forthrightly. Just like he’s picking his own staff, he reserves the right to pick the best players that fit what he wants to do.” . . .

    Jalen James - Yahoo! Sports




    Any chance Iowa tries to recruit this guy now?
    No. I have a feeling there is more to this story. There must be some reason Ill is cutting ties. Legal, moral, or ethical.
    I think we are good at PG for a few years.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by Section136 View Post
    Am I reading that right? Groce decided to part ways with James? That is pretty odd IMO.


    Welp, time to head over to the Illinois Scout Board to read the meltdown. I'm gonna guess there are a few boneheads who have convinced themselves that this developing situation means they are leading with Jabari Parker and will nab him for the 2013 class.
    They're convinced that Groce let him go because he's not BoneG capable, and he needs the scholly for a better player.

    Of course, he is the third commit to leave since Groce was hired. Add in his top assistant leaving after 2 months, and the the future looks bright for Coach John Groceliter.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofBTT View Post
    They're convinced that Groce let him go because he's not BoneG capable, and he needs the scholly for a better player.

    Of course, he is the third commit to leave since Groce was hired. Add in his top assistant leaving after 2 months, and the the future looks bright for Coach John Groceliter.
    You should go over there and post this.

    And then I can read Harv tell you that you have no right to be critical of the Illini because you aint part of teh Illini Family.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Scout only has Colorado listed as another school with an offer and just 3 stars. Some of the stuff I have been reading it sounds like they are backing off the high ratings this kid originally had when first evaluated. He was not even a starter on his own AAU team.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    No chance PG is full for awhile...unless Paige changes his mind..ha
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    pierce never committed to illinois...what was that comment about?
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by Section136 View Post
    You should go over there and post this.

    And then I can read Harv tell you that you have no right to be critical of the Illini because you aint part of teh Illini Family.
    Done...

    Scout.com: Jalen James no longer committed

    Ban coming in 3...2...1...
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofBTT View Post
    ......and the the future looks bright for Coach John Groceliter.
    I don't care who you are, that's funny right there
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    They have been spoiled the last 10 years. Looks like things could really back fire for firing BW.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofBTT View Post
    Done...

    Scout.com: Jalen James no longer committed

    Ban coming in 3...2...1...

    Love the trolling on teh Illini board! Groceliter. Love it.
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    Re: Illinois BB Coach Releases 4 star 2013 Recruit Jalen James

    Quote Originally Posted by ihawkeye View Post
    They have been spoiled the last 10 years. Looks like things could really back fire for firing BW.
    They have underachieved big time the last 10 years, with the exception of their run to the title game in 2004-2005.


    How have they been spoiled?
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