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http://ilprepbullseye.com/page33.html

August 2, 2009

Quote:While it was initially believed that 6'10 class of 2010 center Jordan Threloff from DeKalb High School in DeKalb, IL would be ready to offer a verbal commitment by the end of July, Mike Weinstein, Threloff's traveling team coach and the CEO of the Rising Stars is now telling us that both Threloff and 6'3 class of 2010 forward Rayvonte Rice from Centennial High School in Champaign, IL might take some extra time to weigh all of their options and see if additional scholarship offers come in. Thus, their recruitments could end up lasting a bit longer than originally expected.

... To be even more specific, Drake head coach Mark Phelps, Illinois State assistant coach Rob Judson and Northern Illinois University assistant coach Sundance Wicks were all on hand for every single one of the Rising Stars Gold's contests in the 17-Under National AAU Tournament. Phelps and Judson were both zoomed in on Threloff and Rice, while Wicks was primarily focused on Threloff.


http://blogs.suntimes.com/hoopsreport/20...of_se.html

August 1, 2009
By Joe Henricksen

Quote:Big man Jordan Threloff, a 6-9 center from DeKalb, will be narrowing things down as Illinois State, Drake, Western Michigan, Bradley, Northern Illinois and DePaul are all in the mix.
08-05-2009 03:26 PM
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Oh baby....still in the mix is NIU....he could be a difference maker and help to build a local following fast, improve attendance and boost immediate interest in the program...if he is more the real deal and less the project.
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(08-05-2009 03:46 PM)cyberdawg Wrote:  Oh baby....still in the mix is NIU....he could be a difference maker and help to build a local following fast, improve attendance and boost immediate interest in the program...if he is more the real deal and less the project.

Any time a kid is 6'10" he is going to get looks. However, if he was the "real deal" with that kind of height he would have his choice of universities to play for.

However, his game is pretty refined. He's a really solid player and would be an immediate impact in a Huskie uniform, no doubt. It would be an exceptional get and if we landed him, I think we are a legit Tourney type of squad the next couple of years if we could somehow land him.
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If he goes to ISU it'll be a pretty good "up yours" for Judson
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Scottie.. he's a legit player, have you seen him? I caught him in two games last year. He could probably start over Kowal already. Sure he might not be able to start for UNC, but I'd find it hard to believe he wouldn't be the best center in the MAC by the time he's done. He can pass, he's got some moves offensively, and he moves well for a 6'10 high school kid. He's built too.. he's not skinny.
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DePaul has backed off now too. IMO, Bradley & ISU are our stiffest competition.
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(08-05-2009 05:34 PM)HuskieFan84 Wrote:  Scottie.. he's a legit player, have you seen him? I caught him in two games last year. He could probably start over Kowal already. Sure he might not be able to start for UNC, but I'd find it hard to believe he wouldn't be the best center in the MAC by the time he's done. He can pass, he's got some moves offensively, and he moves well for a 6'10 high school kid. He's built too.. he's not skinny.
Sorry I have to Disagree but I have also seen Him play and Kowal would eat him alive. In a couple years it might be a different story
but right now it would be no contest.
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(08-05-2009 07:49 PM)Husky Hub Wrote:  
(08-05-2009 05:34 PM)HuskieFan84 Wrote:  Scottie.. he's a legit player, have you seen him? I caught him in two games last year. He could probably start over Kowal already. Sure he might not be able to start for UNC, but I'd find it hard to believe he wouldn't be the best center in the MAC by the time he's done. He can pass, he's got some moves offensively, and he moves well for a 6'10 high school kid. He's built too.. he's not skinny.
Sorry I have to Disagree but I have also seen Him play and Kowal would eat him alive. In a couple years it might be a different story
but right now it would be no contest.

For sure. No way a 4th year junior is not better than Threloff. Especially Kowal who has now had a full year of playing lots of minutes at the D-I college level and is probably better than he was last year and really was good at times last year. If Threloff was better than that while in high school then he wouldn't be considering NIU, ISU, Bradley and etc. Jordan would come in and play right away, but probably be a backup to Kowal and he has a lot to learn and to adjust to to play at the college level. Kowal can only play around 20 minutes a game if he is working hard anyway, so there would be tons of playing time available as a freshmen. Of course, Fuquade would only be a junior, but between them thats a lot of playing time and they could play together at times as well. At ISU and Bradley he wouldn't play as much as a freshmen and maybe even a sophomore. If Threloff wants to play a lot for 4 years, then NIU is his best choice.
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What about WMU? Our '09 roster will only have three players taller than 6'7", including a walk on and a senior. So when he steps on campus in '11 his competition for playing time will be a 6'7" senior and two juniors; one 6'10" and the walk on who's 6'9". If he's as good as advertised he'll get some time as a freshman and significant time as a sophomore.
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Beware of the Bronco's. I like our chances and I like Jordan's chances.

I hear he is Joe Reitz but 3" taller. Me like!
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(08-07-2009 05:51 PM)gobaseline Wrote:  Beware of the Bronco's.

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There is a good story in the DC today on Threloff...

http://www.daily-chronicle.com/articles/.../index.xml
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i really hope NIU can land this kid. i dont see it happening but hopefully im wrong.
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RE: Latest on Jordan Threloff
HS athletes need to sign with the school that is in their best interest and the best fit on many different levels.

If he chooses another MAC team over NIU, I'm gonna be really disappointed & pissed.

If he chooses another midmajor in Illinois, I'm a bit less pissed.

If he signs with a midmajor non MAC outside of Illinois, I'm somewhat still kinda pissed.

If he eventually is offered & signs with a major program outside the area, good for him. I can then stop pissin' and moanin'. His recent performances suggest this may become a possiblity.
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Here is my NIJ sounding statement. Illinois State and Bradley are better basketball schools than NIU. If he choses NIU is is because he is a DeKalb resident. This might be a mute point in that he probably will get an offer from on of the bigger conferences. By the sound of his comments, he is hoping for an offer from a bigger school then NIU, Bradley or ISU.
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He's not going to NIU.
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(08-09-2009 05:15 PM)Flames24Rulz Wrote:  He's not going to NIU.

Why would you say that? Is it something you know or just something that you expect will be the case? I hope he proves you wrong and stays home to help the Huskies continue to build. If playing time is a major factor, then the Huskies have a great chance.
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Don't know about Flames24Rulz, but I don't have any inside info on it. I've met Jordan a couple times and talked briefly with his mother once. Seem like great people and we'd be adding more quality to the Huskie family if they choose NIU. I do have some insight on the process and decision making in regards to recruiting from my years of coaching and from going through it recently with Tyler. The advice I'd give Jordan and his family is: 1) This is maybe the most important one. Go where the love is. Not just the recruit/coach speak, but the real love. Go where they really want YOU and won't always be looking to recruit over you but instead to recruit with accompanying you in mind. Go where they feel YOU are the piece they need. 2) Go where you feel comfortable with the staff. They are the ones who will be big influences in your game and life. If you want to be around good character, look for that. If you want hard-nosed, in-your-face then look for that. If you want charisma then look for that. The same can be said for guys on the team. Have a comfort level with the type of guys they are as best as you can tell when around thm. 3) School fit. Choose a school that will give you want you want in terms of size, academics, student life, etc. 4) Playing time (maybe could be moved up if looking at these as a ranking). For Ty this was huge. He didn't want to wait until spring of his senior year to commit and sign just to go to a bigger school where obviously the love wasn't as strong or they would have offered early and where he'd have to red shirt or sit a year or two before playing quality minutes. He wanted to play and that was a priority over school or conference name. Related to this is a schools style of play. Make sure it fits yours. 5) Closeness to home. This one is weird. Often kids can't wait to "get away". Yet, many end up coming back closer to home while some thrive leaving it behind. For athletes with close families and friends, it is often important for them to be able to see them play. Tyler never thought that was a big deal until it got serious and it came time to actually choose which schools to visit and then realized he really didn't want to go far from family and friends.

Jordan apparently wants to take all his official visits, which is fine and good. He must be enjoying the process and wants to get more info on schools and programs. For Tyler, he never really got into the process and saw it as more annoying than cool the last year + of it. He was ready for it to be over and ended up anxious to cross schools off the list. The less number of schools, the less clouded with info in his mind. He had a good idea about the different schools and their basketball programs, he knew which coaches he felt were most sincere and felt most comfortable talking to so he didn't need to visit just to visit. In fact, he even cancelled some official visits when he realized that NIU was showing him and giving him what he was looking for. Why lead other schools on, waste their time and our time, and muddy the water when that is the time to try to clear things up in the decision making process. He was pretty mature about the process and I was proud of him how he approached it and handled it through it all.

My wish for Jordan is that things clear up and the decision becomes an easy one because I know it can be a strain, as I saw it first hand. Don't make it any more work than it needs to be. It feels really good when you decide and put it all behind you so you can focus on getting better and on the upcoming season. I see he received two more offers (SMU and New Orleans) this week. I remember when Matt Doherty of SMU called our home and talked with us for almost a half hour. It was exciting to talk to him remembering him as a player for UNC. We even did an unofficial visit to SMU when Ty was on an AAU trip to Dallas. BEAUTIFUL campus. But, a long, long ways away. However the process ends up and wherever Jordan ends up, I hope it works out well for him. It sure has so far for Ty. The staff is high character and they push the players as well as put their arm around them when needed. They recruit quality character players. The program is headed in the right direction. He likes NIU as a school and is doing well. We can see every home game and some away games each year because he is close enough. He can come home (if he wants/needs) but can also make it as far away as he wants and not come home for long periods. So, if Jordan is out there reading this board (I kind of hope he doesn't and I'm glad Ty never does) then best of luck as you consider all your options. Use your mind and your heart to direct you and things will likely turn out good for you. We'd love to see you in a NIU uniform and think you'd be a great fit, but I think you know that already. Good luck!
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A HS kid who thinks he's good should be looking for an opportunity to prove it. Lots of guys choose a school based on whether they can play early. If we offer him that, and we do, then the question is, how good does he think he is? If he thinks he can make it to the NBA, then he can go where ever he wants, including NIU. If he is just looking for a scholarship, then get offers and take the one at the school that is best for you academically and for the future (outside of basketball). In many areas, NIU may be the best school there also. If he is just looking to catch on somewhere and he has options, then a whole lot of things come into play, like, does he want to stay close to home, or does he want to get far away from home. Who knows.

In other words, I would not say we are out. There is a whole lot none of us know.

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I posted this before reading coach storm's post. I think Coach said it all.
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He's waiting for the big schools to start offering him. If a major conference team offers him, I'm almost certain that's where he's going to go.
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I can see him maybe wanting to do that, but the philosophy stated about the big schools not offering yet probably means they aren't "in love" with him is solid thinking. I think all the AAU is over so the kids they really want have already been offered. Maybe they end up offering him if their other offers fall through but obviously they haven't offered yet so they may just go look for another big guy in the next class that they really want. Thats probably why so many kids end up getting picked up by big schools late and then they leave and transfer to mid-majors later. My feeling is that NIU "loves" Jordan as a key piece to their puzzle and probably was his first offer or one of the first. So far I think he has only mid-major offers and there's definitely nothing wrong with that! But it might indicate the level he should look hard at. I got a feeling he wants to play and will end up choosing a mid-major. Hopefully the Huskies!
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