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2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS

Birdswin
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:58 pm

Knowing West admin rather well - there is no way they would agree to play at the Shirk. NCHS would be the more likely place, unless Bloomington would agree to play at West, which is a possibility.

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Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:35 pm

Great thought but there's no way any of this would ever happen.
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Birdswin wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Knowing West admin rather well - there is no way they would agree to play at the Shirk. NCHS would be the more likely place, unless Bloomington would agree to play at West, which is a possibility.
Sites have been moved before based on similar logistics. I think the original host school needs to be compensated for in terms of gate receipts and concessions to some degree. And volunteers are needed to staff the target location.

I remember driving to Springfield and watching 2 Intercity teams play, and then coming out of the gym to fog as thick as pea soup. Ridiculous.

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Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Okoro has scheduled an official to Oregon. It looks like he's taking off as a national recruit.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Some chatter going around that he may reclassify

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Red75 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Some chatter going around that he may reclassify
Both Oregon and Illinois want him to take the SAT and re-classify.
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Redbird28 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Red75 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Some chatter going around that he may reclassify
Both Oregon and Illinois want him to take the SAT and re-classify.
Man. Take your time. No need to grow up so fast just because a school needs a big.
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Bird Friend wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Redbird28 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Red75 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Some chatter going around that he may reclassify
Both Oregon and Illinois want him to take the SAT and re-classify.
Man. Take your time. No need to grow up so fast just because a school needs a big.
Isn't he already 19?

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Reggie wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Bird Friend wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Redbird28 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:58 pm


Both Oregon and Illinois want him to take the SAT and re-classify.
Man. Take your time. No need to grow up so fast just because a school needs a big.
Isn't he already 19?
Age is the reason I've been hearing as for the reclassification

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Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am

LET'S WIN THIS GAME!

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Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 am

I believe Abdou is better than Okoro. Okoro is overrated in my opinion. He's a great player, don't get me wrong, he should be putting up a lot better numbers versus mainly Central Illinois teams. It isn't the Chicago league. I don't even consider Okoro the best high school player in Blo-No. That's Payton. I hope he'll jump back on board after Ndiaye's commitment.

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Fri May 04, 2018 10:02 am

Would be smart for Mr. Payton to come to his senses and jump back on the Redbird express before it leaves the station. Not sure who all got in Payton's ear, but he might regret jumping off the train.

Anyhow, GO YOU REDBIRDS!! :happy-bouncyred:

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Fri May 04, 2018 10:17 am

isuquinndog wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am
I've seen Okoro play probably 10 times. Each time he has spent a lot of the game on the perimeter looking for the ball for a jumper. However, he would always end with a double double. He could have been averaging 25+ ppg if he just played on the block for a lot of the game. Except against Payton, he was the most athletic kid on the court and always the biggest. He does have a college ready body and could afford to gain some weight, but generally I was unimpressed. Illini fans have been drooling over him for a long time.

Side tangent.... any time a fan contacts a recruit directly that has not signed an LOI, it is a recruiting violation. I know this because I got a call from ISU compliance maybe 4 or 5 years ago about it because they self reported it to the NCAA. So any time I see a kid bombarded by other fans I get frustrated. I know it happens everywhere but its a catch 22- On one hand you want to honor the rules, on the other, you don't want the kid to think the fans aren't interested.

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Fri May 04, 2018 7:55 pm

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Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am
Cue Cuonzo Martin to visit a close relative in the B/N area . . .
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Sat May 05, 2018 8:48 am

Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 am
I believe Abdou is better than Okoro. Okoro is overrated in my opinion. He's a great player, don't get me wrong, he should be putting up a lot better numbers versus mainly Central Illinois teams. It isn't the Chicago league. I don't even consider Okoro the best high school player in Blo-No. That's Payton. I hope he'll jump back on board after Ndiaye's commitment.


I agree. I have seen him play many times. I think Payton plays bigger! Okoro is over rated in my opinion.

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Mon May 07, 2018 11:58 am

On the bright side, wherever he commits, we may get a nice home game at some point.

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Mon May 07, 2018 4:27 pm

Better hope he goes to Purdue, because Illinois is never willingly coming to ISU.

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Mon May 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Oregon is a good fit for him, and puts lots of players in the NBA.

Okoro will announce for Oregon Monday.

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