Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Pipeline



The Tribune has a decent article today on all the kids from Illinois who play Division 1 basketball across the nation. I've always been slightly obssessed with this issue. I mean, with all the success Illinois and Southern Illinois enjoy annually, and to a leseer extent UIC, and this year at least, Bradley, I often wonder how good these programs would be if they roped in all the state's best talent. And don't even get me started on the need of DePaul to start hitting the local recruiting trails hardcore if it wants to return to the upper echelon in college hoops. The talent is out there. Bottom line? If the Blue Demons get their hands on the Chicago pipeline of talent, they'll be just fine. It is an art form they lost over the years. Maybe Will Walker's arrival at DePaul next year will start a trend.

Look, there is no need for Bobby Frasor to be at North Carolina nor Julian Wright at Kansas this season as freshmen. It also saddens me that Jon Scheyer will attened Duke next year while Sherron Collins will follow Wright to Kansas.

These guys should be suiting up for the Illini or Blue Demons or Salukis or Flames, and that's all I have to say about that.

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