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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53340 on: June 12, 2020, 11:46:54 am »
I have no clue, but why do you think it's Thomas?

I also have no clue.

But...

* Great relationships in the suburban Chicago basketball scene - would seem to walk in with the ability to recruit that key area.
* Augie grad.
* Well respected coach.

Clearly they have strong options here.  I think a tie, if there is a tie, would go to an Augie guy?


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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53342 on: June 13, 2020, 07:54:11 am »
CCIW commits I am aware of...


Augustana
* Sam Allen, 6-1 G (Macomb HS) [Also Track & Field recruit]
https://www.hudl.com/profile/12182433/Sam-Allen

* Brett David, 6-2 G (Kaneland HS) 12.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.7 apg
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/03/23/boys-basketball-after-10-years-the-david-brothers-run-at-kaneland-comes-to-a-close/dpdfv74/?page=1

* Calle Fransson, 6-6 F (Kalmar, Sweden) 1.6 ppg
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2172548499716682

* Tyler Knuth, 6-3 SF/PF (Guilford HS)
https://www.hudl.com/profile/8791353/Tyler-Knuth

* Jonah Lauff, 6-5 SF (Pana HS) 15.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.1 apg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/7205145/Jonah-Lauff

* Jake Lenschow, 6-4 F (Burlington Central HS), 13.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.4 apg [Primarily a football recruit]
https://basketball.dailyherald.com/sports/20200320/the-fox-all-area-boys-basketball-team


Carroll
* Paradisio Dante, 6-6 F (Castle View HS, CO) 8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg
https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/paradisio-dante/Qv9wgS01EeiT-Oz0u-e-FA/basketball/stats.htm

* Joshua Hudgens, 6-6 PF (Burlington Central HS) 13.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_B3WONHQ4I

* Michael Huene, 6-8 C (St. Viator HS)
https://www.hudl.com/profile/8793197/Michael-Huene

* Ryan Mendoza, 5-11 PG (Crystal Lake Central HS) 15.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 3.0 spg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/crystal-lake/crystal-lake-central-high-school1/ryan-mendoza1

* Tyler Miller, 6-3 SG (Crystal Lake South HS) 13.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/10379286/Tyler-Miller

* Justin Steinike, 6-1 PG/SG (Wauwotosa West HS, WI) 10.7 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/wisconsin/wauwatosa/wauwatosa-west-high-school/justin-steinike

* Jalen Tucker, 6-4 G/F, (Oswego East HS) 11 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/oswego/oswego-east-high-school1/jalen-tucker5


Carthage
* Cameron Baade, 6-3 G (Green Bay Southwest HS, WI) 16 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/wisconsin/green-bay/green-bay-southwest-high-school/cameron--baade

* Anthony Bernero, 6-4 F/C (Indian Trail HS) 17 ppg, 9 rpg, 2.3 bpg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/10586207/Anthony-Bernero

* Garrett Horner, 6-4 SF (Wheaton North HS)
https://www.hudl.com/profile/12059932/Garrett-Horner

* Sergio Nanu, 6-9 PF (Triton JC; D2 Minnesota-Crookston; St. Joseph Catholic, Kenosha, WI) HS '18: 6.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0098Suurqo

* Nick Ostojic, 6-7 F/C (Maine South HS) 6.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.1 apg
https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/nick-ostojic/oAUC_eKhEeiAxKkkK9HIDg/default.htm

* Andrew Pyles, 6-8 F/C (Lincoln-Way West HS) 9 ppg, 6 rpg
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10445764/5e0d2dbc688ed508b4a12c75

* Bennett Wright, 6-0 PG (Burlington Catholic Central) 16.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 apg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/12209457/Bennett-Wright


Elmhurst
* Jase Bergschneider, 6-0 G (Taylorville HS) 22.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/13898565/Jase-Bergschneider

* Daulton Burgner, 6-4 G/F (Belleville Althoff HS) 15.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.7 apg
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10506060/5de471cd2347d80fa4b23528

* Ocean Johnson, 6-2 SG (D3 Loras; Leyden HS '19) 2019-20 Loras 3.4 ppg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfl33xZWsFY

* Tagen Pearson, 6-3 SG (Nazareth Academy) 17.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.0 apg
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8771308/5e785f29e985870d2cbe60b6

* Manny Rodriguez, 5-10 PG (Morton H.S.) 16 ppg
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/07/suburban-life-male-most-valuable-athlete-manny-rodriguez-morton-basketball-senior/ak0ucs7/

* Nic Sura, 6-4 SF (Grand Ledge HS, MI) 16 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/michigan/grand-ledge/grand-ledge-high-school/nic-sura

* Jack Walsh, 6-9 C (Sandburg HS) 6 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/orland-park/sandburg-high-school/jack-walsh8


Illinois Wesleyan
* Grant Hardy, 6-8 F/C (Grayslake Central HS) 10 ppg, 7 rpg, 2.5 bpg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/8867900/Grant-Hardy

* Connor Heaton, 6-5 G/F (Central A&M) 21.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 4.2 apg, 3.4 spg
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12746499/5e6adba94205f80c84b9cdb3

* Pryce Punkay, 6-3 G (Champaign Central HS) 17.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.6 apg, 117 3-pointers
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8717000/5e6efad4bd758f11a8a26417

* Evan Schneider, 6-6 F (Ladue HS, Mo.) 11.6 ppg, 9.5 rpg
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10354371/5e266eb3a02325142ccbf8f7

* Nate Seputis, 6-9 C (Lincoln-Way East HS)
https://twitter.com/nateseputis02/status/1246118980378558464?s=20

* Ryan Sroka, 6-5 SG (Huntley HS) 16 ppg, 7 rpg, 2 apg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCOUDskfu7c

* Grant Taueg, 6-2 G (Indianapolis Cathedral HS) 12 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/10378507/Grant-Taueg


Millikin
* Perry Fullum, 5-10 PG (Maple Heights HS, OH) 14 ppg, 3 apg
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10492043/5e6590d7c119de0c20341e79

* Noah Newton, 6-2 SG (Sacred Heart Griffin HS) 11.7 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/springfield/sacred-heart-griffin-high-school/noah-newton5

* Mitch Pollock, 6-2 PG/SG (Tri-County HS) 16.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.1 apg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/hume/shiloh-high-school/mitch-pollock1

* Trevor Voss, 6-4 G/F (MacMurray; Payson Seymour HS '18) 15.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.2
https://mchighlanders.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster


North Central
* Bill Bozue, 6-1 SG (Lemont HS) 12.5 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/lemont/lemont-high-school/billy-bozue

* Nick Hawn, 6-3 G/F (Johnston Senior HS, IA) 2.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/iowa/johnston/johnston-senior-high-school/nick-hawn

* Jeffrey Hemmelgran, 6-9 C (Munster HS, IN) 7.8 ppg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/indiana/munster/munster-high-school/jeffrey-hemmelgarn

* Will Hrubes, 6-7 F (D3 Aurora U.; previously D2 Rockhurst) 13.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 113-258 FG (.438), 53-136 3-point (.390)
https://athletics.aurora.edu/sports/mens-basketball/roster/will-hrubes/10642

* Will Jones, 5-9 PG (Monroe Central HS, IN)  13.0 ppg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/10491050/Will-Jones

* Zach Kusper, 5-8 PG (Sandburg HS) 9 ppg, 5.5 apg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/orland-park/carl-sandburg-high-school1/zach-kusper

* Luke Lehnen, 6-0 PG/SG (Chatham Glenwood HS)  15.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 86 3s
https://www.hudl.com/profile/8702974/Luke-Lehnen

* Aidan Neel, 6-3 SG (Gibson Southern HS, IN), 9.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 3.0 spg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/indiana/fort-branch/gibson-southern-high-school/aidan-neel1

* Liam Roberts, 6-6 G/F (Somonauk HS) 18.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/illinois/somonauk/somonauk-high-school1/liam-roberts1Ja

* Jacob Rodriguez, 5-11 PG/SG (Plainfield East HS) 15.0 ppg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLi4SLfqBHU&feature=emb_logo

* Simeon Strauss, 6-4 SG (Waubonsie CC) 10.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.3 apg
http://gochiefs.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/bios/strauss_simeon_hsru


North Park
* Jalen Boyd, 6-4 G (D3 Loras; St. Joseph HS) 3.3 ppg in 2019-20, 12 games
https://duhawks.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/jalen-boyd/7374

* Jordan Boyd, 6-6 F (D3 Loras; St. Joseph HS) 12.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg in 2019-20, 13 games (started 11)
https://duhawks.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/jordan-boyd/7377

* Jackson Elliot, 5-10 PG (Bradley Bourbonnais HS)
https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/jakson-elliott/86Dsvu5FEeiAxKkkK9HIDg/videos.htm?videoid=abcbd1d7-261a-4560-9d1a-fe66cb94648b

* Ali Hadi, 5-9 SG (Mather HS)
https://twitter.com/MatherHoops/status/1253092949921009665?s=20

* Jordan Morris, 6-5 F (Morton College JC; Proviso East HS) 6.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0MOGyDNwXQ

* Payton Nelson, 6-1 G (Coleman HS, WI)
https://www.hudl.com/profile/6178213/Payton-Nelson

*  Tim Odeuyungbo, 6-4 F (Mather HS), 18.3 ppg, 11 rpg
https://twitter.com/MatherHoops/status/1240323716363493377?s=20

* Mike Osborne, 6-2 PG (Proviso East HS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e67LwF5NrDk


Wheaton
* Luke Bitters, 5-11 PG/SG (South Kent post grad '20, Calvary Chapel Academy '19) 2018-19: 27.6 ppg
https://www.facebook.com/david.bitters.3/videos/2180626018684624/

* Nicholas Schiavello, 6-4 G/F (Columbus North HS, IN) 13 ppg, 4.2 rpg
https://www.hudl.com/profile/10445904/Nicholas-Schiavello

* Nate Sock, 6-4 SG (Valor Christian HS, CO)
https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/colorado/highlands-ranch/valor-christian-high-school/nate-sock

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53343 on: June 14, 2020, 03:59:10 pm »
I have no clue, but why do you think it's Thomas?

I also have no clue.

But...

* Great relationships in the suburban Chicago basketball scene - would seem to walk in with the ability to recruit that key area.
* Augie grad.
* Well respected coach.

Clearly they have strong options here.  I think a tie, if there is a tie, would go to an Augie guy?
Jim Thomas has the right qualifications to be seriously considered from the high school ranks.  It certainly does no hurt that he is both an Augustana grad and successful as a college basketball player.  His academic qualifications are a good fit at the college level.  I would venture his compensation requirements would be a fit also.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53344 on: June 18, 2020, 09:15:26 am »
Credit to Augie, I don't think anyone is 100% sure who the final 4 are. 2 seem confirmed:

* Jim Thomas (Downers Grove North HS)
* Todd Kelly (formerly Illinois Tech)

Yesterday I heard these 2 (thank you, source...you know who you are):

* Steve Schafer (Ben U Mesa)
* Dr. Oliver Eslinger (Cal Tech)

We'll see.

I still think Jim Thomas will be the guy.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53345 on: June 18, 2020, 09:29:56 am »
Credit to Augie, I don't think anyone is 100% sure who the final 4 are. 2 seem confirmed:

* Jim Thomas (Downers Grove North HS)
* Todd Kelly (formerly Illinois Tech)

Yesterday I heard these 2 (thank you, source...you know who you are):

* Steve Schafer (Ben U Mesa)
* Dr. Oliver Eslinger (Cal Tech)

We'll see.

I still think Jim Thomas will be the guy.

Did you hear new information regarding Dernbach?  Was it just speculation that he is involved in the coaching search?

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53346 on: June 18, 2020, 11:09:24 am »
Credit to Augie, I don't think anyone is 100% sure who the final 4 are. 2 seem confirmed:

* Jim Thomas (Downers Grove North HS)
* Todd Kelly (formerly Illinois Tech)

Yesterday I heard these 2 (thank you, source...you know who you are):

* Steve Schafer (Ben U Mesa)
* Dr. Oliver Eslinger (Cal Tech)

We'll see.

I still think Jim Thomas will be the guy.

Did you hear new information regarding Dernbach?  Was it just speculation that he is involved in the coaching search?

To be clear, I can't confirm anything. 

But I was hearing Dernbach's name from a lot of people for 2+ weeks -- that he was very much in the process.  Then I got a note from someone last week that said he removed himself from the process.

Who knows.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53347 on: June 18, 2020, 11:23:22 am »
Dr. Oliver Eslinger has coached at MIT and for the last 12 years or so at Caltech in Pasadena.  Upon reading his (lengthy) bio on the Caltech website he has no apparent ties to the Midwest, having played at Clark (Ma).  It makes me wonder whether he is looking for an academic upgrade, or perhaps it's better weather he seeks?   ;)
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53348 on: June 18, 2020, 03:04:13 pm »
Dr. Oliver Eslinger has coached at MIT and for the last 12 years or so at Caltech in Pasadena.  Upon reading his (lengthy) bio on the Caltech website he has no apparent ties to the Midwest, having played at Clark (Ma).  It makes me wonder whether he is looking for an academic upgrade, or perhaps it's better weather he seeks?   ;)

I heard a yet-to-be confirmed rumor that it was the Augie Med School that sparked his interest.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53349 on: June 18, 2020, 03:17:01 pm »
Could be!  The Augie Med School has been known to attract players.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53350 on: June 18, 2020, 04:07:39 pm »
Could be!  The Augie Med School has been known to attract players.

But how is it that, despite such strong initial attraction, the Augie Medical School has the lowest graduation rate of any such institution in the entire nation?  ???
In fact, a recent thorough record search failed to document even a single graduate! 👨‍⚕️  :o  ;)
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53351 on: June 18, 2020, 05:16:01 pm »
Credit to Augie, I don't think anyone is 100% sure who the final 4 are. 2 seem confirmed:

* Jim Thomas (Downers Grove North HS)
* Todd Kelly (formerly Illinois Tech)

Yesterday I heard these 2 (thank you, source...you know who you are):

* Steve Schafer (Ben U Mesa)
* Dr. Oliver Eslinger (Cal Tech)

We'll see.

I still think Jim Thomas will be the guy.
Steve Schafer no longer being considered at Augie

So, the prior indication that Augie grad and current BenU-Arizona Head Coach Steve Schafer is no longer being considered is erroneous?

With regard to the possibility of Kelly and Thomas being the final 2;

Jim Thomas
* Very good playing career at Augie and AC grad.
* Successful HS coach at Downers North for 12 years.
* Very familiar with the Chicagoland HS 🏀 scene.

Todd Kelly
* Successful HS coach at Providence-St. Mel for 3 years.
* Head Assistant at North Central for 5 years. Team won the CCIW Championship twice, and the CCIW Tournament twice. Reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2012, and the Final Four in 2013.
* Head Coach at Illinois Institute of Technology for 6 years. Took over a zero win team prior to 2014-15 and led team to a 23-5 record in 2016-17. Took IIT from Provisional status to full NCCA member in 2018-19.
* Very familiar with the Chicagoland HS 🏀 scene.

It seems if Augie values not only college coaching experience, but Head Coach college experience Kelly would be the pick. If they want an Augie player/grad with good HS, but not necessarily college experience, it would be tough to find a better guy than Thomas.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53352 on: June 18, 2020, 08:09:51 pm »
Could be!  The Augie Med School has been known to attract players.

But how is it that, despite such strong initial attraction, the Augie Medical School has the lowest graduation rate of any such institution in the entire nation?  ???
In fact, a recent thorough record search failed to document even a single graduate! 👨‍⚕️  :o  ;)

On the contrary... they've placed every single graduate at their first-choice medical facility for their residency.  :D

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53353 on: June 19, 2020, 01:18:21 pm »
Credit to Augie, I don't think anyone is 100% sure who the final 4 are. 2 seem confirmed:

* Jim Thomas (Downers Grove North HS)
* Todd Kelly (formerly Illinois Tech)

Yesterday I heard these 2 (thank you, source...you know who you are):

* Steve Schafer (Ben U Mesa)
* Dr. Oliver Eslinger (Cal Tech)

We'll see.

I still think Jim Thomas will be the guy.

These are in fact the 4 finalists.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53354 on: June 19, 2020, 03:44:24 pm »
...despite what one individual who likes to kick the dirt around is indicating today ...

He should browse these boards more often ... he'd find his DIII info tends to be more inaccurate than anything.
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