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"We Have to Expose Them Early." - Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber

Sometimes people think starting to recruit a player that has caught your eye as an eighth grader or a freshman in high school may be a bit too young. Recruiting is such a tough business anymore that if you don't - you will lose out.

When I met with Head Coach Bruce Weber last year we talked about getting as many young players as possible on the University of Illinois campus. That same question came up again this year. "We don't necessarily need to get them here as eighth graders, but by the time they're freshman we need to expose them to what Illinois basketball and campus is all about," Weber said. Illinois is one of the...

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