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The Olaf Rules
April 6, 2021 @ 07:50 PM

"what are the things that attract players to Illinois?" I think many of the same things as always: (1) available playing time, (2) proven track record in getting players to the NBA, (3) winning, (4) "other benefits" (you know what I am saying here).

If NIL becomes a thing, I think Illinois has good metrics to sell in terms of fan-engagement, merch sales, TV exposure, etc. Chicago and St. Louis are two good-sized markets that will always support Illini players to some extent, and the more that Illinois becomes a "national brand", the more that could financially benefit a player.

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