Well said. Without those two, Illinois would still be irrelevant and I'm not sure Kofi comes if Ayo isn't already here.
That team Ayo's freshman year lost multiple close games until they figured out Ayo was the closer, not Frazier. It's still a concern I have about this year's team. No one has looked steady on the ball in a close game yet. Not even Plummer, who seems like the most likely candidate.