Saturday, August 1, 2009

Whiz Kids II?

Bruce Weber's freshman class of 2009 are on campus and starting to ball it up at the Ubben basketball complex. The freshmen have decided to coordinate their jersey numbers for the next season. DJ Richardson will wear 1, Joe Bertrand 2, Brandon Paul 3, and Tyler Griffey will wear 42 and continue his Jackie Robinson tribute.
This is easily the most exciting class that Bruce has brought in since the Dee Brown, Deron Williams, James Augustine, Kyle Wilson, and Aaron Spears class of 2002. Considering how much hype these new kids are getting, they need a nickname. I was racking my brain to come up with something original, which is tough because there have been some great Illini team nicknames in the past, The Whiz Kids, Aaron Spears and the Funky Bunch, The Peoria Posse, Does anyone want to take the keys from Jamar, Richard McBride is my babies daddy, and The Flying Illini, are just a few examples.
All I could come up with was DJ and the Runners, The Three Musketeers and Tyler, or the Whiz Kids II. Hopefully they will progress this season, and eventually a decent nickname will come to the surface.

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