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PF EJ Liddell (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OSU_Buckguy, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    SORRY, ILLINI. Apparently, E.J. Liddell will not be transferring to Illinois.

    The speculation began on Sunday when Loren Tate of The News-Gazette reported that Liddell and his family were "engaged in serious discussions" about transferring to Illinois.

    It seems like a long shot, but OSU sophomore E.J. Liddell and his Belleville family have engaged in serious discussions about him transferring to Illinois. As an All-Big Ten first-team selection by the league’s coaches, he is also weighing professional possibilities while keeping the door open at OSU.

    Liddell sees himself as a forward in the NBA, and wants to perfect perimeter skills after being outsized by centers like Cockburn, Iowa’s Luka Garza, Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson and others. It is not clear whether OSU’s acquisition of Indiana’s 6-11 Joey Brunk will affect Liddell’s decision.

    But his father shot that down emphatically on Monday.

    “No, he’s not going to Illinois,” Eric Liddell said Monday morning. “We haven’t talked to not one person from Illinois. That hasn’t even been in our household. We’re just testing the waters right now.”


    He picked the Buckeyes after being a rare two-time Illinois Mr. Basketball winner from a list of finalists that was comprised of Illinois and Missouri. He was at the University of Illinois earlier this month, Liddell’s father said, because his best friend plays football for the Illini: Keith Randolph Jr., a classmate from Belleville West.

    “E.J. had a hat on his head,” Eric Liddell said. “He had a hood over his hat. He has his mask on, trying for nobody to see him because he knew stuff like this was going to happen. No, nobody has talked to no Illinois about him transferring. Nowhere near that.”

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