10 Recent Illinois Basketball Players That Became Busts Under Bruce Weber

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10 Recent Illinois Basketball Players That Became Busts Under Bruce Weber
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After a promising start at the beginning of Bruce Weber's coaching career at Illinois, the current Kansas State head coach was unable to string together NCAA Tournament runs with his own recruits and had trouble recruiting top in-state players.

Illinois was 26-7 in Weber's first season in Champaign, followed up with a 37-2 record and national championship game appearance in Year 2. Weber and the Fighting Illini were only able to win two NCAA Tournament games over the past seven seasons, leading to Weber's firing this past March.

Weber inherited some great teams after Bill Self left for Kansas, but was never able to win with his own recruits. Sure the Illini caught a few tough breaks along the way, but it shouldn't have been as easy as it was for me to quickly compile a list of 10 players who busted during Weber's tenure.

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