Riding a wave of optimism, Carp examines Brad Underwood’s program building, Ayo and Kofi’s remarkable seasons (so far), and what this late-season surge could mean for Illini basketball moving forward.

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He's Baaack! (07/16/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Kofi Cockburn is coming back to Illinois for his junior season, capping off a roller coaster of an offseason for Brad Underwood's program. Mike Carpenter reacts to the huge news, lofty expectations for the 2022 team, and how this bodes well for future recruiting in the NIL era.

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