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Boys Basketball: North Chicago can make county boys basketball history this winter

Nov 9, 2012

As North Chicago begins preparation for the 2012-2013 boys basketball season, all eyes are on the prize.

McDonald's game will stay in Chicago through 2015

Nov 8, 2012

McDonald's announced on Wednesday that the boys and girls All American Games will stay at the United Center through 2015, with an option for 2016.

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Boys Basketball: Rick Armstrong’s basketball notebook

Nov 8, 2012

The hoops for healing tournament, co-hosted by Naperville North and Oswego, has raised more than $125,000 in its history and kicked off the eighth edition of the tournament with a reception Wednesday at the Edward Cancer Center.

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Boys Basketball: Bolingbrook's Ben Moore chooses SMU

Nov 8, 2012

Larry Brown-led SMU snagged Bolingbrook's Ben Moore Tuesday, securing its second local recruit in three days.

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Boys Basketball: Proviso East’s Sterling Brown picks SMU

Nov 8, 2012

Family connections helped SMU coach Larry Brown land a commitment from Proviso East senior Sterling Brown.

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Boys Basketball: Warren learning lessons in fall league

Nov 8, 2012

Warren players are leaning to play together in the Fall Sunday League, in which high school coaches aren’t allowed to participate.

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Boys Basketball: Waukegan is developing chemistry

Nov 8, 2012

Waukegan is 4-1 this Fall in a Sunday League at the Joy of the Game basketball facility in Deerfield

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Boys Basketball: Simeon’s Jaylon Tate chooses Illinois

Nov 8, 2012

Simeon senior point guard Jaylon Tate committed to Illinois and coach John Groce Thursday, following in the footsteps of his Wolverines teammate Kendrick Nunn. Tate committed to Illinois after visiting the campus earlier in the day.

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Boys Basketball: Former Leyden coach Norm Goodman remembered for teaching skills, life lessons

Nov 8, 2012

Norm Goodman, who served as Leyden’s basketball coach from 1961-1990, passed away at the age of 82 on October 3.

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Boys Basketball: Talented North Chicago still a work in progress

Nov 8, 2012

Despite not having its full team, North Chicago is gaining valuable experience playing fall basketball. The Warhawks recently blew a 17-point lead en route to a 54-53 loss to Glenbrook North at Joy of the Game in Deerfield.

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Boys Basketball: Bartlett’s Lance Whitaker commits to UIC

Nov 8, 2012

Bartlett senior Lance Whitaker committed to the University of Illinois-Chicago Friday. Whitaker starred for the Hawks as a freshman and sophomore, but sat out his junior season after undergoing knee surgery.

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Boys Basketball: Simeon’s Kendrick Nunn picks University of Illinois

Nov 8, 2012

Kendrick Nunn, the No. 3 prospect in the Hoops Report’s Class of 2013 player rankings, committed to the University of Illinois on Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Top guard transfers to Young

Nov 8, 2012

LJ Peak, one of the top shooting guards in the country, has transferred from Gaffney High School in South Carolina and enrolled at Young, Gaffney Athletic Director Mark Huff told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

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Boys Basketball: Jim Hinkle to step aside at Jacobs

Nov 8, 2012

Jim Hinkle, who is going into his 17th year as the boys basketball coach at Jacobs High, recently announced he will be stepping down from his post at the conclusion of the upcoming season. Hinkle owns a 527-522 coaching record during his 38-year career.

Boys Basketball: Tommy Hamilton Jr leaves Young

Nov 8, 2012

Thomas Hamilton Jr. has transferred from Young to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. according to his club basketball coach Mike Irvin.

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Boys Basketball: Mundelein’s Robert Knar likely out till postseason

Nov 8, 2012

Mundelein star guard Robert Knar hopes to return to action for the IHSA playoffs after suffering a torn left ACL while playing AAU basketball in late July.

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Boys Basketball: Lake Forest’s Sam Downey commits to Yale

Nov 8, 2012

Sam Downey, a 6-foot-9 incoming senior for Lake Forest, has committed to Yale.

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Boys Basketball: Lake Forest’s Evan Boudreaux gets offer from Boston College

Nov 8, 2012

Evan Boudreaux, a 6-foot-7 incoming sophomore at Lake Forest, has added a scholarship offer from Boston College to a previous offer from Northwestern.

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Basketball: East Aurora unveils banner of Ryan Boatright

Nov 8, 2012

Ryan Boatright returned to his alma mater Wednesday and spoke to dozens of East Aurora basketball campers, supporters, friends and family members in a ceremony to unveil a banner of him that will fly in the Tomcats’ gym.

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Boys Basketball: Notre Dame’s Duante Stephens burning up summer circuit with Fire

Nov 8, 2012

Notre Dame rising junior Duante Stephens, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, and his Mac Irvin Fire U16s tammates head to Las Vegas this weekend. It’s another chance to show off his talents, which already have landed him a scholarship offer from Miami of Ohio.

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Boys Basketball: Former Batavia players plan benefit for ex-teammate’s family

Nov 8, 2012

About 40 former Batavia players have committed to take part in Saturday’s Michael A. Newman Benefit Basketball Game, which will raise money for the sons of former player Michael Newman, who died of cancer last November at 37.

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Boys Basketball: It’s all in the family for Oak Park-River Forest’s Thomas Ross

Nov 8, 2012

Now that Oak Park-River Forest center Thomas Ross is a senior, there could be more family members to come for the Huskies basketball team. He’s one of 13 siblings ranging in age from 3 to 21.

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Larkin basketball hungry for more success

Nov 8, 2012

Larkin is being viewed as a team on the rise in the western suburbs after a young nucleus helped lead the Royals to a 16-12 record last season. The effort marked the first time in six years the program posted a winning record.

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Boys Basketball: Larry Motuzis’ shooting a bright spot for Hinsdale South

Nov 8, 2012

Larry Motuzis has shown the ability to hit some clutch three-pointers in summer-league play for Hinsdale South.

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Boys Basketball: Zion-Benton looks to bounce back

Nov 8, 2012

With 6-5 junior star Malik Yarbrough returning from a team that finished last season on the upswing, Zion-Benton is poised for a rebound this winter.

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Boys Basketball: Niles North’s Malachi Nix, Lorenzo Dillard hope to attract recruiters’ eyes

Nov 8, 2012

Malachi Nix, Niles North’s 5-6 point guard, and teammate Lorenzo Dillard are hoping to improve their recruiting prospects when they hit the AAU circuit in July.

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Boys Basketball: North Chicago knocks off Simeon

Nov 8, 2012

Jabari Parker — the nation’s best high-school basketball player — was not in uniform for Simeon on Monday.  He and Simeon star guard Kendrick Nunn are both training with USA Basketball this summer and so weren’t playing for the Wolverines on Day 1 of the DePaul Team Camp.

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Extra effort should pay off

Nov 8, 2012

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: The last remaining piece of the Golden Era of Waukegan High School basketball — Akeem Springs — finally has moved on (to NIU in DeKalb after four seasons on the Bulldog varsity).

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Boys Basketball: Naperville North looks sharp at summer shootout

Nov 8, 2012

Naperville North over the weekend gave an indication they can be back where they were last year at the top of the DuPage Valley by finishing the West Aurora Hoop Mountain Shootout with a 4-1 record.

Boys Basketball: Summer hoops notebook

Nov 8, 2012

Coverage of the shootout at West Aurora, along with some transfer news and updated on the Batavia coaching job.

Boys Basketball: Illinois lands Ohio center Maverick Morgan

Nov 8, 2012

Maverick Morgan gave new Illinois coach John Groce his first piece of  good news on Wednesday as the 6-10 rising senior from Springboro, Ohio  tweeted a commitment to the Fighting Illini.

Boys Basketball: Simeon's Jabari Parker to appear on Good Morning America

Nov 8, 2012

First the cover of Sports Illustrated, now Katie Couric. It's been a busy spring for Simeon phenom Jabari Parker.

Boys Basketball: Glenbrook North's Andrew McAuliffe is back

Nov 8, 2012

A day after playing a weekend full of games, Andrew McAuliffe's knee felt fine Monday. It's been that way for a couple of weeks now, reaffirming the Glenbrook North rising senior's return to full health after a fractured patella ruined his junior season.

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Boys Basketball: Four more D-1 schools express interest in Lake Forest’s Boudreaux

Nov 8, 2012

Lake Forest’s Evan Boudreaux, who developed into a terrific post player last winter, continues to see his stock rise. Four more Division I schools have …

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Boys Basketball: Deerfield picks Dan McKendrick to coach varsity team

Nov 8, 2012

Dan McKendrick believes he’s ready. The 31-year-old is expected to be named new varsity boys basketball coach at Deerfield High School.

Boys Basketball: Bobby Locke relieved of coaching duties at Brooks by CPS

Nov 8, 2012

Bobby Locke, who led Brooks to a city championship and a third-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament in 2011, was dismissed by the CPS Board of Education for what is believed to be a residency issue. The news became public Tuesday.

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Boys Basketball: Kyle Davis opening eyes on club circuit

Nov 8, 2012

Rising senior guard Kyle Davis is the latest example of a late-blooming prospect coming from Chicago. After spending his first three seasons playing varsity at Hyde Park, Davis will spend his senior season at Morgan Park and has been playing at a high-level this spring on the club circuit.

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Boys Basketball: Warren players get to show new coach that they’ve got game

Nov 8, 2012

New Warren basketball coach Ryan Webber worked with his team for the first time on Monday at Blue Devils' summer camp. 

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Boys Basketball: Former Hope Academy star Jalen James decommits from Illinois

Nov 8, 2012

Jalen James, a rising senior point guard who played at Hope Academy and La Lumiere (Ind.) last season, has decommitted from Illinois and reopened his recruitment.

Boys Basketball: Tanner Mitchell tabbed to lead Hinsdale South on hardwood

Nov 8, 2012

Tanner Mitchell, a freshman coach at Lemont, was named boys basketball head coach at Hinsdale South.

Boys Basketball: Bartlett’s Lance Whitaker working his way back after ACL injury

Nov 8, 2012

Battling back from an ACL injury suffered last summer, Bartlett’s Lance Whitaker got his first big minutes at the annual Hensley Run N’ Slam last weekend, playing in the same building where he got hurt in Fort Wayne.

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Boys Basketball: Marist’s Lexus Williams picks Valparaiso

Nov 8, 2012

Marist guard Lexus Williams, who averaged 12.2 points and 5.2 assists a game last season, has committed to Valparaiso.

Boys Basketball: Ryan Webber ready to embark on transition to Warren

Nov 8, 2012

On Tuesday night, he was hired to replace arguably the most successful coach in Lake County boys basketball history. And next winter, he’ll embark on …

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Boys Basketball: Warren hires Ryan Webber as head coach

Nov 8, 2012

Ryan Webber was officially named Warren’s boys basketball coach Tuesday night after his hiring was approved by the Warren school board.

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Boys Basketball: Warren may name coach on Tuesday

Nov 8, 2012

Warren High School’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday night, and it’s believed that one of the orders of business will be naming a boys basketball coach to replace Chuck Ramsey.

Boys Basketball: Devin Foster, Jerron Wilbut lead way for West All-Stars

Nov 8, 2012

Downer’s South’s Jerron Wilbut scored 14 points, and Curie’s Devin Foster had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals as the West All-Stars rallied past the South Saturday in the Chicago United Hoops Classic at the University of Chicago.

Boys Basketball: Proviso East’s Sterling Brown navigating the recruiting scene

Nov 8, 2012

Proviso East junior Sterling Brown hopes the success the Pirates had during the high school season will help lead to individual success and scholarship offers playing on the club circuit.

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Boys Basketball: Michael Orris commits to Kansas State

Nov 8, 2012

Not quite four weeks after decommitting from Illinois in the wake of Bruce Weber’s firing, Crete-Monee point guard Michael Orris signed with Weber’s new employers, Kansas State.

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Boys Basketball: Austin Angel to attend UIC as preferred walk-on

Nov 8, 2012

New Trier’s Austin Angel, a 6-4 senior guard, has committed to play for Illinois-Chicago and coach Howard Moore as a preferred walk-on.

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Boys Basketball: Mundelein’s Robert Knar commits to Northern Iowa

Nov 8, 2012

Robert Knar, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound junior guard at Mundelein, has committed to play Division I basketball at the University of Northern Iowa.


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