Tuesday, March 6, 2018


"This class already has an abundance of talented guards. This group will be the beginning of our state's return to elite status."

Reggie Strong
5-10 PG Farragut - "has game & good understanding, plays at various speeds and he can score."

Tyler Beard
6-3 WG Whitney Young - "explosive athlete with a rising confidence."

Keshawn Williams
6-1 PG Bloom - "electric talent, innovative attacking the rim. Capable scorer."

Kendale Anderson
6-5 F Leo - "a potential stud, 2-way threat. His abilities can impact a game."

Romelle Howard
6-8 C Lincoln Park - "with some work, he could be one of the city's best big men. Already can score."

Jabari Chiphe
6-5 F Walter Payton - "very athletic, starting to come into his own. Had a big offensive night against Uplift during the city playoffs."

Marcus Watson
5-7 PG Morgan Park - "very quick & nifty, plays with a confidence/swagger. He could develop into a really good prospect."


"Most of us around here seem to have a gloating idea of who the top 10-12 guys are in the class. Now we're looking for these guys to accelerate their play come Spring."

  • Dachaun Anderson 6-7 F Chicago Leo - "a potential stud."
  • Evan Taylor 6-5 WF Glenbard West - "very good student."
  • Anthony Roberts 6-5 F Oak-Park - "potential gem."
  • Fred Cleveland 5-7 PG Leo - "had an exceptional year."
  • Chris White 6-7 G/F Marian Catholic - "big time student."
  • Anthony Fairlee 6-4 WF Springfield Southwest - "big time track guy."
  • Ian Stanback 6-4 F Homewood-Flossmoor
  • Marquise Kennedy 6-1 PG Brother Rice - "has a chance to earn some marks vs Simeon."
  • Raymond Dennis 6-1 PG Oswego East - "opened some eyes this season."
  • Payton Havens 5-9 PG Metamora - "could have a breakout Spring."
  • Tujautae Williams 6-6 G Orr - "a sleeper prospect, Lincoln Pk transfer."
  • Deonte Billups 6-3 WG Moline - "a scorer who stock is rising."
  • Rashawn Agee 6-7 SF Bogan - "one of the top front court players in the class."


"I'm betting several of these players will develop into fine players in College especially if they arrive in the right setting/system."

R.J. McGee
6-4 G/F Kenwood - "Swingman looked athletic & smooth late in season."

Orlando Allen
6-6 F Thornton - "Had his issues late, could blossom in College."

Robert Harvey
6-4 G Hillcrest - "Season ended abruptly Fri vs Rich East."

Dallas Bryson
6-4 F Peoria Richwoods - "Had excellent season, likely Prep or Juco."

Justin Boyd
6-4 G/F Chicago Young - "Skilled all-around watch-out for in College."

Kenyon Duling
6-3 F Morgan Pk - "Could be a D2 gem; offensive threat."

Quincy Broadway
6-2 PG Peoria Manual - "A sleeper prospect."

Matt Myers
6-4 WG Willowbrook - "Crisp shooter-still playing."

Ryan Kutsor
6-4 WG Lake Zurich - "Heady player & good shooter."

Jalen Washington
6-5 G Al Raby - "Enormous potential, can blossom into stardom one day."

Kaleb Thornton
6-0 G Bolingbrook - "Acrobatic finisher, could land in a good situation."

Branden Ellis
6-4 WG Warren - "Sleek performer, good athlete."

Anthony Lynch
6-2 WG Elgin-Larking - "Drawing plenty of D2 interest."

Isaiah Fuller
6-0 G Oak-Park - "Jet quick, dangerous open-court player out-side shooting has improved, now it's the leadership part."

Artese Stapleton
5-11 PG Kenwood - "His future could be really bright at his next stop. Could really excel immediately at a D2 setting."

Jalen Hughes
5-10 Hillcrest - "A tough sturdy playmaker who had his moments this season. D2 gem."


Drew Peterson 6-8 F MM+-MM Libertyville "Had 30pts vs Conant, Lake Zurich awaits Tuesday night."

Dannie Smith 6-4 F MM-LM+ Chicago Orr "Has a Kent State offer and some others in pursuit for him."

Chase Adams 5-7 PG MM-LM+ Chicago Orr "A true quarterback and has carved out a dynamite season."

Jalen Shaw 6-10 C MM-LM+ Elgin-Larkin "Promising big man, still has his team in contention. Late qualifier?"

Terrence Shannon 6-6 WF MM-LM+ Lincoln Park "42 pt outing vs Oak-Park will be a performance observers will talk about for a long time. He will need the same magic vs Whitney Young on Wednesday."

Quinlan Bennett 6-3 WG LM+ Proviso East "Has some offers and a ton of interest. The slithery scorer has a bright future."

Raekwon Drake 6-5 F LM+ Chicago Orr "His value is starting to rise again; the leaper has a stage to strut his skills this week."

Nas Turner 6-6 F LM Kenwood "Was flying high late season. His best basketball may be ahead for him."

Cam Burrell 6-4 F LM Morgan Park "Superb motor with good athleticism, didn't have the opportunity to display perimeter skills so far this season. He still has time."

Morgan Taylor 6-2 G LM Marist 
"Guiding his mates with the do it all mentality. Big test awaits vs HF Wednesday night."

Dusan Mahorcic 6-9 C LM Niles Notre Dame "Plays hard, tailed-off late. Unfortunately did not have enough time to showcase his skills after losing Friday night. I'm sure his Club Team will suit him up in the Spring until he gets the right school."


Proviso East vs Curie @Riverside-Brookfield 7pm
Joliet Central vs Bolingbrook @ Romeoville 7pm
Simeon vs Brother Rice @ Thornton 7pm
Willowbrook vs Naperville North @ Glenbard East 6pm
Belleville West vs Quincy @ Alton 7pm

Marist vs Homewood @ Thornton 7pm
West Aurora vs Lincoln-Way East @ Romeoville 7pm
Whitney Young vs Lincoln Park @ Riverside Brookfield 7pm
Niles North vs New Trier @ Maine East 7pm

Lincoln Park senior point-forward Terrence Shannon's 42 points exhilarated the North-Side crowd at Lane-Tech Friday night leading the Lions to a 73-70 upset over Oak-Park. Shannon's 45 foot three-pointer with 3 seconds left in over-time left fans in state of uncontrollable excitement. Lincoln Park will advance to play Whitney Young on Tuesday.

The state's top un-signed senior Drew Peterson carted out his own heroics when his three-pointer at the buzzer knocked-out Conant in over-time 59-56 Friday night. He finished with a cool 30. Rice University should be leading for his services.