Wednesday, September 19, 2018

1ST TEAM ALL-TOURNAMENT

1ST TEAM ALL-TOURNAMENT
BEAU FRERICKS 6-2 PG JR CARY GROVE
TARONE KIRKWOOD 5-10 PG JR EAST AURORA
CARTER THURMAN 6-5 G SR PLAINFIELD NORTH
TREVON JONES 6-4 F SR RICHARDS
DHASHON DYSON 6-1 G SR CHICAGO CORLISS


2ND TEAM ALL-TOURNAMENT
AQUAN SMART 6-3 PG JR NILES NORTH
JULES WILLIAMSON 6-5 G/F SR EAST AURORA
FRANK JAKUBICEK 6-8 PF JR CARY GROVE
COLIN O’ROURKE 6-6 WF JR PLAINFIELD NORTH
LONDON DENMAN 6-9 C SR T.F. SOUTH

PLAYERS NOTE WORTHY OF MENTION & RECOGNITION FOR THEIR PLAY AS WELL
Kenny Sallee 6-4 JR Crane
Josh Pryor 6-4 SR East Aurora
Matt O’Boye 6-3 SR Plainfield North
Dekwan Turner 5-11 SR T.F. South
Leondre Townsen 6-6 SR Corliss
Joshua Ausler 5-10 SO Rockford Auburn
Elijah Steward 5-11 SR T.F. South
Jalen Butler 6-6 SO Niles North
Jimarious Sneed 6-5 JR Crane
Norvell Meadows 5-10 SO Prosser

TOURNAMENT MVP

TOURNAMENT MVP
RICHARDS’ JUNIOR: PAUL ZILINSKAS

ISL 2018 WRAP-UP

The ISL Classic shaped up to be a fine event, we saw some competitive play & some up-n-coming teams in the area who seem to be positioning to make a splash this up-coming season. Corliss, T.F. South, Plainfield North, and Cary Grove looked like they could have been pinned champs on Sunday but ran out of gas. De LaSalle sprinted out to a quick start but finished 3-1, they had a strong showing. Oak Park went 3-1 but had to leave after defeating Sandburg in the first round of the playoffs. Prosser and Farragut had very good showings, Walter Payton was short handed both days and their chances took a major hit when stand-out guard Ryan Trotter went down with an ankle injury. Rockford Auburn and Niles North finished 3-2, both had strong outings, while Lincoln Park finished out 2-2. The event wrapped up to be a success.

EVENT WRAP UP - ILLINOIS SPOT-LITE 2018 FALL CLASSIC

ILLINOIS SPOT-LITE 2018 FALL CLASSIC        
MEMORY OF MY DEAR FRIEND WAYNE McCLAIN

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME-SITE: PLAINFIELD CENTRAL
RICHARDS 58 – EAST AURORA 29

In Plainfield, IL (Sept. 15th & 16th) the title game on Sunday featured two surprising but promising programs Richards from Oak-Lawn and East Aurora; the two un-foreseen teams squared off in the Spot-Liter finale where Richards went on to walloped the fatigued west suburban Tomcats behind the splendid play of stand-out junior forward Paul Zilinskas and senior athletic stud Trevon Jones. Zilinskas was named tournament MVP, the six-foot five Euro-type swingmen demonstrated why he is highly regarded as a top 35-40 prospect in the 2020 class. The 6-4 Jones is under-recruited prospect, he’s a match-up nightmare capable of scoring in the paint but can also drain jumpers on the perimeter consistently. Richards outlasted several pretty good teams to reach the title game, they beat Niles North in the quarters and a vastly improved Chicago Corliss squad in the semi-final. Junior guard Kajuan Wines also performed well during the two-day hoop classic. East Aurora was a total stunner, they managed to escape a tough pool despite dropping their first game to an under-rated Plainfield North squad on Saturday. They defeated a talented junior-Laden Crane team on Sunday morning to build some steam heading into the play-off bracket. The Tomcats were spearheaded by steady guard play, leading the way was all-tournament first teamer Tarone Kirkwood with help from senior tandem of Jules Williamson and Josh Pryor. East Aurora knocked-off Chicago Farragut, T.F. South, and Plainfield North to advance to the title game. Unfortunately, senior swing-man Williamson could not suit-up due to leg cramps; another key member of their un-song cast was hampered by injury during the final.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

TOP 85-90 PROSPECTS IN 2020 CLASS

Continued

Kendale Anderson 6-5 PF MM-LM+ 31 Chicago Leo
Sincere Parker 6-3 PG MM-LM+ 32 Rockford East
Devon House 6-7 PF MM-LM+ 33     Sterling Newman Catholic
Ricky Kirby 6-7 F MM-LM+ 34 North Chicago
Collin Wood 6-3 G LM+ 35 Hampshire
Jayden Johnson 6-6 F LM+ 36 Batavia
Ramean Hinton 6-3 G LM+-LM 37 Chicago Curie
R.J. Ogom 6-5 F LM+-LM 38 Homewood-Flossmoor
Connor Linke 6-8 F LM+-LM 39 St. Charles North
Kyndall Davis 6-4 G/F LM+-LM 40 Chicago Bogan
Bennett Kwiecinski 6-6 F LM+-LM 41 Loyola Academy
Nate Seputis 6-8 F LM+-LM 42 Lincoln-Way East
Johnny Close 6-4 WG LM+-LM 43 Rockford Boylan
Josh Holmes 6-0 PG LM+-LM 44 De LaSalle
Colin Crothers 6-7 PF LM+-LM 44 Benet Academy
Semaj Williams 6-6 WF LM+-LM 45 Chicago Prosser
Bennett Kwiecinski 6-6 F LM+-LM 46 Loyola Academy
Alec Millender 6-1 G LM+-LM 47 St. Rita
Alex Wood 5-11 PG LM+-LM 48 Normal U-High
Donovan Newby 6-2 G LM+-LM 49 Bloom
Frank Jakubicek 6-8 PF LM+-LM 50 Cary Grove
Jamario Minnifield 6-7 F LM+-LM 51 Chicago Corliss
Levell McIntosh 6-3 WF LM 52 Kankakee
P.J. Edwards 6-4 G/F LM 52 Springfield Lanphier
Atharva Atreya 6-2 PG LM 53 Carl Sandburg
Jack Holmstrom 6-6 F LM 54 Rockford Guilford
Alijah Nelson 6-0 PG LM 55 Glenbard East
James Baltz 6-4 F LM 56 Carbondale
Elijah Watson 6-6 F LM 57 T.F. South
Jack Kahoun 6-3 WG LM 58 Oswego
Aaron Tims 6-7 F LM 59 Hinsdale South
Sam Shultz 6-4 F LM 60 Oswego East
Jamari McClendon 6-1 G LM 61 Hope Academy
Lance Mosley 6-2 G LM 62 DePaul Prep
Amir Spann 6-4 F LM 63 Mount Vernon
Darnell King 6-5 F LM 64 Chicago Kenwood
Paul Zillinskas 6-4 F LM 65 Richards
Almond Williams 6-3 G LM 66 Chicago Curie
Sincere Callwood 6-4 F LM 67 Chicago Simeon
Joey Tianen 6-0 PG LM 68 Niles Notre Dame
Hezekiah Salter 6-5 F LM 69 West Aurora
John Duszynski 6-1 G LM 70 Ridgeway
Jaden Williams 6-5 F LM 71 Chicago Corliss
Jabari Chiphe 6-5 F LM 72 Walter Payton
Everette Stubblefield 5-11 G LM 73 Willowbrook
Danny Blank 6-2 G LM 74 Wheaton-St. Francis
Derrick Roberts 6-4 G/F LM 75 Springfield Calvry
Brandon Lieb 6-9 F/C LM 76 Deerfield

Robert Hobbs 6-4 F LM 77 Chicago Crane
Shontrail Key 6-6 PF LM 78 Chicago Kenwood
Luke Scheffers 5-11 PG LM 79 St. Charles North
Kennedy Brown 6-7 F LM 80 Evergreen Park
Tommy Ferriter 6-5 F LM 81 Lockport
James Wolf 6-5 F LM 82 Chicago Latin School
Dakoda Joachim 5-10 PG LM 83 Joliet Central
Ryan Isaacson 6-7 F LM 84 Hinsdale Central
Kyle Kiser 6-4 F LM 85 Metamora
Joel Watts 5-11 G LM 86 St. Rita