Sunday, February 19, 2017


“A sagging class that has billed much of its rep on Summer/Club Team traction. Our FAB 6 has consistently flourished on the school circuit”

1.                    Ayo Dosunmu                          6-3           PG           HM                          Morgan Park
“Has his team in the city final, starting to really understand the pace & flow of a game. He’s still capable of registering a triple double nightly.”

2.                    Talen Horton-Tucker               6-4           WG          HM                          Simeon
“This do-it-all high-character kid is a marvelous talent, and basks as one of our state’s prized possessions. He is going to be a stud wherever he lands.”

3.                    Javon Freeman       6-4           WG          HM                          Whitney Young
“A bad dude, often surgical in the open-floor or attacking the rim. Very good athlete, his starting to resemble a 20 point a night scorer.”

4.                    Kezo Brown                             6-3           G             MM+                       Chicago Simeon
“I marveled recently at his maturity on and off the floor. His game is still lethal in many ways. Now he plays more under control & makes good decisions while being an effective Mid-Range shooter.”

5.                    Tim Finke                                6-7           F              HM-MM+ Champaign Central
“Still a highly-regarded prospect in most circles of our state. Respected out-side marksman, now critics are starting to examine and search for deficiencies in his game.”

6.                    Darius Beane                          6-3           PG           MM+                       Carbondale
“The wiry lad, has had un-assuming campaign thus far. He’s still considered the top prospect in Southern Illinois East of I-55 meaning closer to I-57. He is a total team oriented player. Very good prospect.”



“This contingent guys we sort of put surveillance on; tracking their up-coming outings will be a priority before season ends.”

1.                    Alton Thompson     6-4           F              St. Patrick – “Big-time leaper, arguably one of our state’s best athletes. California import, has been in the Chicago area for only one season, but has left his mark with some breath-taking dunks. Probably needs a year of polish. He certainly is a division one athlete. Chicago State should go at him hard!”

2.                    Glen Abrams                           6-3           G             Rich-Central – “A slender athlete who can get buckets in a flurry. More of a swingman type now. Has okay ball-handling skills, particularly well enough to get in lanes. Drawing the likes of Cleveland State & Chicago St.”

3.                    Coreyoun Rushin     6-5           F              Chicago Westingouse – “Pretty good athlete, had a strong showing against Hyde Pk in a city playoff game, viewers caught a glimpse of what kind of talent he possesses. The next outing against Simeon didn’t fare as well. Most of us locals see him as a Low Major recruit.”

4.                    Elyjiah Williams      6-5           SF            Evanston – “Very productive interior player. Can impact a game in many ways as he demonstrated in a recent victory over Simeon. Excellent student - Ivy League and Patriot League should pursue. Even a preferred walk-on situation at Northwestern could be in the cards.”

5.                    Brennen Woods      6-3           WG          Harvest Christian – “Transferred over from an obscurity setting (Hampshire). Averages close to 20 points per outing. Has an excellent frame & displays some reliable perimeter shooting. Intriguing prospect-red-shirt candidate at low to mid Div I situation.”

6.                    Cameron Bowles    6-3           F              Chicago Kenwood – “Played his first 3 seasons at H.F.; his new setting hasn’t been as promising as he’d hoped. A bouncy athlete, capable of making plays, still doesn’t have a good understanding of how to play yet! Future should be bright with a year of strengthening his body as well as polishing his game.”

7.                    Manny Patterson    6-6           SF            Chicago Kenwood – “Cagey fellow, good looking specimen, we all like Manny, in theory I do not view him as a Division I recruit. Manny, hasn’t improved his skills much since ninth-tenth grade, still struggles finishing at the rim. Back in the day a prospect of his caliber would land at North Park College where he’d gained all-league honors. Illinois Wesleyan*Cardinal Stritch College* Roosevelt College* Governor State should be in his picture.”

8.                    Tariq Deere                             5-10         PG           T.F. North – “Under-rated performer, poised with a good understanding of how to play. Has a strong body to go along with a stellar floor game. Rebounds the ball well for his size. One of our better floor generals in the area. Chicago State has shown strong interest.”

9.                    Kamron Reaves       6-1           PG           Champaign Centennial – “A pass first lead guard with the capability of scoring in double digits. Vastly under-rated, we may see Kam surface in the OVC.

10.                 Rafael Cruz                             6-2           G             Chciago Von Stueben – “Very good player, can distribute as well as score, could be a preferred walk-on at a Div I setting, but might be more successful in a Chicago State environment or Southern Indiana, Lewis U., Wis-Parkside situation, or even Roosevelt College.