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In what is probably the busiest high school basketball weekend of the summer, with shootouts across the Chicago area and state featuring a hundred-plus teams, the Hoop Mountain Shootout at West Aurora will be the biggest.

Hoop Mountain will play host to 48 teams this Friday and Saturday (as well as 28 sophomore teams) in the single largest high school shootout in the state.

Here is a quick rundown of a few of the large events this weekend in Illinois.

Hoop Mountain Shootout

Where: West Aurora High School, Aurora, Illinois

When: June 14-15 with games starting at 9 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday

Number of teams: 48

Teams: Aurora Central, Bartlett, Batavia, Bogan, Burlington Central, Crystal Lake South, Downers Grove North, East Aurora, Elgin Larkin, Evanston, Geneva, Glenbard West, Glenbrook North, Hampshire, Huntley, Kankakee, Lakes, Lincoln Park, Lyons Twp., Metea Valley, Montini, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley, Peoria Richwoods, Plano, Pleasant Valley (IA), Providence Catholic, Oswego East, Riverside-Brookfield, Robinson, Rock Island, Rockford Boylan, Rockford Jefferson, Schaumburg, South Elgin, St. Charles East, Sterling, Streamwood, Sycamore, Timothy Christian, West Aurora, West Chicago, Winnebago, Wheaton Academy, Yorkville

Stagg Summer Shootout

Where: Stagg High School, Palos Hills, Illinois

When: June 14-15

Number of teams: 32

Teams: Argo, Benet Academy, Bolingbrook, Bradley-Bourbonnais, Brother Rice, Downers Grove South, Evergreen Park, Hinsdale Central, Hillcrest, Homewood-Flossmoor, Immaculate Conception, Joliet Central, Lemont, Leyden, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way North, Lincoln-Way West, Lockport, Marist, Nazareth Academy, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park-River Forest, Plainfield North, Richards, Sandburg, Stagg, St. Joseph, St. Laurence, T.F. South, Willowbrook, York

Lincoln Shootout

Where: Lincoln High School; Lincoln, Illinois

When: June 15-16

Number of teams: 28

Teams: Alton, Bloomington, Canton, Champaign Centennial, Chillicothe IVC, Dubuque Sr. (IA), Dunlap, Chatham-Glenwood, East Peoria, Galesburg, Lincoln, Metamora, Moline, Monmouth-Rosewood, Morton, Mt. Zion, Normal West, Oakville (MO), Pekin, Peoria Notre Dame, Quincy, Springfield Sacred-Heart Griffin, Springfield, Springfield Lanphier, St. Joseph-Ogden, Warrensburg-Latham, Washington,

Loyola Academy Shootout

Where: Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois

When: June 14-15

Number of teams: 16

Teams: Benet Academy, Conant, Glenbard East, Gordon Tech, Hoffman Estates, Jacobs, Niles North, Niles Notre Dame, Niles West, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius, St. Viator, Warren, Zion-Benton

Palatine Shootout

Where: Palatine High School, Palatine, Illinois

When: June 14-15

Number of teams: 16

Teams: Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Fremd, Glenbard North, Glenbrook South, Hersey, Highland Park, Lake Zurich, Maine South, Maine West, Palatine, St. Patrick, St. Francis, Thornton, Wheaton South, Wheeling

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