Basketball Preview: The E’s

Here’s the fifth group of season previews. Follow me on Twitter @michaelsobrien for more. Coaches, please send any info on your team to mobrien@suntimes.com.

East Aurora: See them at least once this year. Ryan Boatright is entertaining and electric. He’s a top Player of the Year candidate.

Eisenhower: Young and ready to run. Led by SR guard AJ Bridges. It’s coach Mike Curta’s third season. He feels they are ready to win.

Elgin: Bad record last season, but made a nice little run in the playoffs. Watch junior Kory Brown.

Elgin Academy: Trying to rebound from a rough season. Lost 76-10 to Westminster Christian in the playoffs. Played a game with just 6 guys.

Elk Grove: Will be looking to build on last season’s strong second half. Played well once the entire team was back and healthy.

Ellison: One of the better new programs, riding a wave after winning the Chicago Prep conference last season.

Elmwood Park: New coach Mike Wasielewski has talented JR guard Julian Molina. Led the team in points, boards, assists, steals, blocks.

Evanston: New coach Mike Ellis was a great hire. Hehas a point guard (Garrett Jones) and a big (6-8 James Farr). Should be a Super 25 team.

Evergreen Park: Lost a lot, will be led by senior guards TJ Cobbs and Dillon Knight. Watch for 6-2 forward Marcus Kemp to contribute.

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