Hoops Report’s Top 25

By Joe Henricksen

With the arrival of St. Rita transfer and Illinois State recruit Terry Johnson to an already loaded roster, North Lawndale, the 2008 Class 2A state champions, gets the nod over both Zion-Benton and Whitney Young. The City/Suburban Hoops Report’s preseason Top 50 is now out in the preseason issue. Here is a look at the preseason Top 25.

1. North Lawndale

2. Zion-Benton

3. Whitney Young

4. DeLaSalle

5. Seton Academy

6. Simeon

7. Curie

8. Thornton

9. Foreman

10. Waukegan

11. Bolingbrook

12. Hyde Park

13. Glenbrook North

14. Marshall

15. Morton

16. Hillcrest

17. Neuqua Valley

18. Lincoln Park

19. Crete-Monee

20. Mt. Carmel

21. Evanston

22. Leo

23. St. Joseph

24. Warren

25. St. Ignatius

Best Bets

Here is a look at teams most likely to crack the Top 25 sooner than later….

North Chicago

Naperville Central

Glenbrook South

New Trier

Lake Forest


St. Patrick

T.F. North


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