East Suburban Catholic conference capsule


Outlook: Marian Catholic and St. Viator are legitimate state title contenders. Benet leads a solid second-tier of teams including Notre Dame, Marist, St. Patrick and Nazareth. Joliet Catholic should be much improved.

Top five players

Ore Arogundade, St. Viator, G, Sr.; Sean O’Mara, Benet, C, Sr.; Terrone Parham, Marian Catholic, F, Sr.; Roosevelt Smart, St. Viator, G, Jr.; Tyler Ulis, Marian Catholic, G, Sr.

Did you know? Marian Catholic starting forward John Oliver was born with only one hand.

Quote: “Ulis is as special a player as any in history at Marian Catholic and possesses the ability to make every teammate on the floor a better player.” — Marian Catholic coach Mike Taylor.

Predicted finish: Marian Catholic, St. Viator, Benet, Notre Dame, Marist, St. Patrick, Nazareth, Carmel, Joliet Catholic.

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