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Curie’s Ramean Hinton commits to Western Illinois

Ramean Hinton, an all-area, all-city and all-state selection, averaged 17 points and eight rebounds for the Condors. He’s the best recruit in WIU history.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook: Hyde Park, St. Laurence hire new coaches

Jamere Dismukes, who coached at Rich East this past season, takes over for Reggie Bates at Hyde Park, and Byron Burt is the new St. Laurence coach.

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Graduation Day: The final prospect rankings for the Class of 2020

Here is a final look at the top 15 college prospects in the Class of 2020 in Illinois. 

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Recapping the year in basketball recruiting

A look back at the best and biggest of the Class of 2020 in Illinois.

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The Verdict: How Illinois fared in its crucial 10-month stretch

Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood and Joe Henricksen break down how things went for the Illini over the last 10 months.

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Nick Irvin leaves Morgan Park for Western Illinois

One of the most successful high school coaches in the state is making the jump to college basketball.

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7 junior basketball players are poised to break out

Without a spring period to even evaluate, here are a few prospects in this year’s junior class who are poised for breakouts of their own — sooner or later.

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Big shoes to fill in Oak Park

Basketball coach Matt Maloney’s resignation after 12 years creates an opportunity to shape a new era for the Huskies.

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Renowned former King high school basketball coach Landon Cox dies

Legendary King basketball coach Landon "Sonny" Cox, who won three state championships and a state-record 85 percent of his games at King, died Tuesday morning.

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The best of our best: Ranking the state’s No. 1 prospects over the last 20 years

Where the top prospects stack up, based on their college and pro careers.

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It all worked out in the end: Tyler Beard’s big season leads to Georgetown

Tyler Beard was one of the basketball season’s success stories, but due to a number of factors the senior’s rise didn’t receive much attention.

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Simeon’s Jeremiah Williams commits to Temple

Temple coach Aaron McKie and assistant coach Chris Clark made an immediate impression on the talented and versatile 6-4 guard.

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Morgan Park’s Adam Miller makes it official, signs with Illinois

The high-scoring 6-3 guard inked his letter of intent late Wednesday afternoon.

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Transfer season: Updates on former local high school players in the portal

A best of the best of the many players with Illinois roots who will find new college homes this fall.

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Friendship with Jimmy Butler helps push Fenwick grad Mike Smith to Michigan

The former Friars star, who has developed a close friendship with the Miami Heat star, will play his final college season in Ann Arbor.

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Conant grad Jimmy Sotos transfers to Ohio State

Jimmy Sotos, who started 77 games in his three-year career at Bucknell, decided to put his name in the NCAA transfer portal.

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City/Suburban Hoops Report Team of the Year: Joliet West

The Tigers were all the rage this season.

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Oak Forest’s Jayson Kent commits to Bradley

After picking up several offers over the past couple of months, Jayson Kent committed to Bradley Thursday morning.

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Michael O’Brien’s notebook: Dominic Martinelli picks up a D-I offer, Peoria vs. Champaign decision delayed

Glenbrook South senior Dom Martinelli finally has his Division I offer.

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City/Suburban Hoops Report Coach of the Year: Thornton’s Tai Streets

The Wildcats not only won 32 games but also Thanksgiving and Christmas tournament titles along the way.

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‘The Scheme’: A hoops hustler opens up his playbook in well-crafted HBO doc

Christian Dawkins explains his corrupt wheeling and dealing with coaches, players, companies and agents.

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UIC hires Luke Yaklich as head basketball coach

Former Joliet West high school coach Luke Yaklich, recently an assistant at Texas and Michigan, is the new Flames basketball coach.

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City/Suburban Hoops Report All-State team

Here is the 25th edition of the City/Suburban Hoops Report All-State team.

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City/Suburban Hoops Report Player of the Year: Young’s DJ Steward

DJ Steward of Young is the 25th recipient of the award.

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A short list of candidates for UIC basketball coach

The UIC job is one that’s more coveted than some would think.

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10 years later, former Simeon star Brandon Spearman is still doing what he loves

"I’m still loving what I’m doing," said Spearman, who is playing in Egypt. "I still want to play. I’m not giving up on this dream, not yet. I’m just going to continue doing this, and life after basketball, we will see what happens."

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How Simeon’s dominance, led by Jabari Parker and Kendrick Nunn, further solidified Wolverines’ legacy as basketball powerhouse

Jabari Parker and Kendrick Nunn reminisce on their time at Simeon 10 years after winning their first of four straight Class 4A state title.

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2020 Chicago Sun-Times All-State high school basketball team

The top ten players from around the state in all four classes.

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Joe Henricksen’s 3-pointer: Ramean Hinton’s recruitment, East Aurora’s run, lost playoff opportunities

Curie’s Ramean Hinton was playing for more than just a sectional championship last week.

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Despite end, lots of memories from this high school basketball season

Joe Henricksen looks back at the season.

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Simulating the state basketball playoffs: How the Class 4A tournament could have played out

Collinsville beats Mundelein in fantastic fictional Class 4A state championship game.

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Simulating the state basketball playoffs: How the Class 3A tournament could have played out

Peoria Notre Dame takes down East St. Louis in the fictional Class 3A state title game.