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AJ Casey commits to Miami

Has Miami and veteran head coach Jim Larranaga come into Chicago and pulled off a recruiting steal?

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Seven locals primed for breakout college basketball seasons

Here are seven local players who will likely be heard from in a big way this college basketball season after glimpses of impact a year ago.

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Transfer Ty Rodgers bolsters Thornton

Ty Rodgers, one of the top 100 senior prospects in the country and a target of high-major programs, enrolled at Thornton and is a monster addition to coach Tai Streets’ program.

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The high school basketball Twitter previews

280-character previews of every high school basketball team in the state that submits information.

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Updates on the state’s top unsigned seniors

Where the top four uncommitted prospects stand in their college recruitments.

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Glenbard West’s Caden Pierce commits to Princeton

Caden Pierce, a versatile 6-5 wing for one of the state’s top teams, committed to Princeton on Monday.

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Breaking down the top 10 prospects in the state’s Class of 2022

There’s a lot to be determined on the court this season. But this is where things stand now.

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Corliss basketball coach Harvey Jones resigns

Harvey Jones was 72-29 in four seasons with the Trojans. He built the program into a major contender in the city and a small-school state powerhouse.

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McDonald’s All-American Game returning to Chicago in 2022

The event will move to Wintrust Arena for this stint in Chicago.

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Young’s Xavier Amos commits to Northern Illinois

Xavier Amos is the highest-ranked recruit Northern Illinois has landed out of Illinois since Abdel Nader of Niles North in 2011.

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Simeon’s expanding NBA legacy

Wolverines coach Robert Smith has four players in the NBA and a fifth battling for a roster spot.

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Yorkville Christian’s Jaden Schutt commits to Duke

Jaden Schutt is Duke’s first Illinois prospect to commit since Scheyer was named the Blue Devils’ coach-in-waiting.

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What might have been: A look back at the elite high school basketball players who left Illinois

Imagine Illinois high school basketball right now if Patrick Baldwin Jr. had just graduated and Amari Bailey was a senior-to-be?

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When Sides Collide Shootout schedule announced

The When Sides Collide Shootout, presented each year by the City/Suburban Hoops Report, moves to Benet this season and will take place Saturday, Jan. 22.

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Timothy Christian’s Ben VanderWal commits to Furman

Just over two months ago, Ben VanderWal didn’t have a single Division I offer.

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Previewing Week 1’s top high school football games

A look at the best high school football games this week.

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2021 Team Rose Classic schedule announced

The annual event will be held Dec. 11-12 at Mount Carmel.

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Top Class of 2022 recruits make plans for official visits

Updates on Jaden Schutt, Braden Huff and more.

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Tuscola’s Jalen Quinn commits to Loyola

A coveted mid-major prospect before the summer, the 6-3 point guard added interest and offers from multiple programs in Power 6 basketball conferences with his play over the past two months.

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Four players will compete for the No. 1-prospect ranking in the state’s Class of 2022

Here’s a closer look at the four highly regarded prospects who are top-100 prospects in the country, according to the City/Suburban Hoops Report.

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Summer stock risers: The high school basketball players who won July

With college coaches watching, local stars raise national profiles and add offers.

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Evanston grads hop aboard the NIL bandwagon

When opportunity knocked for college athletes, Northwestern basketball player Elyjah Williams was quick to answer.

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Illinois club basketball teams sparkled in July

Despite an abbreviated high school season, Illinois players achieved a high level of success on the shoe circuits.

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Ron Ferguson, former Bradley AD and Thornridge boys basketball coach, dies at 89

Ferguson was renowned as the coach of the Thornridge boys basketball team that won back-to-back state titles in 1971 and 1972 and is regarded by many as the best in state history.

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Kenwood’s JJ Taylor is a star in the making

The rising junior is a top-10 player in the country, according to several recruiting services.

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City/Suburban Hoops Report Three-Pointer: Player rankings, team rankings and a wish

Illinois could have four players ranked in the top 100 for the first time since the Class of 2017.

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High school basketball notebook: Jaden Schutt picks up Duke offer as deep Illinois Wolves squad grabs attention

An update on the biggest recruiting happenings so far in the July live period.

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Buffalo Grove’s Kam Craft commits to Xavier

Following visits to Marquette, Iowa and Xavier, Kam Craft pulled the trigger July 1 and committed to the school that was on him the longest.

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Former Orr basketball star claims self-defense in deadly shooting

Raekwon Drake’s attorney said Drake shot Martin Palafox after he was chased and had his dog snatched. But prosecutors said Palafox let the dog go before Drake and his girlfriend repeatedly beat him. Drake allegedly finished off the attack by shooting Palafox in the head.

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From preps to coaches: A look at the 18 Division I basketball coaches from Illinois

Here is a rundown of college head coaches — from their playing days in Illinois to their coaching résumé.

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Ranking the Class of 2022: How the seniors stack up heading into July

While Young’s AJ Casey remains the top long-term prospect in the class, the distance between No. 1 and No. 2 has narrowed.

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Breaking down the Riverside-Brookfield and Normal West Summer Shootouts

Joe Henricksen’s deep dive into all of last weekend’s high school basketball action.