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Morgan Park’s Adam Miller commits to Illinois

Adam Miller’s decision gives the Fighting Illini and coach Brad Underwood their best recruiting class since taking over the program in 2017.

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Chicago’s top 50 high school basketball players

The best high school basketball players in the Chicago area.

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Breaking down Michael O’Brien’s preseason Super 25 basketball rankings

No. 1 Bloom has five excellent players, depth and the support of basketball-crazed, title-hungry Chicago Heights.

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No. 1 Bloom begins basketball season ‘aiming for state title’

Bloom coach Dante Maddox Sr. started the hype two years ago, promising the group was "really going to be something special."

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Cary-Grove among five basketball teams ready to thrive

Five teams without basketball pedigree or history who, like Cary-Grove, enter the season with more excitement and expectations.

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LISTEN: Breaking down the preseason Super 25 rankings | No Shot Clock, Episode 99

Michael O’Brien and Joe Henricksen answer listener questions and discuss all 25 teams that cracked the preseason Super 25.

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Simeon junior Ahamad Bynum commits to DePaul

Ahamad "Black Cat" Bynum committed to DePaul on Sunday following an official visit over the weekend.

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O’Brien: Signing-day magic in Chicago Heights

Four Bloom seniors signed Division I scholarships Wednesday.

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Signing Day: The top 10 college basketball recruiting classes

Duke, which signed Young’s DJ Steward, reels in the top recruiting class.

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Signing Day: Area basketball recruits

Local players expected to sign with Division I schools during the early signing period, which runs from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20.

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Signing Day Preview: Biggest steals, the Bloom bonanza and more

Here are some story lines from a busy week, where many players will be lucky enough to sign and live out a dream.

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Superstar-less Stevenson is dreaming of Peoria

Monday was the first day of practice for teams around Illinois. The mission at Stevenson is simple: Get to Peoria.

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Morgan Park vs. Young showdown set for opening night

Young and Morgan Park, two teams that will be ranked among the top five in preseason rankings, will play Monday, Nov. 25 at Chicago State at 7:30 p.m.

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Ranking the state’s high school basketball Class of 2021

The top 12 players in the state’s junior class, led by Rolling Meadows’ Max Christie.

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Fenwick’s Bryce Hopkins commits to Louisville

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Here’s an early look at the high school Player of the Year race

With high school basketball practice beginning next week, we offer a snapshot of the Player of the Year race for the 2019-20 season.

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Mundelein’s Conor Enright commits to Drake

Conor Enright chose Drake over Missouri Valley Conference rival Southern Illinois.

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St. Charles North’s Connor Linke picks Bradley

Connor Linke committed Tuesday, choosing Bradley over William & Mary, UC-Davis and others.

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These 8 juniors are set for breakout high school seasons

Previously low-profile players are ready for the spotlight.

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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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Up-and-comers jump out at Pangos high school basketball camp

A sneak peak at some of the best sophomores and freshmen in the state.

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The best Illinois high school basketball players of the decade

Ranking the top 10 players in Illinois from the 2009-2010 season through the 2018-2019 season — and a few others that just missed.

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Award for top freshman basketball player will be named for Tamika Catchings

The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday that it’s naming its national freshman of the year award after Catchings, the former Stevenson High School, University of Tennessee and WNBA star.

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2019 Chicago Elite Classic lineup revealed

A wide range of highly ranked teams will highlight the eighth annual Chicago Elite Classic Dec. 6 and 7 at Wintrust Arena.

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The best Illinois high school basketball teams of the decade

A ranking of the top teams in Illinois from the 2009-2010 season through the 2018-2019 season — and a few others that just missed.

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Big talents are available for small colleges

A look at some of the prized small-college basketball recruits still available in the Class of 2020.

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Bloom’s Martice Mitchell picks Minnesota

Martice Mitchell, one of the top five prospects in Illinois in the Class of 2020, liked the overall fit and feel he had at Minnesota while on his official visit.

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Bloom’s Dante Maddox Jr., Donovan Newby make college commitments

Dante Maddox Jr. committed to Cal State-Fullerton on Friday and Donovan Newby chose Wisconsin-Milwaukee last week.

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Answering the big recruiting questions

We are a little over a month away from the National Signing period. Here are the questions to follow in the coming weeks.

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Morgan Park’s Adam Miller cuts college list to six

Illinois is still in the mix for the star guard.

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Loyola’s Kwiecinski twins splitting for college

Bennett Kwiecisnki committed to Siena on Sunday after his brother Jordan committed to Drake in August.

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Looking back at Shaun Livingston’s grueling, inspirational career

Shaun Livingston’s impact on the NBA and the basketball community as a whole clearly superseded his numbers.