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Barnes, now a successful pro basketball player in Europe, has donated money to benefit mental health and given his time to help his alma mater.
A look at an emerging team from the southern part of the state, the continued impact of the transfer portal, and a scenario involving NIL that has changed the way we look at recruiting.
Abby Schyman knew Dylan Buckner and wants people to understand how he lived, not just how he died.
Dyanla Rainey was shot at her home on the 700 block of South 6th Avenue in Maywood and died at Loyola University Medical Center.
“The day of the draft, I still didn’t know if he was going to be drafted, or if he was going to attend Vanderbilt until the Sox picked him,” Larry Schultz, Noah’s father, revealed Monday. “We weren’t quite sure what was going to happen.”
On the day before they report to camp, the Bears might have found their starting right guard.
Sam Lewis committed to coach Tod Kowalczyk and the Rockets on Friday, ending a recruitment in which he was a highly coveted mid-major prospect.
The state’s Class of 2023 is still trying to establish itself, whether that’s from a national perspective or simply proving some doubters wrong locally.
The Admirals had a winning record in their last season, going 5-3 in the Intra-City 3 conference five years ago. But when their head coach stepped down, the school had trouble finding a replacement.
The White Sox picked Oswego East lefty Noah Schultz with the 26th pick. Schultz, a 6-9 Vanderbilt recruit, was the top-ranked player in the state’s Class of 2022 according to Prep Baseball Report.
Asa Thomas, one of the state’s top prospects in the Class of 2023, is headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
David Olano is the No. 1 kicker nationally in the class of 2023 according to the Chris Sailer kicking website. And he’s committed to Illinois.
The four-bedroom house is the former Wilkinson High School gym built in 1950. Inside, it has half a basketball court with the original goal and original maple flooring.
While playing with his Breakaway club team, he’s received double-digit offers in the past week alone — from all levels — and more are on the way.
The stakes were raised in June as college coaches evaluated the top prospects in Illinois while playing with their high school teams.
Pat Fitzgerald continues to keep some of Illinois’ best prep football players close to home.
The 19-year-old had a son three weeks ago and “was figuring life out” after the pandemic upended his basketball career, a former coach says.
College coaches were in the gym watching the two players who, in the eyes of the City/Suburban Hoops Report, have raised their stock the most in June: Bolingbrook’s Mekhi Cooper and Macaleab Rich of East St. Louis.
Loyola coach Drew Valentine sees advantages to both and believes watching a player with his high school and club team is beneficial for different reasons.
Mayor, first lady Eshleman announced Chicago Title IX week is coming in July.
While there were certainly some dud-like performances from a few established names, we’re going to stay positive. Several players opened eyes and raised their stock considerably.
The 6-9 twin brothers have committed to Loyola and coach Drew Valentine in a recruiting coup for a red-hot program making the move up to the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Coaches can change lives. Lonnie Hampton did it countless times over the years, and Dante Culbreath is just one example.
More than 230 college scholarships have been earned by ACE graduates.