Kinney Picks Up Fifth Offer

April 21, 2008 by

6’1″ Champaign Centennial guard James Kinney has picked up his fifth offer as Murray State extended a scholarship Monday.

The class of 2009 prospect had a great showing as his team, Illinois Elite, went 3-1 at the Real Deal on the Hill tournament in Arkansas this past weekend.

Kinney already boasts scholarship offers from North Dakota State, Southern Illinois, George Mason, and SIU-Edwardsville.  He is sure to garner more in the coming months.


More Off the Court Extras

April 18, 2008 by

6’8″ Eureka forward Jordan Prosser has picked up an offer from Baylor University.

6’1″ Josh Anderson of Chicago Simeon has signed with Grambling State University.

5’5″ Keith Smith of St. Ignatious has signed with Northern Illinois University.  NIU has also offered a scholarship to 6’5″ Neuqua Valley sophomore Dwayne Evans.

Former Chicago Orr star, David Johnson, has signed with Utah Valley State.

Look for Simeon senior point guard Lazeric Jones to sign with Arkansas Little Rock, Eastern Kentucky, or IPFW this week.

6’2″ Zach Boyd of Warrensburg-Latham is still on the market!  He’s a Division I caliber sleeper!

Off the Court Extras

April 16, 2008 by

Former Springfield Calvary guard, Jaron Davis, has verbally committed to Northeastern C.C. in Colorado, a top ten junior college powerhouse.

Phillip Jackson, a 6’8″ sophomore from Providence-St. Mel, has picked up a scholaship offer from Northern Illinois.

Jeremy Granger, a 6’1″ senior from Elgin, has signed a letter of intent with Eastern Illinois.

5’11” Stefon Carson and 6’5″ Donald Stewart were on a visit at Vincennes C.C. this past weekend.  Joining them was 6’9″ DeAntre Jefferson, a junior college player at South Georgia Tech C.C. who originally hailed from Bloomington, Illinois.

Off the Court Extras

March 30, 2008 by

6’1″ Champaign Centennial point guard James Kinney recently visited Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

After a strong showing in Class 3A postseason, Donald Stewart of Champaign Central has listed seven schools that he is highly considering: Baylor, Drake (offer), Gonzaga, Illinois State, Indiana State (offer), St. Louis, and Wisconsin.

6’2″ Elgin senior Armani Williams has verbally committed to Texas-Arlington.

6’3″ Kenny Leverrette of O’Fallon has verbally committed to Southwestern Illinois College.  He had a Division I scholarship offer from Youngstown State.

Off the Court Extras

March 7, 2008 by

6’1″ St. Joseph junior, Diamond Taylor, has given up his verbal commitment to University of Wisconsin.

6’5″ North Lawndale junior, Jonathon Mills, has been receiving attention from Albany, Akron, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Western Michigan, and Washington State.

6’3″ Bloomington High School junior, D’mitri Riggs, is very close to picking up a scholarship offer from Valparaiso.

6’9″ Eric McCullough of Normal U-High recently took an unofficial visit to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Off the Court Extras

March 2, 2008 by

6’6″ Justin Jarosz of Lockport has received a scholarship offer from Michigan Tech.

6’3″ Chicago Crane star Dion Dixon has given a verbal commitment to Cincinnati.

In contrary to recent rumors, Verdell Jones III has not narrowed his list to three schools.  Though he is high on Kentucky, Minnesota, and Tennessee, he is also in talks with Oklahoma and Arizona.

University of Illinois recruit Brandon Paul and Warren Township were eliminated by Mundelein in a sectional matchup.  Paul, however, did manage to score 36 points in addition to 10 rebounds and 5 assists.

Off the Court Extras

February 21, 2008 by

6’2″ Bloomington High School senior Tylon McAllister has verbally committed to Illinois Valley Community College.

6’3″ Bloomington Central Catholic guard Aaron Garriott scored 36 points in a 75-65 victory over Auburn.

6’11” Brian Carlwell is set to transfer from University of Illinois.

Off the Court Extras

February 17, 2008 by

Expect former Thornwood star Trey Blue, now at Brewster Academy, to announce a commitment to Fordham University tomorrow.  He has officially narrowed it to Fordham, Old Dominion, and Santa Clara.

Eric McCullough has received an offer from Youngstown State.  He recently took an unofficial visit to IUPUI and was very intrigued by the campus, coaches, and programs.

Murray State and Northern Iowa have both shown interest in Springfield sophomore Isiah Hale.

Off the Court Extras

February 8, 2008 by

Nick Waddell of Chicago Englewood has verbally committed to Chicao State University.

Tony Nixon of Seton Academy has picked up an offer from Montana State University.

David Brown of Rockton Hononegah has just received scholarship offers from Northern Illinois, Wright State, and Eastern Illinois.

Lavonte Dority of Chicago Foreman has received a scholarship offer from Baylor University.

Kinney Receives SIUE Offer

February 7, 2008 by

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville has offered 2009 guard James Kinney. This is Kinney’s fourth offer to date and his third since the beginning of the high school season.

Kinney is enjoying a superb junior campaign despite the lack of recognition he is receiving for it. As one of the top players in a competitive Big 12 Conference, Kinney is having his best season yet in this, his third year on varsity. Among his best performances on the season was his 23 point, 11 rebound and 6 assist effort in a victory over rival Champaign Central.

On the season Kinney is averaging 17 ponits, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists respectively. His play on the court has helped enhance his stock on the recruiting trail where coaches have taken notice. George Mason and Souther Illinois University-Carbondale already offered earlier in the season. More offers could be just around the corner as there are a number of schools who have an ongoing interest in Kinney.