Archive for March, 2008

Off the Court Extras

March 30, 2008

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.

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Off the Court Extras

March 7, 2008

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

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.