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April 18, 2008

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!


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April 16, 2008

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.

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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.

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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.

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February 21, 2008

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.

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February 17, 2008

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.

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February 5, 2008

Jack Cooley of Glenbrook South has verbally committed to Notre Dame.

After a strong performance against Jordan Prosser and Eureka High School, including the game winning freethrows, Eric McCullough of Normal U-High picked up scholarship offers from IUPUI and Tennessee-Martin. In addition, Northwestern really visited one of his practices.

6’4″ Seton Academy junior Tony Nixon recently picked up an offer from Howard University.

6’8″ Richards junior Shaun Pratl picked up an offer from Indiana State.

Off the Court Extras

January 16, 2008

6’0″ SIU-Edwardsville signee Kevin Stineman scored 27 points in a surprise victory over Zion-Benton.

6’9″ Eric McCullough of Normal U-High received an offer from Niagara University after they visited a team practice this past week.

After a 29 point performance against Bloomington, Decatur Eisenhower guard Lewis Jackson was hospitalized and diagnosed with pleurisy. Jackson is no longer hospitalized and doing well.

6’8″ Jordan Prosser of Eureka had a 15-point, 11-rebound performance in a win against 6’6″ Codey Funk and El Paso-Gridley.

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January 5, 2008

In addition to offers from Drake and Northern Iowa, former Thornwood star Trey Blue has received scholarship offers from Colorado State, Fordham, Marshall, Montana State, Old Dominion, Santa Clara, St. Louis, and UC Riverside.

Look for Rich South sophomore Crandall Head to give a verbal commitment to University of Illinois this Sunday as the Fighting Illini take on Penn State at Assembly Hall.

Champaign Centennial guard James Kinney has received a scholarship offer from Southern Illinois. This is the junior’s third offer to date.

Isiah Nunn had a great showing at the Pekin Holiday Tournament including a 5th place consolation performance against Geneseo and Tyler Storm. Nunn poured in 28 points shooting 7-7 from the field (3-3 from the 3) and 11-11 from the charity stripe (yes, 100%). He helped Moline edge Geneseo and also earned All-Tournament honors.

Junior Tom Norton has been on a tear offensively in recent weeks. During his last three contests he’s led Bloomington Central Catholic in scoring, averaging 22 points, including a 25 point performance against Olympia where he bombed four triples in the narrow victory.

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December 4, 2007

6’5″ Champaign Central guard Donald Stewart has been playing at a very high level this season.  The versatile senior is averaging over 20 points (leading scorer) for a strong Central squad who already has a victory of Benedictine who features North Carolina signee, Ed Davis.

6’3″ Southern Illinois-Edwardsville signee Aaron Garriott has had a tremendous start to his senior season.  Averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per contest, he’s led a new Bloomington Central Catholic squad to a 4-1 record, including a win over Bloomington in their first game of the year.

6’10” Mike Dunigan of Chicago Farragut scored 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in their opening game against Chicago Washington which they won by 17.

Fenwick senior John Comfort has committed to Princeton University.  The 6’6″ wing is one of the more overlooked players throughout the state.