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Class of 2025
6-5    SG
Kenwood Academy
Homewood, IL
DEC 07
12:00
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2021
2025 G BRYCE HEARD IS A SPECIAL TALENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A special talent that is already emerging in Illinois’ strong 2025 class is Bryce Heard of Kenwood Academy. Earlier this year Heard was a standout with the Mac Irvin Fire and now he is making a real impact for one of the top high school teams in the nation.  Not only does Heard have great size in the backcourt at 6’5” but plenty of ability to go with it. He has good   More...
 
Class of 2025
6-5    SG
Kenwood Academy
Homewood, IL
 
Class of 2023
6-7    G/F
Augusta Southeastern H.S.
Bowen, IL
DEC 03
11:15
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2021
STOCK OF DANNY STEPHENS CONTINUES TO BUILD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One junior in Illinois that has continued to see his recruitment rise consistently over the past several months has been Danny Stephens. He is a 6’7” wing who attends Augusta Southeastern High School. While playing with a very talented 2023 Mid Pro Academy team this spring and summer plenty of college coaches took notice. Alongside Ty Pence, Owen Freeman, Brock Harding, and others   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-7    G/F
Augusta Southeastern H.S.
Bowen, IL
 
Class of 2024
6-2    G
Curie H.S.
Chicago, IL
DEC 02
02:45
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2021
GET TO KNOW – 2024 G CARLOS HARRIS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the past year, Carlos Harris has started to emerge as one of top 2024 guards in the city of Chicago. Through his time playing with Curie High School and Meanstreets, the 6’2” guard has continued to become a popular name.  As a freshman, Harris was already contributing on a talented Curie varsity team last season. He has continued to progress playing with Meanstreets and   More...
 
Class of 2024
6-2    G
Curie H.S.
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2025
5-11    PG
Lanphier HS
Springfield, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 3
DEC 01
09:00
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2021
JAIQUAN HOLMAN IS A FRESHMAN TO WATCH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While only a freshman, JaiQuan Holman is already making a big impact at the varsity level for Springfield Lanphier High School (IL). Before even entering high school, the 5’11” point guard was a standout this past season playing with the Illinois Predators even while playing up two levels at the 16U division.  Holman has had a tremendous start to his high school career   More...
 
Class of 2025
5-11    PG
Lanphier HS
Springfield, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 3
 
Class of 2027
5-11    F
Naperville, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
NOV 24
12:00
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2021
GET TO KNOW – 2027 F EDVARDAS STASYS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Easily one of the most talented and impactful players at the Generation Next All-Star Camp was Edvardas Stasys. While he is only in the seventh grade, he has a very good ability on the floor with his advanced skills. He is a 5’11” forward of Naperville, IL and plays with the Paradise Bball program.  At the Generation Next All-Star Camp, not only was Stasys named as an All-Camp   More...
 
Class of 2027
5-11    F
Naperville, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
 
Class of 2022
6-9    PF
New Trier H.S.
Wilmette, IL
NOV 19
03:30
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2021
JACKSON MUNRO TALKS DARTMOUTH COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the fastest rising prospects from over the summer in all the Midwest announced his commitment on Thursday. Jackson Munro, a senior of New Trier High School (IL) and Fundamental U, committed to Dartmouth.  While the 6’9” power forward only held a single division one offer from Loyola-Maryland entering the summer, he ended it with a long list of them. American, Brown,   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-9    PF
New Trier H.S.
Wilmette, IL
 
Class of 2022
6-7    SF
Thornton Twp. H.S.
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NOV 17
05:30
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2021
2022 SF TY RODGERS PICKS ILLINOIS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Brad Underwood and staff were once again able to land a prominent commitment. After recently landing a commitment from sophomore Morez Johnson, they have now added a commitment from senior Ty Rodgers. The commitment comes after Rodgers took an official visit down to Champaign back in September.  Rodgers is a 6’7” small forward of Thornton Township High School (IL) and Nike   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-7    SF
Thornton Twp. H.S.
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Class of 2023
6-5    SF
Lane Tech
Chicago, IL
NOV 16
12:30
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2021
JUNIORS IN ILLINOIS READY FOR THE NEXT STEP
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With the high school boys’ season in Illinois starting just next week, we take a look at some juniors across the state that are poised for breakout seasons. While there is a long list of talented players in Illinois 2023 class, here are ones that could be popular names in the next few months. Some of these are popular names that are ready to emerge to an elite level while some are ready to   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-5    SF
Lane Tech
Chicago, IL
 
NOV 16
10:45
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2021
GENERATION NEXT ALL-STAR CAMP 2027 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2027 class at the Generation Next All-Star Camp truly impressed. The camp had a long list of players with a great deal of talent. While many players could have been selected for this All Camp Selections, here are the ten that had the best performance at the camp.  Blake Basich – 2027 – Closed Gyms – G A very skilled guard that was one of the top players at the   More...
 
 
NOV 15
04:30
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2021
GENERATION NEXT ALL-STAR CAMP 2026 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Generation Next All-Star Camp showcased a bright future for that of Midwest basketball. A big reason for that is these ten players below that were awarded All Camp honors. Here are the winners for the 2026 class from the camp.  Xavier Allen – 2026 – Chapman Basketball Academy – PG  A true playmaking point guard that excelled during the camp. Allen has   More...
 
 
NOV 12
03:45
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2021
NY2LA FUTURES CAMP 2024 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS – PART TWO
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With all the talent from the 2024 class at the Futures Camp, just one article was not enough for the All Camp Selections. Part one included Bennett Basich, Brady Corso, Jack Daugherty, Teysean Eaglestaff, Dupree Fletcher Jr, Davee Flowers, and Cole Hansen. Here is the second group of the 2024 All Camp Selections.      Andrew Kelley – 2024 – McFarland HS –   More...
 
 
NOV 11
06:30
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2021
NY2LA FUTURES CAMP 2024 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS – PART ONE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2024 class showcased a deep and talented group of players from across the Midwest. Each of the players that were named as All Camp Selections from the 2024 class are all standouts that should be on college coaches’ radars. Here is the first group of selections.  Bennett Basich – 2024 – Arrowhead HS – G  A skilled two-guard that also won the Mr. Hustle   More...
 
 
NOV 10
08:45
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2021
NY2LA FUTURES CAMP 2023 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS – PART TWO
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Part one of the NY2LA Futures Camp Selections for the 2023 class included Carson Cuddy, Chris Djurasovic, Ahdrean Ellis, Gavin Farrell, Solomon Garrison II, Landon Key, and Alex Lagerman. This second group includes just as much of a talented list of players, including both of the camp’s 2023 MVP’s. While many could have been included, here are the seven other   More...
 
 
NOV 09
01:45
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2021
NY2LA FUTURES CAMP 2023 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS – PART ONE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2023 class at the NY2LA Futures Camp showcased a talented and long list of college prospects. Throughout the three games and drills there were plenty of players who truly shined. Though here is the first part of the group that stood out the most on the day.  Carson Cuddy – 2023 – Mt. Zion HS – SF  The lengthy 6’8” wing forward was one of the more   More...
 
 
NOV 08
01:00
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2021
JAXSON DAVIS WINS GENERATION NEXT ALL-STAR CAMP 2027 MVP
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While they have just started the seventh grade, the 2027 class may have been the most impressive group amongst both the Futures Camp and Generation Next All-Star Camp. Even with all the talent in the group one player truly stood out from the rest to run away with the MVP honors. Those honors were won by Jaxson Davis, a 5’10” guard of and Illinois Central Elite.  Even in the   More...
 
 
Class of 2024
6-8    F
St. Rita H.S.
Riverdale, IL
NOV 06
12:00
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2021
ILLINOIS LANDS COMMITMENT FROM IN-STATE 2024 FORWARD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While it has been a busy time for seniors to be making their commitment with the early signing period almost upon us, one sophomore has also just announced his commitment on Friday. Morez Johnson, a 6’8” forward of St. Rita High School in Chicago and the Meanstreets, made his commitment to University of Illinois and head coach Brad Underwood.  In his commitment post, Johnson   More...
 
Class of 2024
6-8    F
St. Rita H.S.
Riverdale, IL
 
NOV 04
06:45
PM EST
2021
NY2LA FUTURES CAMP 2025 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS – PART TWO
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The NY2LA Futures Camp has a long history of elite talent. Past participants of the camp include Patrick Baldwin Jr, Tyler Herro, Semi Ojeleye, Jabari Parker, Jalen Suggs and plenty of others. Don’t be surprised to see some of this year’s participants included in that illustrious alumni group in the years to come.  Part one of 2025 All Camp Selections consisted of Sharod   More...
 
 
Class of 2024
6-5    SG
Lemont H.S.
Lemont, IL
OCT 27
11:15
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2021
2024 NOJUS INDRUSAITIS TALKS ILLINI & MORE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While only a sophomore, Nojus Indrusaitis has already shown to be one of the most talented players in Illinois. With all of his abilities the 6’5” wing guard of Lemont High School and Meanstreets has started to attract the interest of plenty of college coaches. One of these schools showing plenty of interest already in him is the University of Illinois.  Back in July, Illinois   More...
 
Class of 2024
6-5    SG
Lemont H.S.
Lemont, IL
 
Class of 2025
5-11    PG
Lanphier HS
Springfield, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 3
OCT 26
05:45
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2021
2025 INTRO: JAIQUAN HOLMAN
Isaac Dennis — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
2025 JaiQuan Holman is one of the top Point Guard prospects in his class in the state of Illinois and impressed during the 2021 grassroots season playing up two age levels with Illinois Predators 16U. Holman will start his high school career this year as next in line at historic Springfield Lanphier HS (IL).  Watching Holman play over the summer you wouldn’t have guessed he was 2   More...
 
Class of 2025
5-11    PG
Lanphier HS
Springfield, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 3
 
Class of 2022
6-9    PF
Oak Forest H.S.
Oak Forest, IL
OCT 25
04:45
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2021
2022 PF ROBBIE AVILA MAKES HIS COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Another senior from Illinois is off the board making his college decision. The most recent commitment came from Robbie Avila on Saturday. The 6’9” power forward of Oak Forest High School and the Meanstreets announced his commitment to Indiana State and head coach Josh Schertz off the Missouri Valley Conference.  The senior picked the Sycamores over a long list of mid-major   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-9    PF
Oak Forest H.S.
Oak Forest, IL
 
Class of 2023
6-7    SF
Kenwood Academy
Chicago , IL
OCT 21
02:15
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2021
2023 F JAVONTE "J.J." TAYLOR CONTINUING ON BLUE CHIP PATH FORWARD
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2022 class continues to head down the final stretch of their recruitment but the 2023 class is on deck with some potential blue chip talent and the state of Illinois is front and center in that conversation.  One reason why is talented forward Javonte “J.J.” Taylor of Kenwood Academy. A plus length 6-7 185 pound forward, Taylor has long been regarded as one of the prized   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-7    SF
Kenwood Academy
Chicago , IL
 
Class of 2023
6-0    PG
Moline H.S.
Moline, IL
OCT 18
02:00
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2021
2023 PG BROCK HARDING IS AN ELITE FLOOR GENERAL TRENDING NATIONALLY
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
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2021 NY2LA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION - FIRST TEAM UNDERCLASSMEN SELECTIONS
With skill continuing to trend upward in terms of the desires and needs of college coaches, talented playmakers that can enhance the skill sets of their teammates and assist in maximizing their performance on the court will be a priority as well for those staffs and the 2023 class has a number of them that continue to trend upwards.  Front and center in that conversation is junior lead guard   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-0    PG
Moline H.S.
Moline, IL
 
Class of 2022
6-8    F
Whitney Young
Chicago, IL
OCT 17
08:45
PM EST
2021
MIAMI LANDS SECOND COMMIT IN A DAY
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Friday was a big steppingstone day for the future of the University of Miami basketball program. While Jim Larranaga and staff were able to land a commitment from forward Danilo Jovanovich out of Wisconsin early in the day, they were also able to land another commitment from another 2022 forward out of the Midwest just hours later. AJ Casey, a 6’8” forward of Whitney Young High School   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-8    F
Whitney Young
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2023
6-10    F/C
BBCHS
Bourbonnais, IL
OCT 11
04:45
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2021
IOWA STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2023 F/C OWEN FREEMAN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
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2021 NY2LA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION - FIRST TEAM UNDERCLASSMEN SELECTIONS
The 2022 prospects are front and center right now but that didn’t keep one of the premiere 2023 bigs from coming off the board as Owen Freeman of Bradley-Bourbannis in Illinois verbally committed to Iowa. This is a recruiting coupe for the Hawkeyes as Freeman was one of the fast rising 2023 prospects who was being heavily pursued by Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois,   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-10    F/C
BBCHS
Bourbonnais, IL
 
Class of 2023
6-7    SF
St. Joseph-Ogden
St. Joseph, IL
OCT 08
10:00
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2021
2023 SF TY PENCE IS TAKING FLIGHT
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
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2021 NY2LA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION - FIRST TEAM UNDERCLASSMEN SELECTIONS
As 2023 prospects go Ty Pence of St. Joseph-Ogden in Illinois is quickly becoming one of the more highly regarded talents in the Midwest.  Fresh of a scintillating spring and summer campaign with the Mid-Pro Academy program, Pence has seen interest in his game jump substantially and he heads to Butler this weekend for a visit, another school expressing a large amount of   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-7    SF
St. Joseph-Ogden
St. Joseph, IL
 
Class of 2022
6-3    SG
Legal Prep
Chicago, IL
OCT 07
06:30
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2021
UNDER THE RADAR SENIORS IN ILLINOIS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
In the talent rich state of Illinois, there always seems to be players that fly under the radar. While some of these players do have some good college interest, they still remain undervalued and under the radar. Here are just some of the seniors in Illinois that could be great collegiate players but remain under recruited.  Tyler Ford – 2022 – G – Legal Prep The wing   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-3    SG
Legal Prep
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2023
6-5    SG
St. Ignatius Prep
Chicago, IL
OCT 06
06:15
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2021
RECRUITMENT CONTINUES TO GROW FOR 2023 G RICHARD BARRON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While the state of Illinois has a very strong class of 2023 players, one that continues to climb up the rankings is Richard Barron. After an impressive season playing with St. Ignatius Prep earning himself special mention all-state honors as a sophomore and following that playing with the Meanstreets, Barron has continued to be a popular name amongst college coaches.  Barron recently took   More...
 
Class of 2023
6-5    SG
St. Ignatius Prep
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2023
5-11    PG
Verona H.S.
Verona, WI
OCT 05
01:15
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2021
2021 NY2LA ASSOCIATION BREAKOUT PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
From tournament to tournament there were plenty of players on this year’s NY2LA Association that showed incredible growth as a player. Each of these players showed true development from the start of the season in April all the way to the end in July. While plenty of players made huge leaps in their game, here are the ones who had the greatest development.  Rashawn Bost – 2022   More...
 
Class of 2023
5-11    PG
Verona H.S.
Verona, WI
 
Class of 2022
6-5    G
Glenbard West
Glen Ellyn, IL
OCT 04
03:45
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2021
2022 G CADEN PIERCE STILL ON THE BOARD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the top uncommitted seniors remaining in Illinois is Caden Pierce of Glenbard West High School and the Illinois Wolves. The versatile 6’6” wing guard has continued to be a very popular name amongst college coaches around the nation to earn himself a long list of division one offers.  Not only is Pierce a standout on the hardwood but he also excels in the classroom to   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-5    G
Glenbard West
Glen Ellyn, IL
 
Class of 2022
6-8    PF
Mt. Vernon H.S.
Mt. Vernon , IL
OCT 02
12:00
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2021
MISSOURI STATE LANDS 2022 PF NJ BENSON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Friday evening, Missouri State and head coach Dana Ford landed a major recruiting victory when they received a commitment from one of the top 2022 big men in Illinois. The commitment was from 6’8” power forward NJ Benson of Mt. Vernon High School and the SW Illinois Jets program.  Benson picked the Bears from his final list of five. Missouri State was able to beat out   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-8    PF
Mt. Vernon H.S.
Mt. Vernon , IL
 
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