Team Illinois 17U wins Silver Division Championship at Chicago Summer Challenge

Five days after their first full practice, Team Illinois’ 17U took the Silver Division Championship at the Chicago Summer Classic in Riverside, Illinois. In their first game as a team, Team Illinois won a narrow victory over Northern Illinois Elite. In their second game of the event, they took a tough loss to MoKan, [...]

Bailey earns second All-American Camp invite

6'4" class of 2017 shooting guard V.J. Bailey

V.J. Bailey is considered one of the hottest commodities on the recruiting circuit right now. Today he received an invitation to the Fab Frosh All-American Camp in Lexington, Kentucky that will be held June 28-30. The 6’4″ guard is one of a select group of players who has received this invitation. The camp features the [...]

14U loses in title game at adidas Spring Classic


For the second week in a row, the 14U team finished with a 4-1 record during the April evaluation period. Though playing without two key players, the team battled through many victories, eventually losing in the championship game to Illinois Crush by 3. The weekend served as a coming out party for 5’10″ Josia Fayne [...]

Marquet Newsome headed to prep school


5’10″ point guard Marquet Newsome has decided to reclassify to the class of 2014 and is headed to prep school. Newsome, who spent the past four years at Normal Community High School, will be attending Westminster Prep in Simsbury, CT next season. Newsome had a very strong senior season at Normal Community. He was a [...]

14U guard V.J. Bailey invited to All-American Camp

6'4" class of 2017 shooting guard V.J. Bailey

6’4″ class of 2017 guard V.J. Bailey has been invited to John Lucas International Middle School Camp, a Nike sponsored All-American camp for the top middle school players in the country. Bailey, who currently attends Urbana Middle School, has been considered as one of the nation’s top players for his age group. He plans on [...]

15U go undefeated in Matteson, 14U finishes top 2


Team Illinois’ 15U team finished their weekend 5-0 at the Nike Spring Showdown this past weekend in Matteson, Illinois., The strong showing at this high profile event proved them to be one of the top 15U teams in the Midwest, The 14U squad finished the weekend 4-1, losing the final game to MeanStreets after two [...]

2013 guard Matthews to Truman State

2013 Limestone HS guard Hank Matthews.

2013 point guard Hank Matthews has ended his recruitment and signed a letter of intent to attend Truman State University. Matthews chose the Division-I program over heavy interest from numerous Division-I programs including Eastern Illinois, Evansville, and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. A 6’2” playmaker, Hank was a starter for our 17U team during the summer of 2012. [...]

Team Illinois wings V.J. Bailey and Kevonte Williams recognized for performances

Kevonte Williams

  V.J. Bailey and Kevonte Williams were recognized for their performances with Team Illinois’ 14U team this past weekend in NY2LA’s Swish ‘N Dish Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. featured Bailey as one the tournament’s “breakout” performers whille Williams was considered a “suprise” performer. Both V.J. and Kevonte are considered among the nation’s best players [...]

Former Team Illinois guard Wilson earns MVP honors at NAIA national tournament

6’5″ guard Monty Wilson earned MVP honors this year in the NAIA National Tournament as Georgetown College won their second ever NAIA National Championship, defeating Southwestern Assemblies of God 88-62 in Kansas City, Kansas. Wilson, who scored 23 points in the championship game, was big throughout the entire event, hitting game winning shots in the [...]