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Gooch Adds San Jose State Offer

Class of 2016 Belleville Althoff star Brendon Gooch has now added a scholarship offer from San Jose State to his collection.

Gooch, a 6'6 wing, is one of the hottest prospects in the Illinois class of 2016. Gooch was offered by Western Illinois earlier this month.

Gooch opened the month of July with a strong effort at the Chicago Summer Challenge ahead of again performing well at Summer Jam last week.

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Marrero Leaving DePaul, Headed JUCO

DeJuan Marrero has decided to transfer from DePaul University and will be enrolling at junior college powerhouse Chipola College (FL).

Marrero, a 6'5 forward, averaged 1.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 6.8 minutes of action per game last season as a redshirt freshman.

Marrero starred at Bowman Academy (IN) as a prep where he was known for his rebounding savvy inside.

Marrero sat out the 2012-13 season at DePaul with a torn ACL.


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Church Adds Loyola, SIU Offers

Class of 2015 Springfield High School star Obediah Church has now added scholarship offers from both Southern Illinois and Loyola to his collection.

Church a highly athletic 6'7 power forward has performed well during the July Evaluation Period with Loyola and SIU being the 4th and 5th Missouri Valley Conference schools to offer Church.

Church competes on the travel team circuit with the Illinois Irish.



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Illinois Offers 2017 Star Nojel Eastern

Class of 2017 Evanston star Nojel Eastern of Meanstreets has now picked up a scholarship offer from the University of Illinois.

Eastern, a 6'4 point guard, is the #2-ranked class of 2017 prospect in the state of Illinois behind only Jeremiah Tilmon of East St. Louis.

Eastern is fresh off of leading 16U Meanstreets to a strong run at the 16U Nike Peach Jam.

Eastern figures to be among the top backcourt prospects nationally in the 2017 recruiting class and is already on the radar of a wealth of Big 10 programs.


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Icemen, Y&R, Wolves Win Summer Classic Titles

The Illinois Icemen won the 17U title, Young & Reckless captured the 16U crown with the Illinois Wolves and Kansas City PowerGroup sharing the 15U title at the Chicago Summer Classic over the weekend.

The Icemen defeated Who's Next in the championship game for the 17U title after defeating EBA in the semifinals.  Jeremy Roscoe and JaQuan Johnson both were big for the Icemen, who won the Hoosier Jam Fest in April.

The Sauk Valley Magic won the 17U Silver title.

Young & Reckless defeated SYF to win the 16U title behind their high-octane offense.  Darius Branch and Brandon Johnson were among the long list of standouts for Young & Reckless, who claimed a share of the 16U Chicago Summer Challenge title last week.

Illinois Crush won the 16U Silver title.

The Illinois Wolves knocked off Illinois Attack and Young & Reckless en route to their title share.  Kansas City PowerGroup defeated the Midwest Wilcats and the Rising Stars en route to their share of the crown.

Kessel Heat won the 15U Silver title.


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