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Charlie Moore Picks Up Pittsburgh Offer

Class of 2016 Chicago Morgan Park standout Charlie Moore has now added a scholarship offer from Pittsburgh to his collection.

Moore, a 5’10 point guard, is a versatile backcourt talent who can run a team as well as play on and off of the basketball.

Moore holds a number of offers including Illinois, Iowa, Memphis and Nevada to name a few.

Moore competes on the Nike EYBL Circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire.

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Nate Kennell Adds Bradley, Siena Offers

Class of 2016 Metamora High School standout Nate Kennell has now added scholarship offers from Siena and Bradley to his collection.

Kennell, a 6’5 shooting guard, is known for his ability to shoot the basketball, and rates as the top shooter in the Illinois class of 2016.

Kennell has enhanced his recruiting stock greatly with his strong play on the Under Armour Circuit with the Illinois Wolves this spring.

Kennell will be in action at the Hoops 247 All-America Showcase on July 9th and with the Illinois Wolves at the Chicago Summer Challenge July 10-12.

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Illinois Players NBA Summer League Teams

Here is a quick look at which NBA team a number former Illinois high school basketball standouts will be playing for in Summer League action.  Summer League’s will be hosted in Orlando, Utah and Las Vegas.


Brooklyn Nets - Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie), Ryan Boatright (East Aurora), DeShawn Delaney (Chicago Carver)


Charlotte Hornets - Frank Kaminsky (Benet Academy)


Chicago Bulls - Rayvonte Rice (Champaign Centennial)


Cleveland Cavaliers - John Shurna (Glenbard West), Keifer Sykes (Chicago Marshall)


D-League Select - Justin Dentmon (Carbondale), Michael Dunigan (Chicago Farragut)


Golden State Warriors - Chasson Randle (Rock Island)


Orlando Magic - Nnanna Egwu (Chicago St. Ignatius)


Philadelphia 76ers - Jahlil Okafor (Chicago Whitney Young), Sam Thompson (Chicago Whitney Young), Richaun Holmes (Lockport)


Sacramento Kings - DeAndre Liggins (Chicago Washington)


San Antonio Spurs - Wayne Blackshear (Chicago Morgan Park)


Toronto Raptors - Phillip Greene IV (Chicago Fenger)


Utah Jazz - Jack Cooley (Glenbrook South)




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Jack Lieb Picks Up Loyola Offer

Former Deerfield High School stndout Jack Lieb of Brewster Academy has picked up a scholarship offer from Loyola head coach Porter Moser.

Lieb, a 6’9 post, saw his recruiting stock skyrocket this past spring on the Under Armour Circuit with the Illinois Wolves.

Lieb has a wealth of offers on the table including the likes of Lehigh, Lafayette, UMKC, Niagara, Boston University and Siena to name a few.

Lieb will be in action with the Illinois at the Hoops 247 All-America Showcase on Thursday, July 9 as well as with the Illinois Wolves at the Chicago Summer Challenge July 10-12.

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Justin Smith Adds Purdue Offer

Class of 2017 Stevenson High School standout Justin Smith picked up a Big 10 scholarship offer from Purdue while on an unofficial visit to the school.


Smith, a 6’7 wing, is a bouncy athlete who has the ability to do a lot of damage with his jump shot.  Smith currently ranks among the top five prospects in the 2017 class.


Smith already holds a long line of offers including Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern and DePaul to name a few.


Smith competes on the Nike EYBL Circuit with the 17U Mac Irvin Fire.


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