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East St. Louis is going to an exciting squad to watch this upcoming season. They had a quality campaign last year under first year Head Coach Tony Young, a former DI college assistant. Young’s team was guided by class of 2013 recruit Deshawn Munson who was one of the most productive players in the state last year.
Their senior leadership this season will come from 6’4” Darrion Beane who is an athletic wing that plays with energy and can get to the basket. Senior point guard Justin Smith will bring toughness as well as his ability to run the team and make shots.
This season the Flyers will be loaded with young talent in the freshman and sophomore classes. That is headlined by the state’s top 2017 prospect 6’10” Jeremiah Tilmon. The post proved during the summer with MoKan Elite 14U he is a premier young prospect with his ability to run the floor, score around the basket, rebound, and swat shots. He has interest already from high major colleges across the Midwest.
East St. Louis will open up the season at the Decatur Turkey Tournament against a stacked field.