In this era where change remains the only thing we can expect, the powers that be in high school basketball seem ready to shake things up.
Among the basketball rule changes expected at the high school level within a few years is one that might reduce the number of free throws per game.
NORMAL — Normal West High School basketball star Francis Okoro told ESPN's Jeff Borzello on Sunday that he is reclassifying as a 2018 recruit and will play for Oregon this fall.
BLOOMINGTON — It takes time to become a member of a high school varsity sports team, more if you want to star and even more if you want to shine in two sports.
CHARLESTON — It’s no understatement to say some of the best boys basketball teams are at the Eastern Illinois University Team Camp this weekend.
PONTIAC — The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association boys and girls all-star games will be held Saturday at Pontiac High School.
NORMAL — Normal West High School star junior Francis Okoro committed to the University of Oregon late Monday night, choosing the Ducks over Purdue and Illinois.
BLOOMINGTON — An unexpected coaching change has led Bloomington High School senior guard Colton Sandage to change his mind about accepting a basketball scholarship at the University of Texas Arlington.
NORMAL — Glenn Reinhart and Rick Birckelbaw were co-winners of the Allan Russell Award on Friday night during the Bloomington-Normal Officials Association Hall of Fame and Awards Recognition Banquet at Illinois State's Alumni Center.
NORMAL — Defenses swarm Francis Okoro. They surround him, lean on him, put hands to his back ... anything to contain Normal West High School's gifted 6-foot-9 junior.
DOWNS — The universe needs to try harder if it wants Zac Simon to quit.
PEORIA — All-stater E.J. Liddell had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks late Saturday night as Belleville West High School's basketball team edged defending champion Chicago Whitney Young, 60-56, in overtime in the Class 4A state championship game at Carver Arena.
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University of Illinois recruit Ayo Dosunmu poured in 28 points to lead Chicago Morgan Park High School to a 71-56 victory over Springfield Southeast in the Class 3A state championship basketball game at Peoria on Saturday.
PEORIA — Terrion Murdix had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three assists Friday to lead No. 2-ranked Springfield Southeast High School to a 60-38 victory over North Chicago in the Class 3A State Basketball Tournament semifinals at Carver Arena.
Junior stars Francis Okoro of Normal West High School and Chris Payton of Bloomington were named Associated Press Class 4A second-team all-state selections on Thursday.
Senior Jack Gilmore of Central Catholic High School was a unanimous selection on the Illini Prairie Conference all-star basketball team released Tuesday.
PEORIA — Dannie Smith led the way with 22 points and Chase Adams added 17 as top-ranked defending champion Chicago Orr defeated Winnebago to win the Class 2A State Tournament on Saturday night at Carver Arena.
Central Catholic ends its remarkable season on a positive note in the Class 2A third-place game with a 69-61 victory over Pinckneyville.
PEORIA — A brotherhood forged years ago and strengthened over 33 games had no intention of losing its last contest.
Central Catholic falls 60-49 to Class 2A No. 1-ranked Chicago Orr in the boys basketball state tournament at Carver Arena. In addition, Heyworth junior Colin McCubbins takes the Class 2A Country Financial Three-Point Showdown title and advances to next Friday's King of the Hill competition f…
PEORIA — For 12 minutes Friday, the Central Catholic High School basketball had the look of an unheralded challenger poised to take down a heavyweight champion.
PEORIA — Heyworth High School junior Colin McCubbins sank his first six shots and won the Class 2A COUNTRY Financial Three-Point Showdown finals Friday night at Carver Arena.
PEORIA — Andrew Morrissey finished with 29 points and 16 rebounds to spark No. 4-ranked Winnebago High School to a 67-63 victory over No. 3 Pinckneyville in a Class 2A State Tournament semifinal game Friday night at Carver Arena.
Juniors Francis Okoro of Normal West High School and Chris Payton of Bloomington were unanimous selections on the Big 12 Conference all-star basketball team released Friday.