By Joe Henricksen

Hoops Report's Top 25

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By Joe Henricksen

With the arrival of St. Rita transfer and Illinois State recruit Terry Johnson to an already loaded roster, North Lawndale, the 2008 Class 2A state champions, gets the nod over both Zion-Benton and Whitney Young. The City/Suburban Hoops Report's preseason Top 50 is now out in the preseason issue. Here is a look at the preseason Top 25.

1. North Lawndale
2. Zion-Benton
3. Whitney Young
4. DeLaSalle
5. Seton Academy
6. Simeon
7. Curie
8. Thornton
9. Foreman
10. Waukegan
11. Bolingbrook
12. Hyde Park
13. Glenbrook North
14. Marshall
15. Morton
16. Hillcrest
17. Neuqua Valley
18. Lincoln Park
19. Crete-Monee
20. Mt. Carmel
21. Evanston
22. Leo
23. St. Joseph
24. Warren
25. St. Ignatius

Best Bets
Here is a look at teams most likely to crack the Top 25 sooner than later....
North Chicago
Naperville Central
Glenbrook South
New Trier
Lake Forest
Crane
St. Patrick
T.F. North
Riverside-Brookfield

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THE BIG DIPPER TOURNEY AT RICH SOUTH WILL DEFINITELY
BE THE HOTTEST TICKET IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA,
SETON ACADEMY, THORNTON, BOLINGBROOK, LINCOLN PARK,
CRETE MONEE, AND LEO ALL PLAY IN THE BIG DIPPER THIS
CHRISTMAS!
ALSO WITH MACARI BROOKS, AND KENDRICK MORSE FROM RICH
SOUTH, ALONG WITH HALES, BLOOM, RICH CENTRAL, RICH EAST, SHEPARD, TINLEY PARK AND MORGAN PARK, FENGER,
AND MARIAN CATHOLIC ROUNDING OUT THE FIELD, THIS TOURNEY IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING TO SEE!
SEE YOU GUYS AT THE DIPPER!

wheres parker???

SETON IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE STATE. WHAT THEY DID ON SATURDAY NIGHT VS. A VERY TALENTED LINCOLN PARK SQUAD WAS RIDICULOUS. THEY ARE MEN AMONG BOYS. IT WAS EXCITING TO SEE NIXON AND CORTNEY BELL GO BACK FORTH IN THE GAME. LOOK FOR SETON TO WIN THE STATE TITLE.

How they rate these players in the state is a joke. There is a kid at Chicago Vocational High School names Angelo Nwankpa (6'1" point guard) who is a defensive glove, excellent athlete and has is a tremendously smart player. I promise you that he will shut down any player in the state.

Since 1990, I have always laughed at these rankings. That years, when the Area's top 100 players were ranked, I wasn't one of them. By the end of the season, I was a 1st team All-Area selection and was later became a professional. What a joke! If nothing else, these rankings are good to motivate deserving players.

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