By Michael O'Brien

October 2006 Archives

Kenny Battle on Rose's visit to Illinois

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Former Illini star Kenny Battle sat next to Reggie and Derrick Rose at the Orange & Blue Scrimmage on Friday...

Which school will Derrick Rose choose on Saturday?

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Will it be Memphis, Illinois or Indiana?

Da Bullz Foundation shootout matchups announced

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Curie coach Mike Oliver's annual shootout will be held at Collins on Dec. 2...

Derrick Rose will announce college choice on Nov. 4

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Simeon coach speaks about Rose's Illinois visit

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Derrick Rose Will Visit Illinois

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According to his brother Reggie, Derrick will visit Illinois Friday for the Orange and Blue game, a scrimmage of the Illinois basketball team.

The Small Forwards

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Our look at the upcoming season continues. Today we take a look at the area's top wing players.

Chris Head Returns

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Former Westinghouse and Proviso West coach Chris Head, who led the Warriors to the Class AA state title in 2002, has been named head coach at Brooks.

Eason To LSU

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Hope guard Latear Eason made an oral commitment to LSU Sunday night during an official visit.

Chicago Gets a Thank You From Arkansas

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Here's an e-mail from a big Razorback fan who just got his first look at former Marshall star guard Patrick Beverrley, who is a freshman at the SEC school. Beverley, with 25 points, was the leading scorer in the Red-White scrimmage in Arkansas on Friday.

The Shooting Guards

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The basketball season begins one month from today. Here is a look at the area's best two guards.

Billinger Memorial Shootout Schedule Announced

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Von Steuben coach Vince Carter has released the matchups for the annual shootout at North Park

Do You Believe That Eric Gordon Received Death Threats?

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Lawless To Miss Basketball Season

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Wheeling senior forward Taylor Lawless will miss the upcoming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee in June.

Eric Gordon's Coach Defends Weber's Recruiting Abilities

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Indianapolis North Central basketball coach Doug Mitchell has nothing but positive things to say about the Illinois coaching staff...

The Point Guards

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The 2006-07 basketball season is right around the corner. Starting today and running through next week, High School Confidential will break down the top players, position by position.

The Game of the Year

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Oak Hill, the top-ranked basketball team in the nation, is coming to Chicago in January.

Shootout At The Hill Matchups Announced

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Hillcrest coach Tom Cappel annually organizes one of the top events of the season — the matchups are set for December 16.

The Sporting News Ranks Simeon #9

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Rose Will Sign Early

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Three weeks and one day until signing day.
Derrick Rose was in Memphis for Midnight Madness and now the 6-3 Simeon All-American is looking at his options.

Rumors about Washington guard DeAndre Liggins Unfounded

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The top prospect in the class of 2008 will be able to play his senior season.

Can Jon Scheyer Play Point Guard for Duke?

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There's a new vacancy in the Duke backcourt and Scheyer may be the only man for the job.

Riverside-Brookfield's Chris Parrish to SIU

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According to Illinois Wolves AAU coach Mike Mullins, Riverside-Brookfield's Chris Parrish has given an oral commitment to Southern Illinois.

Public League playoffs are set; CVS a big winner

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The Chicago Public League football playoffs begin this week and with a twist.
Since only the top four teams in the Illini Conferences make the playoffs for the Prep Bowl, a Week 9 game was added for all of the schools.
The big winner is Vocational, which is 4-4 but based on its playoff points figures to earn a berth in the state playoffs if it can beat Taft this week.
Only teams from the four Illini Conferences are eligible for the state tournamet field that will be announced on Saturday night.

Derrick Rose In Memphis

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A few more recruiting updates...

Will The Gordon Decision Influence Derrick Rose?

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Eric Gordon and Derrick Rose played together this summer, then last month they visited Indiana together. Now that Gordon has given Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson an oral commitment, will Rose follow?

Bob Gibbons: So Much For Ethics

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Taylor Bell talks to Bob Gibbons about the Gordon decision.

Roy Schmidt: It's Not Weber's Fault

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Recruiting analyst Roy Schmidt of the Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye Report sounds off on the Eric Gordon decision:

Eric Gordon To Indiana

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Gordon officially changed his mind on Thursday night.

Some Good News for Illinois

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With the news that Eric Gordon will attend Midnight Madness at Indiana, the Illini faithful could use some...

Billy Joel was right

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Movin' Up could be a theme for next week's state playoff pairings

Midnight Madness News

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The latest recruting updates...

Rocky Hill Leaves Julian

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Rocky Hill is out at Julian and in at Crete-Monee...

Result nullification and rankings

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I do football rankings every week, and like almost everyone else, this has been the most difficult fall in memory. I have probably set a record for having the most schools in and out of the Super 25.

The National Scene

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The first indications of where Simeon stands...

The Eric Gordon Saga Continues...

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A blogger with ties to the Indiana basketball program claims to have news...

The Transfers

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There are always high profile transfers during the summer. Here's a look at the two that could have the biggest impact this season.

The New Guy

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Everyone is raving about Simeon junior Keyon Smith, but is he ready to join Derrick Rose in the backcout of the defending state champs?

Fixing the Summer Game

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The "culture" of summer basketball is under attack from the NBA, the NCAA and the shoe companies — the monsters that started all the problems.

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