By Michael O'Brien

July 2007 Archives

Taylor Bell on the Irish recruiting situation...

Steve Filer commits to Notre Dame

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The Mount Carmel star is the latest addition to the Irish recruiting class, already ranked No. 1 in the nation...

Larry Hight lands Elgin head coaching spot

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Elgin Courier News Sports Editor R.J. Gerber has the story...

The Bulldogs new coach talks about his star player Jereme Richmond...

Ron Ashlaw is the new Waukegan coach

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Jeff Bonato of the Lake County News-Sun checks in with the news...

Clyde Travis gets Dunigan's side of the story...

The Sun-Times' Clyde Travis gets Nelson's views on Dunigan's commitment...

Scott Powers of Ill. Hoops.com talked with Richmond today....

Humphrey says he would have picked Illinois if they had offered last year...

Matt Humphrey and Michael Dunigan commit to Oregon

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Meanstreets coach Tai Streets sends two more off to a high-major...

The Express knocked off Urban Dallas-Fort Worth Elite on Sunday to win the Honda Classic in Shawnee, Kansas...

Jereme Richmond shines at the Peach Jam

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The Illinois recruit stepped up and led the Rising Stars to victory...

A rough night at the Peach Jam

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Meanstreets and the Illinois Warriors both lost, but Roy and Harv Schmidt may have found a sleeper in the senior class...

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was front and center to watch Meanstreets today at the Peach Jam...

Kevin Dillard dominates at the Peach Jam

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Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye Recruiting analysts Roy and Harv Schmidt are providing live updates from North Augusta, South Carolina...

Luther Head returns to the West Side

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Former Ilinois star and current Houston Rocket Luther Head is back at Manley this week, hosting a camp for area players with former Manley coach Bo Delaney and Curie coach Mike Oliver. A number of NBA players are supposed to stop by and help out. Current players from Crane, Marshall and Curie are also in attendance. The camp kicked off on Monday and runs through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The public is welcome to come watch.

The state of Illinois recruiting

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The Fighting Illini could miss out on all four of the top in-state recruits...

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Scott Powers just spoke with Iman Shumpert about the scholarship offer he received today from North Carolina coach Roy Williams.

"He texted me this morning and said the scholarship was mine," Shumpert said. "I'm going to give them a closer look now. I said I would look at them more seriously if they offered me. I'm thinking of taking an unofficial visit there."

Shumpert is playing in the Stagg shootout and at a tournament at Notre Dame this weekend.

North Carolina has offered Oak Park guard Iman Shumpert

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Roy and Harv Schmidt of the Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye Report have the scoop...

Reports from the Morris Shootout

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All the action was down in Morris the past two days. Joliet Herald-News sports editor Dick Goss checked in with a number of teams...

Don't bet against Alando Tucker

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Ron Kremer of the Joliet Herald-News weighs in on the other area-bred player that was drafted in the first round last week...

Is the junior class underrated or just lousy?

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The national recruiting sites don't respect the local class of 2009. Dave Telep of Scout.com didn't rank a single Illinois player in his top 50 (released today). He's probably right. I fully expect Young's Marcus Jordan to eventually crack the national top 50, but no one in the class has proven they belong in the elite just yet, which is rare for the Chicago area...

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