By Michael O'Brien

May 2009 Archives

Jereme Richmond not heading to Findlay

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According to a source at Illinois, the report that Jereme Richmond is leaving Waukegan for Findlay prep is not true. At least not yet. Richmond is waiting on his grades. It still could happen, but they are hoping Richmond gets to play his senior year for the Bulldogs.

The source also confirmed that Crandall Head is staying at Crane for his senior year.

UPDATE: Just spoke with Jereme's father Bill. He said Jereme will be at Waukegan next year.

Riverside-Brookfield shootout this weekend

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The shootout is still taking place this weekend, but according to R-B, the list of teams previously published is not totally correct. Check back for updates...


According to Mac Irvin Fire coach Mike Irvin, some new high-major programs are in the mix for three Class of 2011 stars.

Louisville and Florida are now in on Morgan Park's Wayne Blackshear and De La Salle's Michael Shaw. Kentucky, which is already involved with Blackshear and Shaw, is now also recruiting Young's Sam Thompson.

2009 Kickoff Classic date and times

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Friday, August 28 at Soldier Field

2:30 pm: De La Salle vs. Lane
5:15 pm: Mount Carmel vs. Simeon
8 pm: Brother Rice vs. Morgan Park

DeCesare in at St. Rita/Blackshear on ESPN

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-Former DePaul assistant coach Gary DeCesare is the new basketball coach at St. Rita. DeCesare had a long, successful career as a high school coach at St. Raymond in New York.

-The long-awaited ESPN Outside the Lines feature on Wayne Blackshear finally aired this morning. Check it out here: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/index

Chicago Demons in Minnesota

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The Demons submitted this writeup earlier in the week, if any other club teams would like to do the same this spring/summer, go ahead and email the info to mobrien@suntimes.com

"The Chicago Demons 17-U made huge strides as a traveling basketball team with their impressive play at the Howard Pulley Sabes Invitational in Minnesota.

Led by All-Tournament team member Jamal Dantzler, the Chicago Demons proved that they are a force to be reckoned with on the travel circuit for 2009.

Pool play started out bleak for the Demons, as the coaching staff juggled with the line-up searching for a winning combination. As a result, the team lost their first two games; and found themselves down 20 in the third game. It was then that coaching staff shifted gears and installed a variety of full court pressure tactics. The Demons went on a 22-3 run, before Jamal Dantzler hit a buzzer beating 3-pointer to send the game into overtime. After trading baskets in overtime, the game was eventually won on a buzzer beating 3-pointer by Jermaine Hiler.

It was the aforementioned series of events that sparked more enthusiastic play from the team throughout the remainder of the tournament, including a playoff victory over in-state rival RBS.

This weekend, Jamal Dantzler proved to be one of Chicago's elite prospects from the class of 2010 as he scored points in a variety of ways. Jamal's offensive arsenal was on full display as he knocked down midrange shots, 3-pointers, dunks and free-throws.

Contributing to the success of the Demons were Jermaine Hiler, Floyd Campbell, Osay Williams, Justin Parnell, Keenan Blanks and Brandon Bates (5-5 on three-pointers in the OT win versus Iowa Attack).

The playoff run was disrupted by a strong host team, HP White, in the quarterfinals."

With the first state fishing derby ...

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Just wondering
Do non-boundary schools (Brother Rice, Regina) etc. have to catch 1.65 times heavier fish?

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