Conference Preview

Posted On: 11/8/15 9:00 PM

In this series we take a look at the potential candidates for Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois for this upcoming season.  Here we profile St. Joseph’s 2016 power forward Nick Rakocevic.



Rakocevic had a big junior season where he put up numbers while playing on a 3A state championship team.  He is a skilled big man that runs the floor well and when locked in can dominate in the high school setting.  One of the top post players in the state of Illinois.


Odds to Win:



Why he Can Win:

With the graduation of Jordan Ash, Glynn Watson, and Joffery Brown it will be his team this year.  He should get plenty of touches and opportunities to put up monster numbers.  Will also be playing high profile games in the competitive Chicago Catholic League.  If he can lead a young and talented team to a huge season he will definitely be under consideration.


Obstacles to Win:

Rakocevic struggled on the travel team circuit this past spring and summer to get into a rhythm and

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