Posted On: 06/17/19 5:30 PM

This weekend I was able to catch a couple games from the Stagg Shootout. The shootout showcased most of the best teams from the suburbs.  Here are my standouts!


Julius Rollins (Hillcrest – 2021)

In the matchup against Lockport, Rollins sort of went through the motions in the first half and he didn’t get it going until his team was down double digits. Julius became very aggressive starting with a blocked shot that turned into transition points. After that he started asserting himself on the backboard and snatching rebounds and pushing the ball up the court himself. On offense he took advantage of mismatches by taking defenders off the dribble for easy buckets. He finished his run when one of his teammates missed a shot and he grabbed it going straight back up for a slam. Rollins’ play propelled his teams to a victory.


Billy Durkin (Hinsdale South – 2020)

The wiry Durkin was a scoring machine in his matchup against Brother Rice. Billy started out with a couple of threes before the defense adjusted to him. When they began to play him close he would drive to the rim for layups.  Billy has a solid handle and

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