Posted On: 05/14/20 6:00 AM

As we start to look ahead to next season we wanted to identify teams that we think are on the rise heading into next year.  Everyone knows the CPS powers will be contenders come March like always, but these 25 programs from around the state are ones to watch that could be even better than this year.  Here are our Teams on the Rise for 2020-2021 Part 1!


Belleville East

The metro east has been very good over the last half decade with at least one team each year really stepping up.  We think Belleville East has a chance to be that team next season.  They return the majority of their team including their core players.  2022 wing Braxton Stacker could be a breakout candidate with his wiry frame and scoring potential.  Rock solid 2021 guard Ethyn Brown will run the show and get others involved.  Also watch out for 2023 shooting guard Jordan Pickett who has D1 potential and got key varsity experience as a freshman.




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