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Posted On: 08/10/20 5:00 PM

It was quite a weekend of hoops in Minnesota at the Rumble Up North Tournament.  There were high profile teams and prospects from around the country in the house.  We will focus on the Illinois prospects.  Here is our Rumble Up North: 2021 Illinois Top Performers!


John PoulakidasJohnPoulakidas6'5" | SFNeuqua Valley | 2021State#125NationIL (Young & Reckless)

Poulakidas was the top ranked prospects at the event from the state of Illinois and the #5 2021 prospect didn’t disappoint when we saw him on Saturday.  As I had a colleague say to me this weekend he might be one of the best bad shot makers they have ever seen.  At times he will force some contested shots, but he actually makes them at a pretty high rate.  Plus jump shooter from mid-range and when he gets a clean look he is close to automatic.  Crafty with the ball as he has really tightened up his ball handling over the last year.  Can also drive and kick to teammates when the defense collapses on him.


Julius RollinsJuliusRollins6'6" | SFHillcrest | 2021StateIL (Young & Reckless)

The Hillcrest 2021 combo forward brings tremendous versatility.  Can play inside and out.  He shot it well from mid-range with smooth pull

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