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Posted On: 09/21/20 6:00 AM

Sunday afternoon the Illinois Bears travel team had a scrimmage combining their 2023 and 2024 prospects.  The Illinois Bears program has been a staple in southern Illinois for a long time under the direction of Justin Barrington.  Let’s dive into our evaluations from the event!


Cole PeppenhorstColePeppenhorst6'4" | PFBreese Mater Dei | 2023StateIL (Breese Mater Dei)

Peppenhorst is a prospect that intrigued us over the last few months and this might have been the best he has played yet.  The 6’4” four man is a mobile post that has a long and lanky frame with projectability.  Should continue to grow.  He can beat a defense in so many ways.  Skilled around the basket with a soft touch.  Nice looking hook shot.  Stretches the floor with his perimeter shooting knocking down a handful of them off the catch throughout the day.  Can put it on the deck slashing from the high post and is more than comfortable taking it off the defensive glass and pushing it on his own in transition.  Good area rebounder that once he adds strength will be even better.  Length plays well defensively as he can block a shot with good timing.


Cade AltadonnaCadeAltadonna5'10" | PGHighland | 2023StateIL (Highland)

Altadonna is

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