Posted On: 01/5/21 3:00 PM

Prep Hoops Illinois checked in on some of the top 2021 and 2022 southern Illinois prospects over the weekend as the Illinois Bears squads took on each other in Nashville, Tennessee.  Here are our standouts from the Illinois Bears 2021 vs 2022 Scrimmage!


Noah FranklinNoahFranklin6'5" | SFCobden | 2021StateIL (Cobden – 2021)

Franklin is a 6’7” point forward that brings a strong body and skilled game to the table.  Plays inside and out.  Pushes in the open floor after consistently grabbing defensive rebounds.  Scored on an array of cuts to the hoop, post ups, and hook shots.  Took it from the mid-post as well off the dribble.


Landon ZurlieneLandonZurliene6'3" | SGFairfield | 2021StateIL (Fairfield – 2021)

Zurliene is a wiry thin wing that has a smooth looking shot which he knocked in off a dribble handoff.  Also got loose several times in transition for scores.


Reece JohnsonReeceJohnson6'4" | SGBenton | 2021StateIL (Benton – 2021)

Johnson is a tough wing that can flat out knock down shots.  He did it from the baseline, mid-range shots, and three.  Solid passer that threw crisp dishes.


Joe MeltonJoeMelton6'6" | CNorris City Omaha Enfield | 2021StateIL (Norris City Omaha Enfield – 2021)

Melton is a very intriguing small college post.  The thin

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