Posted On: 01/31/21 3:00 PM

The Rock N Ball Winter League in Hammond, Indiana was a tremendous addition during an unusual year.  It gave players an opportunity to play and elevate their games in a time where there was no high school basketball in Illinois.  Here we look at some of our takeaways from the league over the last couple months.  This is Rock N Ball League Takeaways Part 2!


Nick Martinelli Nick Martinelli 6'6" | SF Glenbrook South | 2022 State IL Continues Breakout at Rock N Ball

The player that made the biggest name for himself over the last six months was Glenbrook South 2022 small forward Nick Martinelli.  He continued his ascent with several epic outings at Rock N Ball.  He is a skilled forward that can get buckets from all over the floor.  Finishes well in the paint with either hand.  Plays with pace and flair.  Such a fun player to watch and college coaches are going to really enjoy watching him!


Loyola Has Next Star in TY Johnson TY Johnson 6'1" | PG DePaul Prep | 2021 State #198 Nation IL

DePaul Prep 2021 point guard TY Johnson is the type of player that can continue to help Loyola build on their final four appearance from several years back.  The Ramblers have consistently landed top 10 in-state talent

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