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Posted On: 02/13/21 9:00 PM

It was a busy day for Prep Hoops Illinois on Saturday as we took in four games from around the state.  They were Lyons vs Downers Grove South, Bolingbrook vs Joliet West, Glenbard West vs Glenbard South, and Rolling Meadows vs St. Rita.  Tons of high level prospects and breakout performances.  Here is the best of what we saw in Scouting the State: Saturday’s Top Performers!


Tavari JohnsonTavariJohnson5'11" | PGLyons | 2022StateIL (Lyons Township – 2022)

The first game we caught was a unique one for sure as LT played Downers Grove South where they played 20 minute halves and had a 5 in and 5 out platoon system.  The reason we wanted to watch didn’t disappoint.  Johnson is a 6’0” lead guard that has elite feel in the half court.  He works tremendously well around ball screens and knows how to set others up.  Pick/roll, pick/pop, cross court passes off live dribbles.  This kid has “it”.  The scoring game was working too as he drilled an array of jumpers from mid-range and three.  Shoots it with balance and confidence.  His defense was a plus as well.  Got his hands in passing lanes for deflections that he took the other way. 

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