Posted On: 02/10/21 3:10 PM

The Supreme Courts, LLC in Aurora was the site for the most recent installment of the High School All-American Showcase that hosts events around the entire country on various weekends throughout the year.

Due to Covid restrictions and the weather, the number of players was restricted for this particular event.  However, some 25 current high school players attended the five-hour showcase to work on their game, get film, and "polish up" before the beginning of many of their seasons as Illinois high school basketball finally gets underway this week.

Top Performers:

William Bates  6’1  Senior  185lbs  SG  Bremen

Bates (#478 pictured) had the most college ready combination of skills and physicality.  The 6’1 guard controlled both ends of the floor.  He used his quickness and ballhandling to get by his defenders, often going baseline, and then using his 185lb frame to finish against contact when encountering big men help at the rim. Defensively he communicated with his teammates well and overpowered his opponent with lateral quickness and tenacity throughout the event. William has range, but prefers to go to his mid-range pull-up when shooting the ball. Bates could

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