Posted On: 03/30/21 3:00 PM

There was a lot of basketball happening this weekend for Chicago area players in the surrounding states. I checked out a pair or travel team starting their seasons and another team celebrating the class of 2021. Here is my weekend recap!

The AAU season is officially underway. Two of Illinois top Independent programs that will be playing on the Prep Hoops Circuit made the trip to Wisconsin Dells to participate in The Rock Classic.  Illinois Hoopstars and Team Y&R took some loaded teams to Wisconsin to get some early test on spring competition.  The Hoopstars had three 17U teams with some really good talent. Hoopstars Gill was outstanding. Here we examine their top players from the weekend.


James Dent James Dent 6'3" | SG Springfield Southeast | 2021 State IL (2021) Springfield Southeast

Dent is an uncommitted senior still looking to showcase his outside shooting for recruiters. Dent led his team in scoring for most of the event. In bracket play Dent made 9 three pointers in his Sunday afternoon matchup against Wisconsin Rap as he would finish that game with 30 points and a spot in the platinum semifinals. 

Zach Cleveland Zach Cleveland 6'7" | PF Normal Community | 2022 State IL (2022) Normal Community 

The uber athletic forward had a really productive weekend. Zach is 6’7” four man

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