Posted On: 07/8/21 6:00 AM

The Summer Challenge concluded over the weekend as many teams from the state of Illinois prepped for the live period with this must attend early July event.  Time to dive into the best players we saw in Summer Challenge: Top 2023 Performers!


Javonte Taylor Javonte Taylor 6'7" | PF Kenwood | 2023 State #4 Nation IL (Mac Irvin Fire)

Taylor is the top junior prospect in Illinois and one of the best in the country.  That is blatantly apparent every single time we watch him on the hardwood.  A lot of Kevin Durant like qualities to his game.  High level shot maker that knocks them down off the bounce along with spotting up particularly from the corners.  Explosive athlete in transition.  Human bucket getter.


Jake Fiegen Jake Fiegen 6'3" | PG New Trier | 2023 State IL (Full Package)

Fiegen has to be on the short list of the top shooters in the state.  One of the quickest and most consistent strokes out there.  He gets it off with ease and knocks them down at an extremely high clip.  We came away impressed with his toughness and grit on the boards when we caught him over the weekend.


Matas Castillo & Rokas Castillo Rokas Castillo 5'11" | PG Lemont | 2023 State IL (Ful Package)

These Lemont 5’11” point guards share the backcourt for

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