Posted On: 07/8/21 5:00 PM

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 2024 & 2025 Performers!

 

2024

James Brown James Brown 6'8" | C St. Rita | 2024 IL (Mac Irvin Fire)

Brown has established himself as the top rising sophomore in the state and will debut at the pole position when we get to the first rankings for 2024 early in the fall.  At 6’8” the center is incredibly skilled for his age with advanced post moves.  Spins, hooks, and fluidity are amazing.  Runs the floor well, mobile in the pick/roll, and is a good rebounder snatching them in traffic.  Shot blocking presence as well.  High-major all the way!

 

Christopher Riddle Christopher Riddle 6'4" | SF Kenwood | 2024 IL (Mac Irvin Fire)

Riddle is a powerfully built small forward that plays with a tremendous motor!  Love how hard this Kenwood wing plays.  He is always around the ball and rebounds at a high rate.  When he puts his head down and wants to get to the rack he is very difficult to contain.  His skill set sometimes goes unnoticed as he is an

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