Posted On: 07/15/21 12:00 PM

The Platform was an incredible event, with plenty of talent to boast about, and even more college coaches to watch it. And while the 17Us were the stars of the show, the 16Us had a load of standouts too.

Here are the Illinois standouts:

Kade Lustenberger Kade Lustenberger 6'5" | PF Carterville | 2023 State IL , 6’4", 2023, Grassroots: Illinois Bears

"Lusty" had a great crowd and great team behind him, but was definitely the standout and had a group of huge games against some high level talent. Lustenberger can knock down shots with ease and get to his spots well, making him a great target for his offensive players and a reliable cornerstone guy for when they needed a bucket. Lusty had one of the best jumpers of the weekend and could hit pro-level mid range pullups that he would hit with ease. He has a lot of other parts of the game to work on before he becomes a major prospect, but with a reliable jumper and a solid foundation underneath him, he can develop to become a real issue in the near future.

Mason Funk Mason Funk 6'5" | SF Normal U-High | 2023 State IL , 6’5", 2023, Grassroots: Illinois Hoopstarz

Funk was one of my favorite guys this weekend because of his unique

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