Posted On: 07/14/21 5:00 PM

What a weekend of hoops in Birmingham, Alabama at The Platform!  Prep Hoops hosted hundreds of D1 college coaches at the 19 court venue.  Here we examine what we saw looking at The Platform: Illinois Stock Risers!


Sherod Dent Sherod Dent 6'6" | PF Niles Notre Dame | 2023 State IL (Hoops 4 Health 17U)

Dent is a Niles Notre Dame combo forward that can play inside and out.  Did most of his damage the game we saw on the offensive glass using his strong frame for put backs.  He made a couple quick passes and was adequate as a spot up shooter.  D2 prospect.


Ja’Marcus Webb Ja’Marcus Webb 6'1" | SG Normal Community West | 2022 IL (Illinois Hoopstars 17U)

Webb is a small college gem that emerged in Birmingham.  The 6’1” Normal West guard did a nice job slashing and scoring in the lane on runners.  Was also effective in the open floor.


Robbie Avila Robbie Avila 6'8" | PF Oak Forest | 2022 State #225 Nation IL (Meanstreets 17U)

Robbie “Buckets” Avila did just that over the weekend.  He utilized his slo-mo game scoring from the high-post on crafty drives and was efficient on the block with his post touches.  Rebounded at a good clip in the minutes he saw especially Sunday when he got the start.  Plus passer for a big man that

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