Posted On: 07/14/21 10:00 AM

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 today looking at The Platform: Top Illinois Performers!


Tyler Van Gorp Tyler Van Gorp 6'10" | C New Trier | 2023 State IL (Hoops 4 Health 17U)

TVG was very good on Friday when we saw the New Trier big man play.  He is a skilled post with legit size at 6’10” and long arms.  Needs to add strength, but the way he seals and his feel for scoring around the hoop is impressive.  Did a nice job as well on the glass.  Class of 2023 is a five to monitor for low-majors.


DJ Starr DJ Starr 6'1" | PG Normal U-High | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars 17U)

Starr is a Normal University High School product that is one of the better central Illinois guards in the 2022 class.  Strong frame allows him to take contact at the rim.  Burst with the ball in his hands off the bounce getting to the rack and has a good overall feel for picking his spots to score and distribute.  D2 programs should keep close tabs here.


AJ Casey AJ Casey 6'8" | PF Whitney Young | 2022 State #22 Nation IL (Meanstreets 17U)

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