Posted On: 08/26/21 6:00 AM

What prospects from the state of Illinois helped themselves during the spring and summer on the Prep Hoops Circuit.  We dive into them here in Prep Hoops Circuit: Illinois Stock Risers!

 

Billy Bach Billy Bach 6'4" | PF Lyons | 2022 State IL (HIT)

Bach is a sharp shooting wing from Lyons that took his game up another notch this spring.  Sniper with unlimited range that will help a small college looking for a shooter.

 

Max Love Max Love 6'5" | SF St. Charles North | 2022 State IL (HIT)

Love is another HIT prospect that stepped up.  Skilled wing that has versatility on the perimeter and inside.  Silky smooth stroke for the St. Charles North prospect.

 

Matt Somerville Matt Somerville 6'6" | SF Whitney Young | 2022 State IL (South Cook Jaguars)

Somerville was a consistent presence for the Jaguars all spring and summer helping lead them in the Grit Region.  Whitney Young combo forward is a bouncy transition athlete that defends and plays above the rim.

 

AJ Redd AJ Redd 6'3" | SG St. Ignatius | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars)

Redd was at his best slashing.  The St. Ignatius 2022 shooting guard slithers through the defense finding holes to exploit.

 

Ethan Gallagher Ethan Gallagher 6'4" | SG Lockport Township | 2022 State IL (EBA Ice)

Gallagher was a standout with how well he shot the ball from the perimeter and his overall skill package.

 

Billy Bach Billy Bach 6'4" | PF Lyons | 2022 State IL (HIT) Bach is a sharp shooting wing from Lyons that took his game up another notch this spring.  Sniper with unlimited range that will help a small college looking for a shooter.   Max Love Max Love 6'5" | SF St. Charles North | 2022 State IL (HIT) Love is another HIT prospect that stepped up.  Skilled wing that has versatility on the perimeter and inside.  Silky smooth stroke for the St. Charles North prospect.   Matt Somerville Matt Somerville 6'6" | SF Whitney Young | 2022 State IL (South Cook Jaguars) Somerville was a consistent presence for the Jaguars all spring and summer helping lead them in the Grit Region.  Whitney Young combo forward is a bouncy transition athlete that defends and plays above the rim.   AJ Redd AJ Redd 6'3" | SG St. Ignatius | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars) Redd was at his best slashing.  The St. Ignatius 2022 shooting guard slithers through the defense finding holes to exploit.   Ethan Gallagher Ethan Gallagher 6'4" | SG Lockport Township | 2022 State IL (EBA Ice) Gallagher was a standout with how well he shot the ball from the perimeter and his overall skill package.   Marquel Saleek Marquel Saleek 6'1" | PG Willowbrook | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars) Love what Saleek brought to the table this spring and summer.  Every time we saw him play the Willowbrook combo guard was putting up buckets and showed flashes as a passer.   Keynan Davis Keynan Davis 6'5" | SG Hampshire | 2022 State IL (Young & Reckless) Davis is a three and D wing that can spot up knocking down threes at a good clip along with defending multiple positions.   JayQuan Adams JayQuan Adams 6'4" | SG Simeon | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars Gill) Adams is a plus athlete that is at his best in transition.  Shows glimpses of what he could be as a shooter and half court player.  Like his potential as a defender.   Sebastian Miller Sebastian Miller 6'2" | PG Wheaton St. Francis | 2022 State IL (Chicago Lockdown) Miller had several events where he popped.  St. Francis combo guard has a knack for getting to his spots where he likes to score in the mid-range.   Ty Rogers Ty Rogers 6'7" | SG West Aurora | 2022 State IL (M14) Rogers impressed us with his two way ability especially in the spring.  The small forward has a feathery touch on his three point shot off the catch and proved to be a versatile defender.   Jaydin Dunlap Jaydin Dunlap 6'1" | PG Bolingbrook | 2022 State IL (Champaign Heat) Every time we saw Champaign Heat play Dunlap showed up.  The Bolingbrook point guard was a consistent producer as a scorer, distributor, and pesky defender.   Famious French Famious French 6'6" | SF Bloomington | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars) Big and athletic small forward that can slash and score off the bounce.  Good rebounder and wing defender.   DJ Starr DJ Starr 6'1" | PG Normal U-High | 2022 TN (Illinois Hoopstars) Starr proved to be a “star” this summer.  The point guard from central Illinois looked like he was going to make another jump in the rankings before moving to Tennessee.  Scoring point that is a straight bucket getter.   Koen Derry Koen Derry 6'6" | PF Galesburg | 2022 State IL (Archangels) Derry emerged with his inside/outside game.  Can stretch the floor with his shooting, run the court, put it on the deck with sweeping layups, and competes hard.   Karlo Colak Karlo Colak 6'5" | SG New Trier | 2022 State IL (Hoops4Health) Plus shooter that can really stroke it from beyond the arc.  The New Trier wing was very effective for Hoops 4 Health all spring and summer.   Jeremiah Jones Jeremiah Jones 6'3" | SG Marian Catholic | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars) Jones is one of the more impactful utility wings in the class.  What we like is how he leaves his mark in a variety of ways.  Plus shooter, big time wing defender, and improved with he ball in his hands.   Vaurice Patterson Vaurice Patterson 5'11" | PG Schaumburg | 2022 TN (Team NLP) It is going to be Patterson’s show at Schaumburg this upcoming season and he showed he is ready with NLP.  Multi-level scoring guard that is a microwave bucket getter.   Caleb Hannah Caleb Hannah 6'6" | SF Orr | 2022 State IL (Mac Irvin Fire/EBA Ice) Hannah has excellent size as a combo forward.  Long and athletic prospect that has a nice looking shot, defends all over the floor, and is a rim runner.   Eli Hofmann Eli Hofmann 5'11" | PG Mercer County | 2022 State IL (Archangels) Hofmann turned it up several notches during the July live periods.  He impressed a lot of small college coaches with his toughness, shot making, and leadership.   Orlando Thomas (Fundamental U) Thomas is going to see a big bump in his ranking come September.  The rising senior from Rolling Meadows is a rangy lefty that weaves in and out of the defense and displayed more consistency as a shooter.   Matas Castillo & Rokas Castillo Rokas Castillo 5'11" | PG Lemont | 2023 State IL (Full Package) These Lemont point guard twins in the rising junior class were very fun to watch.  Creative ball handlers that throws flashy dimes and have range on their shot.   Justin Page (Team Rose) Page is a two guard from Peoria Manual that really caught our eye with his play for Team Rose.  Fluid scoring guard that was effective playing on and off the ball.  Creates his own shot off the bounce.   Noah Shannon Noah Shannon 6'5" | PF New Trier | 2022 State IL (Full Package) Shannon is a floor spacing forward that can really shoot the ball and is a sneaky athlete that throws down thunderous dunks.  Going to have a big year at New Trier.

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