Posted On: 10/6/21 6:00 AM

It’s was the first weekend in October and that means JUCO basketball is starting to prepare for the season. The first stop for most junior colleges in the state is Danville Area Community College because they host the first official jamboree. Prep Hoops Illinois stopped by to see how some of the state’s former top high school players were shaping up for this upcoming season. 

 

Jakobi Heady Jakobi Heady 6'6" | SF Hillcrest | 2021 State IL   6’7  Freshman - Wabash Valley (Hillcrest)

Heady has shown improvement in a matter of months since school started. He is still effective on the wing as he knocked down a three from the corner and made a nice baseline move at the rim. He improved his defensive output by blocking four shots with one being a dunk at the rim. Then to start the half he stole a pass at half court and dunked it in transition. Solid debut for Jakobi!

 

Aaron Tims Aaron Tims 6'7" | PF Hinsdale South | 2020 State IL 6’7 Sophomore – Spoon River CC (Hinsdale South)

Tims is a legit stretch four college player that has added quite a bit of muscle since his high school days. Aaron is able to score from the post and from the mid-range extended to the college

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