Posted On: 12/2/21 6:00 AM

Huge weekend of hoops ahead with the Chicago Elite Classic on Friday/Saturday at UIC followed by the Ridgewood Shootout at Ridgewood High School on Sunday.  Here are 10 Things We Are Looking Forward to This Weekend!

 

Freshman on Big State of CEC

The Chicago Elite Classic is a big stage.  Lots of media both local and national.  College arena at UIC.  College coaches in the stands.  We are looking forward to seeing four of the premier 2025s in the state on this stage in Bryce Heard (Kenwood), Melvin Bell (St. Rita), Damion Porter (Fenwick), and Antonio Munoz (Whitney Young).  All four should have significant roles for their teams this year.

Illini Commits Battle

One of the most anticipated match ups from Saturday at the Chicago Elite Classic is Thornton vs St. Rita.  This contest will feature a pair of Illinois commits in Thornton senior forward Ty Rodgers and St. Rita sophomore Morez Johnson Morez Johnson 6'9" | PF St. Rita | 2024 State IL .  This will also be the first major game in Chicago for Rodgers who moved to Illinois from Michigan.

 

National Names Emerge for National Powers

Chaminade (MO), Vashon (MO), Gonzaga (DC), and Mater Dei (CA) are four of the premier programs in the country

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