Posted On: 05/24/22 9:00 AM

What young guns from the classes of 2025 and 2026 from Illinois made the biggest impression on us?  We look at that in Havoc in the Heartland: Top Illinois 2025 & 2026 Performers!


Bryce Heard Bryce Heard 6'3" | SG Kenwood | 2025 IL (Mac Irvin Fire)

Heard is one of the most gifted young prospects in Illinois.  Two guard that has excellent size and scoring ability from the perimeter.  Hit a few jumpers, but was most effective getting to the rim where he finished over and over again with efficiency.  Very good layup maker that can also throw down big dunks.  The athleticism, size, and two way potential make him a high-major prospect.


Stefan Cicic Stefan Cicic 6'10" | C Riverside Brookfield | 2024 State IL (Mac Irvin Fire)

Cicic recently reclassified to the 2025 class.  The Niles Notre Dame big man is settling in nicely with this Fire group.  True five with a grown man’s frame already.  Plays with power on the block anchoring down low and having a nice hook shot.  Drop step plays well and he hits the glass strong.  One of top posts in class.


Christian Cummings (Mac Irvin Fire)

Athletic point guard that has made a huge impression this spring.  Athletic lead guard who is quick with

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