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Mac Irvin Fire

Recruiting Notebook

Updates Across the State
October 14, 2018

Prep Hoops Roundtable Discussion: Who is America's #1 Senior?

Who is America's top senior talent?  Every place you look there seems to be a different answer.  At Prep Hoops our experts made a case for the five most deserving candidates.  
October 9, 2018

Recruiting Notebook

Commitments and Recruiting Updates
October 8, 2018

The Race for Mr. Basketball: Markese Jacobs

The Top Contender for Mr. Basketball
October 2, 2018

Top 2021 Wings

Best Wings in 2021
September 26, 2018

Top 2021 PGs

Best 2021 PGs in Illinois
September 25, 2018

Top 250 Camp: 2020 Evals Pt 1

2020 Evals from PrepHoops Top 250
September 19, 2018

Top 2020 Post Prospects

Top 2020 Post Prospects in Illinois
September 14, 2018

Top 2020 Wings

Breakdown of Best 2020 Wings in Illinois
September 13, 2018

Top 2020 PGs

Best 2020 PGs in Illinois
September 11, 2018

Top 2019 Post Prospects

Best Post Prospects in Illinois
September 7, 2018

2019 Post Stock Risers

Post Player Stock Risers in 2019
September 6, 2018

Top 2019 Wings

Top 2019 Wing Prospects
September 5, 2018

Top 2019 PGs

Best 2019 PGs in Illinois
September 4, 2018

2019 Position Rankings: Power Forwards

We take a dive into the latest position rankings in the 2019 class.
August 29, 2018

Recruiting Notebook

TONS of Recruting News! Commits, Offers, Visits, Future Visits!
August 27, 2018

Program Awards: Mac Irvin Fire

Mac Irvin Fire Program Awards
August 23, 2018

Grassroots First Person: Illinois Irish

Gavin Sullivan Talks Irish 17U
August 22, 2018

Prospect Spotlight: Romelle Howard (2020)

Lincoln Park Poised for Big Year
August 20, 2018

Terrence Shannon Decommits from DePaul

Top 100 Wing Reopens Recruitment
August 19, 2018

Recruiting Report: Martice Mitchell (2020)

Mitchell Talks Summer and Recruiting
August 19, 2018

Recruiting Notebook

Tons of Recruiting Updates Around State
August 14, 2018

Terrence Shannon to DePaul

Shannon Stays Home
August 12, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (Underclassmen Standouts)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (Underclassmen Standouts)
August 10, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Surprises)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Surprises)
August 10, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Stock Raisers)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Stock Raisers)
August 9, 2018

July Stock Boosters: 2021 Prospects

2021 Prospects that Elevated Stock in July
August 9, 2018

Recruiting Report: Ahamad Bynum (2021)

Simeon Star Has Big July
August 9, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Standouts)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Standouts)
August 8, 2018

Recruiting Report: Nate Santos (2021)

Santos Talks Transfer, Recruitment
August 8, 2018

Kahlil Whitney to Kentucky

BBN Lands Chicago Native
August 8, 2018

Summer Jam: 2021 Evals

Evaluations of Rising Sophomores
July 26, 2018

Summer Jam: 2020 Evals Pt 2

More 2020 Evals from Summer Jam
July 26, 2018

Summer Jam: 2019 Evals Pt 2

More Evaluations of 2019 Illinois Prospects
July 24, 2018

Markese Jacobs Video

Kansas Commit Talks Summer and Jayhawks
July 23, 2018

Summer Jam: Sunday Standouts

Final Day Standouts from Summer Jam
July 22, 2018

Summer Jam: Derrick's Saturday Dimes Part 2

Ahmad Bynum explodes for 31 points & more standout at Summer Jam on Saturday!
July 22, 2018

Summer Jam: Saturday Standouts

More Big Time Performances in Milwaukee
July 21, 2018

Summer Jam: Derrick's Saturday Dimes part 1

Chris Payton, Pat Baldwin Jr & Kahlil Whitney standout Saturday at NY2LA Summer Jam
July 21, 2018

Summer Jam: Friday Standouts

Tons of Illinois Standouts Friday!
July 20, 2018

Summer Jam: Thursday Standouts

Tons of Huge Performances on Thursday
July 19, 2018

Kahlil Whitney Video

Update with Five-Star Chicago Wing
July 19, 2018

Summer Jam: Wednesday Standouts

Who Shined on Opening Night of Second Live Period?
July 18, 2018

Grassroots Team Rankings (July Update I)

The first of three July updates to our Grassroots Team Rankings.
July 18, 2018

Chicago Summer Jam: Sunday Standouts

Terrence Shannon highlights group of Sunday Standouts at Chicago Summer Jam!
July 17, 2018

First July Live Evaluation Period: How They Did

The state's top AAU teams and players were in action this past weekend as the July live evaluation periods have gotten started. Here's a quick recap of how the top teams and players did.
July 16, 2018

Chicago Summer Jam: Friday Night Standouts

Ramean Hinton, Nate Santos, Daniel Florey & more impress on the first night of Chicago Summer Jam!
July 14, 2018

Markese Jacobs BallisLife Video

Highlights of Kansas Commit
July 11, 2018

Recruiting Notebook: Hoop Group Camp

Tons of Recruiting Updates!
July 10, 2018

Hoop Group Camp: 2019 Evals

Hoops Group 2019 Evaluations
July 9, 2018

Terrence Shannon Video

Top 100 National Wing Talks Visits
July 6, 2018

Hoop Group: Thursday Standouts

Illinois Standouts from Chicago Hoop Group Camp
July 5, 2018

Interesting 2019s to Follow in July

Players to Watch in July
July 5, 2018

2022s to Watch in July

Three 2022s to Watch in July
July 5, 2018

Top 2021 Wings

Strong Wing Class in 2021
July 4, 2018

Top 2021 PGs

2021 Top PGs
July 3, 2018

July Storylines in Illinois

July Storylines to Follow
July 1, 2018

Top 2020 Post Prospects

Top 2020 Posts in Illinois
June 29, 2018

2020 Small College Wings

Small College Wings in 2020
June 28, 2018

Top 2020 Wings

Top 2020 Wings in Illinois
June 27, 2018

Top 2020 PGs

Top 2020 PGs in Illinois
June 26, 2018

2020 PG Stock Risers

Stock Risers at Lead Guard Spot in 2020
June 25, 2018

Top 2019 Posts

Top 2019 Posts
June 22, 2018

Top 2019 Wings

Top 2019 Wings in Illinois
June 20, 2018

2019 Small College PGs

D3 and NAIA Standouts in 2019
June 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 NBA Draft Prospects

Illinois Trio Will Be Drafted Thursday
June 19, 2018

Top 2019 PGs

Top Illinois 2019 PGs
June 19, 2018

Recruiting Report: Ahamad Bynum (2021)

Bynum Chats Early Offers
June 6, 2018

Recruiting Report: Dante Maddox (2020)

Maddox Shoots Lights Out in Spring
June 6, 2018

Intro: Micah Schnyders (2020)

Meet Chicago Christian Scorer!
June 4, 2018

EYBL Hampton Superlatives: Bigs

We resume our superlatives series with a look at ten of the top bigs we saw.
May 30, 2018

EYBL Hampton Superlatives: Wings

Our superlatives series resumes with a rundown of six of the top wings we saw.
May 30, 2018

EYBL Hampton Superlatives: Shooters

A look at seven of the best shooters we saw at Session 4 of Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League
May 30, 2018

Recruiting Report: Rashaun Agee (2019)

Agee Making Strides in Game
May 16, 2018

Day 3: Top Big Men from Nike EYBL Atlanta

These bigs impressed with their play on day 3 of Nike EYBL Atlanta.
May 15, 2018

AOT goes 4-0 in hometown session

Athletes of Tomorrow goes perfect in Atlanta
May 15, 2018

Day 2: Best Shooters from Nike EYBL Atlanta

These players impressed with their high-level shooting on day 2 of Nike EYBL Atlanta.
May 13, 2018

Recruiting Report: Adam Miller (2020)

One on One with #1
May 11, 2018

What We Learned: Run N Slam

What We Learned in Ft. Wayne!
May 9, 2018

Run N Slam: 2021 Evaluations

Evals of 2021s at Run N Slam
May 9, 2018

Run N Slam: 2020 Evaluations

Evaluations of 2020s in Ft. Wayne
May 8, 2018

Run N Slam: 2019 Evaluations

Look at 2019s in Ft. Wayne
May 8, 2018

EYBL Indy: Michigan Flavor

Take a look at the success of some Michigan players at EYBL Indy.
May 7, 2018

Who Was Player of Week?

Vote for Player of Week!
May 7, 2018

Run N Slam: Sunday Standouts

Sunday Standouts from Ft. Wayne
May 6, 2018

Run N Slam: Saturday Standouts

Who Made Noise Saturday in Ft. Wayne?
May 5, 2018

Run N Slam: Friday Standouts

Young Prospects Shine on Friday
May 5, 2018

Run N Slam Preview

Run Slam This Weekend in Ft. Wayne!
May 4, 2018

What We Learned: Indianapolis Live Period

What We Learned in Indy
May 3, 2018

EYBL: 2019 National Evaluations

Evaluations of Top 2019 Prospects at EYBL
May 1, 2018

EYBL: Illinois Evaluations

Evals on Illinois Prospects at EYBL
May 1, 2018

Terrence Shannon Video

Shannon Talks Recruiting and EYBL
April 30, 2018

EYBL: Scott's Saturday Standouts

Standouts Saturday at EYBL
April 28, 2018

EYBL: Meanstreets vs Mac Irvin Fire

Chicago Nike Powers Battle to OT at EYBL
April 28, 2018

Derrick's Dime's – Nike EYBL & Midwest Takeover Friday Standouts 

Derrick's Friday Dimes - Malik Hall, Caleb Love, Jaden McDaniels & More
April 28, 2018

EYBL: Scott's Friday Standouts

Stars Shine on Friday
April 27, 2018

Live Period I: Recruiting Round-Up

We take a look at those offers that were sent out during the first live period.
April 26, 2018

Live Period 2: Shoe Company Teams Preview

Preview of Illinois Based Shoe Company Teams
April 26, 2018

Grassroots Weekend Look-Ahead: April 27-29

We take a look at the weekend ahead.
April 25, 2018

Shoe Circuit: Nike EYBL Session II

We preview the upcoming live period at Nike EYBL and the Indiana based teams.
April 24, 2018

Live Period Recap: Illinois Shoe Circuit Teams

Shoe Circuit Teams During Session 1
April 23, 2018

Dallas Day 2: Playground Warriors Go 2-0

Johnny Davis had two strong efforts for the Playground Warriors on Saturday.
April 21, 2018

Live Period: Shoe Company Weekend Preview

Previews of Illinois Shoe Company Teams Weekends
April 19, 2018

Live Period: Gauntlet (Gold) x EYBL Preview

A Preview of the 2 Shoe Company teams of VA.
April 19, 2018

Shoe Circuit: Nike EYBL Session I

We preview the upcoming live period at Nike EYBL and the Indiana based teams.
April 18, 2018

Grassroots Weekend Look-Ahead: April 20-22

We take a look at the weekend ahead in the Grassroots Season.
April 17, 2018

Recruiting Report: Marcus Watson (2020)

Watson Talks Back to Back State Titles
April 13, 2018

Intro: Amari Bailey (2022)

Bailey Has Big Time Upside
April 12, 2018

What We Learned: Swish N Dish

Lots of Thoughts from Swish N Dish
April 5, 2018

Swish N Dish: National Prospects

Evals Across Midwest
April 5, 2018

Swish N Dish: 2021 & 2022 Evals

Evals for Young Illinois Prospects at Swish N Dish
April 4, 2018

NY2LA Swish N' Dish Superlatives

Wisconsin prospect superlatives following the 2018 NY2LA Sports Swish N' Dish.
April 4, 2018

Swish N Dish: Michigan Standouts

Some Michigan kids who stood out at Swish N Dish
April 4, 2018

Swish N Dish: 2020 Evals

Look at 2020s in Illinois
April 4, 2018

Swish N Dish: 2019 Evals Pt 1

Scouting 2019s from Illinois
April 3, 2018

Derrick's Dimes – NY2LA Swish N' Dish Sunday Standouts 

Swish N Dish Sunday Standouts! Kyonte Thomas, Markeise Irvin, Ej Liddell & More!
April 2, 2018

PrepHoopsIllinois Player of the Week

Who Was Player of Week?
April 2, 2018

NY2LA Swish N' Dish Day 3 Recap

Ben Nau came up big for Phenom University in their run to the 15U championship. Who else stood out on Sunday?
April 2, 2018

Swish N Dish: Scott's Sunday Standouts

Who Shined on Sunday?
April 2, 2018

Derrick's Dimes – NY2LA Saturday Standouts 

Derrick's Dimes - NY2LA Saturday Standouts! Bryant Brown, Tevin Smith, Kahlil Whitney & More!
April 1, 2018

17U Run-Through: Grassroots Sizzle

Grassroots Sizzle is in Milwaukee right now for the NY2LA Swish N Dish but before things get too far ahead of us, here is a quick look at the talent on their Under Armour Association roster. 
March 31, 2018

Swish N Dish: Scott's Friday Standouts

Who Shined on Opening Night?
March 31, 2018

Kahlil Whitney Video

Whitney Talks Recruiting, Improvement in Game
March 31, 2018

Swish N Dish Preview

Preview of Swish N Dish
March 28, 2018

Spring Storylines: Class of 2019

10 Storylines for the 2019 Class
March 23, 2018

Best Available: 2018 PF

What Power Forwards Remain Uncommitted?
March 22, 2018

Best Available: 2018 SF

Top Small Forwards Remaining
March 21, 2018

Recruiting Report: Shon Robinson (2020)

Robinson Talks Recent Offers
February 18, 2018

Prospect Spotlight: Marcus Garrett (JUCO)

Garrett Playing Well at JUCO
February 16, 2018

Evaluations: Wabash Valley vs Kaskaskia

Trice and Garrett Lead Way for Wabash Win
February 10, 2018

Class of 2020 Top Wings

Best 2020 Wings in Illinois
February 9, 2018

Class of 2020 Top PGs

Top PGs in 2020
February 6, 2018

Class of 2019 Post Sleepers

Sleeper Posts in 2019
February 3, 2018

Top Class of 2019 Posts

Top 2019 Posts in Illinois
February 2, 2018

2020 Illinois Top Wings

Top 2020 Wings in State
November 15, 2017

2020 Illinois Wing Stock Risers

Top Stock Rising Wings in 2020
November 15, 2017

2020 Top Illinois PGs

Top 2020 PGs in Illinois
November 14, 2017

Overall Prospect Rankings: By the Numbers

Analytical Look at Top 50
October 29, 2017

Overall Prospect Rankings: #41 - #45

Illinois Overall Prospect Rankings
October 20, 2017

Mac Irvin Fire EYBL 17U

Mac Irvin NY2LA 17U

Mac Irvin Fire EYBL 16U

Mac Irvin Fire EYBL 15U