Category: Boys Basketball

Auburn’s VanVleet happy to give back

ROCKFORD – Fred VanVleet, who led the Auburn Knights to third place in the 2012 IHSA Class 4A state tournament and did that one better by leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship this past June, kicks off his third annual FVV Fan Fest and Summer Camp tonight at 5 p.m. VanVleet met with […]

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Guilford shows it’s a contender with strong Showcase play

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings went 5-1 in the Chicagoland Summer Showcase II, serving notice that they will be in the mix for their first NIC-10 basketball title since the 1999-2000 season. The Vikings knocked off Chicago Prosser, Verona (Wisconsin), Chicago Hansberry College Prep, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) West and Rockford Christian before finally falling to Zion-Benton, […]

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Rockford packs downtown to celebrate Fred VanVleet

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduate Fred VanVleet has always been a fan favorite in Rockford, but over the last two months he became part of the international conversation as he played an integral part in leading the Toronto Raptors to an NBA championship. Saturday, though, he was back in Rockford soaking up the local love as […]

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Guilford picks up lone RPS victory on first night of Showcase II

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings knocked off Chicago Prosser, 56-45, Friday night at Guilford to pick up the only RPS 205 win on the first night of the Chicagoland Summer Showcase II. Rockford East was among the first teams to play. The E-Rabs rallied from an early 13-1 deficit to take Lincoln (Nebraska) NE North […]

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State champs from Missouri, Florida highlight Showcase II

ROCKFORD – This past weekend, Rockford Public Schools hosted the deepest and most talented collection of high school basketball teams in northern Illinois history. And it’s even better this weekend.  Friday night, the Chicagoland Summer Showcase II tips off at 6 p.m. with games at Rock Valley College and Guilford High School – with games […]

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Jefferson takes second in East hoops summer league

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks showed again they should be in the mix for the NIC-10 title this next winter by taking second in the East High School Varsity Summer League Tuesday night. The J-Hawks finished the month-long league with a 7-3 record, including the regular season. They played most of the month without Latrell […]

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Jefferson wins gold division title in first summer showcase

ROCKFORD – Quay Robinson hit a driving, left-handed runner in the final seconds to lift the Jefferson J-Hawks over Omaha (Nebraska) Benson, 66-64, to win the gold division of the large school bracket Sunday at the Chicagoland Summer Showcase I. Both of the final games Sunday at Rock Valley College came down to the buzzer […]

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Auburn, Guilford lead second-day RPS charge in Showcase

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights earned a Sunday morning game against undefeated Omaha Westside of Nebraska by winning both of its Saturday games. Auburn stunned Evansville Bosse of Indiana by scoring 16 of the final 18 points to win 57-53 in its first game Saturday in the Chicagoland Summer Showcase. The Knights, now 3-1 in […]

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RPS 205 teams split on opening night of Chicagoland Summer Showcase

ROCKFORD – The first night of play in the Chicagoland Summer Showcase drew coaches across the country eager to see players from seven states square off. Rockford Publics Schools 205 teams acquitted themselves well. East beat Hamilton, Ohio, 53-50, in overtime and Jefferson topped Galeburg, 51-38. Guilford, however, fell to Aurora Waubonsie Valley, 58-46, and […]

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Top talent checking in to Rockford

ROCKFORD – Fred VanVleet was not the most highly sought after recruit coming out of Auburn High School in 2012. You can still find his Rivals.com prospect page where the 5-11, 175-pound guard is listed as the 138th best player in his class and 19th best point guard. Rivals lists just five Division 1 scholarship […]

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