Category: Boys Basketball

RPS 205 announces 6th annual Tip-Off Classic

The sixth annual RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic is set for the last week of November. The national boys basketball tournament has grown each year and features 12 teams from three states playing in a total of 25 games. East High School won the 2018 Tip-Off Classic . All four RPS 205 high schools – Auburn, […]

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NBA star helps more than 300 get ready for school

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduate Fred VanVleet, who has had a whirlwind summer after starring in the Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship season, gave away more than 300 backpacks full of school supplies Friday. It was the second straight year that VanVleet helped kids get ready for school by donating FVV red-and-black packpacks.  School starts Tuesday for […]

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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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