Category: Boys Basketball

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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RPS 205 schools look good heading into summer tournaments

ROCKFORD – The month of June for high school basketball has turned into a season by itself. The Jefferson J-Hawks went 2-0 Monday night to finish the three-week East High School Varsity Summer League at 4-2. East splits its games Monday, beating Byron 78-41 but falling to Hononegah, 60-59, to also finish 4-2. Auburn finished […]

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Schedules set for first Chicagoland Summer Showcase

The deepest and most diverse high school basketball tournament in Rockford history tips off Friday at 6 p.m. The Chicagoland Summer Showcase I will feature 40 varsity teams from six states, 32 in the large school division and eight in the small school division. Friday and the first half of Saturday, teams will play in […]

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Auburn grad completes journey from free agent to NBA champion

Fred VanVleet, the 2012 Rockford Auburn graduate who became the first Rockford Public Schools 205 player to make the NBA since 1973, recorded another first. VanVleet’s Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors, 114-110, Thursday night to win the NBA championship. That made VanVleet the first player in NIC-10 history to be on an NBA […]

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Stunning array of basketball powerhouses playing in Chicagoland Summer Showcases

ROCKFORD – In less than two weeks, Rockford will be hosting the most varied group of high school basketball powerhouses in the United States over two weekends. The Chicagoland Summer Showcases I and II take place June 21-23 and June 28-30 at Rockford Guilford, Rockford East, Rockford Auburn High Schools and Rock Valley College. There […]

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Auburn moves to 4-0 in summer league basketball

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights swept a pair of games for the second straight week to move to 4-0 in the East High School Varsity Summer League. The Knights topped Lutheran, 45-37, and beat Belvidere North, 47-36.  Auburn has won all of its games by at least eight points. The Knights play Harlem and Dixon […]

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