Category: Boys Basketball

East, Guilford take second, third in basketball summer league tournament

If the East Varsity Summer League is any indication, Rockford Public Schools teams should be in the mix for another NIC-10 boys basketball title this winter. East, which won the NIC-10 this past season, held off a late Harlem rally to beat the Huskies, 55-54, to advance to the summer league title game. There, the […]

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Chicagoland Summer Showcase tips off tonight

ROCKFORD – The Chicagoland Summer Showcase, featuring 52 varsity basketball teams from six states starts tonight at 5:30 p.m. at UW Health Sports Factory. The tournament is an NCAA live event, allowing college basketball coaches of all levels to watch and interact with the next generation of talent.  The local teams include Hononegah, Harlem, Lutheran, […]

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East, Guilford best RPS bets in summer league tournament

East and Guilford finished up varsity summer league play at 5-3 and will open on opposite sides of the bracket in next week’s championship tournament. The three-week “regular season” wrapped up Tuesday night at East High School. The E-Rabs lost to Belvidere North, 42-36, but then rebounded to edge Harlem, 36-34. Guilford lost its first […]

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Summer showcase tournament opens up to more states

ROCKFORD – With coronavirus cases dropping rapidly as vaccination rates rise, the NCAA has opened up the number of states that can have teams play in the second Chicagoland Summer Showcase. The June 25-27 event now is open to teams from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri and Ohio high schools. Rockford hosted two Showcases in […]

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Boys basketball summer league to start June 14

ROCKFORD – The Rockford East Varsity Summer League kicks off on June 14 with teams playing 12 games over three weeks. Each team will play twice on June 14-15 and June 21-22 followed by a tournament on June 28-29 where each team is guaranteed four games. East, Auburn, Jefferson and Guilford are entered, along with […]

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Chicagoland Summer Showcase at RPS a go for 2021

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools was approved to host a Chicagoland Summer Showcase this summer, an NCAA live event that, health permitting, will draw teams and coaches from throughout the Midwest. The tournaments will take place June 25-27 and is open, right now, for all varsity teams from Illinois in the Illinois Department of Public […]

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East, NIC-10 basketball MVP to sign full scholarship

ROCKFORD – On Thursday, East will have a scholarship signing ceremony for Markarious “Biggie” Luster in the field house beginning at 3:30 p.m. Luster is signing a full scholarship to play basketball at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke is a NAIA school and is offering Luster a full scholarship, worth roughly $35,000 per year. […]

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Former East star filling it up at D1 JUCO

Sincere Parker, who helped East High School win its first NIC-10 basketball title in 38 years back in 2018-2019, is showing off the same talents in his first year of junior college basketball. Parker is playing for Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Missouri. It’s a Division I JUCO program that attracts players from all […]

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East wins 12th conference basketball title

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs are making championships a habit. After waiting 38 years in between Big Eight/NIC-10 boys basketball titles, East won its second in three years with a 59-50 Friday night win over Harlem. Because of the coronavirus-shortened season, NIC-10 athletic directors voted to split the conference into two divisions and have the […]

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East to play Harlem for NIC-10 boys basketball title

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs will play for their second NIC-10 title in three years and 12th since the school opened in 1940-1941 on Friday after beating Guilford, 60-44, Tuesday. The NIC-10 athletic directors voted this year to split the conference into two divisions and have the winners of each play each other in a […]

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