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Curie, 6-9 junior center
Amazingly impressive physical specimen and athlete that improved his basketball skills notably this season. Ranked fourth in the national Class of 2014 by Rivals, fifth by Scout. Led Condors to 17-7 record and undefeated finish in Red-Central. Named All-Public League first team, received Player of Year votes.
Proviso East, 6-4 senior guard
Signed with SMU. Outplayed Simeon phenom in last season’s Class 4A state championship game, always seems to play best in the biggest games. Teamed with point guard Paris Lee to lead Proviso East to 24-3 record and West Suburban championship. Helped Pirates to second-place finish at the Proviso West Holiday Tournament.
Stevenson, 6-1 sophomore guard
Burst onto the scene as freshman phenom last season and kicked it up a notch as a sophomore. Son of former NBA player Rick Brunson, has skills to be a future pro. Considered one of the two best guards in area regardless of class. Led Stevenson to 23-4 record and North Suburban championship.
York, 6-2 senior guard
Signed with Colorado State. Four-year varsity player for the Dukes, he played for four different head coaches in his high school career. One of the area’s gifted shooters and truly dominant scorers, fought against double-teams and trick defenses all season to average 17 points, five rebounds, four assists. Led York to 20-7 record.
Morgan Park, 6-1 senior guard
Signed with Dayton. Transferred from Hyde Park to team with Billy Garrett Jr., Markee Williams and Josh Cunningham to lead Mustangs to 26-3 record and second-place finish in city playoffs and championship at Proviso West Holiday Tournament. Averaged 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. Second team All-Public League selection.
Joliet West, 6-2 senior guard
Led Joliet to sectional championship as a freshman and then spent two seasons getting back to full health after a serious knee injury. Exploded back onto the scene this season with his strong, athletic play. All-Tournament first team at Pontiac Holiday Tournament. His dunk over Cliff Alexander at Pontiac widely considered the season’s highlight play.
De La Salle, 6-3 senior guard
Signed with Minnesota. Scored over 1,000 points in his career. Averaged 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals as a senior. Scored over 25 points in nine games this season, including 33 against East St. Louis. Named Hinsdale South Holiday Tournament MVP. Helped a young Meteors team to 16-7 record against a rugged schedule.
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Morgan Park, 6-4 senior guard
Signed with DePaul. A four-year starter, one of the state’s true floor generals. Averaged 22 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. Helped Mustangs to city title as a freshman and second place as a senior. Led team to 26-3 record and win over Simeon in Public League playoffs. First team All-Public League selection.
West Aurora, 6-7 senior forward
Rose from obscurity with dominant senior season. Named All-Tournament first team at Pontiac Holiday Tournament, where he led the Blackhawks to a second-place finish, losing to Simeon in the title game. One of the area’s top shot blockers, he helped lead team to 20-6 record, second place in DuPage Valley conference.
Brother Rice, 6-7 senior forward
Carried Crusaders to 20-5 season, second-place finish in Catholic League South. An offensive force, able to score on the perimeter and in the paint. Averaged 21 points and seven rebounds while shooting over 60 percent from the field and over 40 percent from three-point range.
Notre Dame, 6-3 senior guard
Signed with Air Force. Averaged 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists per game while shooting 55 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the free-throw line. Led Dons to 22-5 record. Named MVP of the Lane Thanksgiving Tournament and Wheeling Christmas Tournament. Unanimous selection to East Suburban All-Conference team.
Simeon, 6-3 senior guard
Signed with Illinois. Spectacular career with three Class 4A state championships and a city championship. Helped Wolverines to 23-3 record and Red-South championship. All-Public League first team selection. His high-flying dunks have been the talk of the city for years, also a tremendous three-point shooter.
Mundelein, 6-7 senior forward
Signed with Southern Illinois. A tall player with the skills of a guard, he’s able to do nearly everything on the basketball court, from shooting the three to passing, blocking shots and getting to the rim. Posted second career triple-double this season with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists against Libertyville.
Benet, 6-9 junior center
One of the state’s dominant big men, he teamed with Pat McInerney to lead Redwings to 24-5 record and first place in the stacked East Suburban Catholic with victories over Marian Catholic and Notre Dame. A classic low-post player, but also a talented passer. A lineman on the Benet football team.
Young, 6-11 junior center
Sun-Times Player of the Year. All-Public League first team selection. Top ranked player in the national Class of 2014 according to Rivals and Scout. Averaged 21 points and nine rebounds against a schedule packed with national powerhouse teams. Led Dolphins to city championship and Beach Ball Classic title.
Simeon, 6-9 senior forward
Signed with Duke. McDonald’s All-American. All-Public League first team selection. 2011-2012 Sun-Times Player of the Year. One of the all-time great players in state history, he has won three Class 4A state titles and one city title. Appeared on Sports Illustrated cover this summer, considered the No. 2 player in the national Class of 2013.
Young, 6-5 junior guard
Possibly the state’s most talented defender, his length and athleticism shut down some of the nation’s top talents. Also a capable scorer and rebounder. Transferred from South Carolina and teamed with Okafor and Paul White to help Dolphins to 24-3 record, city championship and Beach Ball Classic championship. All-Public League third team selection.
Oswego, 6-0 senior guard
One of the season’s breakout stars. Averaged 18 points and four assists while teaming with Elliott McGaughy to lead Panthers to 26-2 record and undefeated Southwest Suburban Prairie season. Shot 53 percent from the field, 37 percent from three and 80 percent from the free-throw line. First team All-Tournament at Proviso West Holiday Tournament.
Marian Catholic, 5-8 junior guard
The state’s best guard, received Player of the Year votes. Averaged 22 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals. A clutch player, he hit several buzzer-beating game-winners while leading Spartans to 25-3 record and second place in East Suburban Catholic, the best season in school history.
Zion-Benton, 6-6 junior forward
One of the state’s truly unstoppable offensive forces, averaged 23 points including game-winners against Warren and Lake Forest. Can score in every way possible, against any kind of trick defense or double-team. Also a talented rebounder. Led Zee-Bee’s to a 23-5 record and second place in the loaded North Suburban Lake.