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PARKWAY CENTRAL COLTS, CHESTERFIELD, MO

The Colts won a district championship and made it to State in Class 4A last year under
coach Rick Kirby. Senior point guard Deandre Campbell was an All State selection last year after averaging over 21 points per game. Campbell is being recruited by several Division 1 schools and is one of the top players in the state. Along with Campbell the Colts return high flyer Arthur Green who is one of the areas top dunkers. Green a double digit scorer is headed to Arkansas State for football. Senior Jake Silvestri had a big junior year last year and is a deadly three point shooter. Promising 6’6 sophomore Devion Harris played major minutes last year and had a very good summer and fall and is primed for a breakout year this year. The Colts return all 5 starters from last year and Coach Kirby is considered one of the top coaches in the area.

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ROMEOVILLE SPARTANS, ROMEOVILLE, IL

Romeoville has a number of Division I prospects as they'll be one of the area's most talented teams on paper this season after going 16-12 last year after losing in the regional finals.6’2 Senior point guard DeAndre Heckard is a Division I prospect with offers from: Drake, Coppin State, Bethune Cookman and Soutthern has shown an ability to take over
a game at anytime and is very fun to watch. 6’6 Senior forward Dontia Johnson has also drawn Division I interest as he's one of the more intriguing frontcourt players in the area. Joliet West transfer 6’4 Eddie Creal was a huge addition to the Spartans after two solid varsity seasons with the Tigers. Creal is very athletic and tough and plays with a chip. Look for this year’s Romeoville team to be in the hunt come playoff time.

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CARDINAL RITTER COLLEGE PREP LIONS, ST. LOUIS, MO

Cardinal Ritter won a district championship the last 2 seasons to only lose to the eventual state champs in both years. Last year the Lions lost a heartbreaker by 2 points in the sectional round. Leading the way for the Lions will be there backcourt led by senior Jared Phillips and junior Malek Davis. Both players averaged double figures last season and are both defensive dynamos. Phillips who was an allstate selection last year in basketball is also a standout on the football field as well and Davis is one of the top junior guards in the area. 6’6 senior post Breon Mosby had a big game in last year’s sectional lost and is primed for a breakout season. Junior sharpshooter Ryan Torrey is one of the area’s top shooters from deep and is a vital weapon for the Lions. Junior transfer Tarell Morris comes over after averaging over 13ppg on varsity last year at Gateway. Two of the state’s top freshman are on the Lions varsity roster this year in 6’2 Mario Fleming and 6’3 Tommie Williams who both are destined for great careers. Head Coach Randy Reed is used to winning and looks to add another state championship to his already impressive resume that already included 3 state titles.

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Jared Phillips of Cardinal Ritter

BLOOMINGTON PURPLE RAIDERS, BLOOMINGTON, IL

Head Coach Michael Mosley came up a little short in last year’s Class 3A Illinois State semifinal but his Bloomington team did bounce back to finish 3rd place and look to
take it a game further this year. The Purple Raiders will be led by one of the state’s top juniors in 6’7 Chris Payton who has committed to Illinois State already. Payton is a load on the block and is as explosive as they come. Payton averaged 12 points per game and 11 rebounds per game and is an electric finisher above the rim and controls the paint on the other end. The teams leading scorer is also a Division 1 player in UT-Arlington signee Colton Sandage averaged 12.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season. The heady Sandage sank 64 3-pointers while shooting 39 percent outside the arc. Add in 6’1 senior Patrick Fisher who averaged 11 points per game last year as a junior and is deadly off the bounce. 6’2 senior Chris Pugh will also play a vitol role this year as he did last year as a junior. Look for this year’s team to be a favorite to make it back to state this year.

CHRIS PAYTON
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SHAUN WILLIAMS
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FERN CREEK TIGERS, LOUISVILLE, KY

After going 35-3 while making it to the Final Four of the State Tournament, this season brings high expectations. Head Coach James Schooler welcomes back two of those former freshmen who have become 4 year starters for the Tigers, elite PG Anthony Wales and versatile Wing, Ahmad Price. They are arguably the best two players in the region. Region Coaches have elected Wales a Samford commit to
the 1st team All-6th Region after both his sophomore & junior seasons while Price was a 1st team selection after his junior season. Seniors Tony Rogers and Clint Wickliffe did not play as early as Wales or Price in their careers, but they were major contributors last season and are expected to be two of the better players in the region this season with plenty of experience themselves. Look for freshmen Jayden Rogers (Tony's younger brother) to contribute in scoring and 6'6" Darius Washington to add presence in the paint. This team is ranked in Maxpreps.com top 50 nationally and is fun to watch and very hard to contain.

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VASHON WOLVERINES, ST. LOUIS, MO

Head Coach Tony Irons is looking to lead the Wolverines to their 3rd consecutive Class 4A state title. This year’s team is young with a roster with no seniors but it doesn’t lack in talent and athleticism. Super junior Mario Mckinney who is a top 75 nationally ranked player with a plethora of offers from the likes of Virginia Tech, Missouri, SLU, Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas State and others will look to lead the way as the veteran of the bunch. While a pair of big time sophomores are paving their way with 6’6 Cam’Ron Fletcher and 6’5 Kobe Clark. Both sophomores had breakout summers that saw them reel in multiple D1 offers. The Wolverines will welcome in
3 very talented transfers in 6’5 junior Cyris Alexander, 6’2 Donyae McCkaskill, and 6’0 Chance Crusoe. Alexander and McCaskill both made it to state last year with their former teams as starters. This year’s Wolverines team will be very exciting, fast, athletic, and fun to watch.

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