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  1. Fields more than a cautionary tale

    Scott Powers

    The name Ronnie Fields can ignite a basketball conversation in Chicago to this day. It's been 16 years since Fields, a 1996 McDonald's All-American, last soared through the air in a high school basketball game, but people recall his feats as if they...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  2. Calipari makes presence felt at UIC

    Scott Powers

    The sight of Kentucky coach John Calipari sitting courtside at a Chicago high school basketball game isn't usually good news for other programs. Calipari's presence means he wants a Chicago player, and lately he's been getting what he wants in Chi...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  3. Deerfield senior forward Deje Dukan commits to Wisconsin

    Scott Powers

    Deerfield senior forward Deje Dukan committed to the Badgers on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  4. Okafor making push for nation's top player

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- UIC's home basketball court was occupied by some of the nation's best prep players from morning to night for the Chicago Elite Classic last week. St. Vincent-St. Mary freshman Vincent King drew rave reviews. Illinois' future backcourt o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  5. Jabari Parker uncertain of mission

    Scott Powers

    The basketball future of Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, could be affected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' recent decision to lower the age minimum for men to serve a mission,...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Oak Park's Shumpert emerging for Knicks

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Respect has rarely come easy for New York Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert. As a senior at Oak Park High School, he was one of just two McDonald's All-Americans from Illinois, and he still finished fourth in the state's Mr. Basketball ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  7. Jabari Parker's dad would like NBA option

    Scott Powers

    Sonny Parker isn't sure whether his son Jabari Parker, ESPN's No. 2 Class of 2013 basketball prospect, would jump straight to the NBA out of high school, but he would like him to have that option. Parker, a former NBA player with the Golden State ...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  8. Ex-Husky Silas waiting on NBA

    Scott Powers

    The NBA is all Xavier Silas has sought since he was a child. Silas, the son of former NBA player James Silas, grew up around the game. He played high school and college basketball, but the NBA is what he knows best. That's why Silas, a former Nort...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  9. Chicago native Howard hopes to best Bulls

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- If you've been a basketball star in Chicago sometime in the last 25 years, you've likely shared a court with Juwan Howard. Derrick Rose has played Howard in the NBA. Rose's older brother Reggie played Howard in high school. UIC coach Ho...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  10. ESPNChicago.com's all-decade Chicago preps basketball team

    Scott Powers

    ESPNChicago.com names its all-decade preps basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009