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  1. Collins adds James to N'western staff

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins named his former high school coach Brian James to his coaching staff as an assistant on Thursday. James coached Collins at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill. James spent the last three seasons as an a...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  2. Smith: Rose would play if he could

    Scott Powers

    Derrick Rose's high school coach, Simeon Career Academy's Robert smith, said Monday he's positive Rose would play this season if he was able to for the Chicago Bulls. "Derrick's a warrior," said Smith, who coached Rose for three years. "One of the...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  3. Morgan Park to retire Garrett's number

    Scott Powers

    Morgan Park High School senior guard Billy Garrett Jr., a DePaul recruit, will have his No. 5 jersey retired by the school prior to Thursday's Chicago Public League playoff game against Lane Tech. Garrett Jr., a 6-foot-4 point guard, owns the scho...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  4. KG, Fields relive glory days in Chicago

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Kevin Garnett's face lit up Tuesday when he saw a special visitor before the Boston Celtics' morning shoot-around. It was former high school teammate Ronnie Fields. The reunion was 10 years in the making as their careers had gone in dif...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Doc Rivers still faithful to Proviso East

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers may be 20-plus years removed from his playing days at Proviso East High School in Chicago's western suburbs, but he's still loyal to the program. Prior to Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls, Rivers w...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  7. 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
  8. HS coach: Rose ready for rehab

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose's former high school coach spoke with Rose Tuesday and said the Chicago Bulls star was in good spirits and is ready to work his way back from recent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Read the entire story....

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  9. Derrick Rose's high school coach -- Chicago Bulls star ready for ...

    Scott Powers

    Derrick Rose's former high school coach spoke with Rose Tuesday and said the Chicago Bulls star was in good spirits and is ready to work his way back from recent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  10. Comparisons to Rose drive Jabari Parker

    Scott Powers

    Simeon junior Jabari Parker has stated he has one individual goal for his high school career -- to be considered the best player to ever come out of Chicago. That's a lofty aspiration considering some of the names to come out of his hometown, incl...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Rose backs Smith for Illinois assistant job

    Scott Powers

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose put his support Friday behind his former high school coach, Simeon's Robert Smith, to be hired as an Illinois assistant. "I think he would be great as an assistant," said Rose, who won two state ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  13. Simeon's Parker earns POY honors

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Simeon coach Robert Smith has witnessed Jabari Parker affected by all that comes with being Jabari Parker, the player deemed the nation's No. 1 junior, a likely NBA lottery pick and Derrick Rose's successor, just once in his career. It ...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  14. Top 100: Hits, misses of Illinois, DePaul

    Scott Powers

    The struggles of DePaul and Illinois in recent years have been largely blamed on their in-state recruiting. While both programs have attracted some Illinois players, they've struggled to sway the most significant ones and in some cases failed to proj...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  15. Chicago mourns passing of Mac Irvin

    Scott Powers

    Legendary Chicago basketball figure McGlother "Mac" Irvin died Saturday. The 74-year-old Irvin's cause of death was unknown. He was diabetic and had been rehabbing at the Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago since having his knee amputated in July ...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  16. 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