This season's outlook on the state of Illinois college basketball is grim
Northwestern remains No. 1 in the latest in-state college hoops rankings.
Scott Powers' Illinois college basketball rankings
Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander, the No. 3-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100, tweeted Monday that his top five schools, in no particular order, are Illinois, DePaul, Michigan State, Kansas and Memphis.
Chicago Curie High School power forward Cliff Alexander, ESPN's No. 2-ranked junior prospect, announced a list of 10 schools he's considering on Friday.
Jabari Parker's media exposure will be limited by his family.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and two of his assistant watched ESPN's top-ranked junior Jabari Parker at Simeon on Chicago's South Side on Tuesday.
Chicago's college basketball coaches would support a local invitational.