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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Boyce returns to coach Proviso East

    Scott Powers

    Former Proviso East star Donnie Boyce is returning to his alma mater to be its boys basketball coach. Proviso East vacated all of its coaching positions following the school year and opened up its search to all applicants. Boyce replaces David Cha...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  6. Parker gives back through summer league

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Sonny Parker never envisioned anything lasting long term when he created a summer league for Chicago basketball players in 1990. His goal was simple and straightforward. "I just wanted to give back to my community," said the 56-year-old...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  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. A scout's take on Richmond

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Whether Mike Procopio is talking to Kobe Bryant about his game or preparing a college player for the NBA draft, he isn't one to sugarcoat the truth. Procopio , who is Tim Grover's director of basketball operations at ATTACK Athletics and ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  9. Simeon coach: Rose NBA's best

    Scott Powers

    Watching Derrick Rose play will never get old to Simeon coach Robert Smith. Even though Smith no longer has the front-row seat to Rose's playmaking like he did not too long ago at Simeon, Smith still tunes into every game Rose plays, sits back and...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  10. Local college hoops player rankings

    Scott Powers

    1. Illinois senior guard Demetri McCamey: McCamey made a wise decision returning for his senior season. While he could have been selected last year, he's improved his draft stock, his game and the Illini by coming back. He's averaged 15.8 points, 7.2...

    Blog | December 22, 2010