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  1. Crawford's new pregame routine a success

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford used to be one of the boys prior to games he started in net. For the previous two years, Crawford joined his teammates in the hallway and got ready for games by having some laughs and knockin...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  2. Previewing the boys hoops brackets

    Scott Powers

    The Class 3A and 4A boys basketball playoffs begin on Monday. Here's a glance at the top games and players to see this week. Five regional semifinals to see 1. St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North at St. Charles North on Wednesday 2. Marist vs....

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  3. Game balls: The week's top hoops players

    Scott Powers

    Here are the boys and girls basketball players who stood out last week and received our weekly ESPNChicago.com game balls. Boys Devin Foster, Curie: Foster scored a career-high 30 points in Curie's 81-71 overtime win over Gary Bowman on Satur...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  4. POTW: Romeo powering Lockport

    Scott Powers

    LOCKPORT, Ill. -- Lockport senior Lia Romeo didn't mind she was one of only two girls to sign up for a powerlifting class at her school. The boys, most of whom were football players, outnumbered them 28-2, but Romeo wasn't intimidated. She welcomed ...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  5. Boys hoops notes: An unbeaten unlikely

    Scott Powers

    Here's what we learned on the boys high school basketball scene last week. 1. The season likely won't end with an undefeated team. Neuqua Valley and Thornton recently left the ranks of the unbeatens, leaving just Benet and Simeon. Benet's schedule...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  6. Best of the holiday tournament action

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look back at the boys high school basketball holiday tournament season. Best tournament: Pontiac. It didn't have the star power of Proviso West, but this time around, Pontiac had the better games. The semifinal between Plainfield North ...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  7. Chicago will host 2011 McDonald's All-American High School Basket...

    Scott Powers

    Chicago will host the nation's most prestigous high school baskeball event.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  8. Duke-bound Tricia Liston eyes return to state with Fenwick

    Scott Powers

    Four-year starter has more than 2,000 career points for Friars.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2009
  9. Playoffs bring best out of Hawks' Bickell

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell tweeted at 6:30 a.m Tuesday, "This is where boys turn into men playoff time. #gameone." Bickell was sharing with his 29,000-plus followers his excitement for Tuesday's Game 1 of the Blackhawks-Mi...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  10. Smith passes on college to stay at Simeon

    Scott Powers

    Simeon Career Academy coach Robert Smith said Monday he has decided to bypass college coaching opportunities to make a run at a fifth consecutive Illinois state title with the Wolverines next season. Smith has accumulated a 260-40 record, won six ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  11. Malnati leaves Loyola to coach Fenwick HS

    Scott Powers

    Rick Malnati has resigned as an assistant coach at Loyola University to become Fenwick High School's boys varsity basketball coach. Malnati spent two years on Loyola coach Porter Moser's staff. "I am extremely happy for Rick to be able to once...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  12. Jabari Parker repeats as Mr. Basketball

    Scott Powers

    Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker was announced as the first two-time Illinois Mr. Basketball winner on Monday. Parker, a Duke recruit, won the award, which is voted on by statewide media and schools, with 315 points and 43 first-place votes, th...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  13. Simeon players to pay tribute to Wilson

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon Career Academy's players are paying tribute to former Simeon star Ben Wilson this season by wearing custom-made Nike shoes with his name and number printed on them. The players will begin wearing them Thursday's GEICO ESPN High Scho...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Jabari Parker to attempt to play on Saturday night

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2-ranked senior, will attempt to play in his team's season-opener Saturday despite not having played since July because of a fractured right foot, his father said. Parker suf...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  16. Young's Okafor open to Illinois schools

    Scott Powers

    Whitney Young (Chicago) center Jahlil Okafor, the nation's No. 2-ranked junior, said Wednesday his recruitment was open and would still consider in-state schools DePaul and Illinois. Okafor, a 7-foot, 270-pound center, had made a number of unoff...

    Blog | November 29, 2012