Big Tim's Super 25 preseason rankings in Chicago Area 16-20!!!!!
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
16) Loyola Academy (Wilmette)- This is the year for them to get out of the Sectional. They will be led by the Kwiecinski twins Bennett and Jordan both 6'8" senior forwards. Bennett is a Siena commit and Jordan is a Drake commit. They are very versatile both can shoot the three and get to the basket. They'll need to do some low post scoring and rebounding for Loyola to succeed. They'll need either 6'0" seniors Billy Palmer or Will Pujals to run the point in their deliberate offense. 6'1" junior Vaughn Pemberton is another option at the point. Matt Enghauser a 6'4" senior guard is the top three point shooter. (Class 4A)
17) Zion Benton- The Zee Bees will be led by 6'6" senior wing Damontae Taylor who is a tantalizing talent that needs to be more consistent to live up to his potential this year. 6'4" junior Amar Auguillard is another returnee who can score from three point range and post up smaller defenders in the paint. Can 6'0" senior point guard Mikhael Taylor come back from torn ACL to run the point and control the team? He could be the key to Zion Benton achieving their goals this season. (Class 4A)
18) Orr(Chicago)- The three time defending Class 2A champs could be the favorites again as they have reloaded once again. It's time for 6'6" senior Demarius Splunge to please step up. He's versatile player who can handle the ball, get to the basket, and finish. He's coming off a knee injury and eligibility issues from the last two years. St Joseph transfer 6'1" senior guard Reggie Strong is a stone cold scorer who is back in the Chicago Public League. He was previously at Farragut(Chicago). 6'1" senior guard Shaun Harris and 5'9" senior point guard Tyler Bullock are experienced players who will have to use their experience with this loaded roster. (Class 2A)
19) Homewood Flossmoor- This team will be led by strong College of Charleston commit 6'5"senior forward RJ Ogom. He's a terror on the interior, hits the glass, posts up strong, and rim protects. He's a hard guard for Bigs in the Chicago Area. St Rita transfer 5'9" senior point guard Joel Watts will take over the leadership reins of this team. Josiah Palmer 6'3" senior shooting guard provides outside shooting, and Chad Readey is a 6'6" junior power forward who will help Ogom in the paint. (Class 4A)
20) Glenbrook South(Glenview)- The unquestioned leader is 6'5" senior forward Dom Martinelli who averaged a double/double last season. He can score in many ways, outside shooting, but his specialty is slashing to the basket and scoring. He'll need help from 6'0" sophomore sharpshooter Cooper Noard, 6'0" senior guard Stevon Boyd, and 6'3" senior guard Charles Fink. (Class 4A)