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Superlatives in Chicago Area High School Basketball tonight!!!!

I was at When Sides Collide tonight at Benet Academy in Lisle, the biggest event of the year so far. I'll do a separate writeup about all the games tomorrow, but these are the headlines:


Terrible day for the Chicago Public League Red Conference today.


#1 Glenbard West wipes out #9 Whitney Young in the Game of the Year so far, they made it anticlimactic.


#2 Simeon Career Academy and #9 Whitney Young both lost at the When Sides Collide.


#18 Orr Academy lost to #10 Wheaton Warrenville South at the Batavia Night Of Hoops.


Great day for Central Suburban South as both #3 Glenbrook South(beat Simeon), and #5 New Trier(beat Yorkville Christian) at the When Sides Collide.


Benet Academy upsets #23 St Ignatius College Prep at the When Sides Collide.


#19 Oswego East beat host Batavia in overtime at Batavia Night Of Hoops.


Gonzaga commit Braden Huff of Glenbard West is the unquestioned best player in the state of Illinois. That is all. 31 points 6 rebounds today in wipeout of Whitney Young at When Sides Collide.


Elon commit Nick Martinelli of #3 Glenbrook South a double/double of 21 points 10 rebounds in win over #2 Simeon at When Sides Collide.


Senior Jaylen Drane 14 points for #2 Simeon in loss to #3 Glenbrook South at When Sides Collide.


Princeton commit Caden Pierce of #1 Glenbard West 27 points 4 steals in wipeout of #9 Whitney Young at When Sides Collide.


Miami(FL) commit Andre Casey Jr 20 points for #9 Whitney Young in loss to #1 Glenbard West at When Sides Collide.


Northern Illinois commit Xavier Amos 17 points for #9 Whitney Young in loss to #1 Glenbard West at When Sides Collide.


Dartmouth commit Jackson Munro 26 points for #5 New Trier in win over Yorkville Christian at When Sides Collide.

Karlo Colak 19 points for #5 New Trier in win over Yorkville Christian at When Sides Collide.


Duke commit Jaden Schutt 17 points 8 rebounds for Yorkville Christian in loss to #5 New Trier at When Sides Collide.


Eastern Illinois commit Kyle Thomas 12 points 10 rebounds(double/double) for Benet Academy in win over #23 St Ignatius at When Sides Collide.


Junior Richard Barron 16 points for St Ignatius in loss to Benet Academy at When Sides Collide.


Illinois commit Ty Rodgers 24 points 14 rebounds(double/double) for Thornton Township in win over Tinley Park.


Junior Vincent Rainey 20 points for Thornton Township in win over Tinley Park.


Junior DeAndre Craig 22 points for #11 Mount Carmel in win over Jacksonville.


Junior Anthony Ciaravino 18 points for #11 Mount Carmel in win over Jacksonville.


Sophomore Jaedin Reyna 18 points for St Rita in loss to national power Link Academy(MO) at Quncy Shootout.


Sophomore James Brown 13 points 10 rebounds(double/double) in loss to national power Link Academy(MO) at Quincy Shootout.


Caleb David 26 points 7 rebounds for Frances Parker in win over Thornwood.


Payton Pitts 25 points 5 rebounds 3 steals for Frances Parker in win over Thornwood.


Junior Iowa commit Owen Freeman 26 points 7 rebounds for Bradley Bourbonnais in loss to Metamora.


Senior Denver commit Justin Mullins 21 points 10 rebounds(double/double) in loss to Evanston Township.


Rob Brazelton 25 points 5 rebounds for Homewood Flossmoor in win over Bloom Township.


Senior Christian Meeks 15 points 10 rebounds(double/double) for Homewood Flossmoor in win over Bloom Township.


Senior Indiana State commit Robbie Avila 28 points for Oak Forest in win over Morris.


Senior Fred Robinson 25 points for Oak Forest in win over Morris.

Junior Cameron Christie 20 points 7 rebounds 3 assists in win over Streamwood.


Senior Akron commit Tavari Johnson of #15 Lyons Township 21 points 4 assists in win over Proviso East.


Nick Niego of #15 Lyons Township 17 points 5 rebounds 5 assists in win over Proviso East.



Simeon vs Sierra Canyon(CA) game at Wintrust Arena on February 5th is off. Rumor is Sierra Canyon(CA) and Bronny James will be playing #1 Glenbard West on that date at the same arena. Supposed to be announced on Tuesday. We will see.

Addendum: Benet Academy student section was chanting "Big Tim, Big Tim" tonight. So heartwarming those young people. Thanks guys.














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