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Saturday Night Prep Basketball Roundup

IlliniBoard dug through the trenches of the web to find the latest game stories on Illini recruits including <b>DeAndre Thomas</b>, <b>Nayal "Mac" Koshwal</b>, <b>Derrick Rose</b>, and <b>Sherron Collins</b>, among others.

CLASS OF 2005
DeAndre Thomas, Chicago Westinghouse
Westinghouse defeated Lincoln Park on Saturday evening, 73-57. Thomas was the leading scorer with 20 points for the game.

From the IlliniBoard.com Scouting Report ...
Offensive Game: The one thing about DeAndre is that he has a very wide range of post moves, and is fleet of foot on the inside for someone his size. The move of the night game from DeAndre when he faked a shot, but extended the ball out in the palm of his hand like he was shooting, and after his man was in the air, he took the ball to the basket and drew contact. When it comes to free throw shooting, Thomas is a very good free throw shooter. He has a nice stroke from the free throw line, and that was where he scored most of his points on Saturday evening.
From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Thomas has answered all the questions. He lost the extra weight, achieved a qualifying score on the ACT and has established himself as the best post player in the state.

On Saturday at Westinghouse, Thomas scored 20 points to lead the No. 3 Warriors to a 73-57 victory against Lincoln Park.

"I've had to work for everything I have," said Thomas, who was 5-for-7 from the field and 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. "I lost weight and studied, and now I feel like all that work is starting to pay off."
From ChicagoSports.com ...
No. 4 WESTINGHOUSE 73, Lincoln Park 57
Public Red North-West. DeAndre Thomas scored 20, Corey Caston scored 17 and Kris Harris had 12 points, 9 rebounds for Warriors (16-2, 6-0). Julius Hearn scored 16 for Lincoln Park (11-7, 3-3).
CLASS OF 2006
Sherron Collins, Chicago Crane
Crane defeated Farragut 61-53 lead by Sherron Collins' 18 points.

From ChicagoSports.com ...
No. 17 CRANE 61, Farragut 53
Public Red West. Sherron Collins scored 18 and Tyrone Kent had 16 as Cougars (13-5, 5-1) pulled away with 10-2 game-ending run. Johnny Logan scored 14 for Farragut (8-8, 4-2), which played without Chris Singletary (disciplinary reasons).
From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Crane guard Sherron Collins knew Red-West rival Farragut would give the No. 15 Cougars all they could handle Saturday with or without Chris Singletary.

Collins scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists to lead host Crane to a 61-53 victory.

"Farragut is our best rivalry," Collins said. "Chris didn't play, but we made sure we didn't take them lightly. There weren't a lot of people here because of the weather, but you could feel the intensity on the court anyway."
CLASS OF 2007
Nayal "Mac" Koshwal, Chicago Julian
Julian defeated Carver on Saturday 90-78.

From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Mac Koshwal got the break going with 12 rebounds and was joined by Desmond Hendrix and Louis Muhammad in giving the Jaguars a 45-25 advantage on the boards. Brandon Ewing added 16 points, and Jeremiah Kelly scored 12 for the Jaguars.
Derrick Rose, Chicago Simeon
Simeon defeated Harlan 66-58.

From ChicagoSports.com ...
No. 5 Simeon 66, HARLAN 58
Public Red South. Joshua Davis scored 17 and Derrick Rose had 15 for Wolverines (16-3, 5-0). Clarence Holloway had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks for Harlan (4-10, 0-6).
From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Visiting Simeon's outstanding sophomores Derrick Rose (15 points) and Tim Flowers (12) led the No. 6 Wolverines (16-3, 5-1) to victory in the Red-South. Simeon's Joshua Davis led all scorers with 17 points, including 13 in the second half.
Tim Flowers, Chicago Simeon
Simeon defeated Harlan 66-58.

From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Visiting Simeon's outstanding sophomores Derrick Rose (15 points) and Tim Flowers (12) led the No. 6 Wolverines (16-3, 5-1) to victory in the Red-South. Simeon's Joshua Davis led all scorers with 17 points, including 13 in the second half.

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