Big Weekend for Joseph Bertrand

The regular season may be over for Sterling, Illinois guard Joseph Bertrand, but he's got plenty of basketball ahead this weekend, starting with the Chicago High School Classic All-Star Game on Friday. Read here for the latest on Bertrand.

Joseph Bertrand, a 6'4" combo guard who has committed to the University of Illinois, will be part of two all-star games this weekend. Friday he'll take the court at the Chicago High School Classic All-Star Game. Then he'll journey downstate on Saturday to take place in another all-star game in St. Louis.

The University of Illinois is bringing in a talented group of guards next year, including Bertrand. While he can play both guard positions, it's quite possible Bertrand will end up seeing a large number of minutes at point guard.

"I'm just going to go in and try to get playing time," Bertrand said. "It doesn't really matter what position. I just want to do well."

Bertrand plans to be in Champaign in June, where he'll attend a couple of summer school classes and get acquainted with his new team and life at a big school.

"I know I have to keep shooting and lifting," Bertrand stated. "When I talk to some of the other guys, that's what we're all doing right now, so we'll be ready when the season starts."

IllinoisHSPreps.Com will have game post-game scoring totals after Friday's game.

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