High School Lites: Basketball season has begun

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High School Lites: Basketball season has begun

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
6:48 PM

By Joe Collins
CSNChicago.com

It's basketball season on High School Lites! The best hoops action across Chicagoland can be seen right here on Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com. We are your source for scores, highlights and more from this Friday night all the way up to state championship time in March. We are covering numerous games featuring Super 25-ranked schools, which includes our Team of the Week: Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills. They are looking to repeat as class 3A champs. We will also take a look at Maine South and Wheaton Warrenville South as they celebrate their respective football championships. Here is a snapshot of each game that we will cover Friday night. All rankings courtesy of YourSeason.com:
Glenbard West @ (4) Proviso West, 6:00pm

The Proviso West basketball program has been on the rise for a few years now. This year is no exception. The Panthers took first place in the New TrierLoyola tournament, defeating Harlan in the championship game. Nicholas Frazier leads a well-balanced attack. As for Glenbard West, twins Michael and Matthew Mache (both 6-6) look to cause fits for the opposition.
Argo @ (7) Hillcrest, 6:30pm

It's never too early for a trap game, right? The 3A state champion Hawks of Hillcrest battle 4A champ Simeon on Sunday. But first, they have to take care of business against Argo. Point guard Julius "Juice" Brown is the one to watch for Hillcrest. Kadeem Thornton, LeBarron Hull and Cassell James are highlight-worthy as well.

Conant @ Schaumburg, 6:30pm

It could be a showcase of guards in this always-entertaining Mid-Suburban West rivalry game. The host Saxons feature Javon McDonald and Mark Bielanski, while the Cougars' Inko "London" Dokubo will prove to be a challenge for Schaumburg.

(13) Downers Grove South @ Hinsdale South, 7:30pm

The visiting Mustangs are coming off a third place finish in the prestigious St. Charles East Thanksgiving tournament, defeating Ryan Boatright's East Aurora squad along the way. Jerron Wilbut and Jamal Millison set the pace for DGS. Watch out for a much-improved Hinsdale South team. The Hornets' Brock Benson is one of the top centers in the West Suburban Gold conference.
(4) Benet @ St. Patrick, 7:30pm

Care for an early glimpse into the future of the Big 10? Take a look at Benet. The Redwings feature Northwestern-bound point guard David Sobolewski and 6-10 Wisconsin recruit Frank Kaminsky. St. Patrick figures to challenge Benet for East Suburban Catholic supremacy, with senior forward Jacob Williams at the controls.

Joliet Central @ (9) Homewood-Flossmoor, 7:30pm

Competition in the SW Suburban Blue conference is underway. Central's Darius Norris will be coming off a big night (11 points, 12 rebounds) against Plainfield South. But the Vikings should prove to be difficult hosts. Julian Lewis and a talented crop of juniors lead the way for H-F. Could this be another trap game? HF hopes to avoid looking ahead to showdown with 2 ranked Morgan Park on Sunday.

(5) De La Salle @ St. Rita, 7:30pm

De La Salle's Illinois-bound Mike Shaw has received a lot of the local headlines, but keep an eye on Dre Henley. The 6-6 junior will be a great complement to the Meteors' offense. Resurgent St. Rita lost a heartbreaker in the championship game of the McGovern Classic last week against Tinley Park.

St. Joseph @ (8) Hales Franciscan, 7:30pm

Hales should be one of the favorites in class 2A this year. Aaron and Aaric Armstead anchor the backcourt for the Spartans, who already have an impressive win over Proviso East to their credit. But fellow Catholic League Central foe and Gene Pingatore-coached St. Joseph figure to be tough, with senior GF Joe Edwards leading the attack.

Check us out this Friday night just after our Bulls and Blackhawks games. High School Lites streams live at CSNChicago.com.

5 at 5: Cubs/Sox All-Star spots, D-Wade's fit and could Patrick Sharp return to Blackhawks?

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5 at 5: Cubs/Sox All-Star spots, D-Wade's fit and could Patrick Sharp return to Blackhawks?

In the debut of 5 at 5, Luke Stuckmeyer and Slavko Bekovic break down the top five Chicago sports storylines right now.

Included is an update on MLB All-Star votes and who from the Cubs and White Sox "deserve" to make the Midsummer Classic. Plus, Stucky and Slav discuss a potential reunion for Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks, Dwyane Wade's fit on the Bulls and what will be the next Chicago sports jersey retired.

Also, who would win a Home Run Derby between the Cubs, White Sox, Nationals and Yankees?

The 5 at 5 on Facebook Live - Debut Episode

MLB All-Star Update: Bryant's in, Avi Garcia's 5th in voting. Which Cubs and White Sox deserve a spot? Welcome to The 5 @ 5 on Facebook Live! Sharp returns? How does D-Wade fit? Next retired Chicago jersey? We cover it all, so join the conversation RIGHT NOW!

Posted by CSN Chicago on Monday, June 26, 2017

Bulls parting ways with guard Michael Carter-Williams

Bulls parting ways with guard Michael Carter-Williams

Don't expect to see Michael Carter-Williams in the fold for the Bulls guard spots next season.

The organization is reportedly declining the qualifying option for the young guard, according to John Paxson on David Kaplan's radio show:

Carter-Williams, 25, was acquired in a trade with the Bucks last October in a move that sent Tony Snell to Milwaukee. Snell — the Bulls' first round pick (20th overall) in 2013 — turned in a career year with the Bucks, averaging 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while making 80 starts.

Meanwhile, Carter-Williams appeared in only 45 games (19 starts) for the Bulls, suffering through the worst season of his professional career. He was drafted 11th overall in the same year the Bulls took Snell and Carter-Williams burst onto the scene with 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game in his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Carter-Williams was then traded to the Bucks in February 2015. He shot only 36.6 percent from the field in 2016-17 while averaging 18.8 minutes per game.

The Bulls are stacked at guard with Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo currently under contract plus 2016 first-round pick Denzel Valentine, Jerian Grant (acquired in the Derrick Rose trade), Cameron Payne (acquired in the Taj Gibson deal), Isaiah Canaan and then Kris Dunn and Zack LaVine (who were both acquired in the Jimmy Butler blockbuster last week).