Parker named to Nike Hoop Summit team

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Parker named to Nike Hoop Summit team

Jabari Parker was one of 10 players selected to the USA roster for the Nike Hoop Summit, which will take place on Apr. 20 in Portland.
The one-day event features the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team -- ten of the top high school seniors from the U.S. -- playing against the World Select Team, made up of the top players 19-years-old or younger from around the world.
Parker, whose time in the FIBA Championships was cut short this summer after he suffered an injured foot, is the lone Illinois player on the list but will have plenty of talent surrounding him.
The team will be coached by Mike Jones, currently the head coach at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland, and Cory Alexander of Boo Williams AAU (in Virginia) will act as the team's assistant coach.
The World Select Team will be chosen in late March or early February, and is expected to have the consensus 2013 No. 1 overall prospect Andrew Wiggins, a Canada native, on it.
The other player Parker was also bumped down on most 2013 boards, forward Julius Randle, also will star on the USA Team. Other notables include Aaron and Andrew Harrison, who are both bound for Kentucky next season, and Indiana-bound Noah Vonleh.
Notre Dame-bound Demetrius Jackson, who was also considering Illinois, also made the roster.
The 2013 USA Basketball Men's Junior Team (H.S.College)
-- Aaron Gordon, F, 6-foot-9 (Archbishop Mitty, Calif.Undecided)-- Aaron Harrison, G, 6-foot-5 (Travis, TexasKentucky)-- Andrew Harrison, G, 6-foot-5 (Travis, TexasKentucky)-- Kasey Hill, G, 6-foot-1 (Montverde Academy, Fla.Florida)-- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, F, 6-foot-7 (Chester, Pa.Arizona)-- Demetrius Jackson, G, 6-foot-1 (Marian, Ind.Notre Dame)-- Jabari Parker, F, 6-foot-9 (Simeon, Ill.Duke)-- Bobby Portis, F, 6-foot-9 (Hall, Ark.Arkansas)-- Julius Randle, F, 6-foot-9 (Prestonwood Christian, TexasUndecided)-- Noah Vonleh, F, 6-foot-8 (New Hampton, Mass.Indiana)

Glenbard North's Tyrik Henderson goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Glenbard North's Tyrik Henderson goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

It's been a good winter for Glenbard North junior three-star ranked defensive back Tyrik Henderson (5-foot-10, 165 pounds). Henderson, who added his latest offer on Saturday from Minnesota, has continued to pile up multiple scholarship offers at an impressive rate heading into the all important spring evaluation period. 

Henderson, who also has been playing travel 7-on-7 this winter for Boom Midwest, is a fierce competitor took time from his busy schedule to take part in the annual Dodgeball Madness charity tournament along with some of his Glenbard North teammates. Henderson fills us in on some of his recent offers along with some recent college visit.

I caught up with Tyrik Henderson at the Fifth Annual Franklin Dodgeball Madness Tournament at Franklink Middle School in Wheaton. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Watch the following video above.

Lake Park's Gino Romano goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Lake Park's Gino Romano goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Everyone who took part in the recently-held fifth annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Madness charity tournament played for various charitable reasons. The Lake Park Lancers football team chose to honor a person who embodied the true meaning of service and sacrifice.

Lake Park junior linebacker Gino Romano took a few minutes to explain why they decided to play in honor of fallen Bloomingdale police officer Raymond Murrel, the first ever officer who died in the line of duty for the village.

Romano also discussed the Lancers’ offseason and the team’s overall preparation for the upcoming 2017 football slate.

I caught up with Romano at the tournament in Wheaton. Proceeds benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Watch the following video above.