One of the great things about high school basketball in the Chicagoland area is the astounding amount of talent the area holds.
2013-14 record: 32-2 (11-1): First place North Suburban Lake. Lost to Whitney Young, 75-68, in Class 4A state semifinal. Third place in Class 4A.
Today was national signing day for thousands of high school athletes from across the country, but Illinois saw quite a few local basketball players sign a Letter of Intent of their own.
Tuesday provided an opportunity for John Groce to vault his 2015 recruiting class into the stratosphere, but that didn't happen.
The Class of 2015 has already been a good one for John Groce and the Illini.
And despite a pair of high-profile near-misses, it could wind up being a bonanza.