ChicagoHoops.com South Suburban Fall Exposure League Opens With A Series Of Dazzling Efforts, And Yields A Pair Prospects Who Hold A Great Deal Of Promise For The Future


Brian Stinnete
September 23, 2010

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The ChicagoHoops.com South Suburban Fall Exposure League opened this past Sunday with a series of dazzling efforts, including standout performances from the likes of Wisconsin-bound George Marshall (Chicago Brooks), Kevin Gray (Chicago Brooks), Jayone Troutman (Hillcrest), Akron-bound Deji Ibitayo (Rich Central), DePaul-bound Jamie Crockett (Crete-Monee), Kentrell King (Crete-Monee), Markee Williams (Chicago Morgan Park) and Mario Keith (Sauk Village Rickover) just to name a few.

Several prospects put their name on the map including 6'6" wing Tareq Quaasim (Rich Central), who just moved in from Washington D.C., and 6'6" freshman strongman Rashod Lee (Crete-Monee). Keep an eye out for Lee! He is a developing post who has made tremendous strides from when he first surfaced two years ago, and is a player who will likely see some time with the varsity at Crete-Monee as a freshman. Fellow 2014 star Erick Locke also put his skills on display, and again showed poise beyond his years. The 2014 class is looking like a monster!

The League has a week off this Sunday with the facility not being available. However, League action will be back in full swing on Sunday, October 3rd, and has made some added additions. The League website, complete with Standings, Recaps, Leading Scorer's and Schedules will be "live" later this afternoon.

Below is a recap of some of the action from this past Sunday at Crete-Monee High School.

Magic (79) vs. Celtics (77)
Jayone Troutman snapped off 23 points and Aszante Hawkins added 16 points to fuel the Magic to victory. Markee Williams led the Celtics with 10 points with Spencer Stewart and Kierre Perkins each adding 9 points.

Heat (65) vs. Lakers (63)
Devon Almon led a balanced Heat attack with 12 points including a pair of three-point baskets which included the game-winner. Tyler Williams backed up Almon's effort with 9 points for the Heat. Jamie Crockett led all scorer's with 23 points for the Lakers, who also received 12 points from Kentrell King.

Celtics (66) vs. Lakers (63)
Markee Williams led the Celtics with 14 points including a pair of three-point baskets as they held on for the win. The Celtics withstood a 19-point effort from Kentrell King to hold on for the win.

Magic (50) vs. Nuggets (39)
6'7" Tony Core powered the Magic to victory by scoring 11 points with his power game. Ryan Royall and Virgil Fleming backed up Core with 9 points each. Malik Thomas, Marcus Ford and Roytrell Long all paced a balanced scoring attack from the Nuggets.

Bulls (81) vs. Heat (66)
6'7" Keith Gray scored 21 points and Wisconsin-bound George Marshall backed him up with 19 points as the Bulls topped the Heat. Mike Powell took command running the point for the Bulls. Akron-bound Deji Ibitayo led the Lakers with 15 points. Tyler Williams, and 6'6" Tareq Quaasim, who just transferred in from Washington D.C. each added 8 points for the Heat.

Knicks (45) vs. Suns (41)
Mario Keith scored 11 points and Cameron Irvin knocked down 10 points as the Knicks defeated the Suns. Johnson led the Suns with 11 points including a three-point basket.

Raptors (49) vs. Thunder (28)
Mario Keith, Ben Coupet, Alonzo Chatman, Jelani Hardy, Zachary Norvell, Bryce Barnes and Cameron Irvin lead the way for the Raptors as they made their debut with a win. Karl Harris, Darius Branch, Lunden Taylor, Randall Hudson, Duane Lanier, Jarrin Randle and Rahamanh Katumbusi led the way for the Thunder.

Bucks (61) vs. Warriors (58)
Marseille McKinley led the way for the Bucks as they won a thriller over Malcolm Martin, and the Warriors.