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Most Exciting Players To Watch In The State Of Illinois


Brian Stinnette
December 14, 2003

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Here is a listing of the most exciting players to watch in the state of Illinois. The listing of players features three point guards, two shooting guards and a pair of small forwards. Although the players are listed in no particular order, Shaun Livingston (Peoria Central) headlines the group.


Shaun Livingston
6-7 Point Guard
Peoria Central
Class of 2004

Nobody leaves their seat when Shaun Livingston is on the basketball court. Routinely dazzles the crowd with his uncanny court vision and incredible passing skills. Always under control. Has developed a knack for starting games with an alley-oop jam.

Julian Wright
6-8 Small Forward
Homewood-Flossmoor
Class of 2005

Electrifying in the open floor. Long and athletic. Always a threat to throw down a monster slam. Loves to find open teammates with pinpoint passes. A triple-threat on the break. Can pull up for a three, take it all the way to the hole, or can dish off a laser to a teammate for an easy bucket.

Jamarcus Ellis
6-4 Shooting Guard
Chicago Westinghouse
Class of 2004

One of the best all-around talents in the state of Illinois. One of the best shot-blocking guards that you will ever see. Regularly pins opponents shot attempts on the glass. An advanced passer with a knack for finding the open man.

Sherron Collins
5-10 Point Guard
Chicago Crane
Class of 2006

Just a sophomore! Loves to show off his incredibly tight handle on the basketball! Superb passing skills and instincts. Big time penetrator who always knows where and when to deliver the basketball. Breaks down defenders with ease.

DeAaron Williams
6-5 Guard/Forward
Bartonville-Limestone
Class of 2004

Big time athlete! Can really get off the floor! Capable of dunking on anyone at anytime. A long-armed shot blocker and rebounder who seems to come out of nowhere for blocks and boards.

Justin Cerasoli
6-5 Point Guard
West Aurora
Class of 2004

Absolutely loves to please the crowd! West Aurora fans are among the most active in the state, and Cerasoli loves to please them. Likes to throw alley-opp passes to himself before jamming it home. Loves to put his dribbling and no-look passing skills on display as well.

Demetrius Evans
6-4 Small Forward
Chicago Von Steuben
Class of 2004

An explosive leaper. A very athletic player. Just might have the best dunking skills in the state of Illinois. Just throw the ball up, and let him go and get it for a jam. A strong rebounder who is not afraid to mix it up inside.