Sunday, March 24, 2013
Titus, a 2-year-old basketball phenom, loves shooting trick shots.
Once Titus learned to walk, he started shooting baskets. These trick shots were filmed when Titus was between 18 and 24 months old, posted by Joseph Ashby in this YouTube video. If he keeps this up, we may see Titus in the NCAA Tournament - in about 17 years.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Check to see when the Fighting Illini will be playing.
Update 10:05 p.m. Thursday: Finals and Friday's matchups. Illinois defeated Minnesota 51-49. Michigan over Penn State 83-56. Iowa beat Northwestern 73-59 Nebraska beat Purdue 57-55 Friday's Matchups: Illinois v. Indiana Wisconsin v. Michigan Iowa v. MSU OSU v. Nebraska Bracket and Schedule Below Performing well in or winning the Big Ten Tournament is likely the only way the Iowa Hawkeyes will make their way into the NCAA Tournament. To do so they must defeat Michigan tonight at 7:00 p.m. CST. If they do they will get the quality win over an upper tier Big Ten team that has narrowly eluded them all year, setting up a better resume for the NCAA Tournament. They will then advance to play the winner of the Ohio State v. Nebraska game on …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Lake Forest Scouts narrowly beat the Caxys 49 to 41 during this annual rivalry match up.
The Lake Forest Scouts narrowly beat the Caxys 49 to 41 during this annual rivalry match up last Friday. Check out the recap below. Final Score: Lake Forest High School 49, Lake Forest Academy 41 Lake Forest HS Scoring: Carter Bass 17, Sam Downey 9 and Ben Simpson 8. Simpson had four steals which led to two breakaway dunks. Records: LFHS 17-7, LFA 12-9 Game Narrative: The game was close for the first quarter with the Scouts holding an 8-6 lead but broke away in the second half to hold a 21-13 lead at the intermission. In the third period the Scouts went on a 17-10 run to take a 38-23 lead at the end of three. The Caxys fought back to trail only by five, 42-37, with 2:56 left. The Scouts held them off the rest of the way. 55 for the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Tal Brody taught more than 100 children some cool new tricks when he stopped by Deerfield's Berto Center for a basketball clinic earlier this month. Former NBA state Kenny Battle was also there.
Monday, February 18
The Jewish National Fund hosted a basketball clinic with former University of Illinois and Israel basketball legend Tal Brody on Feb. 7 at the Berto Center in Deerfield. More than 100 children and parents braved the heavy snow and ice to come learn basketball moves from Brody and 1989 University of Illinois All American and former NBA star Kenny Battle. These basketball pros coached children ages 8 to16, and it was a great opportunity for members of the community to learn basketball basics straight from the experts. Participants also competed in shoot offs, and raffle winners received a variety of autographed prizes. Submitted by Jewish National Fund
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tamika Catchings, who played for Stevenson High School in the mid-1990s, is a member of the 2012 women's basketball team.
Update: Aug. 12 The U.S. women's basketball team won the gold medal Saturday in its final Olympic game, beating France 86-50. Tamika Catchings, a member of the team who played basketball for Stevenson in the '90s, Tweeted the news Saturday afternoon. "Wow #Soblessed!! #OperationGOLD ACCOMPLISHED!!! Such an amazing experience w/ an amazing team! Luv ya'll! Dreams do cm true... : )," she wrote. The gold medal was the third for Catchings, and the seventh consecutive for the U.S. ------------------------------------------------------------------- A former star basketball player for Stevenson High School is shooting for the Olympic gold for the third time as part of the U.S. women’s basketball team. Tamika Catchings, who as a sophomore led the…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Basketball has taken the former Lake Forest High School star all over the globe.
Basketball has brought the world to former Lake Forest High School standout Eddie Cage. “Europe has been really great,” said Cage, who lives in Andorra, a small, southwestern European country bordered by Spain and France. “I have also played in Dubai and Luxembourg for short stints. It has really been a blessing to get the chance to play in Europe for so many years. I have been to a lot of places that, growing up, I never thought I would see. When we do get some free time, which is very little, I’ve been able to go to Athens, Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, Glasgow and other places that are not as familiar.” His final hoops season at Lake Forest High School came 16 years ago. Despite his European travels, his …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Knock off visiting Croation Junior National team.
Date: Feb. 23 Final Score: Lake Forest Academy 89, Croatian Junior National Team 73 LFA Star Performer: Charles Harris led the Caxys with 27 points. Other Notable LFA Performers: In his final game as a Caxy, Rice-bound Dylan Ennis scores 26 points. The Turning Point: Trailing midway through the second quarter, LFA switches to its half-court trap defense. The tactic creates turnovers that lead to easy transition buckets, and allows LFA to lead by five at halftime. The Quote: Caxys Coach Matthew Vaughn on facing a European team. “It was a different experience playing a European team, who had a distinct style, but our guys were able to use their athleticism and speed in order to take control of the game.” The Bottom Line: After finishing …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Highly touted Rice-signee knows he owes his success to Caxys program.
Lake Forest Academy's Dylan Ennis’ love for the game of basketball extends back to as long as he can remember. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was 4 years old,” said Ennis. “I picked up a basketball the day I started kindergarten; it makes me who I am. No matter what I am doing or where I am, basketball is always on my mind.” The years of play and practice have helped Ennis bust out this year to the tune of 23 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 blocks per game. The impressive season has helped the senior garner Division I scholarship offers, before committing to Rice University. The Canadian-born point guard has helped the Caxys dominate their opponents to a 16-4 record. “He has worked extremely hard on the court, on his game, and …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Lake Forest High School faces Lake Forest Academy in basketball.
The spirit of the community was alive as Lake Forest High School faced off against Lake Forest Academy Tuesday night on the Lake Forest College. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch checked in with the fans to ask the following question: Is this this a bitter rivalry or just a friendly neighborhood game?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
LFA drops two of three games in Ohio.
With the departure of Tyler Ennis, Lake Forest Academy (LFA) basketball coach Matthew Vaughn knew that other players had to step up. Charles Harris did just that. He averaged an impressive 16 points per game at last weekend's Midwest Prep Basketball Classic in Ohio. "He, along with some other guys, has recognized they need to do more things to replace the loss of Tyler,” said Vaughn. “I am pleased with how Charles has been improving this season.” In last Friday night’s blowout against Western Reserve Academy of Ohio, Harris and the rest of the Caxys starters began with a bang. LFA scored the first 10 points of the game and extended its lead to 20 by halftime. The big lead enabled the Caxys (8-3) to sit their starters for the final …