Romeoville: Parham’s Friday Peeps
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As we kicked off another strong live period Field in Romeoville on Friday I picked out several players that stood out the most to me. Jack Stanton Jack Stanton 6'2" | SG Downers Grove North | 2024 State IL (DGN)…
As we kicked off another strong live period Field in Romeoville on Friday I picked out several players that stood out the most to me.
Staton looked good from the start as he hit some deep threes in the flow of the game. He has a consistent motor that keeps him involved at all times. Jack is at his best when he gets to drive baseline and look for kick outs to wide-open shooters. He was so quick twitched and energetic that he took himself out of the game with a bitten tongue and had to get stitches.
Lovemore excels in the open court but showed some coaches he can hit open shots and score in the lane. Elijah a legit 6’4 point guard who spreads the wealth between teammates was also in attack mode for himself. Lovemore gets into tight spaces and protects the ball before finishing with high-arching layups. Besides his drive, Elijah proved that he can shoot hitting two threes in the matchup against DGN.
Strong wing that looked good from behind the arc. Chris had some pretty strong finishes off the dribble into some contested layups. Riddle moves well off the ball and is starting to become a more consistent shooter.
Dekwon seemed to be in his bag Friday morning, playing an uptempo brand of basketball while making the right reads on the court. Brown has the ball on a string and was able to dribble in and out of the lanes with ease, scoring over and around the defenders.
A top 5 prospect in the class. The 6’10 shooter hit shoots from all over the court and even got a rare post touch that turned into a fadeaway jump shot. Aleks has been very consistent on the perimeter and is a matchup problem when facing traditional bigs.
Adoni Vasilakis (Marist) 2026
Vasilakis has made my list for the second weekend straight. The Marist guard is so crafty and tactful when he drives in the lane. Adoni has a strong runner that he uses often and it’s pretty much automatic. He continues to boost his name in this 2026 class.
Stephen is another repeat prospect who was on my list last week. At 6’7 he can do a lot on both ends of the court. He goes after boards on misses and has the skills to push in transition. What I liked about him was how hard he ran the court and catches the ball among several defenders and has the composure to score over them. Brown stretched his range to three a few times and dished out a few assists.
(Lincoln Way East) 2026
Powell is a smart point guard who did a good job against the Wolverine’s pressure and was able to still lead his team in scoring. BJ did most of his scoring around the rim, attacking on straight-lined drives and hitting tough layups in traffic. He shot a couple from three but just couldn’t get them to fall. Powell is a lead guard who plays at his own pace and that works well for him and Lincoln Way East.
Ameer Morrow (Simeon) 2024
Morrow is a player who doesn’t get enough recognition. He plays with a running motor and is very active on the glass defensively. On offense he’s an energetic slashing forward that scores off dunks and transition putbacks. Ameer is undersized at 6’4 but played as if he 7’0. I hope some small school or good JUCOs start the recruiting process with this somewhat hidden gem.
Jake Nosek (Metea Valley) 2025
Nosek was very efficient on Friday, hitting 4 of 6 shots from three. At 6’8 he adds another big shooter to the class. But what’s different about Jake is he competes on defense by rebounding and blocking shots at a steady pace. Nosek will be a big stock riser in the next rankings.
(Hyde Park) 2024
Baldwin looked to be still impacted by a foot injury but that didn’t stop him from competing on Friday. Jurrell did a good job at rebounding and outlet passing to his teammates. He started several fastbreaks by delivering some Kevin Love type passes. When Baldwin was able to get the ball in the mid post he used a spin cycle move to shed the defender and still score the bucket.
The 6’6 lefty shooter seems to playing well at the right time. He’s very active on the perimeter scoring well off pindown and flare screens. When the ball touches his hands he has a quick release. What I liked about Abalos was his crafty finishes off the bounce. He can drive using either hand and has good body control to score through contact. Jax is another prospect who is raising his potential college level.