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Video: Chicago Demons vs. Illinois Bears

Here is video from the 2015 Chicago Summer Challenge featuring the Chicago Demons against the Illinois Bears in a contest featuring a pair of talented 16U teams.

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Video: Summer Challenge Highlights

Here are some video highlights from several teams that competed this past weekend at the Chicago Summer Challenge. The event featured 150 teams and saw nearly 150 college coaches come through the doors over the 3 days of the event.

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Fast-Rising Nana Akenten Adds Two Offers

Class of 2017 Bolingbrook High School standout Nana Akenten was terrific for the Hoopers Basketball club over the  weekend at the Chicago Summer Challenge, and earned offers from UIC and Illinois State for his efforts.


Akenten, an athletic and versatile 6’5 forward made plays on both ends of the floor throughout the weekend including a strong opening effort against the Spiece Indy Heat.


Akenten, who earlier this year picked up a Western Michigan offer, is seeing his recruiting stock soar, and will be a big part of a 2-15-16 Bolingbrook team that will look to duplicate their downstate run this past season.


The Hooper’s Basketball Club will be in action this weekend in Deerfield, Illinois at the Chicago Summer Classic.


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T.J. Smith Back On His Game, Adds Offers

Class of 2017 Marian Catholic standout T.J. Smith was highly impressive for Young Legends-Weinstein at the Chicago Summer Challenge, and was rewarded with offers from Santa Clara and Illinois State for his efforts.


Smith, a 6’6 wing, has long been among the more highly regarded prospects in the 2017 recruiting class, and is now fully back on his game and showing no ill effects from a prior injury.


Smith and burly 6’8 post Cam Krutwig combine to give Young Legends-Weinstein a dominant inside/outside duo with both showing well this spring on the Under Armour Circuit.


Young Legends-Weinstein will compete in the Under Armour Association Finals this week.


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Summer Challenge Playoff Brackets

Here are the Playoff Brackets for the 2015 Chicago Summer Challenge.  Playoff action will roll into Sunday with Summer Challenge action at Riverside-Brookfield High School and Bolingbrook High School and Jr. Summer Challenge games being played Elmhurst College.



17U Silver

17U Bronze

17U Copper

16U Gold

16U Silver

16U Bronze

16U Copper

15U Gold

15U Silver

15U Bronze

15U Copper

14U Gold

14U Silver

14U Bronze

13U Playoffs


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