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Old Gold 17U Tryouts This Sunday

Old Gold Basketball will have it’s 17& under tryouts this Sunday March 16th at Hales Franciscan.  Hales is located at 9th and Cottage Grove in Chicago, Illinois.

The tryouts will be from 4pm-6pm. 

There will be a $10 tryout fee.

For additional info, please contact Antonio Wiltz at (773) 320-4829.

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Full Package North Tryouts On Sunday

Full Package is proud to announce that we will be running teams out of 4 different areas this spring:  North (North Shore), South (LaGrange), West (Crystal Lake), and Wisconsin (Kenosha).

Full Package’s Spring Travel is the largest travel/AAU program in the Midwest. Last spring, we had 105 3rd-11th grade teams between boys and girls. Full Package has been the premier travel/AAU program in the Chicagoland area for the past 12 years. Our program will provide the optimal opportunity for athletes seeking physical, mental, and emotional growth on and off the court. Full Package's main objective with our club teams is skill development: to best prepare players for future success.

Every travel player will receive an adidas® gear package, 2 team practices per week, and 6 tournaments.  North & South players will receive D-ROSE SHOES. West & Wisconsin players will have the option to purchase shoes at a discounted rate.

For more information and to sign up to be a part of the Full Package Family today, please visit

FULL PACKAGE NORTH BOYS TRYOUTS (teams practice near the North Shore)

9th Grade
Sunday, March 16th @ Highland Park Rec Center - 3-4:15pm

10th Grade
Sunday, March 16th @ Highland Park Rec Center - 4:30-5:45pm

11th Grade
Sunday, March 16th @ Highland Park Rec Center - 6-7:15pm


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Illini-Bound Williams Impresses In Loss

Illinois-bound Class of 2015 Chicago Simeon star D.J Williams was impressive and put his versatility on full display.

Williams, who stands 6'7, has begun to run the point for Simeon and was terrific against Whitney Young penetrating the lane and attacking the basket.

His size makes him one big match-up problem for opposing guards. His future at Illinois may not be at the point, but he will be able to function nicely as a secondary ball-handler and will be able to get plugged into multiple spots on the floor.

Williams is verballed into an Illini 2015 recruiting class that also includes Plainfield East sharpshooter Aaron Jordan.

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Old Gold 16U Tryouts This Saturday

Old Gold Basketball will be conducting their 16& under (sophomore) tryouts Saturday March 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Tryouts will be held at the Rainbow Beach Fieldhouse which is located at 3111 East 77th street in Chicago, Illinois.

There will be a $10 tryout fee.  For additional info, please contact Antonio Wiltz at (773) 320-4829.

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South Suburban Ready For Another Shot At Title

South Suburban College has again advanced to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament and has the #4 seed in the event which tips off next week.

Head coach John Pigotti has now guided the team into the National Tournament six times in his eight years as head coach at SSC, and holds a record of 233-46 at the school.

SSC is currently 28-5 on the season.

Antonio Levy (Thornton) leads the team and has garnered a number of honors this season including being named MVP of the Region 4A Tournament as well as being tabbed as the Region 4A Player of the Year.

6'8 Jalen Brown, a 2nd Team All-Region pick, Charles Knowles, Anthony Strickland and Corbin McClain are also among the standouts on the team.

Knowles went down with an ankle injury in the Region 4A Tournament and the team is actively working to get him ready for next week.

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