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Run N' Gun Classic Set For July 3-6

The 14th Annual Old Gold Run N' Gun Basketball Classic is set to run Thursday, July 3rd thru Sunday July 6th with no games scheduled for July 4th.  The event will be held at Harlan High School and Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, Illinois.

The event features Boys Age Divisions 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U.  Girls features 15U and 17U.

The event features a 3-game guarantee.  The registration fee is $275 per team.
 
The deadline for your entry is June 21st.  If interested you can call Coach Antonio Wiltz at 773-320-4829 or simply send your cashier’s check or money order made out to OLD GOLD BASKETBALL to:
 
Antonio Wiltz
7653 South Oglesby
Chicago, Ill. 60649
 

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Brunson Selected To U18 USA Team

Class of 2015 Stevenson High School star Jalen Brunson has been named to the 12-member 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team.

Florida head coach Billy Donovan will coach the team and will be assisted by Sean Miller (Arizona) and Ed Cooley (Providence).

The USA team will continue training June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

USA Basketball will then host the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship at the USOTC from June 20-24.

Below is the full USA Basketball U18 National Team roster.

Isaiah Briscoe (Union, NJ)
Jaylen Brown (Alpharetta, GA)
Jalen Brunson (Lincolnshire, IL)
Luke Kennard (Franklin, OH)
Tyler Lydon (Elizaville, NY)
Dwayne Morgan (Baltimore, MD)
Allonzo Trier (Seattle, WA)
Myles Turner (Bedford, TX)
Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas, NV)
 

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Nash, Anderson In Hoops 247 Combine

Skyler Nash (Chicago Whitney Young) and Carlos Anderson (Alton) are both confirmed in the Hoops 247 All-American Combine & Showcase on Thursday, July 10.

Nash is one of the top 2016 prospects in the state of Illinois and recently added a Kansas State offer.  Anderson ranks among the top 2015 prospects in the state of Illinois. 

The event is NCAA Certified and will take place on Thursday, July 10 at Riverside-Brookfield High School and will feature some of the finest basketball talent in the country.

The event takes place ahead of the NCAA Certified Chicago Summer Challenge which runs July 11-13.

Last year, the Hoops 247 All-American Combine featured some of the top basketball talent in the country during live in front of Division I coaches during the July Evaluation Period! 
 
This year, the event is expected to be even stronger with nearly 100 prospects already guaranteed a slot from a series of regional combines with top talent confirmed in.
 
A limited number of At-Large slots are available for the event on a first-come, first-served basis.  All prospects in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes are eligible for the limited number of At-Large slots.
 
All participants will go through Combine-Style Testing, Stations and Drills in addition to game play.  Each participant will play in three running clock games at the event in front of college coaches.

If you have additional questions, please contact Brian Stinnette at 773-339-5807 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The registration fee for the event is $110.


Click Here To Register For the Hoops 247 Regional Combine & Showcase



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Taylor Adway Commits To Toledo

Class of 2015 Hillcrest star Taylor Adway has committed to play for the University of Toledo.

Adway, a 6'7 power forward, is a long and mobile post with a nice degree of upside potential to his game. Adway ranks among the better shot-blockers in the state.

Adway will join a Toledo program that currently features former Hillcrest star Julius Brown as well as former Warren Township star Nathan Boothe.

Adway competes on the travel team circuit with Meanstreets. Charles Matthews (Kentucky), D.J. Williams (Illinois), Joseph Toye (Vanderbilt) and Ryan Fazekas (Providence) from Meanstreets have all also made commitments.

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Nate Navigato Adds Lehigh Offer

Class of 2015 Geneva High School star Nate Navigato of Mercury Elite has now added a scholarship offer from Lehigh.

Navigato is a highly skilled 6'7 forward who ranks among the top prospects in the Illinois class of 2015. Navigato also holds offers from UIC, NIU and South Dakota State.

Navigato and Mercury Elite will open the July Evaluation Period at the Chicago Summer Challenge at Riverside-Brookfield High School July 11-13.

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