Updated: November 19, 2012 10:00PM
(Twelve players to watch this season, listed in alphabetical order.)
Jubril Adekoya, Sr., Andrew: Valparaiso recruit and All-Area honoree averaged 15.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season. Shoot, pass, rebound, he can do it all.
Juozas Balciunas, Sr., Lemont: The Most Valuable Player of the South Suburban Blue and All-Area honoree averaged 18 points last season. Great court vision.
Sean Dwyer, Sr., Stagg: Six-foot-6 swingman recorded a school-record 83 three-pointers, averaging 15.3 points and 4.4 rebounds.
Alex Foster, Sr., Seton: Transfer from De La Salle, averaged 12.1 points and 8.3 rebounds last season. Can hurt opponents from the inside or outside. Minnesota recruit.
Billy Garrett Jr., Sr., Morgan Park: DePaul recruit can score from anywhere on the floor. Extremely willing to step up in the clutch. Averaged 25.2 points and 6.4 assists a year ago.
Malek Harris, Jr., Sandburg: Rated No. 121 in the Class of 2014 by rivals.com, the 6-6 junior is one of the area’s most sought-after prospects. Can jump out of the gym, and nearly is unstoppable driving to the basket.
Victor Law, Jr., St. Rita: The 6-6 swingman is extremely versatile, exhibiting the ability to score from the perimeter and post. Very energetic.
Alex Majewski, Sr., Brother Rice: Will go down as one of the storied program’s top performers. Averaged 17.8 points in 2011. Willing to do the dirty work in the paint whenever necessary.
L.J. McIntosh, Sr., Marist: Four-year varsity starter averaged a team-high 15 points per game last season. Has a deadly midrange jumper, and is more than willing to take the ball to the rack.
Jovan Mooring, Sr., Hillcrest: Returning All-Area recipient is a versatile scorer and excellent rebounder. Averaged 16 points per game in 2011.
Lexus Williams, Sr., Marist: Four-year varsity starter and Valparaiso recruit averaged 11 points per game. Can destroy defenders off the dribble. Has spent entire prep career on varsity.
Tyler Ulis, Jr., Marian Catholic: All-Area honoree is ranked No. 108 in Class of 2014 by rivals.com. There’s not a better ballhandler in the area, arguably the state. Lightning-quick. Averaged 20.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 2011.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Bloom graduate Donald Moore, the 2011-12 SouthtownStar Player of the Year, and Macari Brooks, a 2011 Rich South graduate who initially committed to DePaul, are teammates at Brinn Junior College in Texas.
Eisenhower coach Mike Curta has both of his sons, Nick, a senior, and Vinnie, a sophomore, on the Cardinals roster.Homewood-Flossmoor grad
Julian Wright, the 13th pick in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, is playing in Israel.
Compiled by Pat Disabato