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Start Date: November 9, 2015

Levels: V, JV, Soph, Soph B, Frosh A1, Frosh A2, Frosh B. Cut sport.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week. Times will vary based on competitions.

Head Coach: Pat Ambrose (pambrose@d125.org)

Basketball Boys Blog Masthead

  • Patriots Avenge December Loss, Defeat Lake Zurich 52-40

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Feb 10, 2016

    The Patriots (18-6, 8-2) clinched a share of the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title and avenged a December loss to the host Bears (18-8, 6-4). SHS can win its fourth straight division championship outright with a win Friday night at Zion-Benton. Stevenson led 44-38 entering the fourth quarter, then held Lake Zurich to two points in the final period. Justin Smith led the Pats with 16 points, and also had four rebounds and three assists. Ryuji Aoki poured in 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers, and added a steal. Rodney Herenton tallied 11 points and dished out three assists. - Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (+)

  • Strong Performance for Patriots at Lake Forest

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Feb 09, 2016

    The Patriots (17-6, 7-2) remained on top of the NSC Lake Division with a strong all-around effort winning against Lake Forest, 65-46. SHS opened the game on a 12-0 run, held the Scouts (12-8, 5-4) to four points in the first quarter, and harassed LFHS into 12 first-half turnovers en route to a 28-15 halftime lead. Offensively, Stevenson hit five three-pointers in the first half, and 12 of 19 in the game. Justin Smith led all scorers with 21 points, eight coming in the opening quarter. Ryuji Aoki nailed four three-pointers on his way to a 16-point night. Aidan O’Connell scored nine points and also made five steals. Rodney Herenton had seven assists and four rebounds. - Pioneer Press, Daily Herald (+)

  • Brunson, No. 1 Villanova at DePaul on Tuesday

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Feb 09, 2016

    Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and the top-ranked Villanova University men’s basketball team will travel to Rosemont on Tuesday to face DePaul in a 7:30 p.m. matchup at the Allstate Arena. Villanova is ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history. The game will be shown live on FS1. Brunson has started 22 of the Wildcats’ 23 games this season, averaging 10.2 points per game. He’s also second on the team in assists (64). Villanova is 20-3 this season. Brunson and his teammates will return to the area later this month for an afternoon game against Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday, February 27.


  • Patriots Defeat Zion-Benton; Win Eight of Last 10 Games

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Feb 01, 2016

    The Patriots defeated Zion-Benton 64-51 at Saturday's matchup. Ryuji Aoki scored eight of his game-high 20 points in the final three minutes of the third quarter, propelling the host Patriots (16-6, 6-2) into sole possession of first place in the North Suburban Lake Division. Aoki, who had 15 points in the second half, scored eight straight points as SHS cut the Zion lead to 41-40 by the end of the third quarter. He had four three-pointers in the game, and also went 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Justin Smith put the Pats ahead for good, 45-43, with a pair of free throws early in the fourth quarter. Smith scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth. He also had six rebounds on the night, and went 7-for-8 from the line. Willie Herenton scored 11 points, while Rodney Herenton had 10 points and four assists for Stevenson, which has won eight of its last 10 games. The Pats held the Zee-Bees (15-9, 4-4) to 21 points on 8-of-24 shooting in the second half. - Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (+)

  • “Team Herenton” Adjusting to Life at Stevenso

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Feb 01, 2016

    The Daily Herald published an article today about the Herenton brothers (+), senior Rodney and junior Willie, who play for the boys basketball team. The pair transferred to Stevenson this year from Whitney Young with younger brother Samuel, a freshman. Rodney played for Whitney Young when it beat SHS in the state semifinals and won the IHSA title in 2014. Rodney and Willie told the paper that they are glad they came to Stevenson, and are enjoying the quieter life of the suburbs. They’re also adjusting to playing for the defending state champions, which has several new faces on the roster this season. Rodney has received an offer from Dartmouth, and also has been asked to be a preferred walk-on at Stanford. Willie, meanwhile, has received interest from multiple schools, including St. Louis, DePaul, Northwestern, Air Force, Wofford, Siena and Memphis.


  • Solid Win for Patriots over Mundelein, 99-45

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 28, 2016

    Four Patriots scored in double figures during the road romp as SHS improved to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Justin Smith led the team with 17 points and also had four assists, while Willie Herenton scored 16 points. Ryuji Aoki and Kevin Yang scored 11 points apiece, with Yang also yanking down six rebounds. Mundelein fell to 1-22 overall and 0-7 in the Lake Division.

  • Patriots Defeated by Warren, 55-46

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 25, 2016

    Justin Smith led the host Patriots (14-6, 4-2) with 13 points and eight rebounds. Ryuji Aoki and Jordan Newman each scored seven points. The Blue Devils improved to 8-11 overall and 3-3 in the NSC Lake. - Daily Herald (+)

  • Boys Basketball Game Online Tonight

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 22, 2016

    Tonight’s varsity boys basketball game between Stevenson and Warren will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 o’clock. You can watch the action at www.d125.org/sbn.

  • Patriots on a Roll Winning Six of Last Seven Games

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 20, 2016


    Rodney Herenton
    scored a season-high 20 points as the Patriots (14-5, 4-1) won against North Chicago (68-49) for the sixth time in their last seven games. Herenton hit five of eight attempts from the floor, and sank 10 of 12 free throw attempts. He also recorded two steals. SHS, which played its sixth game in the last five days, led by two points at halftime, 27-25. The Pats took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Warhawks 21-11 to take a 48-36 lead entering the fourth period. After North Chicago scored the first three points of the fourth quarter, Justin Smith scored six of his 13 points to fuel a 7-0 run that removed any doubt about the outcome. Smith also grabbed nine rebounds. Aidan O’Connell, starting his second straight game, had eight points, five rebounds and four assists. Ryuji Aoki scored seven points. - Daily Herald

  • Patriots Place Third at MLK Tournament

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 20, 2016

    The Patriots (13-5) beat Hinsdale South, 46-41, to capture third place at the Wheaton Warrenville South MLK Tournament. Justin Smith scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists against the Hornets, who beat SHS in the Lyons Township Thanksgiving tournament, 66-47. Ryuji Aoki also scored 10 points, and Rodney Herenton added nine. The Patriots fell to Benet Academy, 66-56, in the semifinals. Smith scored a game-high 21 points, while Herenton tossed in 17. - Daily Herald (Benet game) (Hinsdale South game)

    During Saturday's day of tournament play, the Patriots (12-4) beat Downers Grove South, 80-69, and Metea Valley, 61-53, to advance to the semifinals. Justin Smith scored a career-high 33 points against Downers Grove South, and also corralled 13 rebounds. Rodney Herenton had 13 points and six assists, and Ryuji Aoki and Aidan O’Connell each scored 12 points. Aoki led the Pats in scoring against Metea Valley with 23 points. Smith scored 15, Willie Herenton had 10 and Rodney Herenton added nine. - Daily Herald (Metea Valley game)

  • Patriots Rally to WIn against Libertyville, 54-53

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 20, 2016

    The visiting Patriots (10-4, 4-1) rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to upend the Wildcats (9-7, 2-4) in a game that went to the wire. Justin Smith scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the third quarter as SHS fought back to take the lead midway through the frame. After LHS pulled within 52-50 with 30 seconds to play, Willie Herenton hit two free throws to extend the lead to 54-50. The Wildcats nailed a three-pointer with five seconds left, but after getting the ball back, missed a shot at the buzzer. Herenton had 11 points on the night, and also recorded five assists. Ryuji Aoki scored 12 points, and Rodney Herenton had five points and seven rebounds. - Pioneer Press, Pioneer Press (sidebar), Daily Herald

  • Tuesday’s Boys Hoops Game on SBN

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 14, 2016

    Tuesday night’s varsity boys basketball game against North Chicago is scheduled to be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn. The game tips off at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center.

  • Boys Basketball to Play in MLK Tournament

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 13, 2016

    The boys basketball team will play in Wheaton Warrenville South’s MLK Tournament this weekend. The Patriots will play Metea Valley in the opening round at 11 a.m. Saturday, then will play again at 5:30 win or lose. SHS will play at least one more game on Monday: at 12:30 p.m. if victorious in its opening game, or at 9:30 a.m. if it loses the opener. Click here for the tournament bracket and score updates.

  • Alum’s Career High Night Leads IWU Basketball

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 12, 2016

    Andy Stempel (Class of 2013) scored a career-high 24 points to lead Illinois Wesleyan University’s men’s basketball team past Wheaton College, 82-66, on January 6. Stempel, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, broke his previous best of 16 points set during a 150-117 win over Greenville College in November.

  • Getting Defensive Pays Off for Basketball Teams

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 08, 2016

    How do Stevenson’s varsity basketball teams stack up against their peers around Lake County this season? The Pioneer Press says the SHS girls are strong postseason contenders thanks to a stifling defense, which also is a strong suit of the defending state champion boys team.

  • Patriots Outscore Lake Forest 50-40

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 07, 2016

    Willie Herenton scored a game-high 16 points and made four steals, and his brother Rodney added 11 points for the host Patriots (9-4, 3-1). Justin Smith scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots. Both teams had the same number of field goals (15), but SHS hit 18 of 26 free-throw attempts, compared to 6 of 12 for the Scouts (7-6, 1-3). Willie Herenton was 9-of-10 from the line. Eric Zalewski scored eight points off the bench, twice providing second-half sparks to counter Lake Forest rallies. - Lincolnshire Review (+), Daily Herald (+)

  • Boys Basketball Game on SBN Tonight

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 05, 2016

    Tonight’s varsity boys basketball game against Lake Forest will be broadcast live from the Sports Center by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7:30. The game can be seen at www.d125.org/sbn.

  • Boys Basketball Places Fourth at Hinsdale Central

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jan 04, 2016

    The varsity boys basketball team split its four games at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic during the break, finishing fourth overall. SHS (8-4) beat Foreman (80-48) and Richards (72-41), then lost to Homewood-Flossmoor (55-51) and Maine South (48-46). Justin Smith earned first-team all-tournament honors after scoring 64 points and hauling in a tournament-best 45 rebounds in the Patriots’ four games. He had a team-high 17 points and 18 boards against Homewood-Flossmoor, and also led the squad with 20 points in its opening win over Foreman. Ryuji Aoki led the team in scoring twice in four games. He had 21 points versus Richards and 19 against Maine South. Smith scored a game-high 32 points in a 69-59 win over Prospect to start Winter Break.

  • Patriots Face Loss Against Lake Zurich

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Dec 17, 2015

    Stevenson faced defeat Wednesday by Lake Zurich 47-41. The visiting Bears (6-2, 2-0) rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to win their third straight game and hand the Patriots (5-2, 2-1) their first home loss since March 2, 2012. Ryuji Aoki led SHS with 13 points. Justin Smith scored 12 and Willie Herenton added 10. - Daily Herald (+)

  • Patriots Dominate against Mundelein

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Dec 15, 2015

    Stevenson defeated Mundelein 85-34 at Saturday's home game. Justin Smith and Eric Zalewski led all scorers with 15 points each for the Patriots (5-1, 2-0). Smith scored 10 points in the second quarter as SHS stretched a four-point first-quarter advantage to a 40-16 lead at halftime. Zalewski also had four rebounds and three assists. Ryuji Aoki added 13 points and Willie Herenton had 11. The Mustangs fell to 0-7, 0-2. - Pioneer Press

  • Patriots Defeat Warren in Conference Opener

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Dec 10, 2015

    Stevenson defeated Warren 52-44 in Wednesday's matchup. Willie Herenton scored a team-high points for the Patriots (4-1) in their North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener in Gurnee. Justin Smith had 14 points and Ryuji Aoki added 11. The Blue Devils fell to 2-6 overall.
  • Boys Basketball Team Will Face Foreman at Hinsdale

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Dec 08, 2015

    The boys basketball team will face Foreman from the Chicago Public League in the first round of the inaugural Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 26. Win or lose, the Patriots are assured of playing four games during the tournament. A single-day admission ticket for eight games is $5, and you can see all 32 games in the tournament for $15. Visit www.hcholidayclassic.com for brackets, schedules and other details.
  • Boys Basketball Team Getting Accustomed to Roles

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Dec 02, 2015

    Figuring out everyone’s roles has been the focus of the early season for the varsity boys basketball team. The Patriots have won three of their first four games, and in two of the contests all 15 players saw action. Coach Pat Ambrose says he’s been impressed with the energy and effort of the team thus far, and is looking forward to its North Suburban Conference opener a week from today.

  • Patriots Outscore Glenbard South at Lyons Township Tournament

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Nov 30, 2015

    At the Lyons Township Tournament, Stevenson outscored Glenbard South 63-46. Ryuji Aoki scored 17 points, Justin Smith had 16 and Willie Herenton added 11 as the Patriots (3-1) rallied in the second half. SHS trailed by six points at halftime, but outscored the Raiders 35-12 in the second half. - Daily Herald
  • Patriots Victorious over Longwood Academy

    By: SHS Information Office | Nov 30, 2015

    At the Lyons Township Tournament, Stevenson outscored Longwood Academy 68-40. Willie Herenton scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Justin Smith added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Patriots (2-1). Smith had 11 of his points in the first quarter, as SHS took a 24-7 lead. Ryuji Aoki added eight points for the Pats, who led by 30 at halftime. Longwood dropped to 0-3. - Daily Herald (+)

  • Patriots Defeated by Hinsdale South in Tournament Play

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Nov 25, 2015

    Hinsdale South defeated Stevenson 66-47 at the Lyons Township Tournament. Eric Zalewski scored nine points to lead the Patriots (1-1). Jordan Newman, Ryuji Aoki and Justin Smith each tallied eight points. Smith also had nine rebounds. Hinsdale South improved to 2-0. - Daily Herald (+)

  • Patriots Dominate in Season Opener

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Nov 24, 2015

    Stevenson defeated the Lyons 84-53 in their season-opening game at Lyons Township. Justin Smith scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and made three steals for the Patriots. Rodney Herenton added 17 points, six boards and three assists. Ryuji Aoki tallied 13 points, while Kevin Yang had 10 points and nine rebounds. Willie Herenton contributed three steals and three assists. Eric Zalewski also had three assists.

  • Patriots Weclome New Players, New Season

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Nov 20, 2015

    After spending two years as a supporting actor, Justin Smith is ready to take the lead for the boys basketball team this season. The 6-foot-7 junior forward, who already has received offers from eight Division I schools, focused on adding muscle in the offseason to complement his finesse game. The Daily Herald has a profile of Smith here (+). The Patriots return only Smith in the starting lineup, but also have key 2014-15 reserves Ryuji Aoki, Jordan Newman and Kevin Yang back. In addition, Pat Ambrose’s squad welcomes brothers Rodney and Willie Herenton, who transferred from Whitney Young. Read the Herald’s North Suburban Conference previews (+).
  • Boys Basketball Ranked No. 12 By CSN Chicago

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Nov 18, 2015

    The defending state champion boys basketball team is ranked No. 12 by CSN Chicago in its preseason power rankings. The Patriots open their season Monday at the Lyons Township tournament against the host school.

  • Brunson, Cashaw Begin Collegiate Careers

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Nov 17, 2015

    The leaders from last year’s state champion boys basketball team officially started their collegiate careers last Friday. Jalen Brunson was in the starting lineup for No. 11 Villanova, which beat Fairleigh Dickinson, 91-54. The former Mr. Basketball for Illinois scored 12 points, had four assists and two rebounds. Connor Cashaw, meanwhile, scored six points, five rebounds and two assists off the bench for Rice University during the Owls’ 97-65 loss at No. 14 California.

  • SHS to Play in Hinsdale Central Holiday Tourney

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 26, 2015

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    Stevenson is one of two defending state champions that will take part in the inaugural
    Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament in December. The Patriots will be joined in the 16-team field by Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California. The Celts won the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV title earlier this year. Every school on the tournament roster had a winning season in 2014-15, and eight were conference champions, including SHS.  

     
  • Website: Brunson Will Win Big East POY

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 12, 2015

    brunson-mcdonalds-jersey-with-ballJalen Brunson hasn't played a college basketball game yet, but he’s already getting Big East Player of the Year consideration. The website Fansided, which shares content with Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report, on Tuesday made the case for Brunson as POY candidate as a freshman. "He’s the kind of player that Villanova hasn’t had since Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats to the Final Four back in 2009," wrote Michael Whitlow. "Not only is Brunson bigger and better than Reynolds, he’ll be able to step right into the rotation for Jay Wright and contribute." Jalen and his Wildcat teammates will play for a national audience when they face Stanford in the semifinals of the Preseason NIT Tournament on ESPN2 on Thanksgiving Night.

  • Comcast Airing Special on Brunson

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 05, 2015


    Tonight at 6:30 on CN100, The Comcast Network, check out the debut of "Jalen Brunson - 2015 Mr. Basketball." Hosted by Camron Smith, the show features interviews with Jalen, his parents, Coach Pat Amrbose and teammate Connor Cashaw to learn more about how Brunson developed a love for the game and progressed to win a state championship with the Patriots after losing to eventual NBA first-round draft picks Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor in previous years. The show also details his decision to attend Villanova, as well as the numerous other accomplishments he garnered at Stevenson, including the 2015 Mr. Basketball award. Click on the video for a preview of the show.

  • Seven Division I Offers So Far for Smith

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 05, 2015



    Seven and counting. That's the number of college scholarship offers 6-foot-7 junior forward Justin Smith has received, with two seasons of high school basketball remaining. DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Northwestern, Rice and Wake Forest have made offers thus far. Smith and his Mac Irvin Fire teammates visited Indiana last weekend for an unofficial visit. 

    “It was a good experience,” Smith told the Inside the Hall blog. “I got to spend time with the coaches, go look around the campus and they showed me film of myself, gave me pointers and advice on how to help my game.”

  • Brunson Listed Among Top 50 College Players

    By: SHS Public Information | Jul 30, 2015

    brunson driving to hoop

    Preseason college basketball articles are starting to pop up, and Jalen Brunson’s name is featured prominently in a couple of them. Today, Brunson was named No. 11 on a list of the 50 best college players for 2015-16 by Jason McIntyre for USA Today’s sports blog, The Big Lead. McIntyre has nine incoming freshman among the top 20. Sports Illustrated, meanwhile, has Brunson at No. 19 among the top 25 recruits. He’ll be looking to help Villanova win its third straight Big East championship this season. (Chicago Sun-Times photo)

  • Pats Have Plenty of Talent Returning

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 15, 2015

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    Justin Smith finishes a slam dunk in the Chicago State Supersectional on March 17. (Chicago Tribune)
     
    Losing four starters from a state championship team presents challenges, but Jeff Bonato of the News-Sun makes the case that Stevenson should be formidable again in 2015-16. He points to 6-foot-7 junior forward Justin Smith — who has received interest from Duke among other schools — and returnees Ryuji Aoki and Jordan Newman. Plus, the Patriots will have newcomers Rodney and Willie Herenton, who have transferred from Whitney Young. Rodney, a senior who started the last two seasons for the Dolphins, has received a scholarship offer from Dartmouth. He was in the starting lineup during Whitney Young’s 75-68 win over Stevenson in the 2014 IHSA Class 4A state semifinals. Willie, a junior, played regularly and started several games last season.

  • Brunson Named MVP as USA Wins Gold

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 14, 2015

    brunson receives U19 MVP

    What a summer for Jalen Brunson. The just-graduated Mr. Basketball of Illinois earned most valuable player honors at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece in early July. He led Team USA to the gold medal, averaging 14 points, a team-high 5.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals in seven games, all victories.

    Brunson’s breakout game came in the semifinals against Greece, when he scored 30 points in 31 minutes, the fourth-most recorded by a U.S. player in U19 competition. He also dished out four assists in a performance that even had his future college coach, Jay Wright of Villanova, glowing.

    “He had a great tournament,” said Team USA head coach Sean Miller, who leads the University of Arizona's program. “He emerged as our leader as well, and when you have a leader at that position it helps things. I thought his performance against Greece with 30 points was an incredible performance. Down the home stretch of (the championship game against Croatia) he stepped up big.”

    Brunson didn't have much time to celebrate winning the gold medal: He had to hop on a plane and take his first class at Villanova two days later.

  • Aoki Gets Boost From Local Columnist

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 01, 2015

    ryuji aokiJeff Bonato calls senior guard Ryuji Aoki the “player most likely” to be named to the News-Sun Boys Basketball All-Area Team next March who was not mentioned on this year’s squad. The 5-foot-11 Aoki served as a backup to Matt Johnson during the 2014-15 season, but received significant playing time, especially when Johnson was sidelined by injury. He shot 42.5% from 3-point range, hitting 34 of 80 attempts, and tied the school record by hitting 7 treys in one game. Bonato says Aoki has been even more accurate this summer.

  • USA Benefitting From Brunson's Ballhandling

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 01, 2015
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    Jalen Brunson scores during the USA's 93-45 win over Argentina on Wednesday. (Photo: USA Basketball)

    Jalen Brunson continues to shine with the undefeated USA Basketball U19 team at the FIBA World Championships in Greece. Brunson helped lead the squad past Argentina, 93-45, in the Round of 16 on Wednesday. The win came 24 hours after a 92-50 victory over Egypt in the final game of the preliminary round.

    Brunson scored 9 points, recorded 6 assists, and had two steals in the game against Argentina. He had 9 points, dished out 6 assists, and made two steals versus Egypt. Against Egypt, Brunson hit a 3-pointer and had a driving lay-in on the next possession to help USA score 16 straight points and break open the game in the second quarter.

    In four games, Brunson has scored 37 points with a team-best 23 assists and only 4 turnovers. He has started all four games.

    The USA will face Italy in the quarterfinals Friday. The semifinals are Saturday and the finals are Sunday.

  • Newman Ready to Step Forward

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jun 30, 2015

    jordan newman in action 2014-15Jordan Newman played in 29 of Stevenson’s games last season, but his greatest challenge came in practice. The senior guard had to cover Jalen Brunson, Mr. Basketball for Illinois in 2015. In fact, Newman has faced the challenge of guarding Brunson in practice for the past two seasons. With Brunson moving on to Villanova University, Newman is ready to take his place in the Patriot backcourt with Ryuji Aoki.

    "I learned so much from Jalen," Newman told Pioneer Press. "I've been working out with him since early in my sophomore year. After playing against him, you know you can play against anyone. It's easy. The best thing about Jalen is he knows how to win. It doesn't matter the situation or who he is playing, he believes he can win and always is best player on the floor. I've learned from him to believe in yourself."


  • Taylor Named Head Coach at Green Bay School

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jun 29, 2015
    john taylor at st norbert
    Stevenson alum John Taylor, who was varsity assistant the past four seasons, has been named the new head coach at Notre Dame High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he played collegiately at St. Norbert. He will take over a program that finished 8-15 last season.

    During his four seasons on the varsity bench, Stevenson won consecutive state trophies in 2013, 2014 and 2015. As a player for SHS, Taylor was an all-North Suburban Conference player his junior and senior seasons, and in 2007 led the Patriots to the IHSA Final Four. He set the school’s single-season 3-point percentage record (47%), which was broken by Matt Johnson in 2014 (55%), and still holds the single-game steal record with 8.

    At St. Norbert, Taylor was a two-time captain and all-conference selection. His team was the first St. Norbert squad to win back-to-back regular and tournament conference championships in 2010 and 2011. His teams also qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament during those seasons. Taylor tied the school record for 3-pointers in a game with 7, and is in the program's top five in career assists.

  • Brunson, Team USA Win Exhibitions

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jun 25, 2015

    brunson-vs-argentina-62415Jalen Brunson and the USA U19 World Championship team beat Greece and Argentina this week in a pair of exhibition games in advance of the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships starting Saturday in Crete.

    Brunson dished out a game-high eight assists in USA’s 86-75 win over Argentina Wednesday night, and had 15 points and nine assists in a 90-82 victory over Greece on Monday.

    Video highlights:

    vs. Argentina (look for Jalen at 0:37 and 1:23)

    vs. Greece (0:35, 0:46, 1:06 and 1:28)

    Here are the USA’s opponents in the preliminary round of the FIBA tournament:

    Iran   9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 27
    Croatia   10:15 a.m. Sunday, June 28
    Egypt   8 a.m. Tuesday, June 30

    All 16 competing teams advance to the round of 16 that will be played on Wednesday, July 1. The winners advance to the medal-round quarterfinals on July 3, while the round of 16 losers will compete out for 9th-16th places. The semifinals are on July 4, and the finals are on July 5.

  • Brunson Named to USA U19 World Championship Team

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jun 18, 2015

    Chalk up another honor for Jalen Brunson. The just-graduated senior has been named to USA Basketball’s under-19 national team that will play at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships June 27 to July 5 on the Greek island of Crete. Brunson played for Team USA in the U18 Championships last year, helping the squad go 5-0 and win the gold medal.
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