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Dmills

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Wow. Unreal finish to the 3A game. What a shot to win it. SHG beats Metamora in double OT.
 

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Very cool game winner by SHG. Interesting enough…SHG won Small School Boys Bracket at the SF Holiday Classic…Metamora was in the same tournament and in the Large School Bous bracket. Felt like they were mislabeled as a small school but I know it goes by enrollment. That Hawkinson kid can play. I believe he only has D2 offers now. I think he had 27 and 15.
 

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Separate from Metamora, the tuition to attend Class 1A champ Yorkville Christian is $8800 per year. Where is that money coming from and how many of their players actually pay it?
 

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Very cool game winner by SHG. Interesting enough…SHG won Small School Boys Bracket at the SF Holiday Classic…Metamora was in the same tournament and in the Large School Bous bracket. Felt like they were mislabeled as a small school but I know it goes by enrollment. That Hawkinson kid can play. I believe he only has D2 offers now. I think he had 27 and 15.
They use enrollment but the smallest 16 are in small school and largest 16 are in big school. They don't completely follow the IHSA classifications. They are limited to who they can contract.
 

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They use enrollment but the smallest 16 are in small school and largest 16 are in big school. They don't completely follow the IHSA classifications. They are limited to who they can contract.
Got it. I just felt bad for EPG in the Championship game of The Classic. No way could they compete with a private school in the same conference as Uhigh (who was in the Large School division).
 

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Probably not worth starting its own recruiting thread until we know if any of the assistants are being retained. Zack Hawkinson, a 2023 6'6 205lb wing from Sacred Heart Griffin had 27/13 in the State Championship game against Metamora. He's now being followed by Johnson, Belcher, and Putyrski.

He currently only holds D2 offers but could be a sleeper.
 

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Bobby Durkin has picked up offers from WIU and EIU since the State Finals.
 

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Probably not worth starting its own recruiting thread until we know if any of the assistants are being retained. Zack Hawkinson, a 2023 6'6 205lb wing from Sacred Heart Griffin had 27/13 in the State Championship game against Metamora. He's now being followed by Johnson, Belcher, and Putyrski.

He currently only holds D2 offers but could be a sleeper.
Don't get me wrong here. I like Zack...I was at the Super Sectional game against East StL...Zack has carried them through end of season...but 90% of his points come from 10 feet in or the free throw line.

That's very very hard to translate to mid D1 level at 6'5"...cause at this point he's no wing player. He was VERY impressive for SHG, though. I do think he'd be a pretty good rebounder at this level, both in a wide block out and innate knack for the ball.

I think D2 is appropriate.
 
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