The clear-cut preseason No. 1 has all of the pieces.
Flying about as far under the radar as any Simeon team can fly, but still super talented and very capable.
3. Morgan Park
Junior Ayo Dosunmu is Chicago’s next star guard.
4. North Lawndale
Potential to be the best offensive team in the city, if healthy.
5. Whitney Young
A team with stars, quality guards and depth.
Manny Patterson’s the anchor on a squad with a lot of new, but very-talented pieces.
A genuine Class 2A state title contender.
The proverbial dark horse in the Red-West.
How quickly will a team with so many new faces come together?
Team chemistry will be a true asset this year.
11. Hyde Park
Jevon Mamon, who led Richards to a South Suburban Red title last season, is the new head coach.
12. Lincoln Park
Likely Uplift’s biggest challenger in the Red-North.
How good is the Red-West? The Admirals, led by 6-foot-5 senior Kawanise Wilkins, are the conference’s fifth team on this list.
14. Von Steuben
Senior Ralphy Cruz is one of the best players on the North Side.
6-foot-10 big man Isa Maguire is poised to have a huge breakout year.