Boys Basketball: Proviso East’s Sterling Brown navigating the recruiting scene

Proviso East junior Sterling Brown had a tremendous high school season that ended with a 32-1 record and a loss in the state championship game …

  • Nov 8, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East’s 1992 team had no ‘Amigos,’ but did own another title

With Donnie Boyce running the show and Sherell Ford assisting on the bench, Proviso East’s unbeaten run to the Class 4A state final last week …

  • Aug 6, 2012

Boys Basketball: Simeon holds off Proviso East for third straight 4A title

PEORIA, Ill. — Simeon and Proviso East staged one of the all-time great state championship games Saturday at Carver Arena. Pirates junior Sterling Brown drained …

  • Jul 24, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East powers past Rockford Auburn

PEORIA -- Amid the frenzy and hyperactivity, Sterling Brown was calm and collected. With the rest of Proviso East out of sync, Brown provided a …

  • Jul 2, 2012

Boys Basketball: Downstate rules to live by

THE TWO DOS 1. Feature a game-plan wrecker Each team needs five wins to reach Peoria and two more to win it all. In those …

  • Jun 13, 2012

Boys Basketball: Projected Class 3A/4A state starting lineups

STARTING LINEUPS CLASS 4A PROVISO EAST Pos., Player Ht. Yr. G Keith Carter 6-1 Sr. G Paris Lee 5-11 Jr. G Paris Burns 5-10 Sr F Sterling Brown 6-4 Jr. C Isaiah Grace 6-7 Sr. ROCKFORD …

  • Jun 13, 2012

Boys Basketball: Class 3A/4A state preview

CLASS 4A PROVISO EAST vs. ROCKFORD AUBURN The records: Proviso East (31-0), Rockford Auburn (31-2). When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Ch. 5.2 Outlook: Proviso East destroyed …

  • Jun 13, 2012

Boys Basketball: All-State teams

CLASS 4A FIRST TEAM Pos. Player School Ht. Yr. G Keith Carter Proviso East 6-0 Sr. C Jahlil Okafor Young 6-10 So. F Jabari Parker Simeon 6-9 Jr. F Darius Paul Warren 6-8 Sr. G Fred Van Vleet Rockford Auburn 6-0 Sr. …

  • Jun 7, 2012

Boys Basketball: Class 3A/4A All-State teams loaded with talent

Simeon phenom Jabari Parker is in the midst of another state championship run, but as the season comes to a close another drama will reach …

  • Jun 7, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East keeps perfect, runs past West Aurora

When Proviso East legend Donnie Boyce took over his alma mater this season, few could have imagined the run his Pirates have put together. That …

  • Jun 5, 2012

Boys Basketball: Strong start powers Proviso East past Schaumburg

Strong starts are becoming a habit for No. 2 Proviso East. The Pirates led by 16 points at the end of the first quarter and …

  • Apr 26, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East’s fast start sinks Lake Park

Patience is not a virtue when you are playing against Proviso East. The No. 2 Pirates got off to a tremendous start to remain unbeaten …

  • Mar 13, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East holds off Glenbard North’s late charge

When Proviso East opens a double-digit first quarter lead on its home court, it’s usually lights out for opponents. But in Friday’s regional final in …

  • Mar 8, 2012

Boys Basketball: Sun-Times All-Area team

Jubril Adekoya 6-6, Jr., F, Andrew: Teamed with his brother Jawad to lead the Thunderbolts to one of the best seaons in school history, including a …

  • Mar 7, 2012

Joe Henricksen’s City/Suburban Hoops Report

City The Catholic League and Public League will serve up a mini-version of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Friday. Three of the most entertaining regional title …

  • Mar 7, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East blows by Warren

Proviso East’s first four minutes Saturday were phenomenal, The Pirates completely overwhelmed one of the best teams in the state with pure effort, determination, talent …

  • Feb 23, 2012

Boys Basketball: Paris Lee’s second half boosts Proviso East past Downers South

Proviso East couldn’t have scripted a more exciting ending to its Senior Night. The No. 2 Pirates captured the West Suburban Conference Gold Division championship …

  • Mar 1, 2012

Boys Basketball: City/Suburban Showdown should entertain

Boys Basketball: City/Suburban Showdown poses three solid matchups …

  • Feb 21, 2012

Boys Basketball: Third-quarter push leads Proviso East past Morton

Proviso East is a highlight reel waiting to unfold. Naturally, the Pirates match one of the most famous lines in movie history, Humphrey Bogart’s sad …

  • Feb 16, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East trio scorches Hinsdale South

Hinsdale South has seen enough of Paris. Paris Lee, that is. The Proviso East junior teamed with fellow guards Paris Burns and Keith Carter on …

  • Feb 8, 2012

Boys Basketball: Without Keith Carter, Proviso East still rolls

Technical difficulties only briefly delayed the Proviso East show Saturday at Addison Trail. With star guard Keith Carter automatically forced to miss the game after …

  • Feb 3, 2012

Boys Basketball: Burns ignites Proviso East in win over Leyden

First-year Proviso East coach Donnie Boyce calls senior point guard Paris Burns one of the unsung heroes of the Pirates. But Burns provided one of …

  • Jan 27, 2012

Boys Basketball: Paris Lee, Proviso East lock down Downers South

Proviso East is one unbeaten team that no one is questioning, and Thursday in Downers Grove the No. 2 Pirates showed why, dominating Downers Grove …

  • Mar 1, 2012

Boys Basketball: Proviso East cruises by Willowbrook

Proviso East has been looking forward to next Thursday’s trip to Downers Grove South for a while, but that doesn’t mean the Pirates were looking …

  • Jan 17, 2012

Joe Henricksen’s City/Suburban Hoops Report

City The biggest winner in the IHSA’s sectional assignment shifts in 4A is clearly Proviso East. After battling city teams from the ­Public League and …

  • Jan 17, 2012

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