Boys Basketball: Southland preview capsules
Outlook: Crete-Monee and Bloom should go to the wire for the title, with a crowd-pleasing showdown between ace guards Michael Orris and Donald Moore.
Top five players: Michael Orris, Crete-Monee, G, Sr.; Donald Moore, Bloom, G, Sr.; Raheem Jackson, Rich East, G, Sr.; Marvie Keith, Crete-Monee, G, Jr.; John Ruffin, Rich South, C, Sr.
Keep an eye on: Jamaal Murray, Rich Central, F, Jr.
Did you know? Crete-Monee coach Tom Cappel won 502 games in 23 years at Hillcrest.
Quote: “This conference is going to be a war.” – Rich East coach George Leonard
Predicted finish: Crete-Monee, Bloom, Rich South, Rich East, Kankakee, Rich Central.