2016-17 record: 16-12, 9-5 Southwest Prairie
Postseason results: Lost to Joliet West in Class 4A regional finals.
Players to watch: Senior point guard DeAndre Heckard is a Division I prospect who has shown an ability to take over a game at times. Senior forward Dontia Johnson has also drawn Division I interest as he's one of the more intriguing frontcourt players in the area. Joliet West transfer Eddie Creal was a huge addition to the Spartans after two solid varsity seasons with the Tigers.
Why they're in the power rankings: Romeoville has a number of Division I prospects as they'll be one of the area's most talented teams on paper this season. The Spartans may look great on paper but they have to be able to prove it on the floor, something they have yet to do against really good teams. The addition of Creal gives Romeoville an athletic, high-motor wing who could be the difference this season.
Did you know? It's been a long time since Romeoville was relevant in basketball as they haven't won a regional title since 1994.