High School Lites featured plenty of great basketball action on Friday night as NBC Sports Chicago had highlights of many of the area's top matchups.
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Midweek Mixtape: Bogan 73, Vocational 42
Team of the Week: Mount Carmel and Lincoln-Way East football
Athlete of the Week: Marian Catholic's Ahron Ulis
Evanston 62, Notre Dame 53
Fenwick 55, Oak Park-River Forest 48
York 51, Lyons 41
Brother Rice 61, St. Rita 58
Hillcrest 72, Oak Lawn 65
Richards 72, Tinley Park 59
Lake Park 58, Batavia 48
Leo 49, St. Joseph 46
(Girls): Hersey 71, Prospect 46
Rolling Meadows 70, Elk Grove 37
Northern Illinois head coach Thomas Hammock was able to get an early start on the Huskies Class of 2021 as Solorio junior S/WR Brian Whitsey (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) was extended a scholarship offer today at the Huskies Junior Day recruiting event and later gave the Huskies his verbal commitment.
"I visited NIU today for the Junior Day and NIU has been recruiting me since my sophomore year," Whitsey said. "After being at NIU and getting to know everyone better, I just feel like NIU is where I belong so I committed."
Whitsey, who was also drawing early recruiting attention from the likes of Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Eastern Illinois, Illinois and SIU discusses what stands out to him about NIU after his Junior Day visit.
"NIU has a great coaching staff. I also like the direction of the program and they have been a winning program for the most part over the last several years. I just feel that NIU has a lot to offer and that it's the best fit and the best place for me. That's why I decided to commit early."
Whitsey is the first known verbal commitment for NIU in the Class of 202.
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Windy City Legends: Candace Parker
Athlete of the Week: Lake Park West's Darrione Rodgers
Team of the Week: Saint Viator hockey
Highlights: Sandburg 63, Stagg 56
Highlights: Marist 57, St. Rita 46
Highlights: Benet 55, St. Charles East 44
Highlights: Morton 67, Leyden 55
Highlights: Sycamore 53, Kaneland 47
Mid-week Mixtape: Thornton 55, Homewood-Flossmoor 43
Highlights: Buffalo Grove 80, Rolling Meadows 70
Highlights: Senn 73, Amundsen 67
Highlights: Clark 74, Crane 57
Highlights: Whitney Young 80, North Lawndale 41
Highlights Bolingbrook 79, Lincoln-Way East 66