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The IHSA basketball season is rapidly approaching as NBC Sports Chicago unveils the preseason Power Rankings. Be sure to check back each day before the season officially begins
2017-18 record: 21-7, 9-1, SouthWest Suburban Blue
Postseason results: Lost to Marist in Class 4A sectional semifinals.
Players to watch: The Vikings return loads of experience, size and athleticism as they'll be a major problem to contend with this season. Isaac Stanback, Maurion Scott, R.J. Ogom and Damen Trice are all college prospects while 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Chad Readey has received buzz for his play this fall.
Why they're in the power rankings: With a roster loaded with players between 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-7, the Vikings will be one of the biggest and most athletic teams in the state this season. With high hopes for a deep bench, H-F could also wear opponents down by throwing waves of bodies at them. As long as H-F's guard play is consistent, they should be one of the area's toughest teams.
Did you know? One of the area's most consistent programs, Homewood-Flossmoor has 20 or more wins in 14 of the last 15 seasons.