Preps Basketball Power Rankings No. 4 Curie


Preps Basketball Power Rankings No. 4 Curie

School: Curie

2018-19 record: 35-2 (9-0 in Public League Red-South/Central)

Postseason results: Won third place in Class 4A over Rockford East.

Players to watch: After a strong junior season, wing Ramean Hinton will be one of the state's best players this season as he's a talented scorer who can also defend multiple spots. Role players from last season's team, including Elijah Pickens, Armond Williams and Savion Williams, will also earn more minutes and increased production. Junior Phillip Berryhill is also an intriguing piece to keep an eye on.

Why they're in the power rankings: Shocking the area by becoming a nationally-ranked powerhouse last season, Curie won every game against Chicagoland competition. With eight players returning from that team, as well as a talented group of sophomores-turned-juniors, it should be another strong season from the Condors.

Did you know? Curie has become one of the most successful programs in the state over the past decade. The Condors have captured a Class 4A state title (2016), a Class 4A third-place finish (2019) and seven regional titles in the past 10 years. 

VOTE: Wintrust Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

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VOTE: Wintrust Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

After a long offseason, it’s once again time to bask in the glow of the Friday night lights. We’re ready for another season of football...but we need your help!

NBC Sports Chicago and Wintrust present our “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week.” We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland’s top prep sports show, in the hands of passionate high school football followers. Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Friday night. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on that night’s “High School Lites” broadcast. The show also live streams at and appears in the MyTeams app.  High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday on NBC Sports Chicago. 

This week, it’s the football equivalent of the “City-Suburban Showdown.” We will spotlight the following three games on our Twitter page (@NBCSPreps). Which one is the most worthy of our coverage?

Hillcrest at Brother Rice, 7:00 p.m.

Curie at Fenwick, 7:30 p.m.

Joliet Catholic at St. Rita, 7:30 p.m. 

To participate, our fans are encouraged to do the following:

**Follow our NBC Sports Chicago preps Twitter page: @NBCSPreps.

**Note the pinned tweet that is atop the feed.

**Vote for the game you want NBC Sports Chicago to cover Friday night.

**Spread the word!

The poll will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. Monday. We will make an announcement with the official results on @NBCSPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @NBCSPreps for updates on the “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week,” along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights, all season long.

IHSA Preps Boys Basketball AP Poll

IHSA Preps Boys Basketball AP Poll

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school boys basketball teams in class 3A and 4A, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Curie (9) 29-1 90 1
2. Belleville West 27-4 71 2
3. Normal Community 25-3 68 3
4. Danville 28-3 58 4
5. Whitney Young 22-7 55 5
6.  Evanston 25-4 44 6
7. Simeon 16-14 34 8
8. Bloom 23-3 28 7
9.  Rockford East 29-2 26 10
10. Collinsville 28-5 6 9

Others receiving votes: Marian Catholic 5, Geneva 5, Moline 3, Lincoln Park 2.

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Morgan Park (10) 26-4 109 1
2. Bogan 23-3 96 2
3. Springfield Southeast (1) 26-2 92 3
4. East St. Louis 23-6 68 4
5. Rock Falls 29-2 61 6
6. Peoria Notre Dame 21-5 45 5
7. St. Laurence 25-3 36 10
8. St. Viator 23-6 32 7
9. Lincoln 25-4 23 8
10.  Herrin 24-4 11 NR

Others receiving votes: Kankakee 10, Farragut 6, Normal University 5, DePaul 4, Peoria Manual 3, Hillcrest 2.