Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 4 Orr

Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 4 Orr

2016-17 record: 23-5, 8-2 Public League Red-West

Postseason results: Won Class 2A State Championship.

Players to watch: Seniors Dannie Smith and Raekwon Drake are both major All-Area threats after strong junior seasons. Another senior, Ty Mosley, might actually be the best long-term college prospect of the group as he's pledged to Milwaukee for next season. Sharpshooter Brian Hernandez is another seasoned veteran who has a knack for making big plays.

Why they're in the power rankings: The Spartans return most of last season's Class 2A title team and they also added some key transfers in former Marian Catholic point guard Chase Adams and former Clark wing Demarius Splunge. While the Spartans should be the heavy favorites to repeat in Class 2A, they haven't made as much noise in the Public League Playoffs, which is why they're still behind some of the other schools in the preseason Power Rankings.

Did you know? Orr was absolutely dominant during its Class 2A title run last March as the Spartans won by an average of 21 points. Only one team, Uplift, even played Orr to within single digits and that was still a nine-point margin of victory. 

CSN Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 20 Orr


CSN Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 20 Orr

School: Orr

2015-16 record: 20-4, 10-0 in the Public League White-West

Postseason results: Lost to Hales, 62-58, in the Class 2A Joliet Super-Sectional.

Players to watch: Junior wing Raekwon Drake is one of the most electric players in the area as he's capable of above-the-rim acrobatics and scoring with the best of them. Tyron Mosley, Brian Hernandez and Emanuel O'Neil have also shown promise.

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Why they're in the Power Rankings: With a star in Drake and capable scorers around him, Orr can compete with anyone in the city and they're hoping for a potential run to a Class 2A state championship. 

Did you know? Orr is back in the Red-West this season after spending a year in the White-West. The tougher schedule should help prepare Orr even more for the city and state playoffs.