Jahlil Okafor

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma: Chicago Programs On Quest To End NCAA Tournament Drought

No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Jahlil Okafor. (Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jahlil Okafor Named A Preseason All-American

A Chicago native, Okafor is the third freshman in the past five years to be bestowed the honor and expectations.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Lose Brunson, But All Is Not Lost

John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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Stevenson Star Jalen Brunson Chooses Villanova Over Illinois

The Illini are a bridesmaid once again.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: LeBron’s Return Hits Home For Illini Nation

Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Fighting Illini.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Alexander, Okafor To Announce College Decisions Today

Illini Nation will collectively hold its breath until 3 p.m. today, when Young center Jahlil Okafor and Curie power forward Cliff Alexander make their collegiate decisions.

670 The Score–11/15/2013

State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Arenas Could Spark Recruiting Rebirth For Illinois, DePaul

Remarkably, for the third year in a row, the Windy City is home to the No. 1 high school basketball player in America, with rising Whitney Young senior Jahlil Okafor following in the large footsteps of prior Public League phenoms Jabari Parker (2013) and Anthony Davis (2012).

670 The Score–06/14/2013