Congrats to John Konchar (West Chicago) who began playing at IBA in third grade on being named MVP of the West Chicago Thanksgiving Tournament. Averaged 28 points a game. Had 34, 36, 25, 28 with 20 rebounds against King and 17 points.
Congrats to Sean O’Mara being named MVP of the Hoops for Healing Tournament ..another long time IBA Player since 3rd grade. Sean also scored his 1,000 point last week. In the championship game, he was named Player of the Game. Nick Czarnowski who started playing at IBA in 8th grade was named player of the game for Naperville Central who finished 2nd.
Check out Elijah Robertson’s tip dunk who started in 6th grade at IBA http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1141200/highlights/107826712
Matt Gialamas who began in 5th grade at IBA started out the season with a 27 point performance for Waubonsie Valley.
Jontrell Walker who started at IBA in 3rd grade began the season averaging 27 points a game for West Aurora as they went 3-1 at The Rock Island tournament.
Great Start to the high school for these IBA players…
Nov. 13, 2013
CINCINNATI — Xavier University head basketball coach Chris Mack announced today an impressive five-member recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 nationally by most of the major recruiting services, including No. 4 by ESPN.com and No. 9 by Scout.com. It is the highest ranked recruiting class in Xavier history.
The star-studded class includes 6-6 small forward Trevon Bluiett from Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor School, 6-9 power forward Makinde London from Montverde (Fla.) Academy, 6-5 guard J.P. Macura from Lakeville (Minn.) North High School, 6-9 center Sean O’Mara from Lisle (Ill.) Benet Academy and 6-4 guardEdmond Sumner from Detroit Country Day School.
“This is an awesome day for Xavier Basketball,” said Mack. “While many recruiting experts have labeled our five-man class as a top class nationally, we feel we have the best shooting class in the entire country. My staff worked very hard to identify talented players with tremendous character. The five-man class of Edmond Sumner, JP Macura, Makinde London, Sean O’Mara and Trevon Bluiett has the makings of a special one.”
Sean O’Mara (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) is a tough and skilled post player from the Chicago area who also plays left tackle for one of the top football teams in Illinois, Benet Academy. O’Mara averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior.
“Sean O’Mara is a tough kid, a winner,” said Mack. “He has played both football and basketball for four years at Benet Academy. He loves contact and is one of the most physical seniors in the country. Sean is an excellent passer and possesses a great feel for the game at 6-9. He loves the low post and is extremely efficient with his footwork and ability to score in traffic. He rebounds, defends and plays team basketball.”
Recent IBA Player College Commitments – Congratulations to all on the hard work
- Jontrell Walker (West Aurora HS) University of Incarnate Word
- Jack Cordes (Waubonsie Valley HS) Hillsdale College
- Nick Czarnowski ( Naperville Central HS) Hillsdale College
- Josh Meier ( Richards HS) Chicago State
- Sean O’Mara ( Benet Academy) Xavier University
IBA Alumnus Ed Eshoo- Class of 2013 Benet Academy is pictured below on the Dayton bench. Ed is pictured next another IBA Alumnus Bobby Wehrli ( who is now a Sophmore at Dayton). Eddie first began playing at IBA when he was in 4th grade.
The Brand New IBA Concession Stand will be open to serve from 8:30am – 8pm this Saturday and Sunday.
On the menu:
- Ham, Egg & Cheese Sandwich ($3) for breakfast
- Jersey Mike’s Subs- #7 Turkey & Provolone ($5)
- Jersey Mike’s Subs- #3 American Classic, Ham & Cheese ($5)
- Bottled Water ($2)
- Gatorade ($2)
- Coffee ($3)
- Banana ($1)
- Orange ($1)
- Candy ($1)
- Chips ($1)