About

Illinois-Basketball.com

This is a new site intended to tell basketball stories from around the state of Illinois. Stories about players, coaches, recruiting, human interest and more.

Long-term, the aim is to help document the history of Illinois high school basketball: records, statistics, awards and more. If you are interested in contributing information, please reach out to rudnik.jakub@gmail.com.

Site Founder Jakub Rudnik

I have been a sportswriter in the Chicago area for more than seven years. I’ve covered a variety of sports, but basketball (of all levels) has always been my biggest passion.

When I first started covering high school sports, there was significantly more coverage than there is today. Even just a few years ago, multiple papers covered CPS teams. Now it’s just the Sun-Times. Coverage across the state has reduced even further with budget cuts caused by COVID-19.

I want to help tell the untold stories, cover the uncovered programs. We’ll never be able to cover every story, but hopefully we can fill in some of the gaps.