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Rockford Auburn Knights

 

Facts About the Rockford Auburn Knights
 
       
School Name: Auburn High School School Colors: Red & Black
School Location: Rockford, Illinois Conference: Northern Illinois Conference Ten
Founded: 1960 Head Basketball Coach: Bryan Ott (19th Season at Rockford Auburn)
Enrollment: 1865 2016-2017 Season: 17-12.  
     
Notable Alumni: NBA guard Fred Van Vleet; Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams; NFL Coach Rick Venturi; CEO of Chrysler and Home Depot Bob Nardelli.
State Series History: Third in State 2012.  Fourth in State 2016.  State Finalist 1975.  Sectional Champion 1962, 1964, 1968, 1979, 2011, 2014.
Players to Watch: Yahmir Muhammad (5-11, senior); Austin Sturlin (5-10, senior); Jamus Neal (6-1, senior)  

 
TRADITION CARRIES ON AT AUBURN


If you like trivia, you will know that only one team in history has advanced to the championship quarterfinals of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic in both years that they've participated in the event and have captured a state finals trophy during that same time frame.  You've probably figured it out that the correct answer is Rockford Auburn.  The Knights have a storied history and have been a  recent Sectional finalist in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 -- placing fourth in the state in 2016.  The Knights have already made their impact at Hinsdale Central the past two years, by advancing to winners bracket in both 2015 and 2016, having the tournament's leading scorer, scoring more points than any other team and playing for hardware on the tournament's last day.  Auburn has won 232 games in the last 10 years and the plaudits go on and on.  This year the Knights will have a threesome of senior returnees who look to keep their winning ways.  Yahmir Muhammad, is a three year varsity player who averaged 9.3 points per game at last year's HCHC.  5-10 guard Austin Sturlin is a three-point threat.  And Jamus Neal is a 6-1 forward.  The typical prototype for Auburn is a small team that plays in your face defense, and this year that plan is expected to be used again en route to adding to their recent successes.
 

 
 
     

   
   

Yahmir Muhammad is the lone returning starter back for the Auburn Knights

 
                   
                   
                   
                   
         

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