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Bolingbrook Raiders

 

Facts About the Bolingbrook Raiders
 
       
School Name: Bolingbrook High School School Colors: Red, Black & White
School Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois Conference: Southwest Suburban Blue
Founded: 1974 Head Basketball Coach: Robert Brost (10th year at Bolingbrook)
Enrollment: 3472 2016-2017 Season: 30-2, Third in State, Conference Champions,  HCHC Champions.  
     
Notable Alumni: WNBA players Morgan Tuck and Ariel Massingale; MLB shortstop J.J. Furmaniak; NFL defensive lineman Anthony Herron.
State Series History: Finished third in state in 2017 and in 2015.  Won first Sectional Championship in 1985.
Players to Watch: Kaleb Thornton (6-1, senior); Joseph Yesufu (5-11, junior); Tyler Cochran (6-3, junior).  

 
THE BROOK HAS EMERGED AS A STATE POWERHOUSE


The last three years for the Bolingbrook basketball program has been more like a coronation for the southwest suburban school.  The Raiders have a pair of third place state tournament finishes and are 70-20 over the past three seasons.  Last year, "The Brook" accomplished another major accomplishment by winning the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic in its first try.  It was Bolingbrook's first Christmas tournament title in more than 10 years.  Despite the graduation of HCHC All-Tournament Team selections Nana Akenten and Malik Binns, the future looks more than bright for the Raiders.  Three starters return that earned IBCA post-season honors last year.  Kaleb Thornton is a 6-1 senior guard that was chosen to the coaches' All-State team.  Thornton is a jet-quick guard who is considered as one of the top players in the state in his class, averaging 14 points per contest last season.  Junior point guard Joseph Yesufu received honorable mention all-state plaudits last year averaging 11 points per game.  Yesufu is an explosive guard who can finish at the rim as well as shoot the three-pointer.  6-3 junior forward Tyler Cochran also received honorable mention all-state accolades last year, emerging as one of the top players in the state.  Bob Brost's Raiders will look to retain their HC Holiday Classic championship, and set their sites for another state tournament trophy in March.

 

 
   
     

ABOVE: Bolingbrook guards Kaleb Thornton (left) and Joseph Yesufu (right) return from last year's squad that went 30-2 and won the HCHC

 
                   
                   
                   
     

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