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Who's got next in Greater Chicago

11/2/2008

Who's got next? Each month, ESPN RISE finds out. Here is an athlete we recognized in November:

SAM THOMPSON
WHITNEY YOUNG -- BOYS' BASKETBALL

Playing with three headliners like
Chris Colvin, Marcus Jordan and
Anthony Johnson, it's easy to see
why Thompson might be a bit under
the radar. He won't be there for
long, however. The 6-foot-5 guard
could be the most athletic player
on the team, and though he's just
a sophomore, his ballhandling and
passing skills are already top-notch.
His outstanding defense also gives
Whitney Young a versatile weapon
to use against opponents' top scorers.
Illinois has already offered
him a scholarship, so expect
Thompson to be making headlines
of his own in the very near future.