The Illinois Rockers are a nineteen (19) year Chicago-land Basketball Tradition.
Started in 1997 the Illinois Rockers have been providing high-level basketball instruction, training and guidance to boys and girls 9 years old and up focusing on every aspect of the game through Individual, Group and Travel Team coaching.
Dedicated to each Player's development and advancement, since it's inception the Illinois Rockers Basketball Program has conducted over 4,000 Group, Team and Individual Practices and Training Sessions spotlighting shooting, ball handling, passing, catching, defending and rebounding; All the while emphasizing the necessary speed, agility, jump and conditioning training required to help each athlete develop to their maximum potential.
While a Training Program first and a Playing Program second, Illinois Rocker Basketball Teams have enjoyed competing in over 1500 games against some of the best Grade School, High School and future College and Professional opponents both locally and nationally including future NBA Players Iman Shumpert, Shaun Livingston, James Augustine, Dee Brown, Luther Head, Shannon Brown, Dwayne Wade, Darius Miles, Corey Maggette and Lebron James.
Tale of the Tape to date -
- 158 Rocker Players have earned All-Conference Honors
- 98 Rocker Players have earned All-Area Honors
- 28 Rocker Players have been selected Conference Player of the Year
- 22 Rocker Players have earned All State Honors
- 13 Rocker Players have been named All Area Captains
- 89 Rocker Players have gone on to compete at the College level
- 11 Rocker Players have gone on to play Basketball Professionally overseas
- 5 State AAU Championship Teams
- 4 Division 1 National Tournament AAU Final Four Teams
- 16 AAU National Championship Qualifying Teams
Players who have played and/or trained with Illinois Rockers have earned, in total, 5.9 Million Dollars in Athletic Scholarship monies.