basketball players in motion

The transfer portal for high school basketball reached new heights this summer as countless athletes moved to new schools.
Unfortunately, one local school has been particularly hard hit by the loss of four players from the 2021-22 season.
Niles Notre Dame lost three-year-old Sonny Williams, who transferred to the International Sports Academy in Willoughby, Ohio. The city is a suburb of Cleveland and the hometown of running pioneer Lyn St. James and where 2017 NFL Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt grew up. The academy is in partnership with Andrews Osborne Academy.

Notre Dame’s Sonny Williams announces a play as he heads to the field.

Notre Dame also lost Bryce Coleman, who transferred to Proviso East for his fourth school in four years. Coleman started at St. Joseph (freshman), then transferred to St. Rita his second season. Coleman played for the Dons his junior year and will play his senior year at Proviso East.
Both Coleman and Williams were all-conference selections from East Suburban last season.
Sherod Dent Jr. transferred to Curie from Notre Dame for his senior season, making it three schools in four years for him. He started his career in Providence St. Mel.
Stefan Cicic transferred to Notre Dame ahead of the 2021-22 season after starting his career at Maine South. Now the rising junior is heading to his third school in three years, transferring to Riverside-Brookfield for the 2022-23 season.
Notre Dame will be looking to add a transfer, although he’s not technically new. Brady Sehlhorst transferred from Glenbrook South to Notre Dame last year but had to sit out the season due to transfer rules.
While the Dons went through a flurry of changes over the summer, St. Viator also had one player leave the program. RJ Gamble transferred to Wheeling High School for his senior season. It’s a great takeover for the Wildcats, who get a player who has previously made college visits to Milwaukee University and Northern Illinois University, among others.
Former St. Viator player Hunter Duncan has been an active player for the past two years. He played at La Lumière (IN) in 2020-21, before being transferred to Saint-Viateur for the 2021-22 season. Duncan was transferred again, this time ending his career as a prep player at Evanston.
St. Viator also lost rising senior guard Dillon Schmidt to Barrington. While the Lions lost two players, they also secured a pair of new transfers. Mitch Humphrey (Jr.) transferred from Loyola Academy to St. Viator. St. Viator also joins junior Montay Washington, who transferred from Westminster Christian Academy (Elgin).
Earlier in the year, former Buffalo Grove Adidas Davis announced he would play a postgraduate season for The Skill Factory (TSF) for the 2022-23 season. It’s the same club that former Buffalo Grove star Kam Craft played for the 2021-22 season after playing his first three seasons with the Bison.

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