On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the High Potential “Blue-Chip” Camp and Recruiting Service is coming to the Chicago metro area for the first time ever to hold a one-day fall basketball showcase at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort, IL near the junction of Interstate 80 and Interstate 57. Over 30,000 players from across the United States and the world have attended my camps in Kentucky and Florida which have been rated by USA Today among the top camps in America. I have had several campers attend from the state of Illinois especially in Chicago over the years and have covered and evaluated players from Illinois for over 40 years as a high school basketball scout. This makes “Blue-Chip” a natural fit for one of the nation’s foremost basketball hotbeds.

At no matter what collegiate level you intend to play, exposure is key for any player to receive a college basketball scholarship. With cutbacks in staff and budgets by colleges nationwide along with fewer days to evaluate players, college coaches overlook more and more deserving players every year. The High Potential “Blue-Chip” Fall Showcase intends to increase each player’s college exposure as well as their athletic development. Numerous college coaches and recruiting and internet services have attended “Blue-Chip” over the years to scout the talent.

Over 400 college coaches nationwide representing all levels of play will be invited to attend the showcase. Coach Tom Anstett, who has over 22 years of coaching experience in the Chicago area, will be in attendance as one of the Showcase’s player analysts. The Showcase will take place in all air-conditioned athletic facilities which include three full size indoor basketball courts.

A Showcase Internet Report will be available in mid-October to almost 2,000 colleges across the country. Also, the showcase will be featured on our blog at http://basketball-camp.net/about-us/blog and at www.kyprephoops.com which has almost 4,000,000 hits. Video highlights and photographs of games will also be posted on the camp’s web page, Facebook and Twitter.

Why pay over $200 which some fall events charge when you can just pay $99 to attend the High Potential “Blue-Chip” Boy’s Basketball Fall Showcase and get more exposure and more bang for your bucks! There will be a high school and middle school division as well. Regardless of your age or playing ability, there is a place for you at the High Potential “Blue-Chip” Fall Showcase.

My Showcase could be the "difference maker" in order for you to receive a college scholarship and to get your name on the radar screen of college recruiters. Contact me for a free brochure or register on-line. A confirmation packet with either be mailed or E-Mailed to you once I receive your registration form. Let the High Potential/Blue-Chip Fall Showcase take your game to its highest level - you won’t regret it.

Sincerely, Rick Bolus Camp Director/Basketball Scout (42 Years Experience)



P.S. Over the past 35 year history of the camp, there have been several McDonald’s All-Americans, states’ Mr. Basketballs, All-State players and NBA players that have had “Blue-Chip” on their resume. Did you know that Norris Cole of the Portland Trailblazers attended “Blue-Chip” in 2006 and that the past five NCAA Final Fours (2010-2014) have had at least one former camper? Check out my latest player rankings at www.basketball-camp.net (click on Rick Bolus’ Player Rankings).


The High Potential/Blue-Chip Chicago Fall Showcase was held this past Sunday at Lincoln Way North High School in Frankfort, IL.  There were 46 players in attendance from five states.  Above is the Showcase Report for you to look over.   Hope it helps you in your recruiting.  Feel free to email Rick Bolus for contact information on any of the players who attended.


Player Info and Awards (pdf)



Written by Rick Bolus | 23 September 2014

The won-lost records of the 4 teams of the Chicago Fall Showcase are listed below:

  1. Indiana  3-0
  2. Wisconsin  2-1
  3. Illinois  1-2
  4. Michigan  0-3



The members of the championship team listed in alphabetical order were:


Here are the links to the Chicago Showcase game highlight videos.