Uplift will play an enhanced schedule this year. To start off with, they will no longer play in the Mundelien Thanksgiving Tournament. Instead they will be in the Tournament of Champions in downstate Illinois. They open the season in that tournament against Marmiom on 11/23. They play host Washington on Black Friday. Uplift also plays in the Midwest Showdown Shootout in December in Missouri. On December 3rd, they will play in the Chicago Elite Classic at UIC on December 3rd where they will face defending Missiouri state champions Chaminade.
Tournament organizers like the promise of this Uplift team that features new Kansas recruit Markese Jacobs(so, G) and his brother Demarius Jacobs(sr, G)- who committed to SIU last week.
A north side boys basketball team has not been getting this kind of pre-season hype since maybe of the good Foreman and Von Steuben teams from 10+ years ago.