The high school season continued to roll along Wednesday in Illinois and a handful of prospects like 2015 PG Jalen Brunson came through with excellent efforts.  Here's a look at Brunson and other Wednesday Night Warriors from the state of Illinois as well as additional notes and more information on the 2013 Mac Irvin Diabetes Classic this Saturday...

WEDNESDAY'S TOP PERFORMERS
Jalen Brunson
-- One of the nation's best junior point guards, Brunson had 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting and knocking in five of his last six shots to lead Stevenson from a 70-56 win over Prospect. Brunson played with the Mac Irvin Fire during grassroots ball.

Connor Cashaw -- The junior shooting guard from Stevenson continued his hot shooting from spring and summer with Team NLP as he scored 16 points in the first quarter -- and 25 points overall -- in Stevenson' 70-56 win over Prospect.

Spencer Foley -- The junior from Northside had 23 points on Wednesday as Northside cruised to a 79-26 win over Sullvan. Foley has scored 103 points this season over the course of his first three games.  He played with the Full Package program last summer.

Josh Newlander -- The junior guard had some solid minutes for the Illinois Rising Stars during the grassroots season and he led Chicagoland Jewish to a big 44-33 road win over Dundee-Crown with 19 points to pace the team.

Marcus Smith -- The senior guard had 23 points to lead Hyde Park to a 67-66 win over Hales in a battle of South Side nonconference rivals. Smith has helped Hyde Park jump out to a surprise 5-0 start on the season.

CLIFF ALEXANDER SUSPENDED ONE GAME
Kansas commit and top prospect Cliff Alexander will be suspended for Curie's game Friday at the Marshall County Hoopfest after receiving two technical fouls in Curie's win over St. Rita.

The 6'8" senior is serving the one-game suspension per IHSA rules and will be eligible to face Stephen Zimmerman, Chase Jeter and Bishop Gorman on Saturday at the Chicago Elite Classic.

2013 MAC IRVIN DIABETES CLASSIC
The Mac Irvin Diabetes Classic is on Saturday, December 7th at Larkin High School and the shootout should have a tremendous amount of talent in-place for a great event.

Tipping off at 1:30 p.m., Bogan opens with Huntley as Bengals junior guard Luwane Pipkins squares off against Belmont commit Armanze Egekeze.  Pipkins played for the Mac Irvin Fire while Egekeze played for the Illinois Wolves.

After a great girls matchup between Whitney Young and Rolling Meadows at 3:15, Orr opens its
season against Providence-St. Mel.  Orr features seniors, Tyquone Greer, Marlon Jones and Louis Adams Jr.  from a team that went downstate last season in Class 3A while St. Mel and guard Tevin King (Mac Irvin Fire) could be a sneaky competitor for Class 2A.

The 6:45 game sees some great guard play as Proviso East and West Virginia commit Jevon Carter face St. Viator and the guard trio of senior and Drake commit Ore Arogundade and juniors Roosevelt Smart and Mark Falotico.  All four players played well this past spring and summer as Carter ran with Team NLP, Arogundade and Smart played with the Illinois Wolves and Mark Falotico played with the Chicago Lockdown.

The main event sees host Larkin take on Morgan Park around 8 p.m.  The Royals backcourt of Derrick Streety and Kendale McCullum is very potent and experienced and they'll have to withstand pressure from a Morgan Park team that has yet to play this season and might be the deepest team in the state.  Senior forward Josh Cunningham, junior guard Kain Harris,  junior center Lamous Brown, Sophomore guards Charlie Moore, Jamal Burton and forward Alonzo Chatman are some of the players included on the Morgan Park roster.  Each player ran with the Mac Irvin Fire during grassroots season except Brown, who ran with SYF.

STRUSS OFF TO A QUICK START
Stagg shooting guard Max Strus is one of the top uncommitted seniors in Illinois and the 6-foot-5 senior is off to a strong start for 4-0 Stagg. Stagg won its own Thanksgiving tournament as Strus averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and three assists a game for the Tournament.

QUICK HITTERS
Chicago State commit Josh Meier led Richards to a 4-0 start and Thanksgiving tournament title as the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.8 points and 10.5 rebounds.

Libertyville is off to a 5-0 start and 6-10 junior center Joe Borcia had 24 and 11 in a big Wednesday night win over Warren.