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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy has launched into 2019! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you high school basketball ga…

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Top 5 NBA Draft prospect Ja Morant gave NBA scouts what they came to see -- dazzling the crowd with a series of jaw-dropping dunks, 3-pointers and 9 assists and Murray State (14-2, 5-0) showed why it's No. 35 in the national polls with a convincing 83-61 win over Eastern Illinois.

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Murray State's Ja Morant is projected to go as high as No. 2 in some projections of the 2019 NBA Draft, according to pundits.

Mt. Zion eighth grader Ethan Osborne's size means being a member of the Braves' roster wasn't an option -- but coach Jeff Shumate wanted to find a way for Ethan to be a part of the program, so he offered for him to join the team as a manager.

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DECATUR -- It wasn't that long ago that just eking out a win was cause for celebration for MacArthur's girls basketball program. In fact, in 2015-16 they won exactly that many: one.

Now in Year Two of the reboot presided over by head coach Michael "Dubb" Williams, the team doesn't celebrate individual wins -- in fact they run after rattling off 10 of them in a row.

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Illinois State went 6-6 in a non-conference schedule that is ranked 133rd in the country in the KenPom rankings and 174th in the BPI put out by ESPN. The bottom line: the team fell short of preseason expectations.

But despite that, the Redbirds (8-8 against Division-I opponents) showed flashes of brilliance on Saturday in a 67-64 loss at Loyola.

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