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Tryouts this weekend for travel youth basketball program


Headed by Ronzeyl Newsome & Zion-Benton High School basketball legend Andre White

Travel hoops program for boys in school grades 5-8 and you do not have to live in Waukegan to be part of the program.

Program is linked with The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County in Waukegan.

First days of tryouts are Friday and Saturday at The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, 724 S. Genesee St., in Waukegan.

Program website is

Updated: March 2, 2013 7:10AM

Basketball players who are ready for competitive travel basketball this spring and summer should consider trying out for the Waukegan-based Boys Future Elite program.

There will be teams for boys in the under-11 through under-18 divisions (boys in school grades 5-12.

Boys Future Elite is headed by Ronzeyl Newsome and Andre White. White is the all-time leading scorer in Zion-Benton High School basketball history and a Lake County hoops legend after starring on the hardwood for the Bees for four seasons.

This year, Boys Future Elite has partnered with The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, which is located on Genesee, south of Route 120 on the southeast side of Waukegan.

This partnership will afford all Future Elite players a Boys and Girls Club membership and access to their outstanding programs and facilities in the community.

Future Elite will focus on skill development, player exposure and life skills, according to Newsome.

All tryouts will be at the Boys and Girls Club, with tryouts starting on Friday and Saturday.

The tryout schedule is as follows:

Boys now in school grades 5-6

■ Saturday — 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

■ Saturday, Feb. 16 — 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (mandatory parent meeting on this day)

Boys now in school grades 7-8

■ Friday — 7-9 p.m.

■ Friday, Feb. 15 — 7-9 p.m. (mandatory parent meeting on this day)

Boys now in high school

■ Saturday, Feb. 23 — noon until 2 p.m.

Andre White and I are really trying to change lives around here and get kids in college if they want to play basketball,” Newsome said.

For more information on Future Elite, see website

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