SportsEngine Registration: Illinois Irish Basketball

Player Fee or Advertisement


Welcome to the Player Fee & Advertisement Registration!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information and submit a donation payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from Illinois Irish Basketball.

The Illinois Irish Basketball Program is an exciting opportunity to help promote both athletics and academics to Central Illinois Area Athletes. For the last 13 years, the Illinois Irish Basketball Program has provided young athletes (from over 100 different High Schools) with an opportunity to compete in nationally recognized basketball tournaments throughout the spring and summer months which college coaches and scouts from across the country attend. The program helps those involved to grow as individuals on and off the court by helping them understand and develop qualities like: dedication, commitment, work ethic, teamwork, toughness, strategy, perseverance, and professionalism.  

The Illinois Irish Basketball program is comprised of at least 16 teams. We will have 5 age levels of boy’s teams (13U-17U) and 5 age levels of girl’s teams (13U-17U) that represent Central Illinois best athletes in the sport of basketball.

Each team will play in approximately 30-40 games over the spring and summer with events taking place in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin. Through the schedule we play and the success of our teams, the Illinois Irish Basketball Program is proud to say that 150 out of the 150 players we have produced (2009-2017) have attended college and had the opportunity to play collegiate basketball. We will add 20 more players to this total when our 2018 class is finalized.

While our course is set and our vision is clear, the Illinois Irish Basketball Program still needs help to make this experience possible. The normal player fee varies between $600 and $800 every year. This cost helps offset our program expenses: including uniforms, tournament entry fees, facility rentals, equipment, travel, insurance, lodging, meals, etc. 

We have helped produce over four million dollars ($5,000,000) in athletic scholarships for our players in our first nine graduating classes (2009- 2017) and we focus on continuing to make that amount climb every year.  We are asking for your support to help make this all possible and allow these young athletes to hopefully use basketball as a tool to further their education after high school. 

Please take a moment to view our website and social media sites to check out all the great things happening with Illinois Irish Basketball Program.   
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If you have any questions regarding the Illinois Irish Basketball program, please call 309-550-1297 or email Thank you for considering this opportunity, and we look forward to hearing back.

Gavin Sullivan 
Illinois Irish Basketball Program

Illinois Irish Basketball Program Alumni

Professional Basketball Players (NBA)
Alec Peters (Valparaiso)- Phoenix Suns 

Professional Basketball Players (Overseas)
Xavier Newsom (Goshen College)- KB Rahoveci (Kosovo) 
Trey Kellum (SE Missouri State) - Fougeres (France)
Evan McGaughey (Quincy University) - Heidelberg (Germany)
Dylan Sparkman (U of Illinois Springfield) – Beloncesto Naron (Spain) 
 Kiel Turpin (Florida State University) – BC Rustavi (Georgia)

Division I & Division II Athletes 

Taylor Baxter 6'9 Forward (Illini Bluffs) - Illinois State
Devin Whitelow 5'9 Guard (Washington) - Winona State
Aundrae Williams 6'0 Guard (Springfield Lanphier) - U of IL-Springfield
Brandon McCombs 6'8 Forward (Jacksonville) - Lewis University

Matt Chastain 6'6 Wing (LeRoy) - Loyola Chicago
Dangelo Hughes 5’11 Guard (Springfield SE) – Ferris State
Joah Robinett 6’8 Forward (Dunlap/San Marcos) – Oregon State (Football)
Nick Finke 6’7 Forward (Champaign Central) – Army-West Point
Logan Wolfe 6'5 Forward (Normal U-High) - Iowa State (Football) 
Jake Baughman 6'2 Guard (Central Catholic) - Loyola Chicago (Pref. Walk-On) 
Lou Griffith 5'9 Guard (Washington) - Bradley University (Pref. Walk-On)

Alex O’Neill 6’9 Forward (Peoria Christian) – Creighton
Bryan Heath 6’4 Guard (Rockridge) – Michigan Tech
Christian Williams 6’6 Guard (Decatur St. Teresa) - University of Iowa
Cole Harper 6’5 Guard (Chatham) – Minnesota State
Demarco Washington 6’3 Guard (Peoria Notre Dame) – Illinois State (Football)
Dylan Miller 6’9 Forward (Hillsboro) - North Dakota State 
Obediah Church 6’8 Forward (Springfield High) – Missouri State

Alex Sorenson 6’8 Forward (Dunlap) – Northern Michigan 
Marcus Bartley 6’5 Guard (Decatur MacArthur) – St. Louis University
Max Cook 6’2 Guard (Lincoln) – University of Missouri Saint Louis
Michael Finke 6’10 Forward (Champaign Centennial) – University of Illinois 
Nate Michael 6’2 Guard (St. Joseph Ogden) – McKendree
Shea Feehan 6’0 Guard (Peoria Notre Dame) – Lewis University

Aaron Siler 5’11 Guard (Robinson) – S. Illinois Carbondale 
Addison Bounds 6’4 Guard (Prairie Central) – Eastern Illinois (Football)
Alec Peters 6’9 Forward (Washington) – Valparaiso University

Chris Freeman 5’10 Guard (Champaign Central) – Urbana University
Evan McGaughey 6’8 Forward (Illini West) – Quincy University 
Jordan Seele 6’9 Forward (Illinois Valley Central) – St. Josephs Indiana
Nate Des Jardins 5’11 Guard (Peoria Richwoods) – Quincy University
Tanner Williams 6’7 Forward (Orion) – Loyola Chicago
Travis Britt 6’3 Guard (Rantoul) – Southern Indiana University
Trey Kellum 6’7 Forward (Peoria High) – Southeast Missouri State

Dylan Sparkman 6’10 Center (East Peoria) – University of Illinois Springfield
Hayden Hoerdemann 6’3 Guard (Bloomington C. C.) – Western Michigan 
Jens Kennedy 6’9 Forward (Dwight) – Quincy University
Joey Miller 6’3 Guard (Charleston) - Eastern Illinois 
Jordan Nelson 6’1 Guard (Lincoln) – Evansville 
Mark Gilchrese 5’9 Guard (Springfield High) – University of Illinois Springfield
Max Bielfeldt 6’8 Forward (Peoria Notre Dame) – University of Michigan
TJ Riggs 6’3 Guard (Bloomington) – Quincy University 

Isiah Hale 5’9 Guard (Springfield High) – University of Illinois Springfield
Jeff Johnson 6’8 Forward (Champaign Centennial) - Eastern Kentucky
Taylor Baxter 6’5 Guard (Fieldcrest) – North Dakota State

Dakota Getz 6’5 Forward (Macon Meridian) – University of Iowa (Football)
Kiel Turpin 7’1  Center (Normal West) – Florida State University
Paris Gulley 6’2 Guard (Peoria Manual) – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
DJ Hoskins 6'3 Guard (Peoria Woodruff) - Minnesota State 

Gavin Sullivan


Phone: (309) 550-1297