No Shot Clock
No Shot Clock, Ep. 128: Holiday Tournament preview

No Shot Clock, Ep. 128: Holiday Tournament preview

December 24, 2021

It's an all Holiday Tournament episode. Michael O'Brien and Joe Henricksen break down the brackets at Proviso West, Pontiac, York, Rich South, Hinsdale Central, Pekin, Bloomington, Centralia and Plano.

LISTEN: Early season surprises | No Shot Clock, Episode 127

LISTEN: Early season surprises | No Shot Clock, Episode 127

December 14, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien discuss the Team Rose Classic and other action from a busy week of high school basketball.

We answer some listener questions to open the episode and then give Two Takes, a weekly segment where we sound off on current issues in the sport or highlight certain teams and players.

Then it's time for the feature segment of the show.  We discuss six teams that are off to surprisingly good starts this season. 

No Shot Clock, Ep. 126: December shootout recaps and previews

No Shot Clock, Ep. 126: December shootout recaps and previews

December 7, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien discuss the Chicago Elite Classic and other action from a busy week of high school basketball.

Joe and Mike give their Two Takes and then give an in-depth look at some of this week's biggest games, including the Team Rose Classic at Mount Carmel.

No Shot Clock, Ep. 125: First week impressions.

No Shot Clock, Ep. 125: First week impressions.

November 30, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien break down what they saw in the opening week of the 2021-22 high school basketball season. 

The episode wraps up with a look at the busy week ahead.

No Shot Clock, Ep. 124: Preseason Two Takes

No Shot Clock, Ep. 124: Preseason Two Takes

November 21, 2021

Joe Henricksen and Michael O'Brien continue to preview the 2021-22 high school basketball season. 

We dive into the following topics:

* Two surprise teams not in the rankings that could do big things.
* Two seniors set to blossom this year 
* Two breakout underclassmen (juniors or sophomores) that people will get very familiar with this season.
* Two storylines we are looking forward to following this season. 
No Shot Clock, Ep. 123: Breaking down the Chicago Sun-Times preseason Super 25

No Shot Clock, Ep. 123: Breaking down the Chicago Sun-Times preseason Super 25

November 16, 2021

It's finally here. A real, full high school basketball season is on the way. The first games start on Monday. Get ready for the next five months with the preseason preview. 

Michael O'Brien and Joe Henricksen start the season with an exclusive look at the preseason Super 25, talking about each of the teams that cracked the rankings. 

No Shot Clock, Ep. 122: Discussing the weird end to a strange season

No Shot Clock, Ep. 122: Discussing the weird end to a strange season

March 16, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Michael O'Brien and Joe Henricksen debate the format of this hastily thrown together answer questions from the listener mailbag and give their Two Takes, a regular weekly feature of commentary and opinion on high school basketball.

-Why didn't CPS plan a season-ending event or set of games?

-Player of the Year discussion

-Breaking down DePaul Prep's big Chipotle tournament win

-An in-depth look at all the Chipotle games

-Why did Simeon and Young get knocked out of the tournament?

-Would the basketball season been more successful in the spring?

All that and more.

No Shot Clock, Ep. 121: Chipotle Clash of Champions preview and more

No Shot Clock, Ep. 121: Chipotle Clash of Champions preview and more

March 12, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien answer questions from the listener mailbag and give their Two Takes, a regular weekly feature of commentary and opinion on high school basketball.

The mailbag is the biggest and longest of the season, with tons of questions addresed:

-Is Simeon senior/Michigan recruit Isaiah Barnes a Player of the Year contender?

-Mid-Suburban League title game predictions

-Building the perfect conference

-How good has Indian Creek been the last two years?

-Who are the best underclassmen in the Chipotle event?

-Could Downers Grove North upset Glenbard West?

The episode wraps up with debate and predictions for all four of the Chipotle Clash of Champions quarterfinal games and of course picks to win it all.

No Shot Clock, Ep. 120: Listener mailbag

No Shot Clock, Ep. 120: Listener mailbag

March 5, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien answer questions from the listener mailbag and give their Two Takes, a regular weekly feature of commentary and opinion on high school basketball.

The podcast concludes with a look at the week ahead.

Topics include:

-How good is Glenbard West and why they aren't in the Chipotle Classic

-More shot clock debate

-Should the overtime format be changed?

-Is Bryce Hopkins the best Catholic League player since Corey Maggette?

-Why can't schools just hold their own state tournament?

-Is this the most offensive firepower ever in the Mid-Suburban League East?

-Thoughts on the East Suburban Catholic

-Debating the area's best rivalry and best student sections

-First impressions of Kenwood sophomore JJ Taylor

-Are Simeon and Young the state's two best teams? And by how much?

-Curie, once again, is surprisingly good despite a lack of experience. What is the ceiling for the Condors?

All that and more.

No Shot Clock, Ep. 119: The surprise teams

No Shot Clock, Ep. 119: The surprise teams

February 25, 2021

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock Joe Henricksen and Michael O'Brien reveal the five teams that have surprised them the most with major success so far this season. 

The episode opens with a listener mailbag and then Joe and Mike give their Two Takes, a regular weekly feature of commentary and opinion on high school basketball.

The podcast concludes with a look at the week ahead.

Topics include:

-What's going on with Player of the Year and All-Area?

-Is there really a holiday tournament happening on Saturday?

-Diving in to Kankakee's success under Chris Pickett

All that and more.

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