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STATE OF ILLINOIS STATE OF ILLINOIS

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 62706, ILLINOIS 62706

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of the State Illinois, am pleased to welcome everyone Governor of As theGovernor State of Illinois, I am of pleased to Iwelcome everyone gathered for the gathered for the Chicago Elite Classic, presented by Chicago’s Young School and Simeon hicago Elite Classic, presented by Chicago’s Whitney Young Whitney High School andHigh Simeon School, hosted byofthe University of Illinois – Chicago. gh School, andHigh hosted by theand University Illinois – Chicago.

thrilled that and spectators across United States have traveled m thrilled thatI am participants and participants spectators from across the from United Statesthehave traveled to Illinois for such an exciting The Land of Lincoln proud to host such Illinois for such an exciting sporting event. sporting The Landevent. of Lincoln is proud to host is such group of young athletes. With our long history of excellent sporting traditions, alented group aoftalented young athletes. With our long history of excellent sporting traditions, and the lively spirit that of competition that this tournament brings to our in state, everyone in d the lively spirit of competition this tournament brings to our state, everyone attendance certain to haveexperience. an exhilarating experience. endance is certain to haveisan exhilarating

Drawing 11 participating teams from across different states, this is truly an unparalleled awing 11 participating teams from across 6 different states,6 this is truly an unparalleled eventofinyouth the world of youth basketball. want to best wish totheallvery ent in the world basketball. I want to wish I the very thosebest to all those competing during this Simply tournament. Simply beingthat here shows that each of you mpeting during this tournament. being here shows each of you demonstrates exceptional athletic skilland in that youryou sport, and that monstrates exceptional athletic ability and skill ability in yourand sport, possess the you possess the mental preparedness to be a champion. ental preparedness necessary to be anecessary champion.

would like towelcome offer a special welcome thoseoutside traveling from outside would also likeI to offeralso a special to those travelingtofrom of Illinois for of Illinois for this your event.stay, During your stay, encourage you to of take of and the many sites and s event. During I encourage youI to take advantage theadvantage many sites thattoour state From has tohistoric offer. landmarks From historic landmarks and world-renowned ractions that attractions our state has offer. and world-renowned museums, to first-class dining and theater experiences, trulyofa wide array of useums, to first-class dining and theater experiences, there is truly a there wide isarray interests represented erests represented across Illinois. across Illinois.

On people behalf of of Illinois, the people of Illinois, offer my wishes forand an enjoyable and n behalf of the I offer my bestI wishes forbest an enjoyable memorable event. emorable event.

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Sincerely,

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Pat Quinn Governor

Pat Quinn Governor


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CEC 2012 Board Members Marlon Everett, MD - Exec. Director Desiree Tate Robert Smith Martha Younger-White Tyrone Slaughter Sylvia Nelson-Jordan Arisa Johnson

On behalf of the Planning Committee and the Board for the Chicago Elite Classic (CEC) 2012, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you for attending this monumental event. At a time when negative portrayals of our young people seem to dominate the radio and airwaves, we are delighted to promote the positive aspects of high school in the form of elite basketball. This collection of some of the nation’s best high school teams will compete in a backdrop of one of the most picturesque and progressive cities in the nation. With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s support, as well as support from many local businessmen and businesswomen, we have been able to successfully form a one day event that will be considered as one of the best high school basketball classics in the nation. In the inaugural year of the CEC, we have the pleasure of bringing to you some of the nation’s best high school basketball teams and players. This year’s talent pool includes five gold medalists of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship team (Beejay Anya, Stanley Johnson, Kendrick Nunn, Jahlil Okafor, and Jabari Parker), the 2012 Gatorade National High School Player of the year (Parker), four of the nation’s preseason top 20 high school teams (Simeon #1, Lone Peak #6, Whitney Young #8, and Proviso East #13), a number of future McDonald’s High School All Americans, and numerous high level College Division 1 recruits. Clearly without the support of all of our partners with their in-kind donations, advice, or monetary support, we would have never been able to accomplish such a tremendous task. The fact that they were able to embrace the vision of Coaches Tyrone Slaughter and Robert Smith with their generous donations depicts how they became and continue to be pillars of the community. All of our partners are truly valued by us, but we would like to give special thanks to the pioneers and champions of CEC 2012 including Nike, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Don Jackson, Frank Clark, and Common. With their remarkable dedication, persistence, and guidance, we were able to bring a first class event to a first class city. Once again on behalf of the entire CEC team, we hope you enjoy the games in the spirit of competition, and we’ll see you at CEC 2013.

ME Marlon E. Everett, MD

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Barbara Byrd Bennett Chief Executive Officer Calvin Davis Director

Department of Sports Administration and Facilities Management 54 North Hermitage, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60612 Telephone 773/534-0700 路 Fax 773/534-0706

A WELCOME FROM THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Dear Chicago Elite Classic Participant: On behalf of the Chicago Public League basketball program let me welcome you to the 1st annual Chicago Elite Classic basketball event. This event is hosted by the high school basketball programs of Simeon Career Academy and Whitney Young Magnet. A number of others have contributed to making this event a successful one. It is great to have your team here this weekend. Your basketball program is among the high school basketball elite in the United States. I look forward to watching your team perform on the court. I know participation in sports promotes academic achievement as well as the development of the life skills young people take away from the sports experience. This event will be a very memorable and enjoyable experience for all involved. I hope you have the opportunity to observe some of the great attractions in our city during your visit. Enjoy the activities this weekend, and I look forward to your continued involvement and collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools and our student-athletes. I wish you the best of luck as you prepare to compete in the basketball event. Sincerely,

Calvin Davis

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Greetings Friends: On behalf of the Simeon Career Academy community, we are proud to welcome everyone that has convened in the city this weekend for the Chicago Elite Classic. . The school’s motto is “Excellence is our only option” and each member of our school community is encouraged to put those words into practice in all of their endeavors. Consequently, our student athletes have been the recipients of countless accolades throughout the city of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Simeon is also well known for its contribution to Chicago’s rich basketball history. The head coach of the varsity Boys Basketball team, Robert Smith, made history when he led the Wolverines to three consecutive state championship titles (2010, 2011 and 2012). We are proud to cohost the inaugural year of the Classic with Whitney Young Magnet High School because it provides an opportunity for the two schools to forge a unique partnership to showcase the talent of scholar athletes from all over the nation, as they compete against one another for the title of Champion. We want to express our gratitude to all the participants, sponsors and individuals that have given their time and energy to support the success of the Chicago Elite Classic. Sincerely, Simeon Career Academy Administration

Dr. Sheldon House

Ms. Ramona Fannings

Principal Assistant Principal

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Mr. Sterling Bolden Assistant Principal


Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is very excited to host this premier event with a school partner, Simeon Career Academy High School. Whitney Young is a college preparatory school 7th – 12th that has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon school for academic excellence. It has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the country. Whitney Young is also known for its successful extracurricular activities. We have won state titles in chess, girls and boys basketball, academic decathlon, cross country, and debate. We have also been awarded gold medal status for our band program. Our motto is “Where Academic Excellence is the Standard” and we attempt to instill this excellence in every aspect of our school. We are also elated to engage in meaningful partnerships with various companies and organizations, the city of Chicago under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and basketball teams locally and from other cities. Chicago has been traditionally known for its outstanding basketball programs. This elite showcase will highlight the extraordinary talents of our student athletes who are competing, but also give us an opportunity to showcase our city and what it has to offer. Our guests will be able to visit Chicago landmarks, dine at some of our most renowned restaurants, and shop on our Magnificent Mile. As a former college cheerleader and a physical education instructor, I believe athletic experiences positively impact students’ lives. They give meaning and purpose to educational institutions. The Chicago Elite Classic coupled with these fantastic partners will provide a long lasting impression on everyone who is affiliated and attends both or either session. Further, it will afford our visitors to Chicago an opportunity to enjoy high school basketball in a family friendly atmosphere. Please feel free to contact us at www.wyoung.org with any questions about our school and the wonderful programs it offers. Sincerely, Joyce Dorsey Kenner, Ed.D. Principal Whitney M. Young Magnet High School CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 9


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Table Of Contents 13: Schedule of Weekend

36: Proviso East Profile

14: Simeon Info

38: Lone Peak (UT) Profile

15: Whitney Young Info

42: DeMatha (MD) Profile

18: Simeon Profile

44: Milton (GA) Profile

20: Whitney Young Profile

46: DeLaSalle Profile

24: U-HIGH Profile

47: Wendell Phillips Profile

26: St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH) Profile

50: USA Basketball Team

30: St. Joseph Profile

54: Autograph Page

32: Mater Dei (CA) Profile

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Session #1 8:00 a.m. Doors open 9:00 a.m. Wendell Phillips, IL vs. De LaSalle, IL 11:00 a.m. U-High, IL vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary, OH 12:45 p.m. St. Joseph, IL vs. Mater Dei, CA 2:30 p.m.

Proviso East, IL vs. Lone Peak, UT

Session #2 5:30 p.m.

Doors open

6:30 p.m.

Whitney Young, IL vs. Dematha, MD

8:00 p.m.

Simeon, IL vs. Milton, GA

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Simeon Career Academy is named after Neal Ferdinand Simeon, a man who was vitally concerned with

the social problems in the area of vocational education. Mr. Simeon’s interest in the vocational training of Chicago’s youth was evident to all who observed his tireless devotion. His years of educational training and development while at Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University helped him lay the foundation to improve vocational programs. His blueprint of practices can be seen throughout the many current career programs in Chicago Public School. Although the world suffered a great loss on August 28, 1963, when Mr. Simeon passed, his efforts and practices continue to inspire and encourage. Simeon Career Academy is named after a great man, leader, believer, and forward thinker. It is evident in the strides the school continues to make.

Simeon the home of the mighty Wolverines is where great minds are shaped and nurtured. The curriculum is a true connection between college prep and careers. The heart and minds of students remain in the forefront of all goals. All programs support the “whole” student. Simeon offers programs that prepare students to meet the demands of the ever changing world. We are known for our powerful academic and athletic programs. Throughout the city, Simeon is known for having a nurturing and supportive learning environment. All hands are on deck to support students. Our job is to push students to the next level. “Excellence is the only option” guides our every word, action, and interaction. We work to ensure that every Wolverine becomes who they were born to be. We teach students to believe in greatness. When great teaching and endless learning takes place, students excel. We hold ourselves accountable for who our students will become. For those who are uncertain about their future, we are responsible for creating dreams and goals to guide them. Excellence is the only option!!!!!! Dr. Sheldon House

Ms. Ramona Fannings

Mr. Sterling Bolden

Principal

Assistant Principal

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Environment Located in a contemporary facility just north of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School has a tradition of academic excellence and ethnic and cultural diversity. Whitney Young’s motto, “Where Academic Excellence is the Standard,” is embraced by students, teachers and administrators who work together as a community. “We are committed to the holistic development of the student --emotionally, physically, intellectually, morally and socially. We believe in providing our students with intellectually stimulating learning activities,” says Whitney Young’s principal, Dr. Joyce D. Kenner. Whitney Young boasts a diverse student body: 25.1 percent African American, 24.4 percent Latino, 16.7 percent Asian, and 29.3 percent Caucasian. In both the academic program and extracurricular activities, students of various backgrounds learn that their assorted talents can accomplish greater goals collectively. Academics The curriculum at Whitney Young emphasizes preparation in all core subject areas while allowing for the development of the whole student with a vibrant array of performing and fine arts programs. The school has three programs of study: The Magnet High School Program for grades nine through 12, The Academic Center for 7th- and 8th-graders, and the Specialized Services Program for the deaf and hard of hearing, CD (EMH and TMH). The instructional program in all areas stresses the development of critical thinking skills and the inclusion of multicultural curricula. The school has 61 honors-level courses, a technology emphasis, peer tutoring programs in all subjects, and a nationally recognized Advanced Placement (AP) course program, with 27 AP courses offered. Students consistently place in the top five at national competitions, and are perennial winners at science and math fair competitions. The Class of 2012 included 19 Merit Semifinalists and 13 National Achievement Semifinalists. The Class of 2012 recorded the highest score ever for the school with a 26.6 average for 481 seniors. Our preliminary PSAE score looks to be the second highest in the state with a composite of 25.7. Leadership & Instruction At Whitney Young, administrators, teachers and parents collaborate as a team to develop the highest standards of

student excellence. “Our teachers understand and provide for the needs of our gifted and talented students and challenge themselves through continuing academic training and the pursuit of additional degrees in the subject areas,” says Dr. Kenner. Whitney Young’s instructors represent a broad spectrum of advanced degrees and years of experience. All teachers are encouraged to enhance their skills and participate in continued professional development activities. Awards Whitney M. Young Magnet High School’s Academic Decathlon placed 2nd in the nation. Whitney Young students have won the state Academic Decathlon for 25 out of 26 years and have consistently placed in the top five at ACADEC national competitions. Students also regularly win awards at annual citywide science fairs, as well as math, computer science, art and music, drafting, subject area, and athletic competitions. Graduates A typical Whitney Young graduating class will have more than 95 percent of students admitted to four-year institutions. Students are selected to attend prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Duke, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Cal-Tech, Howard, Hampton and Grinnell. “The higher education community is well aware of our academic rigor, challenging curriculum, and focus on the development of the whole student,” says Dr. Kenner. Athletics Whitney Young’s philosophy of education is focused on the development of the whole person. To that end, the school provides numerous opportunities for students socially and athletically. Many of the Whitney Young sports teams compete in tournaments all over the United States. In the 2009/2010 season, both the boy’s and girl’s varsity basketball team took 2nd place in the Illinois High School Association 4A downstate championship and in 2008/2009 the boy’s varsity basketball team was the Illinois High School State Champions. For the 2011/2012 season, the girl’s varsity basketball team won first place in the state championship. These are just a glimpse of the unique opportunities offered to students. CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 15


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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Name

Jersey Year

Height

Dennis Williams 0 Soph. 6’7 Jaylon Tate 1 Sr. 6’1 Saieed Ivey 2 Jr. 6’0 Donte Ingram 3 Jr. 6’5 Jaycee Hillsman 5 Jr. 6’5 Bobby Harris 10 Jr. 5’9 Benjamin Coupet 11 Fr. 6’6 Ricky Norris 12 Sr. 6’0 Russell Woods 15 Sr. 6’7 Kendrick Nunn 20 Sr. 6’3 Jabari Parker 22 Sr. 6’8 Kendall Pollard 24 Sr. 6’7 Shawn Moore 30 Sr. 6’2 Edward Morrow 33 Soph. 6’7 Quron Davis 34 Sr. 6’8

Simeon Career Academy, Chicago, IL Principal: Dr. Sheldon House Assistant Principals: Ms. Ramona Fannings & Mr. Sterling Bolden Athletics Directors: Reginald Brock & Melvin Dillard Head Coach: Mr. Robert Smith

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remier program in Illinois with state record six state championships - Won three consecutive state titles - Features nation’s best player in Class of 2013, Gatorade High School Player Of The Year, and Illinois “Mr. Basketball” winner Jabari Parker - Returns top 100 national player Kendrick Nunn - Coach Robert Smith has won a state record five state titles. Simeon’s boy’s basketball team was ranked first in the United States in ESPN’s 2011 preseason rankings and MaxPreps 2012 preseason rankings. Jabari Parker and Kendrick Nunn served on the 2012 USA Team 17U which won the gold medal and Parker was named USA Basketball Athlete of the Year. www.simeonca.org CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 19


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Whitney Young High School


Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Jersey Name #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #10 #13 #15 #21 #22 #25 #31 #32

Joseph Toye Erwin Henry Miles Reynolds Joseph Luzadder Robert Brettner L.J. Peak Paul White Rodney Herenton Jr. Ausar Madison Jahlil Okafor Christopher Everett Cameron Woodyard Miles Baggett

Whitney Young Magnet School, Chicago, IL Principal: Dr. Joyce D. Kenner Assistant Principals: Mark Grishaber, Melvin Soto Athletic Director: Christopher Cassidy Head Coach: Tyrone Slaughter Assistant Coaches: Kevin Snider, Kevin Bush, Brandon Bright, Jonathan James, Roderick Lewis, Chuck Okafor

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hitney Young’s team was ranked number 8 in the United States by MaxPreps 2012 preseason rankings. Should be preseason No. 2 team in Illinois in 2012-2013 season. ... Won state championship in 2009 and state runner-up in 2010. ... Junior Jahlil Okafor consensus number one player in the country in the Class of 2014 and awarded MVP on USA Team 17U. ... Boasts two top 100 national recruits in 6-9 junior Paul White and 6-5 junior LJ Peak. www.wyoung.org CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 21


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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Jersey Name Year Ht. 5 Brad Dulee Senior 5’10” 11 Jalen Perry Soph 5’5” 13 Trashawn Boyd Junior 5’9” 15 Tyler May Junior 6’ 21 Joe Johnson Junior 6’ 23 Malik Wildermuth Junior 6’5” 25 Nick Schroeder Senior 6’3” 31 Alex Morris Freshman 6’1” 33 Keita Bates-Diop Junior 6’7” 35 Riley Hamilton Junior 6’5” 41 Kane Wildermuth Junior 6’6” 45 Evan Berryman Junior 6’3” 55 Derek Durdle Junior 6’5” U-High, IL superintendent, Lab Schools: Dr. Jeff Hill Principal: Andrea Markert Assistant Principal: Steve Evans Activities Director: Wendy Smith Assistant Athletic Directors: Mike Sondgeroth & Bob Fitzgerald Head Coach: Bob Fitzgerald Assistant Coaches: Terry Lootens, Jeff Graham, Lester Hampton, and Chad Mazonowski

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St.Vincent -St.Mary High School


Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Jersey Name Ht. Wt. 1 Johnnie Robinson 2 Jarel Woolridge 3 Jalen Hudson 4 Franshon Bickley 5 Jordon Hargrove 13 Vincent (VJ) King 15 Paris Campbell 15 Travonte Junius 20 Joey Bisesi 21 Nick Wells 22 Henry Baddley 35 Zach Corrigall 44 Newman Williams 45 Joey Weber

5’10” 5’8” 6’5” 5’7” 6’0” 6’7” 6’1” 6’3” 5’10” 6’6” 6’4” 6’3” 5’10” 6’6”

165 150 190 145 180 190 185 180 170 215 170 225 210 200

St. Vincent – St. Mary, Akron, OH Principal: Tom Carone Athletics Director: Andy Jalwan Head Coach: Dru Joyce Assistant COACHES: Illya McGee, Willie McGee, Adam Underhill

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Varsity Basketball Roster 2011-2012 Jersey Name Ht. Year 10 12 13 14 *15 *20 21 22 *23 25 *30 31 *33 34 35

G Elliot Cole 5’6” G Michael Brooks 6’0” G C.J. Wilhight 6’2” G Kadeem Stewart 5’8” G Avery Harmon 5’11” G/F Paul Turner 6’5 F Michael Pagliuco 6’3” F Cortney Jones 6’0” G Reggie Johnson 6’1” G/F Denzel Patton 6’3” G Zarion Marshall 6’0” F Ronald Lewis 6’3” C A.J. Patty 6’8” F Jawaan Toney 6’3” F Karriem Simmons 6’5”

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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Name Mario Sato (Captain) Andrew Tisdale Billy Fay Brennan Merchant Charlie Noebel Christopher Nealey Elijah Brown James McGee Jamie Kobayashi Jordan Strawberry Matthew Seatter Pierre Aguirre Stanley Johnson Troy Kramer Mater Dei, Santa Ana, CA president: Patrick Murphy Principal: Frances Clare Assistant PrincipalS: Kevin Hickman & Charisse Kitsinis Head Coach: Gary S. McKnight Associate Head CoachES: Jason Quinn & Bob Serven Assistant Coaches: Sean Stevenson & Andy Foster

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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Name Anthony Greenhow Branden Jenkins Darnell Toney Devonte Coe Jarrell Mcghee Javon Carter Joshua Funderwhite Kalin Fisher Kevin Juette Malik Carter Paris Lee Rashaad Williams Reginald Osborne

Shaquell Mullin Sterling Brown Taevon Johnson Tivonte Allen

Proviso East, Maywood, IL Principal: Tony Valente Assistant Principals: Kisha Lang & Anthony Crespo Athletic Director: Gary Sylvestri Head Coach: Donnie Boyce Assistant Coach: Cedric McCollough

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he Proviso East Pirates earned the runner-up title in the 4A State Championship game in 2012 against the Simeon Wolverines...top 20 star players, Senior guards 6’4” Sterling Brown and 5’10” Paris Lee will be returning to the squad...Coach Donnie Boyce, former NBA star, led his undefeated regular season team to their first downstate appearance in 20 years, a revival of a great basketball legacy. According to MaxPreps, Proviso East earned national ranking of number 13 in the country for the 2012-13 preseason. http://east.pths209.org/index3.asp

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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Jersey Name

Ht.

Year

1 McKay Webster 4 Nick Emery 5 Conner Toolson 11 TJ Haws 13 Zach Frampton 14 Brooks Goeckeritz 15 Chandler Goeckeritz 21 Talon Shumway 24 Braden Miles 30 Dylan Hedin 31 Braxton Bruni 32 Jantzen Allphin 40 Marcus Acton 42 Spencer Curtis 55 Eric Mika

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11th 12th 12th 11th 11th 10th 10th 12th 12th 10th 10th 11th 10th 11th 12th

Lone Peak, West Highland, UT Principal: Dr. Kenneth Koop Assistant Principals: Kenley Brown, Sydney Hackford & Gary Twitchell Head Coach: Quincy Lewis Assistant Coach: Brandon Staddard

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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Jersey Name

Height Year

0 Jairus Lyles 6’0 2013 1 Alani Moore 5’10 2 Reggie Gardner 6’2 2016 3 Linwood Ruffin 6’3 2013 4 Corey Henson 6’1 2014 5 Joseph Hampton 6’6 2016 10 Alex Newbold 5’11 2014 12 Jared Hamilton 6’4 2014 20 Brandon Alston 6’5 2014 21 BeeJay Anya 6’9 2013 22 Terell Allen 6’2 2015 23 Kelvin Howard 6’5 2013 24 Isaiah Buck-Lowman 6’5 2015 25 Jaelin Grant 6’6 2015 30 Cameron Phillips 6’2 2014 32 Jeff McMorris 6’3 2014 50 Brock Ruble 6’8 2014

Managers Luke Farrell William Baucom Caleb Gilbride Jon Monroe

Dematha Catholic East, Hyattsville, MD Principal: Daniel McMahon Assistant PrincipalS: Tom Burke & William Clark Athletic Director: Ed King Assistant Athletic Director: Matthew Revkin Head Coach: Mike Jones Assistant Coaches: Reginald Veney, Tommy Paolucci, Kevin Cromer, Alan Stein, Sam Anstead

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toried national program with five mythical national championships - Former legendary DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten has more wins (1,274 victories) than any American basketball coach at any level - Beejay Anya - a 6’8” Senior, is one of top 20 players in Class 2013 and a member of the USA Team who won the gold medal in 2012 - Jairus Lyles is a 6-2, big-time scoring guard who is a Syracuse recruit - Endless list of top players produced, including Adrian Dantley, Keith Bogans, Danny Ferry, Adrian Branch, Kenny Carr, Bernard Williams, Joseph Forte, Sidney Lowe to name a few - Finished last season ranked No. 13 in the country with a 30-5 record. www.dematha.org CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 43


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Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 First Name Last Name Jordan AJ Grayson Jazz Zach Scott Justin Chris Mo Shawn Quart’e Ethan DaQuain Charles Joshua Nile

Burrow Bush Clark Felton Hodskins Kelly Kornegay Lewis Lewis O’Connell Sapp Staes Watts Wilson-Fisher Burrow Felton

Year

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10th 11th 12th 12th 11th 12th 11th 9th 11th 11th 10th 10th 11th 12th 11th 9th

6’0” 6’4” 6’3” 6’2” 6’3” 6’4” 6’0” 6’7” 6’6” 6’8” 6’2” 6’2” 6’3” 6’8” 6’1” 6’0”

Milton High School, Milton, GA Principal: Clifford R. Jones Athletic Director: Gary Sylvestri Head Coach: Van Keys Associate Head Coach: Dave Burnett Assistant CoachES: David Akin AND Jonathan Womack

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tate power in Georgia went 29-4 in last season, the defending state champions in Georgia, who also captured a state title in 2010. Ended the year ranked among the top 10 teams in the country, checking in at No. 8 nationally in ESPN’s final national rankings http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/milton/Pages/default.aspx CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 45


De La Salle Institute

Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Jersey 1 2 3 10 11 13 14

Name

Marcus White Martez Cameron John McCune Dominic Manteca Tyler Lewis Joseph Mendoza Karl Harris

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SR SOPH JR SR JR JR SOPH

5’11 5’11 5’10 5’10 5’11 5’10 6’4

15 20 21 23 25 32 33 35 54

Anthony Evans Aaron Jones Alvin Ellis Paulis Zabilevicious Khalfani King Justin Earls Matt Castillo Brandon Hutton Jamarco Jones

SR JR SR JR SR SR JR SOPH JR

5’10 6’ 6’3 6’7 6’4 6’7 6’3 6’5 6’6

De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL Principals: Diane Brown & James Krygier President: Father Paul Novak, OSM head Coach: Tom White assistant coaches: John Brogan, Joe Considine, Mike Considine, Joe Carbonara, Tim Geers, and Earl Brown

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ill be a consensus top five team in preseason rankings next season - Meteors feature one of the top seniors in the state 6’4” Alvin Ellis.. Coach Tom White will also welcomes back Senior guard Marcus White along with promising Sophomore guard Martez Cameron. www.dls.org

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Wendell Phillips Academy High School

Varsity Basketball Roster 2012-2013 Name Lee Blackmon Charles Harlan Deion Irvin Lawrence Briggs Jr. Johnell Williams Stefon Johnson Corielle Robinson

Shaquille Wright William Robinson Daryl Lee Tyre Washington Sedric Gilmore Reggie Thompson Kenyon Gist

Wendell Phillips Academy High School, Chicago, IL Principal: Devon Horton Assistant PrincipalS: Christopher Essex, Mescha Robertson & Cleophas Rodgers Athletic Director: John Byrne Head Coach: Lawrence Briggs Sr. Assistant Coaches: Jimalle Ridley, Elijah Palmer, David Howard & Lorenzo Mitchell www.phillips.cps.k12.il.us CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 47


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ON SHOWALTER AND HIS ASSISTANTS RICH GRAY AND MIKE JONES TOOK 12 MEMBERS OF THE 2011-12 USA BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENTAL NATIONAL TEAM TO CANCUN, MEXICO, WHERE THEY SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED THE USA’S GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2011 FIBA AMERICAS U16 CHAMPIONSHIP, ROLLED UP A PERFECT 5-0 SLATE AND QUALIFIED THE U.S. FOR THE 2012 FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. PROVING THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT THAT DEFENSE INDEED WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE 2012 USA BASKETBALL MEN’S U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM (8-0) WENT AHEAD LATE IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND DEFENDED THE FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE WITH A 95-62 VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA (6-2) IN KAUNAS, LITHUANIA.

Jabari Parker

2012 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team gold medalist 2011 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team gold medalist 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP 2011-12 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team member

Stanley Johnson

2012 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team gold medalist 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team gold medalist 2011-12 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team member

BeeJay Anya

2012 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team gold medalist 2011-12 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team member

Photo CREDIT: USA Basketball

Mike Jones

Assistant Coach, 2012 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team Assistant Coach, 2012 USA Junior National Select Team (played in the Nike Hoop Summit) Assistant Coach, 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team Assistant Coach, 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team (2-3, bronze medal) 50 CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC

Jahlil Okafor

2012 FIBA U17 World Championship MVP 2012 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team gold medalist 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team gold medalist 2011-12 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team member

Kendrick Nunn 2012 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team gold medalist 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team gold medalist 2011-12 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team member


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