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CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 910 WEST VAN BUREN, SUITE 224 CHICAGO, IL 60607 773-742-9810 E-MAIL: WYOUNGBB@YAHOO.COM WEB-SITE: WWW.CHICAGOELITECLASSIC.COM DR. MARLON EVERETT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DESIREE TATE, MCKISSACK & MCKISSACK TYRONE SLAUGHTER, WHITNEY YOUNG ROBERT SMITH, SIMEON SYLVIA NELSON-JORDAN, WHITNEY YOUNG MARTHA YOUNGER-WHITE, WHITNEY YOUNG

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n behalf of the Chicago Elite Classic 2013 Board, we would like to thank you for attending our second annual event. Without your support, this monumental event could not be possible. This year’s event has summed up to be truly special, with some of the best basketball talent in the country playing on one floor, in one day. We will be able to showcase 16 ESPN Top 100 players in their respective classes, and a slew of NCAA bound collegiate athletes. With teams traveling from Washington DC to California, we are proud to bring to you the “cream of the crop” in high school basketball talent in the finest city in the world, Chicago. Clearly, this event could not be possible without our partners. The collective support of the City of Chicago (Mayor Rahm Emanuel), Nike, ABLE, Southern Wine & Spirits, Northern Trust, and a host of large and small Chicagoland businesses have made the dream of two truly visionary coaches (Coach Tyrone Slaughter and Coach Robert Smith) come true. We also would like to give special thanks to our champions of support this year (Don Jackson and Sandy Reynolds), as without your desire and dedication, this event would not be possible. Thank you all for believing in us and believing in our schools and kids. Once again, the theme of this year’s classic is promotion of nonviolence and nonviolent conflict resolution. Our slogan “Shoot Baskets, NOT Bullets” hopefully resonates throughout our city streets and neighborhoods. Although our theme is nonviolence, the draw is basketball. Basketball has a special place in so many hearts of Chicagoans. Hopefully this recipe will make a difference in all of our lives, but especially the lives of our youth. Our youth are our future, and our youth truly care and want to live in nonviolence. This was displayed in the overwhelming response that we received in our essay contest asking our kids to come up with their own ways to stop the violence here in Chicago. I want to congratulate our essay winners Jessica Jackson, David Foster and Kierra Lowe for their innovative and creative ways at ending the deadly plague of violence. Our youth are tomorrow’s leaders and their voices/ideas should be heard, recognized, and accepted. On behalf of the entire Chicago Elite Classic 2013 board and our partners, we thank you for attending “The Elite” this year and hope you enjoy the spectacular display of basketball talent. Don’t forget that you can continue to follow us all year on: Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChiEliteClassic or hashtag #chieliteclassic Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoEliteClassic Web-site at www.chicagoeliteclassic.com Take care and we hope to see you in 2014. Sincerely,

Marlon E. Everett, MD Chicago Elite Classic Executive Director


Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is very excited to host this annual 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

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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 four consecutive state championship titles (2010, 2011 and 2012). We are proud to cohost the Second Annual Elite 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 Mr. Sterling Bolden

Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal

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Special Thanks To Our 2013 Partners

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 13 SCHEDULE OF WEEKEND

42 MARIAN CATHOLIC PROFILE

14 WHITNEY YOUNG INFO

44 ETIWANDA PROFILE

15 SIMEON INFO

48 GONZAGA PROFILE

18 WHITNEY YOUNG PROFILE

50 ST. RITA PROFILE

20 ST. JOHN BOSCO PROFILE

54 FENWICK PROFILE

24 SIMEON PROFILE

56 UNIVERSITY HIGH PROFILE

26 HAMILTON PROFILE

60 CHANGECHI ESSAY

30 CURIE PROFILE

CONTEST WINNERS

32 BISHOP GORMAN PROFILE

62 ESPN TOP 100

36 BENET PROFILE

70 AUTOGRAPHS

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Weekend Schedule SESSION 1 TIME

MATCH UPS

10:00 am

FENWICK VS NORMAL U-HIGH

11:30 am

ST. RITA VS GONZAGA COLLEGE HIGH (WASHINGTON D.C.)

1:00 pm

MARIAN CATHOLIC VS ETIWANDA

2:30 pm

BENET ACADEMY VS. REDONDO UNION

(ETIWANDA, CA)

(REDONDO BEACH, , CA)

SESSION 2 TIME

MATCH UPS

6:00 pm

SIMEON VS HAMILTON (MEMPHIS, TN)

7:30 pm

CURIE VS. BISHOP GORMAN (LAS VEGAS, NE.)

9:00 pm

WHITNEY YOUNG VS ST. JOHN BOSCO

(BELLFLOWER, CA)

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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. In 2013, three Whitney Young students earned perfect ACT scores of 36. 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 26 out of 27 years and have consistently placed in the top five at ACADEC national competitions. In 2013, for the first time in 33 years, a CPS school, Whitney Young’s Math Team won the state championship. Whitney Young’s Chess Team has won the state championship twice in the last three years. Students also regularly win awards at annual citywide science fairs, as well as 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 2012/2013 season, the girl’s varsity basketball team won third place in the state championship. The boy’s varsity basketball team won the coveted City CPS Championship and won its 4A regional title in state playoffs. These are just a glimpse of the unique opportunities offered to students.

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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

Assistant Principal

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Whitney Young HIGH SCHOOL

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Whitney Young High School VARSITY BASKETBALL ROSTER

# Name Ht. Pos. Yr. 1 Lucas Williamson 6’2 SG 2017 2 Erwin Henry 6’1 SG 2014 3 Miles Reynolds 6’3 PG/SG 2014 4 Joseph Luzadder 6’2 SG 2014 5 Skyler Nash 6’5 SF 2016 11 Jeremaya Powell 6’2 SF 2015 13 Paul White 6’9 SF 2014 15 Rodney Herenton 6’0 PG/SG 2016 21 McKinley Nelson 5’7 PG 2015 22 Jahlil Okafor 6’11 C 2014 25 Christian Everett 6’2 SF 2015 32 Anthony Mosley 6’2 PG 2015 33 Miles Baggett 6’2 SF/PF 2016

PRINCIPAL: DR. JOYCE KENNER ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: MARK GRISHABER HEAD COACH: TYRONE SLAUGHTER ASSISTANT COACHES: KEVIN BUSH, KEVIN SNIDER, RODERICK LEWIS, CHUKWUDI OKAFOR, BRANDON BRIGHT MANAGER: AMIR PATEL

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hitney Young’s team is expected to be ranked number 1 in the 2013-2014 preseason rankings. Whitney Young won the State Championship in 2009 and State Runner-Up in 2010. Senior Jahlil Okafor, Duke commit, consensus number one player in the country in the Class of 2014, awarded MVP on USA Team 17U and played on USA Team 19U to win the gold Medal. In 2012/13, Whitney Young won the coveted CPS Citywide Championship and its 4A Regional Title. Whitney Young also boasts top 100 national player in 6-9 senior Paul White, Georgetown commit, and top 10 Illinois player, Miles Reynolds, St. Louis University commit.

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St. John Bosco HIGH SCHOOL

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St. John Bosco High School

2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 1 Tyler Dorsey 6’4 180 G 2015 2 Brian Enriquez 6’3 180 G 2014 3 Lorne Currie 6’3 170 G 2015 5 Daniel Hamilton 6’8 175 G/F 2014 10 Vance Jackson 6’8 200 G/F 2016 11 Rodney Henderson 6’5 170 F 2015 14 Gio Fernandez 5’10 160 G 2016 20 Joe Tate 6’5 170 F 2016 21 Abdul Zaid 5’8 150 G 2017 22 Jared Harrell 6’2 185 G 2016 23 Jordan Bell 6’5 190 G 2016 24 Isaiah LeBlanc 5’8 155 G 2017 33 Jesus Zesati 6’1 165 F 2016 34 Ray Knight Jr. 6’0 160 G 2017 35 Billy Preston 6’8 215 F 2017 42 Maxwell Flohr 6’5 185 F 2016 DIRECTOR: FR. JOE NGUYEN PRINCIPAL: CASEY YEAZEL PRESIDENT: PAUL ESCALA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: MONTY MCDERMOTT ATHLETIC TRAINER: MELODY MOHEBBI HEAD COACH: DERRICK TAYLOR ASST. COACHES: DAVID MARTINEZ, CHAD JOHNSON, TIMICHA KIRBY, TONY MILLER DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATION: BURREL LEE III DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL FINANCES: ANTHONY LEWIS

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ith five star 2015 prospect Tyler Dorsey, point guard, and top 25 Senior, Daniel Hamilton, a Connecticut commit, St. John Bosco earned the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A title last season. Vance Jackson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore regarded as one of the top players in his class, enrolled at St. John Bosco in September. He bolsters an already star-studded lineup that’s expected to compete for another CIF championship as well as a state title.


Simeon HIGH SCHOOL

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Simeon Career Academy

VARSITY BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 0 Dennis Williams 6’7 165 G/F 2015 1 Ben Coupet 6’7 165 G/F 2016 2 Saieed Ivey 5’10 150 G 2014 4 Isaiah Moss 6’3 155 G/F 2015 3 Donte Ingram 6’5 160 G/F 2014 5 Evan Gilyard 5’8 150 G 2017 6 Jaycee Hillsman 6’5 170 F 2014 10 Bobby Harris 5’10 150 G 2014 11 Zachary Norvell 6’4 155 G/F 2016 12 Jovan Jackson 6’1 150 G 2016 15 Marquell Rose 6’6 165 F/C 2016 24 Joshua Thomas 6’2 150 G 2016 30 Edward Morrow 6’6 165 F/C 2015 33 Latorreo Tolbert 6’8 165 F/C 2015 34 Anthony Campbell 6’4 165 F 2015 PRINCIPAL: DR. SHELDON HOUSE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: STERLING BOLDEN & RAMONA FANNINGS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: REGINALD BROCK & MELVIN DILLARD HEAD COACH: ROBERT SMITH ASSISTANT COACHES: LEONARD THOMAS, MARCUS ALDERSON, MAURICE BROWN, MELVIN NUNN, HARVEY JONES, TIM FLOWERS

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remier program in Illinois with state record seven state championships. Simeon won four consecutive state titles. Simeon features top 50 player in Class of 2015, D. J. Williams who served on the 16U USA Developmental Team. Coach Robert Smith has won a state record six state titles.

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Hamilton HIGH SCHOOL

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Hamilton High Wildcats

2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 1 Chrishun Brown 6’0 155 PG 2014 2 Terrance Birdsong 6’7 215 F 2015 3 Rodney Mayweather 6’5 185 F 2015 4 Jarvis Morgan 6’1 164 PG 2015 5 Charles Telford 5’4 130 PG 2016 11 Dedric Lawson 6’8 208 PF 2016 13 Keelon Lawson 6’7 190 PF 2015 14 Nakil Wood 6’2 155 G 2014 15 Jordan Harris 6’3 165 G 2014 20 Tevin Gathings 6’3 165 SF 2016 21 JaNario Pettis 6’7 175 SF 2016 23 Calvin Bunting 6’3 170 SF 2014 24 Tyren Collier 6’3 163 SF 2014 30 Romero Hill 6’3 175 PG 2016 34 Torries Thomas 7’0 300 C 2015 PRINCIPAL: HAROLD MCRAE HEAD COACH: KEELON LAWSON ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: JEROME GRIFFIN

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pair of highly regarded brothers, 6-6 junior K.J. Lawson and 6-7 sophomore Dedric Lawson, lead Hamilton in Memphis. K.J. Lawson is among the top 30 players nationally in 2015, while Dedric Lawson is one of the elite sophomores in the country and is currently ESPN.com’s No. 4 ranked player in the Class of 2016.

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Curie HIGH SCHOOL

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Curie High School

VARSITY BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 1 Alondre Pickens 5’7 150 PG 2014 2 Marcus Gatling 5’8 150 PG 2014 3 Joseph Stamps 6’2 175 G 2014 4 Michael Nowak 5’11 170 G 2015 5 Joshua Stamps 6’5 175 G/F 2015 11 Cliff Alexander 6’8 240 PF/C 2014 12 Devin Gage 6’1 175 G 2016 15 Keenan Robinson 6’5 180 F 2014 21 Malik Washington 6’5 225 F 2015 23 Kamar Marshall 5’7 150 G 2014 32 Christian Hernandez 6’2 210 F 2014

PRINCIPAL: PHILLIP C. PERRY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: ROCHELLE BRYANT, ANA M. ESPINOZA JOSE RODRIGUEZ & LAURA COTTRELL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: GEORGE PRATT HEAD COACH: MICHAEL OLIVER ASSISTANT COACH: LARRY WALLACE & MOHAMED FARRAJ

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urie Condors feature a 6’9 difference-making, Senior Cliff Alexander, Kansas commit, ranked as ESPN’s #3 player in the 2014 class. Curie has a couple of potent offensive weapons on the perimeter in senior Joseph Stamps and promising junior Joshua Stamps, who both have varsity experience. Plus, sophomore point guard Devin Gage is one of the better prospects in the Class of 2016.

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Bishop Gorman HIGH SCHOOL

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Bishop Gorman

2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 0 Christian Papoola Jr. 6’2 170 G 2017 1 D’Mar Moore 6’0 165 G 2014 2 Ugo Amadi 6’0 170 G 2015 3 Tanner Leishman 6’6 200 G 2015 4 Chase Jeter 6’10 215 F/C 2015 5 Miles Loupe 5’9 165 G 2014 10 Chase Nomaaea 6’6 175 G 2016 11 Obim Okeke 6’1 200 G 2014 12 Zach Collins 6’9 215 F/C 2016 13 Conner Pensivy 5’10 160 G 2015 14 Noah Robotham 6’0 170 G 2014 21 Deon Whiteside 6’6 200 F 2015 22 Richie Thornton 6’1 170 G 2015 23 Nick Blair 6’6 200 F 2015 24 Cole Michels 6’2 165 G 2015 33 Stephen Zimmerman 7’0 220 CF 2015 PRESIDENT: JOHN KILDUFF PRINCIPAL: KEVIN KIEFER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: SALLY NIEMAN HEAD COACH: GRANT RICE ASST. COACHES: MIKE WRIGHT, DOMINGO RIVERA, MATT KROMBERG, RYAN PIETRANTON, GEOFF LINCOLN, RICH THORNTON, BEN GUTMAN, MIKE CARTER, MIKE COLLINS, CHARLES O’BANNON TRAINER: GUS FUKUDO TEAM MANAGER: AALLIAH STEWART

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orman graduated its starting frontcourt after its third Class 4A state title team in four years. But a rising group of Juniors that includes Jeter, 6-11 center Stephen Zimmerman and high-flying wing Nick Blair gives the Gaels potential for another dynasty. With the top 10 five star 2015 prospect, Stephen Zimmerman and a top 50 2015 Center, Chase Jeter, the Gaels finished the 2012-13 season with a better record than they did a year before, capturing their second Class 4A state title in a row.

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Benet Academy HIGH SCHOOL

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Benet Academy

2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 3 Collin Pellettieri 5’11 160 G 2014 5 Joe Boyle      5’11  180    G 2014 10 Conor Feehan     5’11 160   G 2015 11 Brendan Feehan     5’11 160   G 2015 12 Jeff Conrad      5’9 150    G 2015 15 Sean Liszka        6’0 175 G 2015 20 Patrick Ramatowski    6’0 175   G 2015 21 Daniel Roemer      6’3 180    F 2014 22 Josh Yesufu      5’10  170 G 2014 23 Colin Bonnett       6’3  185    G 2015 24 Daniel Bensen      6’3 190    F 2014 25 Liam Nelligan      6’4 190   F 2014 32 Dan Sobolewski    6’2 180   G 2016 33 Sean Gerken      6’3 180   F 2015 35 John Kurzydym      6’7 200   C 2014 45 Sean O’Mara     6’9 230   C 2014 55 Tom Kurzydym       6’7 200   C 2014 PRINCIPAL: STEVEN MARTH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: GARY GOFORTH HEAD COACH: GENE HEIDKAMP ASST COACHES: MIKE BREMNER, SCOTT VESELIK, KEVIN CONRAD

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ith the return of 6-9 Sean O’Mara, Xavier commit, one of the top dozen prospects in the Class of 2014, Benet will again be among the top teams in the Chicago area and the loaded East Suburban Catholic Conference. O’Mara helped lead Benet Academy to an East Suburban Catholic Conference title in the 2012-13 season.


Redondo Union HIGH SCHOOL

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Redondo Union Boys Basketball VARSITY 2013-2014 ROSTER

# Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 0 Ryse Williams 6’1 175 G 2017 1 Jose Fowler 6’1 155 G 2016 2 Leland Green 6’2 180 F 2016 5 Austin Lowe 6’2 160 G 2015 10 Michael Munn 5’8 160 G 2015 11 Elijah Nesbit 5’2 150 G 2016 12 Jeremiah Headley 6’6 205 F 2015 13 Ryan Reeves 6’1 160 G 2015 14 Cameron Williams 6’4 160 F 2016 15 Cameron High 6’0 155 G 2015 20 Isaiah Jackson 6’4 170 F 2015 21 Duncan Lomenzo-Torres 6’0 180 G/F 2016 32 Ian Fox 6’0 170 G 2014 34 Terrell Carter 6’8 270 F/C 2014

HEAD COACH: REGGIE MORRIS JR. ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: ARTURO JONES ASSISTANT COACHES: MOON JONES, AND JOHN FISCHER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ANDY SALTSMAN PRINCIPAL: DR. NICOLE WESLEY DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS: VICTOR MARTIN

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he defending Division II CIF State Basketball champs from a year ago, Redondo Union won 28 games last season and returns a boatload of talent from that team, led by senior point guard Ian Fox, the Southern Section 2A Player of the Year, and talented 6-6 junior Jeremiah Headley, a Division I prospect. Redondo Union welcomes the addition of transfer Terrell Carter, a 6-8, 270-pound post player who provides an intriguing matchup inside.

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Marian Catholic HIGH SCHOOL

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Marian Catholic High School VARSITY BASKETBALL ROSTER

# Name Ht. Pos. Yr. 3 Tyler Ulis 5’10 G 2014 5 Ki-Jana Crawford 5’9 G 2014 10 Christopher Austin 5’8 G 2015 11 Brandon Clark 6’2 G 2014 12 Hayes Bynum 5’8 G 2014 13 Ezra Pointer-Jones 6’3 F 2014 14 Nick Damiani 6’0 G 2014 15 John Oliver 6’4 F 2014 20 Xavier Parker 6’2 G 2014 23 T.J. Smith 6’5 F 2017 24 Terrone Parham 6’7 F 2014 25 Josh Cohn 6’0 G 2014 32 Javaughn Young-White 6’2 G 2015 33 John Peabody 6’1 G 2015 40 Thomas Gorski 6’4 F 2015 PRESIDENT: SR. JUDINE HILBING, O.P. PRINCIPAL: SR. KATHLEEN ANNE TAIT, O.P. ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: DR. SHIRLEY MORRIS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: JOE REYDA HEAD COACH: MIKE TAYLOR ASSISTANT COACHES: KEVIN KELLY, NICK NOVAK

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arian Catholic boasts Top 50 Tyler Ulis, Kentucky commit, a highly touted senior point guard who led the Spartans to their first 4A sectional title last year. Ullis was named the East Suburban Catholic Conference player of the year.

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Etiwanda HIGH SCHOOL

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Etiwanda High School Eagles

2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 1 Dominick Alexander 6’0 165 G 2014 3 Elijah Johnson 6’2 160 G 2014 4 Hasan Broussard 5’10 160 G 2015 5 Bryce Torruella 5’11 150 G 2015 10 Garrett Carter 6’1 160 G 2016 11 Jordan McLaughlin 6’1 170 G 2014 15 Earnest Carter 6’2 175 G 2014 20 Kameron Edwards 6’5 190 F 2015 21 Braxton Shaw 6’6 185 F 2015 23 Kenny Barnes 6’5 180 F 2014 25 Delewis Johnson 6’3 210 F 2016 33 Jordan Naughton 6’9 215 C 2016 34 Amore Smith 6’7 200 F 2016 42 Roman Silva 7’0 210 C 2017

PRINCIPAL: DON JARAMILLO ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: DAVE MASUCCI ATHLETIC TRAINER: OSCAR CORACERO HEAD COACH: DAVE KLECKNER ASST. COACHES: JAY AGAPAY, JOHN BETTENCOURT, KEN GREEN, BILLY JORDAN, MIKE RECORD

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arning national rankings in the Top 10, the Eagles are the defending champion in one of the country’s toughest playoff sections (CIFSS Div. I-AA) and could be even better this season. With Senior, point guard Jordan McLaughlin 6-0, USC commit (CIF Southern Section Division I-AA co-Player of the Year) and with transfer center Jordan Naughton (6-9), Etiwanda has a big post presence to make a successful 2013-14 run at the state title.

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Gonzaga COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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Gonzaga College High School VARSITY BASKETBALL ROSTER

# Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 0 Chris Lykes 5’6 140 G 2017 1 Bryant Crawford 6’2 185 G 2015 2 Richie Petitbon 6’6 300 C 2015 3 Tyrell Thomas 5’10 180 G 2014 4 Jabari Greenwood 6’4 190 F 2015 10 Eddie Scott 6’4 175 F 2014 11 Sean Williams 6’2 170 G 2015 12 Nigel Stewart 6’4 170 G 2016 15 RaMond Hines 6’4 175 F 2014 20 Sam Miller 6’8 220 F 2015 23 Pat Myers 6’1 195 G 2014 32 Jordan Abdur’Ra’oof 6’7 205 F 2014 42 Kevin Beins 6’6 205 F 2014 44 Bradley Jacks 6’6 230 F 2014

PRESIDENT: REV. STEPHEN W. PLANNING, S.J. HEAD MASTER: TOM EVERY ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: JOE REYDA HEAD COACH: STEVE TURNER ASSISTANT COACHES: BYRON HARPER, DEVIN WILLIAMS, JUAN HILL, AUSTIN KELLEY VIDEO COORDINATOR: SOLOMON TAYLOR MANAGERS: JB GALLAUGHER, ALONZO MEDLEY TRAINER: PENNY LYNCH, ATC STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH: MILTON YATES

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anked nationally among the Top 25 Teams in the season, Gonzaga Eagles have a Top 50 star point guard, Junior Bryant Crawford who was selected for the 2013-14 USA 16-U Team and traveled to Uruguay to win the Gold medal in the FIBA Americas championship. The Eagles finished their 2012-13 season undefeated in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference advancing to the play-offs to make a run at their first title since the 2007-08 season.


St. Rita of Cascia HIGH SCHOOL

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2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 1 Charles Matthews 6’6 171 G 2015 2 Treston Forbes 6’2 168 G 2014 3 Armani Chaney 5’10 138 G 2015 5 Victor Law 6’7 181 F 2014 10 Brandon McRoy 6’3 235 F 2015 11 Spencer Goodman 6’0 146 G 2015 13 Jimmy Falk 6’1 226 F 2015 15 Te’mon Green 6’2 175 G 2017 20 Billy Danaher 6’0 160 G 2014 22 Grant Mullin 6’0 162 G 2015 23 Dominique Matthews 6’2 181 G 2014 24 Chris Williams 6’3 158 G 2016 32 Meshach Obafemi 6’8 237 F 2016 34 Khalen Davis 6’4 205 F 2014 35 Demauris Dixon 6’2 186 G 2016 41 Myles Carter 6’8 223 F 2015 PRINCIPAL: BRENDAN CONROY ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ZUNICA HEAD COACH: GARY DECESARE ASST COACHES: KENTON TERELL, PAT CONNOLLY, BILL JUDGE, AUBREY DENARD, ERIC STANLEY DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS: SHAUN NAPATAL STRENGTH COACH: JOHN GRIFFIN TRAINER: DAN JILEK MANAGERS: DAN SMITH

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Congratulations to THE TEAMS OF THE CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC Denise & Gary Gardner

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Fenwick HIGH SCHOOL

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2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 2 Jeremy Ireland 6’4 195 F 2014 3 Steve Bell 5’11 185 G 2014 4 Matt Androwich 5’9 160 G 2015 10 Jamal Nixon 6’3 180 G/F 2017 11 Kevin Owens 6’1 170 G 2015 14 Keshaun Smith 5’9 175 G 2014 20 Scott Lindsey 6’4 190 G/F 2014 21 Mike Smith 5’9 165 G 2016 24 Charlie Walsh 6’1 165 G 2014 25 Jack Grogan 6’3 185 F 2015 31 Nick Labarbara 5’11 185 G 2014 32 Tom Planek 6’5 195 F 2014 33 Mike Ballard 6’3 170 G/F 2016 40 Dan Dwyer 6’8 210 F/C 2014 42 Ben Peterson 6’4 220 F 2014 PRINCIPAL: PETER GROOM PRESIDENT: FR. RICHARD PEDDICORD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: SCOTT THIES HEAD COACH: RICK MALNATI ASST. COACHES: STAUNTON PECK, VINCE HUMPHREY

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enwick’s team features a top 2014 player, a versatile 6-5 perimeter threat, Senior Scott Lindsey, a Northwestern commit. Fenwick, with first-year coach Rick Malnati and the return of Lindsey and several other key players, is expected to challenge in the Chicago Catholic League and be a Top 25 team when the season 2013-14 season opens.


Normal University HIGH SCHOOL

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2013-14 BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER # Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. 1 Jalen Perry 5’8 145 G 2015 3 Tyler May 6’0 170 G 2014 5 Riley Hamilton 6’5 170 F 2014 11 Alex Morris 6’2 165 G 2016 13 Keondre Schumacher 5’9 135 G 2017 21 Joe Johnson 6’1 180 G 2014 23 Malik Wildermuth 6’5 195 F 2014 25 Trashawn Boyd 5’10 165 G 2014 31 McLain Engel 5’11 195 G 2015 33 Keita Bates-Diop 6’6 240 C 2014 41 Kane Wildermuth 6’6 240 C 2014 45 Evan Berryman 6’2 170 F 2014 51 Derek Durdle 6’6 245 C 2014 SUPERINTENDENT, LAB SCHOOLS: DR. JEFF HILL PRINCIPAL: ANDREA MARKERT ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: STEVE EVANS ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR: WENDY SMITH ASST. ACTIVITY DIRECTORS: MIKE SONDGEROTH & DR. BOB FITZGERALD HEAD COACH: DR. BOB FITZGERALD ASST. COACHES: TERRY LOOTENS, JEFF GRAHAM, LESTER HAMPTON, ANDREW MCDOWELL, ZAC BOOSTER , CHAD MAZONOWSKI

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McKissack & McKissack CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC TEAMS

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“Shoot Baskets Not Bullets”

ChangeChi

Essay & Scholarship Contest Winners Hundreds of teens from across the Chicagoland area voiced their opinions on how to make Chicago safer through the ChangeChi Essay Contest. Three students have been chosen to receive a scholarship.

YANA University

BY JESSICA JACKSON MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR

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f I had the ability to make Chicago a safer place I would start an alternative school campus that emulates college life with on campus-housing, that particularly deals with troubled teens from all around Chicago. Their day would go from 8:45am to 4:00pm. For those that choose not to stay, roundtrip transportation will be provided. Their day will start with “Morning wake up” where teens can discuss any issues that have affected their day. Next they will go into their classes that are structured around their trade of career choice; each student will have a “CUSTOMIZED” schedule based on their individual needs and interests. If anything has occurred that has affected their day they will be encouraged and directed on how to move forward with options that will help them overcome whatever obstacles that they are faced with. The whole idea is to address the whole teen and every facet of their life. This will be a “LIFE” changing program beyond mentoring; it’s mentoring kicked up about 1,000 notches. The goal is to provide safety security along with a healthy balanced diet. Three meals a day will be provided along with snacks. We want to educate our students in every life changing way. The end of the day will ALWAYS end with ways to build character and give them the “MENTAL” tools that they need to make the next day better than the current day. This program will be funded by donations, grants, community partnerships, outside partnerships, fundraisers, investors and community activists. To encourage the goal to finish this program will include a “JOB READY” program after completion of their four-year course. That will guarantee “Career Placement” after completion of the course. To encourage healthy work habits students will have the option to work after the program day ends in order to earn a stipend that will allow them to take care of any family needs or personal needs. We want to service the “WHOLE” teen. The criteria for children to apply would be those whom have behavioral issues, consistently disruptive/ and fighting in school, those who have learning disabilities, and also those whom have criminal records. This school will help allow and offer troubled teens from all over Chicago a chance and opportunity to build towards something for their future A LIFE…. A CAREER. We will try to instill in each student to be a very well rounded individual, to be able to utilize the teachings, morals, and life skills that they will have learned from being with us in their everyday lives to make wise decisions, for themselves. Our goal is to welcome these children with open arms and to give guidance and direction to help them attain their dreams. To provide them with a place where they can actually feel accepted, wanted, needed, and important so they can feel more encouraged to make a difference within their own, among their own. At YANA (You Are Never Alone) University (where excellence deserves a second chance), we believe in having a very responsible, disciplined, a loving, and family oriented staff such as ours. That’s why we have carefully selected each member of our staff members to be only the best to work amongst and to teach the minds of our young. Many of them which can relate to the nature of our students, to help guide them to doing and being better individuals for themselves. This 4-year institution for learning will require students, whether taking regular classes or AP honor classes, to receive a high school diploma and a degree. Our students will be enrolled in very rigorous academic courses to instill the importance in education within our students. Students who are taking regular courses will be working towards not only attaining their high school diploma, but also their associates degree and will be awarded at the end of their 4-year completion of the program or 3-year completion only if transferred, both a high school diploma as well as an associate’s degree. Students whom are taking AP honor classes will also be working towards not only achieving their high school diploma, but as well as a master’s degree and will only be awarded at the end of their 4-year completion of the program or 3-year completion only if transferred, both a high school diploma and a master’s degree. Here at YANA University we will advise a “RANDOM” drug test monthly and each student will be given three strikes, on Strike #1: Redirection, Strike #2: Counseling with student, and Strike #3: Expulsion. This is to instill discipline and responsibility amongst each student. Also, once every month the whole school will be required to participate in a community service project to not only gain service learning hours, but to build character, community awareness, and responsibility. The whole objective at YANA University is to give troubled teens an alternative positive route to their life, showing them that they do have a choice, and to prepare them for the world and not to be afraid of it. To always come with the objective of wanting to learn and grow from the experience from others around them, their peers, but most importantly from their teacher, everyday. So, they will have the courage to one day stand up and say “If I had the ability to make Chicago a safer place I would.”

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1st place Winner:

Jessica Jackson MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR

1. What legacy do you hope to leave for your family and community? Even though I plan on pursuing a career in the creative field, someday I would also like to work as an activist to help those that are in need in areas such as in Uganda and in Somalia. This is a long term goal of mine to pursue. I want my legacy to show that I cared about people and demonstrated that through my actions. 2. What are your future goals? My future goals are to become a screenwriter, director, an actress, and someday an author. I want to be able to tell stories that genuinely move people. A good example of a person who has been able to successfully accomplish these things is Tyler Perry. He is one of the people that I admire because he has managed to make a career by doing all the things that he loves while being very original and creative in the process. I hope to be just as successful and inspiring as he is one day.

2nd Place Winner:

David Foster

SOUTH SHORE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PREP, SOPHOMORE 1. What legacy do you hope to leave for your family and community? A legacy that I would like to leave is that, later in life, when I have a sufficient income, I will provide my family with a better life. I would also put some of that money towards my community by helping to renovate and clean up the South Side. 2. What are your future goals? I enjoy playing safety for the South Shore International football team, therefore one of the goals I have in life is to become a professional NFL athlete. A second aspiration I have in life is to become a meteorologist because I always had a passion for weather science. Lastly, a goal I have is to start a charity that will fund research towards diabetes.

3rd Place Winner:

Kierra Lowe

JESSE OWENS COMMUNITY ACADEMY, 8TH GRADE 1.) What legacy do you hope to leave for your family and community? I hope to leave behind a legacy of honesty, dedication, hardwork, and most of all respect to my family and community because without these you will not become fully successful in any career you want to pursue. 2.) What are your future goals? 8th grade: Graduate with honors High School: Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy- taking Spanish classes and AP classes for college credit and a high school diploma College: attend an out of state university preferably a diverse school Later: I like speaking and offering advice. I may become a Motivational Speaker and I hope to one day be able to explore the world. CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC 61


TOP100

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WHITNEY YOUNG HS – 2014 CHICAGO, IL CENTER DUKE

TYLER DORSEY RANKING #7

SAINT JOHN BOSCO HS – 2015 LOS ANGELES, CA SHOOTING GUARD

STEPHEN ZIMMERMAN RANKING #2 BISHOP GORMAN HS – 2015 LAS VEGAS, NV CENTER

CHARLES MATTHEWS RANKING #11 SAINT RITA HS – 2015 CHICAGO, IL SHOOTING GUARD

CLIFF ALEXANDER RANKING #3 CURIE HS – 2014 CHICAGO, IL POWER FORWARD KANSAS

KJ LAWSON RANKING #21 HAMILTON HS – 2015 MEMPHIS, TN SMALL FORWARD

DEDRIC LAWSON RANKING #4 HAMILTON HS – 2016 MEMPHIS, TN POWER FORWARD

KEITA BATES-DIOP RANKING #22 UNIVERSITY HS – 2014 BLOOMINGTON, IL SMALL FORWARD OHIO STATE


DANIEL HAMILTON RANKING #26

SAINT JOHN BOSCO HS – 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA SHOOTING GUARD CONNECTICUT

CHASE JETER RANKING #37 BISHOP GORMAN HS – 2015 LAS VEGAS, NV POWER FORWARD

DJ WILLIAMS RANKING #29

SIMEON CAREER ACAD – 2015 CHICAGO, IL SMALL FORWARD ILLINOIS

BRYANT CRAWFORD RANKING #47

GONZAGA COLLEGE HS – 2015 KENSINGTON, MD POINT GUARD

TYLER ULIS RANKING #33

MARIAN CATHOLIC HS – 2014 MATTESON, IL POINT GUARD KENTUCKY

PAUL WHITE RANKING: #64 WHITNEY YOUNG HS – 2014 CHICAGO, IL POWER FORWARD GEORGETOWN

JORDAN MCLAUGHLIN RANKING #36 ETIWANDA HS – 2014 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA POINT GUARD USC

VICTOR LAW RANKING #66 SAINT RITA HS – 2014 SOUTH HOLLAND, IL SMALL FORWARD NORTHWESTERN

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