Dante Photo: Darryl Woods/810Varsity.com For high school hoops fans, the Chicago Elite Classic is like an early Christmas gift: a chance to catch top local and out-of-state talent in 11 games on November 30 and December 1 at Wintrust Arena. Joe Henricksen, whose City/Suburban Hoops Report tracks prospective recruits for college coaches, breaks down the … Read more
City rivals: Simeon vs. Bogan PHoto: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune Three years ago, I would wander into the gym at Whitney Young high school on a Monday or Wednesday evening, plunk down $5, and take a (literal) front-row seat to watch a 6-foot-11 dunking-and-shot-blocking machine by the name of
High-school basketball phenom Jahlil Okafor—a sure-fire NBA lottery pick—is a monster on the court. But to understand what drives him, you have to meet his dad. And know what happened to his mother.
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