Superlatives in Chicago Area High School Basketball tonight!!!!!
I was at Hyde Park Academy tonight. Great atmosphere. A DJ(which is so Chicago Public League but great touch), some celebrities in the house. The great scout Larry Butler, IN THE GYM Jimmy Smith, Whitney Young Head Coach Tyrone Slaughter, former Whitney Young point guard great Ahmad Starks and a few others. #7 Curie won in their usual workmanlike fashion. They don't do anything fancy, they just pound you to death on the glass and the guards drive to the basket and finish or dish it to a big for a bucket. Curie is quietly 18-2 and a serious threat in the Chicago Public League and Class 4A State playoffs. They are a young team with only one senior. Hyde Park Academy is tough on their home court and was in it till the last minute of the game. Junior forwards Chikasi Ofoma(26 points 12 rebounds 5 blocks), and Jeremy Harrington Jr(15 points 13 rebounds 3 assists) both had double/doubles for Curie. Their high/low game is ridiculous. Senior guard Davontae Hall led Hyde Park Academy with 20 points 4 rebounds and 3 steals, Byron Hobbs Jr had 13 points 4 steals and 4 blocks in loss.
#13 Brother Rice avoids upset on their home court and wins Battle of Pulaski in Overtime over Marist. 4 players in double figures led by junior Khalil Ross double/double of 15 points 12 rebounds, Junior Nick Niego 14 points, Jayden Watson 12 points, and junior Ahmad Henderson II 11 points and 9 assists.
#4 Hillcrest hammers #8 Leo at home. Junior Darrion Baker had 13 points and 9 rebounds.
#1 Glenbard West stays undefeated by demolishing another opponent this time Proviso West. Senior Paxton Warden scores 15 points, and senior Gonzaga commit Braden Huff has 14 points.
Senior Denver commit Justin Mullins of Oak Park River Forest double/double of 21 points and 10 rebounds in win over Downers Grove North.
Haven Roberts 24 points 7 rebounds 6 steals for Momence in win over Grace Christian.
Sophomore sensation Nojus Industraitis of Lemont 20 points in win over Thornton Fractional North.
#1 junior Owen Freeman 17 points 9 rebounds for Bradley Bourbonnais in win over Stagg.
Kyle McCoy 13 points 12 rebounds double/double for Gwendolyn Brooks in win over Phillips.
Senior Tony Webb 26 points for Tinley Park in win over Bremen.
Nick Harrell 21 points for Tinley Park in win over Bremen.
Senior Darius Robinson 25 points for Kenwood Academy in win over Bogan.
Senior Emondrick Ford a triple double 10 points 12 rebounds 10 blocks for Bloom in win over Crete Monee.
Sophomore Shaheed Solebo of Lane Tech a career high 22 points, 19 in second half in win over Farragut.
Reggie King of Lindbloom 23 points 12 rebounds double/double in win.
#3 Glenbrook South 4 players in double figures in win over Hersey. Senior Elon commit Nick Martinelli 16, senior Cornell commit Cooper Noard 14, junior Gavin Marr 13, sophomore Nick Taylor 10.
Aima Igiehon 20 points for Wheeling in win over Leyden.
Nate Hill of Kankakee 32 points and 8 steals in win over Thornton Township.
Senior Polish Hammer 7'3" center Connor Luczynski of Bartlett 24 points 16 rebounds a double/double in loss to Larkin.
Senior guard North Dakota State commit Damari Wheeler-Thomas of Larkin 38 points with 6 threes in win over Bartlett.
Sophomore Tim Handy of Perspectives Leadership 16 points 10 rebounds a double/double 5 assists 4 steals in win over South Shore
Senior guard Jayden Dean of Neuqua Valley 27 points.
Senior Liddell Miller 19 points and 15 rebounds double/double in win over Corliss.