The Public League’s final 2016-17 basketball rankings

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Whitney Young junior guard Justin Boyd celebrates one of his five 3-pointers in the Class 4A state championship game.

The year-end rankings include teams’ final records and their preseason rankings. You can find the complete final standings here.

1. Whitney Young (27-7) 5

The Dolphins defeated Simeon in overtime to win the Class 4A state championship.

2. Simeon (30-4) 2

The Wolverines finished second in Class 4A. They edged Morgan Park 68-64 in the city championship game.

3. Morgan Park (26-6) 3

The Mustangs won the Class 3A state championship.

4. Orr (23-5) 8

The Spartans won the Class 2A state championship.

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16 Chicago Public League basketball players named to 2017 IBCA Class 3A/4A all-state teams

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Curie guard Elijah Joiner

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has announced its Class 3A/4A all-state teams.

You can view the full team here.

The following are the Chicago Public League’s players who have been honored.

First team: Whitney Young senior forward Lucas Williamson, Curie senior guard Elijah Joiner, Morgan Park junior guard Ayo Dosunmu and Simeon senior guard Evan Gilyard.

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Second team: Simeon junior forward Talen Horton-Tucker and Simeon junior guard Kezo Brown.

Third team: Whitney Young junior guard Javon Freeman and Curie senior guard Allante’ Pickens.

Fourth team: Kenwood senior forward Manny Patterson and North Lawndale senior guard Carlos Hines.

Special mention: Rickover senior guard Simisola Adebosin, Westinghouse senior forward Coreyoun Rushin, North Lawndale senior forward Martrell Barnes, Farragut senior guard Kawanise Wilkins, Morgan Park senior center Lenell Henry and Brooks senior guard Quentin Shields.

3A St. Rita Sectional semifinal preview: No. 4 Brooks (16-11) vs. No. 1 Morgan Park (21-6)

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Brooks guard George Harris converts a lay-up against Phillips.

By: Eric Van Dril   |   March 7, 2017

When/where: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at St. Rita.

Morgan Park’s recent playoff history: The Mustangs have won four-straight sectional titles. They beat Brooks 85-68 in 2015, which was the last time they met the Eagles in the playoffs.

Brooks’ recent playoff history: Last week, the Eagles won their first regional title since 2011, according to ihsa.org. Brooks finished third in Class 3A that year.

Keep an eye on: How Brooks handles Morgan Park’s size.

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