12 Chicago Public League basketball players named to 2017 IBCA all-state team


Uplift senior guard Demarius Jacobs.

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has announced its Class 1A/2A all-state teams.

You can view the full team here.

The following are the Public League’s players that were honored.

First team: Uplift senior guard Demarius Jacobs and Orr junior forward Raekwon Drake.

Second team:  N/A

Third team: Phoenix Military senior guard Greg Boyle, Uplift junior forward Toraze Dobbs and John Hope senior guard Namon Smith.

Fourth team: Phoenix Military sophomore forward Khalid Herron and Wells junior guard Antwone Lampkin.

Special mention: Hirsch senior Darius Holiday, Hirsch senior Quashaun Brown, Corliss junior George Conditt, Bowen senior Josh Streeter and Hirsch senior Jonah Howard.

By | March 11th, 2017|Basketball, Bowen, Corliss, Hirsch, Hope, Orr, Phoenix Military Academy, Uplift|

The Public League’s year-end football rankings


Simeon's Jayshon Jackson jukes a Mount Carmel defender during the Prep Bowl.

Simeon’s Jayshon Jackson jukes a Mount Carmel defender during the Prep Bowl.

By: Eric Van Dril   |   Nov. 26, 2016

First, a sincerest thank you to everybody who read thepublicleague.com during its first football season. It was truly a pleasure to cover CPS football this year.

The top line of the following rankings includes teams’ final records and their preseason rankings, which you can see here.

1. Phillips (11-2) 1

The best team in the Chicago Public League all season long. The Wildcats spent all but two weeks atop The Public League’s rankings.

2. Simeon (8-6) 3

From an 0-3 start to a Public League championship. The Wolverines kept fighting and fighting.

3. Curie (10-3) 2

The Condors won their first conference title since 2000. They turned in some of the most physically-dominating performances of the year.

4. Hubbard (8-4) 7

All-state running back Joshua Land has recorded his final carry at Hubbard, but the Greyhounds have a lot of young talent slated to return.

5. Morgan Park (8-3) 4

One of the city’s best defenses led the Mustangs to an Illini Prairie State title. Senior defensive end Jawon Denton was one of the best players in the Public League this season.


Five Chicago Public League football players named all-state


The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association has named its 2016 all-state selections.

The following five athletes from the Chicago Public League were selected.

  • Corliss DL/OL Dabari Freemon in Class 3A.
  • Phillips DT Chris Elmore in Class 4A.
  • Westinghouse ATH Milan Netisingha in Class 5A.
  • Solorio QB Quincy Patterson II in Class 5A.
  • Hubbard RB Joshua Land in Class 6A.

Congratulations to all five players, their teams and their families.


By | November 18th, 2016|Awards, Corliss, Football, Hubbard, Phillips, Solorio, Westinghouse|