Issac McKay answers challenge, leads Perspectives-MSA/Joslin past Clemente


Issac McKay (3) celebrates in front of the Perspectives-MSA/Joslin bench.

By: Eric Van Dril | March 2, 2017

Issac McKay is just a sophomore, but Perspectives-MSA/Joslin assistant coach Marcellus Phelps was frank with him at halftime of the Wolves’ regional semifinal against Clemente.

“He came up to me and said, ‘The only way we’re going to win this game is if you step up and contribute,’ McKay, who was scoreless in the first half, said. “I just wanted to come out and do something for my team.”

McKay didn’t just contribute in the second half of No. 11 Perspectives-MSA/Joslin’s 68-66 victory over No. 6 Clemente on Wednesday evening, he was the catalyst in the Wolves’ comeback.

McKay scored his first point of the game when his team trailed 48-41 in the final minutes of the third quarter. The 6-foot-2 forward closed the third quarter with a pair of buckets at the rim.

McKay, one of the most athletic players in the White-West this season, began the fourth quarter by grabbing an offensive rebound and finishing in close. With under four minutes remaining, McKay scored in transition and then hit a mid-range jumper from the baseline that put the Wolves (11-16) ahead 63-59.

McKay finished with 12 points and six rebounds. It was a great performance in a big-time setting, but not all that shocking for his teammates to witness.

“Issac’s going to be one of the best players in the city his senior year. Issac is real good. Everyone knows he has it,” Perspectives-MSA/Joslin senior guard Dre Lightfoot said. “Issac is crazy athletic. … We’ve almost got to (defend him with a) box-and-one in practice. It’s a good thing he’s on our team.”


By | March 2nd, 2017|Basketball, Clemente, Perspectives-Joslin, Perspectives-MSA|

3 stars: Perspectives-MSA/Joslin 68, Clemente 66 (3A regional semifinal)


No. 11 Perspectives-MSA/Joslin defeated No. 6 Clemente 68-66 in a Class 3A Clemente Regional semifinal on Wednesday, March 1. With the win, the Wolves advance to play No. 3 Farragut in the regional championship game on Friday night.

The Public League’s 3 stars

1. So. F Issac McKay, Perspectives-MSA/Joslin. McKay came up big in the second half. He scored all 12 of his points during the final two quarters.

2. Sr. F Richard Labon, Clemente. Labon had a strong all-around game. He finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

3. Sr. G LaMourice Shepherd, Perspectives-MSA/Joslin. Shepherd hit four 3-pointers en route to his team-high 17 points.


By | March 1st, 2017|3 stars, Basketball, Clemente, Perspectives-Joslin, Perspectives-MSA|

Where the Chicago Public League’s senior football players have signed


This is a running list of where Class of 2017 football players have signed. To add another player or players to this list, please email The Public League (, send a Facebook message or a direct message on Twitter.

Agricultural Science

Myles Jordan, McKendree, OL

Chris Tenton, McKendree, WR


Richárd Labon, Carthage.

Goode STEM Academy

Jamari Johnson, McKendree, ATH

Morgan Park

Jawon Denton, Northern Illinois, DE.