Documentary explores coaching in the Chicago Public League

An Illinois Media School Sports Emphasis class put together the following 30-minute documentary, which explores what it’s like to coach in the Chicago Public League. The documentary was produced by Will Clark, Bill Downing, Bret Gogoel, TJ Orum and Reginald Wells.

Check it out.

By | April 27th, 2017|Basketball|

Jayden Gasby transfers from Urban Prep-Englewood to Curie

Urban Prep-Englewood F Jayden Gasby vs. Longwood

Jayden Gasby, a versatile 6-5 forward, has transferred from Urban Prep-Englewood to Curie. He will be a senior next season.

Gasby regularly stood out for Urban Prep-Englewood during his junior campaign. He hit a game-winner in a key White-South game against Julian. Earlier in the year, Urban Prep-Englewood coach Fred Cleveland called him “the face of the program” after he had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Longwood.

Gasby’s decision to transfer makes him the second high-profile player to transfer to Curie in the last two months.

In March, point guard Marquise Walker transferred from St. Joseph to Curie. He currently has an offer from Illinois.

The addition of Walker and Gasby puts Curie in great position to continue its run of success — even with the graduation of Elijah Joiner, Allante’ Pickens and Terry Smith Jr.

By | April 18th, 2017|Basketball, Curie, Urban Prep-Englewood|

Whitney Young’s Lucas Williamson commits to Loyola

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Whitney Young senior Lucas Williamson has committed to Loyola, he announced via Twitter.

Williamson, a first-team all-state selection by the IBCA, was an integral part of the Dolphins winning a Class 4A state championship this season.

Williamson’s commitment gives Loyola its third in-state recruit in the Class of 2017. He is part of a recruiting class that includes Jacobs’ Cameron Krutwig and Larkin’s Christian Negron.

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By | April 17th, 2017|Basketball, Recruiting, Young|