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|

Charlie Moore to transfer from California

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Freshman Charlie Moore has decided to transfer from California.

The decision was made in order to be closer to home, the former Morgan Park star said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

“After many discussions with my family, I’ve made the decision to transfer to be closer to home,” Moore said. “This was an extremely difficult decision for me, but the opportunity to be closer to my family is one that I feel is necessary for me at this time. I am grateful for my first year at California and for teammates who became my brothers. I look forward to supporting Coach Jones and the Bears in the future, and I also want to thank the fans for all their support this past season.”

Moore had a strong freshman season at Cal. The point guard started 34 games for the Golden Bears. He averaged 12.2 points-per-game and led the team in assists.

Cal finished 21-13 overall and 10-8 in the Pac-12. It just missed qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

“Charlie and I have had numerous discussions regarding his role within our program, but I understand that he feels it’s in his best interest to return closer to his family,” Cal coach Wyking Jones said. “Although I am disappointed that Charlie won’t be continuing his career with us, we respect his decision and want to thank him for his contributions to our team.”

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Jones was an assistant on Cal’s staff last season. He took over as the Golden Bears’ head coach after former head coach Cuonzo Martin left for Missouri.

The Moore family continues to deal with the aftermath of the massive stroke that Curtis Moore, Charlie Moore’s father, had in 2015. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune both wrote about Charlie Moore’s relationship with his father when they named him their Player of the Year in 2016.

By | April 13th, 2017|Basketball, Morgan Park|