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Simeon and Whitney Young To Play For 4A State Championship

Simeon and Whitney Young in an All-Chicago Public League Class 4A state championship game.

Whitney Young defeated Fremd 53-47 in their semifinal behind 17 points and 8 rebounds from Lucas Williamson.

Simeon defeated Bolingbrook 60-50 in their semifinal with Talen Horton-Tucker scoring 24 points and dishing out 6 assists.

Simeon owns a pair of wins over Young this season.

The game is set for a 7:15 p.m. tip-off. Simeon’s firepower is well-documented with Evan Gilyard (UTEP), Kezo Brown and Horton-Tucker leading a team that also features Messiah Jones inside and Kejuan Clements providing backcourt depth.

Whitney Young can be equally potent with Lucas Williamson, Javon Freeman and Xavier Castaneda headlining with Justin Boyd, Miles Baker and Craig Beaudion also adding production.

Simeon head coach Robert Smith has six state titles under his belt. Whitney Young head coach Tyrone Slaughter has captured two state titles.

The game is set to tip-off at 7:15 p.m. CST.



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Morgan Park and Fenwick To Play For 3A State Championship

Morgan Park and Fenwick will play for the Class 3A state title today in a Public League vs. Catholic League state final.

Morgan Park defeated Springfield Lanphier 60-53 in their semifinal to advance Lenell Henry leading the way with 12 points and 9 rebounds after standout guard Ayo Dosunmu went down with an injury.

Fenwick defeated Bloomington in their semifinal 67-52 with freshman guard D.J. Steward leading the way with 23 points and 8 rebounds.

Morgan Park will look for another big game from Henry inside on both ends. The team will also look to their youth with freshman Nimari Burnett, sophomore Lamond Johnson and freshman Marcus Watson likely to play key roles.

Fenwick will counter with veteran guard Jacob Keller and Catholic League POY Jamal Nixon inside. Fenwick’s youth will also be served with D.J. Steward looking for another big effort.



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Wabash Valley G DeAngelo Isby Commits To Utah State

Wabash Valley College standout DeAngelo Isby has committed to play for Utah State.

Isby, a 6’5 guard, averaged 15.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest this season en route to earning 1st Team All-Region XXIV honors.

Wabash Valley finished the season with a 23-9-1 record.

Isby was a standout at Hillcrest High School as a prep.





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Associated Press Class 4A All-State Teams


CLASS 4A FIRST TEAM
Mark Smith, Edwardsville (6-5, Sr., PG)
Nana Akenten, Bolingbrook (6-6, Sr., SG)
Nojel Eastern, Evanston (6-6, Sr., PG)
Evan Gilyard, Chicago Simeon (5-10, Sr., PG)
Jeremiah Tilmon, East St. Louis (6-10, Sr., F)
Jordan Goodwin, Belleville Althoff (6-4, Sr., G)

CLASS 4A SECOND TEAM
Javon Pickett, Belleville East (6-4, Sr., SF)
Tray Buchanan, United Township (6-1, Sr., G)
Cameron Krutwig, Algonquin Jacobs (6-9, Sr., C)
Justin Smith, Lincolnshire Stevenson (6-7, Sr., F)
Tai Bibbs, West Chicago (6-3, Sr., PG)

CLASS 4A HONORABLE MENTION
Teyvion Kirk, Joliet West (6-3, Sr., G)
A.J. Epenesa, Edwardsville (6-6, Sr., C)
Lucas Williamson, Whitney Young (6-4, Sr., G/F)
Zach Couper, Boylan (6-4, Sr., F)
Alonzo Verge, Thornton (6-3, Sr., G)
E.J. Liddell, Belleville West (6-7, Soph., G)
Kendle Moore, Danville (6-0, Jr., PG)
Elijah Joiner, Curie (6-3, Sr., G)
Francis Okoro, Normal West (6-9, Soph., F/C)
Deonte Billups, Moline (6-2, Soph., SG)
Trevian Bell, Joliet West (6-5, Sr., F)
Malik Binns, Bolingbrook (6-5, Sr., F)
Marco Pettinato, Lincoln-Way West (6-2, Sr., G)



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