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Jerome Randle Named Australian NBL MVP

Former Chicago Hales Franciscan standout Jerome Randle (California) has been named MVP of the NBL in Australia.

Randle averaged 21.0 points and 5.3 assists per game for the Adelaide 36ers.

Randle was part of a 2006 recruiting class in the state of Illinois that also included Sherron Collins (Kansas/NBA), Patrick Beverley (Houston), JaVale McGee (Golden State) and Jon Scheyer (Duke), Mario Little (Kansas), Willie Veasley (Butler), Osiris Eldridge (Illinois State), Joevan Catron (Oregon) and Jeremie Simmons (Ohio State).

Randle competed on the AAU circuit with Ferrari as a prep. Randle dedicated his season and MVP to Donzelle Starks.




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I Am Chicago Basketball Mag: Expiring Hooper's Pass

Here is a short film from I Am Chicago Basketball called “Expiring Hooper’s Pass”. The film explores violence in Chicago and the relationship with the basketball community focused on the “privileges” that have historically been given to Chicago basketball players.



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St. Joseph Legend Gene Pingatore Records Career Win Number 1,000

Legendary St. Joseph head coach Gene Pingatore earned his 1,000 career win as a head coach on Saturday when his team defeated Chicago St. Rita to advance to the quarterfinals of the Chicago Catholic League Tournament.

Pingatore is in his 48th year at St. Joseph.

Pingatore now holds a career record of 100-373.

St. Joseph has won 2 state titles under Pingatore as well as 13 sectional titles and 32 regional titles.

Legendary Chicago Marshall girl’s head coach Dorothy Gaters in the 1,000 win club in the state of Illinois.

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