Chicago Elite Classic

2016 Chicago Elite Classic Teams


Simeon LogoSimeon – Premier program in Illinois with state record seven state championship will once again be a top city and state contender.  Ranked nationally in the top 25 high school programs.  Won four consecutive state titles.  Features top 25 players in Class of 2018,  Talen Tucker Horton and Kezo Brown.  As usual, talent is abundant at Simeon.  Contributors include senior Evan Gilyard who will continue the Wolverine winning tradition.  Notable alumni include Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls and Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bulls.  Parker played in the two of the Chicago Elite Classic tournaments.   Coach Robert Smith has won a state record of six state titles.








Whitney Young 

dolphin logo2Whitney Young - Was the state’s 4A Champion in 2014, is ranked in the top 10 Illinois high school teams in the 2016-2017 preseason rankings.  Notable alumni include top player in the country, Jahlil Okafor, #3 in the NBA draft playing with the Philadelphia 76ers.  Jahlil Okafor played in the last three years of the Chicago Elite Classic.  Brimming with young talent, coach Tyrone Slaughter has an outstanding foundation of youth that is ready to shine and surprise, starting  with 5-11 junior Xavier Castenada, one of the top point guards in the state. Junior shooter Justin Boyd, 6-4 and senior Lucas Williamson will step up now with bigger opportunities.  Other contributors include: Craig Beaudion, a 6-3 guard; Jake Kosakowski, a 6-5 junior; and 6-6 senior Justin Stovall.  A transfer from Seton includes Javon Freeman, a 6-4 guard.




Chaminade College Preparatory School

Chaminade2Chaminade College Preparatory School - Chaminade won the big school state championship in Missouri last year with an alumni player who was a marquee attraction at the 2015 Chicago Elite Classic, now attending Duke, Jayson Tatum.  The basketball tradition from St. Louis continues.






KenwoodKenwood - Loaded with talent, Kenwood is a southside powerhouse program. 









Gonzaga seal purple hi resGonzaga College Prep (Washington, D.C.). Ranked nationally among the top  teams in the season.  One of the most recognizable prep programs in the country.  The backcourt is led by senior point guard Chris Lykes and Prentiss Hubb. Lykes, a 5-6 senior point guard, has committed to Miami-Fla., while the 6-2 Hubb is one of the top 40 prospects nationally in the Class of 2018.







Miller Grove

MillergroveMiller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) - The prep power out of Georgia is led by UConn commit Alterique Gilbert, one of the top 50 players in the country.  Miller Grove has a history as  state champions winning six titles between 2009-2014.  Coach Sharmon White boasts the USA Today "Coach of the Year" title in 2014 and has served as a coach for USA Basketball.








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The Flyers had one of their finest seasons in recent years. They were among the top 10 teams in the Class 4A state rankings and lead the Southwestern Conference.




With the nucleus returning, led by standout senior guard Nojel Eastern, the Wildkits are a preseason top 10 team.  A big impact player, Nojel Eastern, is a dynamic talent, a 6-5 senior guard who is capable of raising the level of those around him.  Evanston is a guard-heavy team with the return of seniors Malik Jenkins and 6-3 Chris Hamil, who all have a lot of varsity experience. The wild card might be Elyjah Williams, a versatile and strong 6-5 senior and transfer Malcolm Townsel who be a major factor on the glass. 







Fenwick is expected to be a challenger in the Chicago Catholic League and will most definitely  be among the top teams when the season opens.  Led by Coach Rick Malnati,  the Friars have all the pieces for a fabulous season.





Hyde Park Academy

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Some of the real underrated players in the Chicago area, Ramar Evans, a strong, powerful senior guard, and sophomore point guard Andre White are ones to watch.






Montverde Academy 

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Joliet West

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Morgan Park

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With promising young talent top 100 guard Ayo Dosunmu, the Mustangs could possibly win 20+ games without a supporting cast.  This will be a  historic season for the Mustangs with a number of bigs.  With the compliment of rebounders and defenders, the sky is the limit.





Oak Park-River Forest

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Oak Park River Forest has a proven formula for restocking talent which has translated to 20 wins or more in the past six seasons.  The tradition includes Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers.  A terrific summer for the Huskies, Coach Matt Maloney welcomes back an experienced team, the Huskies have length, athleticism, experience and interchangeable parts. Coach Matt Maloney’s team will be the favorite in the West Suburban Silver. 




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