Jamal McDowell Hits Game Winner in Chicago Red-West Title
#10-ranked Chicago Orr’s senior guard Jamal McDowell nailed a 3 at the buzzer to upset host #2 Whitney Young HS 50-47 to win the Chicago Public League’s coveted, Red-West title.
Whitney Young entered the game with just 2 losses this season: last week’s 3-point loss to Simeon (see Ballislife video) and an overtime road loss to Montverde Academy in Florida, both nationally-ranked powerhouses.
The physical game was close throughout as Orr Academy led 28-27 at halftime. The game was tied 37-37 after 3 quarters.
McDowell, who also stars on the football field, finished with 11 points, 4 assists. Top junior Jahlil Okafor led all scorers with 22 points.
Thanks to Orr Coach Louis Adams, Young Coach Ty Slaughter and everyone at Whitney Young HS.
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