This Illinois State Sectional matchup of five-star bigs lived up to the hype. And so did Whitney Young HS vs Curie HS.
In perhaps the biggest game in Chicago Curie High School history, they faced the nation’s top player in the Class of 2014, 6’11 Jahlil Okafor and his loaded #1 Whitney Young HS team with their seasons on the line. But 6’9 Cliff Alexander and his Curie Condor teammates were ready for battle.
Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander took turns thrilling the crowd at Argo HS (Summit, IL), but it was Okafor who won as #1 Whitney Young (27-3) came-from-behind 62-58 vs #9 Curie (19-8) in the Class 4A sectional semifinal.
Okafor finished with 13 points, three blocks and three rebounds.
Alexander scored 14, three blocks, and grabbed eight rebounds.
While the bigs battled, elite (top 60) juniors L.J. Peak (23 points) and Paul White (11 points) helped supply the offensive support Young needed.
Thanks to the coaches and players at Whitney Young and Curie High Schools. Thanks to everyone at Argo HS.
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