Simeon vs Whitney Young: Chicago Public League Powerhouses Collide!
Arguably the 2 highest profile Public League high school teams in Chicago (and perhaps the nation), Simeon and Whitney Young renewed their rivalry at the UIC Pavilion just before the holidays.
There are no more Jahlil Okafor and Jabari Parker battles (both won Illinois state titles), but there’s still quality, hard-fought basketball.
Nationally-ranked, undefeated Simeon held off top ten Chicago team Whitney Young 59-52. In the end it was Simeon’s 6’5 reserve Madison Lowery, better known as a baseball player, whose 17 rebounds were the difference in the game.
Simeon’s do-everything, breakout junior Talen Horton-Tucket scored 17 points and junior guard Kezo Brown finished with 13. Tied at 44, it was Lowery, Horton-Tucker and Brown who took over.
Young’s junior PG Xavier Castaneda led the Dophins with 16 points and transfer Javon Freeman scored 12 off the bench. Young’s breakout senior Lucas Williamson finished with 11 points.
Check out these raw highlights from Simeon vs Whitney Young.
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