RELATED: Simeon Returns To The FAB 50!
Chicago Simeon faced Red South rivals Morgan Park (19-6) for the Chicago City title (for the first time). Led by junior Kezo Brown’s 26 points, the Simeon Wolverines (24-3) won their 8th Public League basketball title (2nd in a row) 68-64 at Chicago State on the city’s South Side. With the win, the Wolverines return to the FAB 50 national rankings at No. 46.
After sitting out most of his sophomore season due to health issues, Kezo’s performance cemented his status as one of the city’s top players regardless of class.
Matching up against Chicago’s highest rated prospect and fellow Mac Irvin Fire AAU teammate Ayo Dosunmu (16 points, 5 assists) for much of the contest, Kezo had his hands full.
And he got help from his Simeon teammates. Senior guard Evan Gilyard (UTEP) added 18 points including 10 in the 4th quarter. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 13 points to go with 11 rebounds. Messiah Jones added 6 points, 7 rebounds and a very timely block in the final minute.
Melo Burrell scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and Lenell Henry score 15 for Morgan Park. Following the game, Henry picked up an offer from Chicago State.
Ballislife will continue following Simeon and Morgan Park in their quests for Illinois state titles.
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