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Jeffers Earns Chicago Hoops Public League Player of Year Title

Brian Stinnette
February 28, 2003

Hubbard’s Othyus is the Chicago 2002-03 Chicago Public League Player of the Year. Jeffers edged out Jamarcus Ellis from Westinghouse for the Player of the Year honor.

Jeffers is joined on the the first team by Ellis, Anthony Harris (Whitney Young), Florentino Valencia (Crane) and DaShawn Walker (Simeon). Jeffers averages of 26 points and 18 rebounds per game put him close to the top of the POY list. However, his 26 points and 15 rebounds in a head-to-head match up against Valencia and Lorenzo Thompson of Crane in the Public League tournament sealed the deal for Jeffers winning the award.

Here is a breakdown of the Chicago All-Chicago Public League teams.

1st Team All-Public League
Player Height Position School Class
Othyus Jeffers 6-4 Small Forward Hubbard 2003
Monster Season! Still uncommitted.
Jamarcus Ellis 6-4 Shooting Guard Westinghouse 2004
Top 30 2004 Prospect Nationally.
Anthony Harris 6-1 Point Guard Whitney Young 2003
Great offensive skills.
Florentino Valencia 6-6 Small Forward Crane 2003
Soft Verbal To Auburn.
DaShawn Walker 6-6 Small Forward Simeon 2003
Great season. Still uncommitted.

2nd Team All-Public League
Player Height Position School Class
Lorenzo Thompson 6-8 Power Forward Crane 2003
Verbal to DePaul.
Royce Parran 5-8 Point Guard Lincoln Park 2003
Uncommitted. Small, but can really play.
Jeremy Pargo 6-2 Shooting Guard Robeson 2005
Major talent offensively
Angel Santiago 6-1 Point Guard Von Steuben 2005
Sophomore stud. Led team in scoring.
DeWitt Scott 6-5 Small Forward Whitney Young 2003
Stepped up big when needed.