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Young Sectional Loaded With Top College Prospects

Chicago Hoops
February 11, 2003

If you are looking to see some of the top college prospects in the state of Illinois, then you need to look no further than the Whitney Young Sectional.

For starters, top seeded Crane sends forwards Florentino Valencia who is likely to attend Auburn, and Lorenzo Thompson who has verballed to DePaul, to the court. Crane also rolls out guards Tremel Gilot, Carl Marshall and Sherron Collins. Gilot and Marshall are seniors, and are both considered Division I talents. While Collins ranks among the top five freshmen in the state of Illinois.

Host school Whitney Young will be without Auburn recruit Dwayne Curtis, who is injured. However, they will roll out Anthony Harris, who is one of the top five Class of 2003 prospects in the state. The Dolphins also feature Loyola recruit Andre Knox, and Maryland-Baltimore County recruit Dewitt Scott.

Von Steuben features one of the top sophomores in the state in Angel Santiago, and Ryne Hamblet, one of the better juniors in the state. Not to be out done, Farragut will put 6-7 junior Ollie Bailey on display. Bailey is drawing a lot of interest from DePaul. The Farragut roster also includes Chris Singletary, who is one the top three freshmen in the state.

If that isn’t enough, defending state champion Westinghouse will be led by junior shooting guard Jamarcus Ellis. Ellis just may be the best high school player in the city of Chicago right now. In addition, the Warrior roster also includes DeAndre Thomas, one of the top sophomore prospects in the state of Illinois.