The game tips at 8:00 p.m. with the Slam Dunk Contest and CN100 3-point Shootout starting at 7:00p.m. Doors open to the general public at 6:30p.m.
Many of the players participating in the 3rd annual Chicago High School Classic will be playing as freshmen at NCAA Division I schools next season including Brandon Paul, who will be named Mr. Basketball in Illinois.
The North All-Stars squad will be led by North Lawndale coach Lewis Thorpe. The South All-Stars will be led by Richards coach John Chappetto.
This year’s Slam Dunk Contest participants and judges will be announced on The
Classic’s website. Darrin Johnson (Leo), Anthony Kelly (Aurora Central Catholic), Don McAvoy (Mt. Carmel), Ben Rippel (Prairie Ride) and Travis Scott (Hillcrest) have already committed to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest. The judges are headlined by JNiice & Julian from B96 and three-time NBA Champion Dickey Simpkins.
This year’s CN100 3-point Shootout participants will be announced on The Classic’s website. Eric Wilde (Crystal Lake South) and Phil Sexton (Brother Rice) have already committed to compete in the CN100 3-point Shootout.
The week preceding The Classic select players will be taking part in promotional
and charitable events that include a visit to Children’s Memorial Hospital on March
31 from 2:30-4p.m. They will also be making appearances speaking to local youth
This year The Classic is proud to donate the proceeds from the raffle to Jessica Cowin, who will be undergoing a Kidney Transplant in the next month. Donate Life Illinois will be informing those in attendance about Organ & Tissue Donation.
The game will be broadcast in the Chicago area on the Comcast Cable channel CN-100 on tape at a later date and will be available for On-Demand viewing on Comcast cable.
For tickets and more information, Please visit the game web site at…
Head Coach: Lewis Thorpe – North Lawndale
Asst. Coaches: Randy Brown, Terry Johnson
1 Drew Crawford, Forward, 6'5", Naperville Central, Northwestern University
4 Jonathan Mills, Forward, 6'5", North Lawndale, Texas A&M-Corpus Christ
10 Terry Johnson, Guard, 5'11", North Lawndale, Illinois State
11 Joe Bertrand Guard, 6'5", Sterling, University of Illinois
12 Cully Payne, Guard, 6'0", Schaumburg, Alabama
15 Ronald Steward, Guard, 5’10”, Zion-Benton, Uncommitted
23 David Brown, Guard, 6'3", Rockton Hononegah, Western Michigan
23 Brandon Paul, Guard, 6'3", Warren, University of Illinois
23 John Taylor, Guard, 5'11", North Lawndale, Uncommitted
24 Bryant Smith, Guard, 6'1", St. Patrick, Uncommitted
30 Colin Nickerson, Guard, 6'3", Waukegan, Fairfield
32 Robert Covington, Guard, 6'7", Proviso West, Uncommitted
33 Zeke Upshaw, Forward, 6'4", Lab School, Illinois State
44 Luke Scarlata, Forward, 6'7", Morton, Uncommitted
Head Coach: John Chappetto – Richards
Asst. Coaches: Doug Evans (Seneca), Demitris McDaniel
1 James Pointer, Guard, 5’10”, Leo, Uncommitted
2 D.J. Cooper, Guard, 5'9", Seton Academy, Ohio University
3 Derek Needham, Guard, 6’0”, DeLaSalle, Fairfield University
12 Troy Snyder, Forward, 6'5", Bolingbrook, Wisconsin-Green Bay
15 Diamond Taylor, Guard, 6'3", Bolingbrook, University of Wisconsin
21 Shaun Pratl, Forward/Center, 6'8", Richards, Eastern Illinois
23 Malcolm Griffin, Guard, 6'3", Hyde Park, Uncommitted
23 James Kinney, Guard, 6'0", Champaign Centennial, Ohio University
31 Seth Evans, Guard, 5'10", Seneca, Wisconsin-Green Bay
31 Dyricus Simms-Edwards, Guard, 6’1”, Washington, Uncommitted
31 Darius Smith, Guard, 6'2", Marshall, UConn
33 Chris Eversley, Guard, 6'6", Payton Academy, Rice University
44 Jordan Prosser, Forward, 6'8", Eureka, Bradley
52 Tony Nixon, Forward, 6'5", Seton Academy, Northern Illinois University