South Side vs. West Side High- School Basketball All-Star Game

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  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) April 24, 2013 - Chicago United Hoops Classic (CUHC), the annual South Side vs. West Side All-Star high school basketball game, will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago's Gerald Ratner Athletic Center, 5530 South Ellis, Chicago.

    The Chicago United Hoops Classic is a West Side vs. South Side high school basketball showcase event designed to help UNITE the city by teaching young men and women that basketball must extend beyond the court stressing the importance of character, leadership and education.

    The third annual event features the most elite high school players in the state. The South Side team will be led by Coach Robert Smith from Simeon High School and Coach Nick Irvin from Morgan Park High, who both have won state championships. Among others the roster features Kendall Pollard of Simeon High School, Billy Garrett of Morgan Park High School, Demarcus Richardson of Curie High School and Sterling Brown of Proviso East High School.

    The West Side team will be led by Coach William "Wolf" Nelson of Farragut Career Academy and Coach Henry Cotton of Marshall High School. The CUHC's 3rd Annual Game will also be honoring Tony McCoy (Jordan Summer League) and Sonny Parker, with a Lifetime Achievement Award along with Keifer Sykes as the Honorary Captain for West Side and Jabari Parker as the Honorary Captain for South Side. Special invited guests that will be attending the game include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Tim Hardaway, Linae Harper (Whitney Young) Scoop Jackson (ESPN), Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears and many more. Tickets will be available game day at the box office or online at

    Complete team rosters are as follows:


    Russell Woods-P Simeon
    Kendall Pollard-P Simeon
    Jaylon Tate-P Simeon
    Mark Weems-P Seaton
    Alex Anthony Foster-P Seaton
    Moshawn Thomas-P Hyde Park
    Philip Lee-P Hyde Park
    Johnny Griffin-P Bloom
    Marvie Keith-P Crete-Monee
    Laquon Treadwell-P Crete-Monee
    Alvin Ellis-P De LaSalle
    Billy Garrett Morgan Park
    Kyle Davis Morgan Park
    Jovan Mooring-P Hillcrest
    Ben Moore-P Bolingbrook
    Elliot Cole-P Power House
    Ricky Battles-P Westinghouse
    Miki Labaya-P River-Brookfield
    Jabril Adekoya-P Andrew
    Jamal Mcdowell Orr
    Demarcus Richardson Curie
    Chris Craig-P Marshall
    Sterling Brown Proviso East
    Langdon Neal-P Francis Parker
    William Heard-P Douglas Academy
    Steven Cook-P New Trier
    Alex Gufstufson-P Oak Park-River Forest
    Andrew Zelis-P Wheaton North

    For media request or interviews regarding CUHC please contact
    Briahna Gatlin or Terrance Wilborn at info ( @ ) swankpublishing dot com

    To obtain media credentials for the CUHC please contact Swank PR or RSVP at!/chihoopsclassic

    Marketing/Media Partners:
    Chicago Public Schools, World Sport Chicago, Positive Coaching Alliance, Off the Street Club, and Tribune-owned "The Mash"

    Participating Sponsors include:
    Nike, New Era, ABC Data Entry, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, VisualWright, Sutton Place Hotel, Norman Distribution, EA Logistics and Southwest Airlines

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