Michael O’Brien’s notebook: Nov. 30, 2017

Schurz's Jaland Mitchell (23) stumbles past Collins' Demajaie Walton (24). Worsom Robinson/For the Sun-Times.

Some transfer rulings came down today. First off, I received a clarification from the Illinois High School Association tonight: “The IHSA is in consultation on the rulings with CPS Athletic Administration, at this juncture, they are still in charge of making them.”

What I take from that is the IHSA is helping the CPS investigate but the CPS is making the final decisions.

Some of those decisions were made today. Curie coach Mike Oliver confirmed that Marquise Walker has been cleared to play. He transferred from St. Joseph to Curie. Still no word on Maurice Commander, who transferred from Marist to Curie.

I haven’t been able to confirm this, but a source says Chase Adams has been cleared. He transferred from Marian Catholic to Orr.

Simeon expects a ruling on Xavier Pinson sometime before Friday. The Wolverines play their season opener on Saturday.

Collins and Schurz played a good one today. Read about that here.

Wednesday’s top games

Farragut 61, East Aurora 47: Junior Aaron Strong led the Admirals with 24 points and six assists. Check out sophomore Reggie Strong’s stat line: 16 points, eight steals, seven assists, five rebounds.

Lindblom 55, Crane 54: Jalen Carter led the Eagles with 20 points and sophomore Marshun Williams scored 15.

Clemente 60, Ogden 52: Teshawn Stokes with another huge scoring game, he had 34.

Schaumburg 41, Cary-Grove 34: The Saxons hand Cary-Grove their first loss. Almost headed over to this one to check out freshman Chris Hodges. Haven’t seen any highlights from this one.

Lane 69, Northside: 62: Michael Molloy had 14 points, four assists and three steals. Johnny Colombo and Zach Krysztopik each scored 13.

Oswego East 77, Glenbard East 62: Nice win for the intriguing young Wolves. Sam Schultz had 20 pts and 11 rebounds.



  • Troy Kerber

    Speaking of 6’7 Freshman Chris Hodges’s of Schaumburg, he is extremely athletic and long! Not sure why they don’t look to him more for scoring, posting up inside. He can create some match up problems for teams. I saw Schaumburg play at Saint Charles, and it almost looks as if the others are freezing the kid out from his offensive game? When he touches, he scores! Also, a great defensive presence, and he will get stronger!

  • RealityCheck

    CPS is a disaster.

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