2008-2009 (Chicago) Whitney Young High School Boys’ Team
Year Inducted: 2021
Schools / Organizations: (Chicago) Whitney Young High School
Biography: The 2008-2009 Whitney Young team was spectacular on and off the court. Head Coach Tyrone Slaughter’s deep roster featured a bevy of players who would play collegiately at the Division I level. They included Chris Colvin (Iowa State University), Ahmad Starks (Oregon State University), Anthony Johnson (Purdue University), Sam Thompson (Ohio State University), and Marcus Jordan (Central Florida University). [Note that Marcus is the son Michael Jordan of NBA fame.]
The Dolphins rallied to edge (Harvey) Thornton High School in the IHSA Semi-finals by a score of 59-54. Jordan’s 4 free throws in the final 26 seconds sealed a 69-66 state championship for the Chicago school.
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