Kansas recruit Cliff Alexander and his nationally-ranked Curie boys’ basketball team may have an 0-25 record and been stripped of its Chicago Public League title, but they will still enter Illinois’ 4A state tournament as one of its top seeds.
In one of the more bizarre prep basketball rulings you’ll see, the Illinois High School Association cleared Curie to play in its first playoff game on Tuesday night. The ruling came just two days after Chicago Public Schools announced that Curie was forfeiting all 24 of its victories and its league title because seven players had been found academically ineligible. The investigation was triggered because of an anonymous phone call before the Public League title game.
Many people feel like the Curie High School teachers and the Chicago Public school system ultimately failed them. Who The Curie basketball team visited the Rainbow Push Coalition this week.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Members of the community and parents shared words of wisdom and encouragement. We wish the Curie condors the best of luck!