Monday, November 02, 2009

Preseason NPP Top 25: No. 13 Whitney Young

13. Whitney Young (Chicago)
Last year:
26-9, Class 4A state champion
Coach: Tyrone Slaughter
Top players: G Anthony Johnson (6-3, Sr.); F Sam Thompson (6-5, Jr.); G Ahmad Stokes (5-8, Sr.); G J.R Reynolds (6-4, Sr.)
Top games: Dec. 12 vs. Columbia (Ga.) at Best of Midwest Shootout (Marion, Ill.); Dec. 26-30 at Proviso West Holiday Classic (Hillside, Ill.); Feb. 21 vs. No. 20 Waukegan
Notable: Three starters are back for the Dolphins, who lost only once to a team outside the National Prep Poll rankings last season. Johnson (Purdue) and Stokes (Oregon St.) might be the best backcourt tandem in Illinois while Thompson is one of the state’s top-rated juniors.

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