Coming off an impressive season where the team fell shy of their goal, losing in the state title game, Tyrone Slaughter has a strong, young foundation that is looking to follow the lead of 4 returning seniors, 3 of whom were starters last season. Being led by one of the top guards in the state, 6’1 Princeton commit Dalen Davis, along with 6’3 The Citadel commit Marcus Pigram, and 6’7 Daniel Johnson, the team looks to return to the big stage this year and redeem themselves. Other contributors include Sophomore Antonio Munoz, a 6’6 forward, and Sean Brown, a 6’0 junior, and a transfer from Kenwood Academy, Damajay Richardson.
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Whitney Young) is a public 4-year magnet high school located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district and has roughly 2,100 students. Whitney Young opened in September 1975 as the city’s first public magnet high school. The school, named after Whitney Moore Young Jr.,a prominent civil rights leader, consistently rates among the top high schools in the state of Illinois. Admission is based on entrance exam performance, standardized test scores, and elementary school grades, and is open to all residents of Chicago. The school’s mission is to provide a college preparatory academic program that challenges all students to reach their maximum intellectual, social, and technological potential by creating an environment of excellence, responsibility, and diversity through professional development, structured learning experiences and parental support. The school also has an extensive program of extracurricular activities, including media and theater; math, chess, and debate teams which compete at both the state and national level, and groups which engage in an array of other academic subjects. Whitney Young has 52 athletic teams of 12 different sports. The boys’ basketball team won the Illinois High School Association state championships in 1998, 2009, 2014, and 2017. The girls’ basketball team won the state championship in 2008, 2012, and 2014.