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South Side vs. West Side High-School Basketball All-Star Game; Rosters and Coaches Set For 3rd Annual Event--Chicago United Hoops Classic Sponsored by NIKE, CorePower and Solo Noir

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    CHICAGO, IL, April 25, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chicago United Hoops Classic (CUHC), the annual South Side vs. West Side All-Star high school basketball game, will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago's Gerald Ratner Athletic Center, 5530 South Ellis, Chicago.

The Chicago United Hoops Classic is a West Side vs. South Side high school basketball showcase event designed to help UNITE the city by teaching young men and women that basketball must extend beyond the court stressing the importance of character, leadership and education.

The third annual event features the most elite high school players in the state. The South Side team will be led by Coach Robert Smith from Simeon High School and Coach Nick Irvin from Morgan Park High, who both have won state championships. Among others the roster features Kendall Pollard of Simeon High School, Billy Garrett of Morgan Park High School, Demarcus Richardson of Curie High School and Sterling Brown of Proviso East High School.

The West Side team will be led by Coach William "Wolf" Nelson of Farragut Career Academy and Coach Henry Cotton of Marshall High School. The CUHC's 3rd Annual Game will also be honoring Tony McCoy (Jordan Summer League) and Sonny Parker, with a Lifetime Achievement Award along with Keifer Sykes as the Honorary Captain for West Side and Jabari Parker as the Honorary Captain for South Side. Special invited guests that will be attending the game include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Tim Hardaway, Linae Harper (Whitney Young) Scoop Jackson (ESPN), Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears and many more. Tickets will be available game day at the box office or online at

Complete team rosters are as follows:


Russell Woods-P Simeon
Kendall Pollard-P Simeon
Jaylon Tate-P Simeon
Mark Weems-P Seaton
Alex Anthony Foster-P Seaton
Moshawn Thomas-P Hyde Park
Philip Lee-P Hyde Park
Johnny Griffin-P Bloom
Marvie Keith-P Crete-Monee
Laquon Treadwell-P Crete-Monee
Alvin Ellis-P De LaSalle
Billy Garrett Morgan Park
Kyle Davis Morgan Park
Jovan Mooring-P Hillcrest
Ben Moore-P Bolingbrook
Elliot Cole-P Power House
Ricky Battles-P Westinghouse
Miki Labaya-P River-Brookfield
Jabril Adekoya-P Andrew
Jamal Mcdowell Orr
Demarcus Richardson Curie
Chris Craig-P Marshall
Sterling Brown Proviso East
Langdon Neal-P Francis Parker
William Heard-P Douglas Academy
Steven Cook-P New Trier
Alex Gufstufson-P Oak Park-River Forest
Andrew Zelis-P Wheaton North

For media request or interviews regarding CUHC please contact
Briahna Gatlin or Terrance Wilborn at

To obtain media credentials for the CUHC please contact Swank PR or RSVP at!/chihoopsclassic

Marketing/Media Partners:
Chicago Public Schools, World Sport Chicago, Positive Coaching Alliance, Off the Street Club, and Tribune-owned "The Mash"

Participating Sponsors include:
Nike, New Era, ABC Data Entry, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, VisualWright, Sutton Place Hotel, Norman Distribution, EA Logistics and Southwest Airlines

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