Chicago Elite Classic preview

Eric Catania

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It’s about that time of year again! Get ready, because the annual Chicago Elite Classic is just around the corner. On Saturday, December 2nd, both the girl’s and boy’s basketball teams will play in the highly anticipated tournament to represent Whitney Young.

This year, our school (along with Simeon) is hosting the Classic. At the UIC Pavilion, you can catch our Lady Dolphins take on Homewood-Flossmor as well as our boys team, the defending 4A state champs who play Vashon. The games are at 1:30pm and 7:30pm respectively. Aside from our two teams, other exciting programs will be there, such as the Morgan Park Mustangs and La Lumiere.

Excluding the excitement of the game themselves, the event is enjoyable by itself. Esme McCarthy ‘20,who attended the event last year said, “[The Chicago Elite Classic] was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been to because of the environment. I even met rapper Lil Bibby there last time, so who knows what will happen this year.”

If you want to be a part of the fun and a staple in Chicago high school sports, you can get your tickets here, or at a participating high school. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S Racine, just a few blocks from Whitney Young. Don’t miss out, get your ticket, and make sure you come out to support our basketball teams in their fight for a W!