When deciding which games to choose for this list, a number of factors were considered. Among them were quality of team and players, school environment, history of the program, current rankings. When putting all of these together we were able to come up with the list. Below are the top 10 Public League games to watch this year.
Morgan Park vs Whitney Young (at Chicago State) 11-25-19
One of the top uncommitted players in the country in Adam Miller will lead Morgan Park, while Duke commit DJ Steward leads Whitney Young. The #1 and #2 teams and players, respectively, in the ChiScoops rankings match up in what could be a preview of the City Championship game in March. ChiScoops will be in the building.
Morgan Park @ Bogan 12-3-19
After losing earlier in the season last year, Bogan’s coach Goody called Morgan Park “Adam Miller and the 4 blind mice”. In the rematch, at last years Sectional Final, Bogan knocked off the Mustangs and advanced to the Super sectionals, eventually finishing as State runner-up. This game will be full of energy and emotions.
Farragut @ North Lawndale 12-11-19
This will he their first matchup since the Sectional Final matchup in March. The game ended in a double forfeit due to a fight that broke out on the court. Aside from that incident, this should be a very competitive game as both teams are evenly matched.
Whitney Young @ Lincoln Park 12-13-19
Lincoln Park pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year last season going into Whitney Young and knocking off the Dolphins. Can they pull off the upset again for the second year in a row? ChiScoops will be in the building.
Simeon @ Westinghouse 12-18–19
One of the more interesting games of the year. The last time these 2 teams played while both were ranked was in 2005 when Westinghouse beat a Simeon team that featured Derrick Rose. This may be the next game where both teams are ranked. ChiScoops will be in the building.
Curie @ Simeon 12-19-19
While running the the City Championship last year, Curie beat a young Simeon team. A retooled Wolverines team is looking for a different result this year.
Orr vs Morgan Park (Neutral Site) 12-20-20
Orr, three-time defending 2A state champ faces off against Morgan Park, winners of three of the last four 3A state championships. West side vs south side. The show will be in the court and sidelines, as both coach Lou and coach Nick can put on a show. Expect a close game. ChiScoops will be in the building.
Westinghouse @ Whitney Young 1/8/20
The battle of the decades. Westinghouse dominated the Red West in the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s (up until the school closed in 2006). Whitney Young has dominated since then.
Will things change or will it be more of the same? This game may tell a lot.
Corliss @ Simeon 1/16/20
Corliss bursted on the scene last year, highlighted by a win vs Simeon. Can the 2A title contender consistently compete on this level? Going into Simeon will be as tough a game as they face all year. Expect Simeon to be ready!
Michelle Clark @ Crane 1/17/20
This is likely to be the game that decides who wins the White West conference and is promoted to the Red West. Crane, a Senior-dominated team this year is looking to protect its home court vs the scrappy Michelle Clark team. Will the Eagles be able to go into Crane and pull off the win, celebrating on their court? Potential White conference Game of The Year.ChiScoops will be in the building.