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New Trier's John Carragher drives to the basket against Lane Friday, Dec. 6, in Chicago. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media
Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor
1:12 pm CST December 7, 2019
When Simeon and Whitney Young boys basketball coaches Robert Smith and Tyrone Slaughter came up with the idea of putting on the Chicago Elite Classic eight years ago, it was to showcase teams throughout the country and utilize basketball to promote and encourage a champions in life message.