...Luwane Pipkins of Bogan. Pipkins led Bogan to a 47-42 upset win over much favored Simeon for the CPS boys basketball title. Pipkins will be playing basketball for the University of Massachusetts next year.
Nothing against Pipkins, but the following two athletes could have also easily won the award.
Pavlo Hustalyuk(sr) of Lane Tech. He won the CPS cross country title and won state in the 1600 meter run. His state winning time of 4:08 is an all time school and CPS record in that event. He also holds the Lane Tech school record in the 800 meter run and has an All-American medal in the 4x800 meter relay. He will be attending the University of Iowa to run track.
Mossimo Chavez(sr) of Whitney Young. That's right a swimmer! Not just any swimmer. Chavez is likley the most decorated swimmer in Whitney Young history. He has too many CPS championships to count. He finished second in the state by .01 of a second in the 50 yard free style and has 4 all state finishes for Whitney Young- most by anybody in school history. Not only that but Chavez holds as many state medals as the entire Public League (minus Whitney Young) COMBINED in the last 20 years. Chavez will swim for Ohio State next year.