High school basketball champs return home

Students cited for underage drinking
March 22, 2009 5:19:43 PM PDT
Whitney Young Magnet High School held a pep rally for its champion basketball team Sunday.By all accounts, it was a very exciting game Saturday. The team won 69-66 for the state championship against a Waukegan high school. Basketball star Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, played on the winning team.

This that team's first state championship since 1998. So, although it was a Sunday, there was a lot of excitement amongst the students, and a nice crowd showed up to welcome the team back to Chicago.

Members of the school's band were on hand, and the basketball players showed off their trophy and posed for pictures near their bus before heading inside.

ABC7 Chicago got a chance to talk a proud parent of one of the players and to a team member about the win.

"It was a very thrilling game. This is what you want to see," said Kennise Herring, Sam Thompson's mother.

"The defense got the job done. We can win championships," player Marcus Jordan told ABC7 Chicago.

However, the alleged actions of some students are marring the win. Early Saturday morning, the Illinois State Police reports it cited several Whitney Young students for underage drinking. To read more about the allegations, click here.