On Friday night, Chicago Curie, the team featuring Kansas-bound big man Cliff Alexander, won the Chicago city championship game in four overtimes over Whitney Young and Duke-bound Jahlil Okafor.
“They wanna take back our title that’s crazy we won fair & square,” Alexander Tweeted Sunday night.
It’s unclear who the ineligible players might have been but the Chicago Sun-Times sited a Chicago Public Schools spokesperson as saying the school is being investigated.
“It’s an embarrassment if they try and take this back,” Curie coach Mike Oliver told the Sun-Times. “It makes the city of Chicago and Young look like sore losers. [At 3 p.m.] they are asking about eligibility. But if they cancel the game they have to give back almost $60,000. So they let us play the game, get the money and then make us forfeit? That isn’t right.”
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