By Michael O'Brien

Crandall Head is coming to Chicago

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According to his stepfather Bo Delaney, Head is transferring to a school in the Public League Red-West. Two of his brothers, Jeremy Head (a senior) and Johnny Roland (a freshman) will also be playing in the Red-West next season. Jeremy and Crandall Head both played at Rich South last season.

"All of them are going to be in the city, in the Red-West and at three different schools," Delaney said.

The Public League is currently laboring over a possible realignment that would increase the Red-West to ten schools, which reportedly would be: Marshall, Crane, Farragut, Young, Clark, Perspectives, North Lawndale, Manley, Clemente and possibly ACT Charter.

Crandall Head, an Illinois recruit, is considered one of the top players in the country in the class of 2010. North Lawndale, Young and Marshall are the top possibilities. Word lately has Jeremy heading to Crane.

"This is news to me," Marshall coach Courtney Hargrays said. "I don't know anything about the situation."

According to Delaney, Crandall won't be playing in the Illinois team camp at Moody Bible this weekend. Young, Crane and North Lawndale are all competing in the event.

Recruiting analyst Roy Schmidt says that if Crandall winds up at Marshall, Young or North Lawndale, that team immediately becomes the probable preseason number one.

"All three of those teams are already loaded and he would put them over the top," Schmidt said. "It automatically elevates the quality of play in the Red-West and should help bring things back to the ultra-competitive way it was in the past."

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It appears that Bo Delaney returning to Manley and coaching Luther Head's younger brothers is too much to hope for.

It would have been a great story though...

greg tucker transfers to lincoln park from young

I WISH NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR CRANDALL HEAD, BUT
CONTRARY TO BELIEF, RICH SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL STILL WILL
BE A FORCE TO BE DEALT WITH THIS UPCOMING SEASON!

CRANDALL SHOULD ATTEND MARSHALL THAT'S A GREAT FIT FOR HIM

THE BIG QUESTION IS WHY?
I COULD SEE IF HE TRANSFERRED TO OAK HILL OR ANOTHER
SCHOOL ON THE EASTCOAST OR THE PREP SCHOOL DELRAY BROOKS HAS IN INDIANA, BUT WHY THE CITY?
HE ALREADY HAS HIS SCHOLARSHIP ON THE TABLE!
HERE'S ONE FOR YOU NATE MINNOY, FORMER ALL-STATER AT
HALES, JUST TRANSFERRED TO HIS FOURTH COLLEGE IN FOUR
YEARS! PURDUE, MOTT JC, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, AND NOW A
NAIA SCHOOL IN TENNESSEE!

I HOPE ALL OF THIS IS A DREAM, HE SHOULD STAY AT RICH
SOUTH, HELP THE TEAM GET DOWNSTATE, GRADUATE AND GO
TO U OF I, HELP THEM WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, GET
HIS DEGREE, GO PRO, HELP HIS PRO TEAM GET TO THE NBA
FINALS, COME BACK TO RICH SOUTH AND HAVE HIS JERSEY
RETIRED, JUST LIKE GREG LEWIS OF THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!

"All of them are going to be in the city, in the Red-West and at three different schools," Delaney said.

This is why I believe both the CPS and IHSA have their heads... well in the wrong place.

How can three brothers play in the FAR south suburbs, then transfer to three different CPS schools on the West/Northwest side of the city, roughly 25 to 30 miles away from their original school?

If they all transferred to one school, maybe there might be some credibility to it. But three brothers going to three different schools, well, disgusts me.

Yet private schools get a multiplier!

The Chicago transfer process, is a joke. With the athletic power houses able to get the best players, they have a totally unfair recruiting advantage over schools all over the state. No wonder, recent state championships have been coming to Chicago, the playing field is far from being level.

WORD ON THE STREET IS THAT MICHAEL JORDAN'S SON WASN'T
INVITED TO RETURN AT LOYOLA!
HE HAS THE RIGHT TO GO TO SCHOOL, DON'T YOU THINK SO!

IF CRANDALL HEAD STAYS AT RICH SOUTH, THEY WILL HAVE
THE BEST WINGED PLAYERS IN THE STATE, WITH HIM AND
MACARI BROOKS, RICH SOUTH WILL HAVE STELLAR ATHLETES
COMING AT TEAMS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE COURT!
THEY ALSO HAVE ONE OF THE BETTER POINT GUARDS IN THE
STATE WITH KENDRICK MORSE!

PLAYERS TRANSFERRING FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL HAS BEEN
GOING ON LONGER THAN THE POPULARITY OF AAU BASKETBALL!
I WOULD ADVISE YOU TO GO TO YOUTUBE, YOU HAVE YOUNGSTERS THAT ARE 12 AND 13 WITH HIGHLIGHT TAPES OF
THEMSELVES, WHO ARE TRYING TO GET RECRUITED TO THE
HIGH SCHOOL WHO WANTS THEM!
BIG TIME BALLPLAYERS AREN'T GOING TO A SCHOOL THAT
DOESN'T HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM!

SAY IT AIN'T SO BO, LET CRANDALL REMAIN AT RICH SOUTH!

High School athletics, from the standpoint of integrity, is at an all time low! The IHSA should seriously consider amending its transfer policy. Parents allow kids to jump schools too often for weak reasons.

What happened to picking a school and sticking it out 4 years??? Instead of the multiplier, how about the college rule of a one year sit out for transferring?
I bet we would end the foolishness then..........

MIKE I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WERE AN ATHLETE OR NOT, BUT
IF INDIVIDUALS PHYSICALLY MOVE, THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER
CAN CHANGE SCHOOLS! UNFORTUNATELY IN AMERICA IT IS
EASIER TO GET AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP THAN AN ACADEMIC
SCHOLARSHIP!
A MAN IN A MOVIE ONCE SAID I'VE NEVER SEEN 60,000
PEOPLE AT A BIOLOGY LECTURE!

TERRON PARHAM NAMED HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT RICH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. FORMER SOPHOMORE COACH AT RICH SOUTH, HE WENT 20-4, 2ND IN THE CONFERENCE, WITH MACARI BROOKS AND BLAKE ABERNATHY!
ALL THREE RICHTON PARK SCHOOLS HAVE DYNAMITE HEAD COACHES, THESE GAMES WILL BE WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION!
CONGRATS TO COACH PARHAM, GRADUATE OF RICH SOUTH, AND
GRADUATE OF ARKANSAS-LITTLEROCK, HE PLAYED WITH DERRICK
FISHER OF THE LAKERS!
PARHAM MAY BE A COLLEGE COACH ONE DAY, HE IS NOW ONE
OF THE YOUNGER HEAD COACHES IN THE IHSA!

CRANDALL HEAD INVITED TO REEBOK CAMP IN PHILADELPHIA!

If you really want to develope your game for the next level you have to play against the best. You can't name 1 great player from the suburbs that doesn't have ties to the inner city. The bench of most of the top programs in the city will toast most of the starting line-ups in the suburbs!

Hi guys this is James here.I think today's formal announcement from the prized class of 2010 prospect came as absolutely no surprise. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that Head's commitment will have a huge impact in relation to the school that he chose.
Thanks
James
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YEP..CRANDALL IS AT MY SCHOOL..CRANE HIGH SCHOOL..AND WE GONE BE GOOD THIS YEAR..NOT JUST HIM EVERYBODY ON OUR TEAM IS GOOD..NO SHE SHOULD NOT GO TO MARSHALL...JUST CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENDS

i wish u luck

Assuming the Big 12 South bolts (which is going to happen with Nebraska's anouncement) I would like to see the remaining North teams make a bid to join the Mountain West. It could be pretty sweet. Mt West Conf - West division - Boise St, BYU, Utah, Air Force, Wyoming, UNLV, San Diego St, New Mexico. East Division - Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Mizzou (If they don't bail to Big 10 given the chance), Baylor, TCU, Colorado St, Houston, UTEP, or somebody like that.

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