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BLOOM BASKETBALL PROGRAM ROCKED

Bloom 2008-2009 basketball season took a major blow with the lost of 6’3 Northern Iowa recruit Brian Conway and 6’3 T.F. South transfer Rajsaun Thompson. Both Conway and Thompson have been charged as adults with two counts of armed robbery and are currently being held at Cook County correctional facility with $100,000 bonds.

Conway, whom 2 months ago verbally committed to Northern Iowa and Thompson who had a list of college suitors waiting to see him in his final campaign after leading T.F. South as a junior to the best record in their schools history and averaging 17 points & 10 rebounds. The two 6’3 athletic wings were to anchor the Bloom 2008-2009 hoop season, which was sure to be a lock as #2 or #3 (Seton being #1) team in south suburban area and a top ten team in the Chicago-land area in some pre-season polls.

The season will now weigh heavily on the shoulders of 6’7 Aaron Nelson, who is the younger brother of 6’8 Jawan Nelson, a former bloom player and current Texas A&M Corpus Christi freshman.

I PRAY I WAKE UP AND THIS IS ALL A DREAM, MAYBE A CASE
OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY, THIS IS VERY SERIOUS!

I'ts a very,very sad day for the Trogans. Here you have two very talented athletes who I'm quite sure was brought up in respectable homes and now have the possibility of their future being taken away for something stupid. Whether they commited the act or not,both should have not been in that position. Now with court/attorney fees and the season drawing near, it would almost be impossible for them to return to their team. THIS IS A MAJOR BLOW TO BLOOM TOWNSHIP. Not just the basketball team....but to the community,fans,parents and everyone who plays a part of this fiasco. I'm quite sure other athletes out there would love to have had the opportunity like these young men. All we ask of our children is to go to school and learn, keep your mouths shut and push a pencil. And then if maybe your talents are acceptional,go ahead and pursue your dream. This is a cruel world we live in. Expect no one to give you anything.WE HAVE TO EARN IT!!!Sometimes mistakes happens in life. But hopefully we can learn from them and move on.

Also,if they are not able to play ...Aaron Nelson has transfered to thornridge due to an altercation with a football teammate.

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