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Local basketball player fulfills dream with father by his side

Kyle Shelton awaits his turn to play on the United Center court. (Rosie Langello/MEDILL)

Local basketball player fulfills dream with father by his side

Rosie Langello​
Special Contributor to

The boys' basketball team at Carl Schurz High School is now the White North conference champion. High school coach James Shelton was excited to have his varsity team play at the United Center on Jan. 21. However, one member of the team is closer to the coach than the rest.

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VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

NBC Sports Chicago

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

It's a rivalry within a rivalry: "The Joliets vs. The Oswegos." Who wants it more? 

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area basketball fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Thursday. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on Friday night's "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m. The show also live streams at High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday. We're going all out for a pair of crosstown rivalry games that we are going to pair against...each other: 

Joliet Central at Joliet West, 5:45 p.m.

Oswego East at Oswego, 6:30 p.m.

— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word! 

We will make an announcement on @NBCSPreps just after 3 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @NBCSPreps for updates on the "Viewers' Choice Game of the week," along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights this season.

NBC Sports Chicago Basketball Preps Power Rankings: Week 4

NBC Sports Chicago Basketball Preps Power Rankings: Week 4

The newest edition of the NBC Sports Chicago Power Rankings has a new No. 1 team and four new teams in the mix as we had plenty of action this week. Curie is dominating the local scene with recent double-digit wins over Morgan Park and Simeon as they claim No. 1 after previous top-ranked Whitney Young fell to Lincoln Park. The Lions are one of the four new teams in the top-25 as they make returns this week along with New Trier and Orr. York also makes its first appearance of the season after an impressive win over Willowbrook.

The Power Rankings should have some changes before we get to a busy holiday tournament week as we start to get into the thick of conference play over the next several months. 

1. Curie (10-0) (2)
2. Bloom (11-0) (3)
3. Evanston (8-1) (4)
4. Bogan (8-1) (6)
5. Whitney Young (7-2) (1)
6. St. Viator (10-1) (8)
7. Morgan Park (5-3) (5)
8. Marian Catholic (7-1) (10)
9. Bolingbrook (6-2) (11)
10. Oswego East (7-1) (13)
11. Leo (8-1) (14)
12. Benet (10-1) (16)
13. DePaul Prep (8-1) (7)
14. Homewood-Floosmoor (5-2) (9)
15. St. Laurence (9-1) (18)
16. Uplft (7-2) (20)
17. Geneva (8-0) (22)
18. Waukegan (7-2) (15)
19. Riverside-Brookfield (9-1) (25)
20. Kenwood (8-3) (19)
21. New Trier (7-1) (NR)
22. Glenbrook South (8-1) (17)
23. York (8-1) (NR)
24. Orr (7-4) (NR)
25. Lincoln Park (6-4) (NR)