Chicago North Lawndale
|School Conference||CPL Red North-West|
|IHSA Playing Enrollment||771|
|School Athletic Director||Jessica Andrasko|
|School Principal||Senita Murphy/Elaine Brooks|
|Head Coach||Lewis Thorpe|
|Assistant Coaches||Carlos Toliver|
|What You Need to Know||North Lawndale made four straight state tournament appearances from 2006-09 and won the Class 2A state championship in 2007.|
The Phoenix are part of the new Red North-West super conference this season for boys basketball in the Chicago Public League.
NLCP was listed as one of the teams "overlooked in the preseason Super 25" by the Chicago Sun-Times, but were expected to crack that list at some point this season. They were ranked #56 in the Sun-Times preseason Top 80 rankings.
Lewis Thorpe is in his 17th season as head coach of the Phoenix and has lead the team to three straight Regional titles. Thorpe was recognized as an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year last season.
David Forrest (10 ppg last season), Clavonne Hillard (8.4 ppg) and Demetrius Douglas are returning players for the Phoenix this season.
Javantae Brackens and Daveon Rogers are both listed as prospects to watch in the Illinois class of 2020 by prephoops.com.
Schedule and Results*
|11/20/17||Fox Lake Grant (Grant Tourn)||W||66-59|
|11/21/17||Mundelein Carmel (Grant Tourn)||W||72-40|
|11/22/17||Rockford Boylan (Grant Tourn)||W||76-55|
|11/25/17||Waukegan (Grant Tourn)|