Roosevelt basketball goes from nothing to hope for future

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By Abbas Haleem Ira Berkow was 19 in 1958. The Pulitzer Prize-winner and former New York Times sports columnist didn’t know where he would attend school and what career path to follow. He had two scholarship offers to play basketball at small schools out of Chicago. However, he didn’t want to leave and didn’t take […]

He shoots, he scores: Roosevelt point guard wins ‘freshman of the year’

By Abbas Haleem The spotlight has been on Roosevelt point guard Jake Ludwig the entire season, and it likely will stay that way next year. Last week the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference named him Freshman of the Year. “Sometimes all that work gets recognized, but obviously the real award would’ve been winning the conference,” said Ludwig, […]

New Roosevelt additions expect to be in mix next season

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By Abbas Haleem It’s about next year for two new Roosevelt players. There are only three games left this season for Roosevelt basketball team, and it is unlikely Thomas Cutts and Jake Asquini will play in either of them. However, teammates say the transfer players have displayed the skill needed to compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate […]