the DePaul College
School Name: De
Paul College Prep High School
Team Nickname: Rams
School Colors: Orange
Chicago Catholic League
Head Basketball Coach: Tom
Kleinschmidt (fifth year as head coach at DePaul)
15-15, IHSA Regional Champions
State Series History:
Head basketball Coach Tom Kleinschmidt led
his team to a second place finish in the state tournament in 1990. The
Rams also were a state finalist in 1980.
Notable Alumni: Tom
Kleinschmidt was the Great Midwest Conference Player of the Year in 1995
while playing for DePaul University; Jitim Young, Northwestern
Basketball Player; Dennis Tufano, was the original lead singer of the rock
and roll group The Buckinghams.
Players to Watch in 2016-2017:
A pair of sophomores in 6-4 guard Perry Cowan and 6-6 Pavle Pantovic look to
be the cornerstones for year to come. Keep an eye on a pair of
incoming freshman, point guard Elliot Seiger and 6-1 guard Lance Mosley.
Perry Cowan (Left) and Pavle Pantovic (right) are
standouts in the Class of 2019
FUTURE LOOKING BRIGHT FOR YOUNG RAMS
On the opening day day of the inaugural Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic,
DePaul College Prep upset Saint Charles East 50-47 in overtime. A
touted freshman became the talk of the tournament when Perry Cowan scored 17
points. As the season progressed another freshman in 6-6 Pavle
Pantovic gained valuable experience on the varsity level logging big
minutes. The Rams not only return those two players for the next three
years but have plenty of more youthful standouts that should have the Rams
in a good place for year to come. Despite their youth, DePaul managed
to win their second straight IHSA Regional Championship last season.
The Rams have averaged 18 wins per season of the last four years.
Coach Tommy Kleinschmidt is bring back the winning ways he enjoyed when he
was a player at Gordon Tech, the school's original name. The Rams
placed second the 1990 State Tournament, behind future McDonald's
All-American Kleinschmidt. Senior Fred Nunez, an athletic scoring guard,
will expect to fill the scorebook and add a leadership role. A pair of
incoming freshman in Elliot Sieger and Lance Moseley could be the next
pieces of a dynasty in the making.
The school was originally named Gordon Technical High School
in honor of the Very Reverend Francis Gordon, an
influential and high ranking member of the Congregation of the Resurrection.
The school was renamed DePaul College Prep in the summer of 2014. The
school was all-male until August, 2002 after the all-girls Madonna High
school closed. Former Bradley head coach and long-time NBA executive
Dick Versace was the school's head basketball coach from 1969-1973.