the Lincoln Park Lions
School Name: Lincoln
Park High School
School Colors: Royal Blue
Conference Affiliation: Chicago
Public League North Red
Head Basketball Coach: Pat
15-12, 6-4, Conference Runner-Up
State Series History:
The Lions won four IHSA Regional titles in
2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Notable Alumni: Jesse
White, Illinois Secretary of State and founder of his own tumbling team;
Actor Freddy Rodriguez has starred in Six Feet Under, Planet Terror and Ugly
Players to Watch in 2016-2017:
Five seniors return from last year: point guard Marco Lewis, forward Hamza
Gocobija, shooter Alec Brent, Forward Bryce McGill and shooter Tito Caro.
One new addition is 6-4 Kristopher Glover, a transfer from Kenwood.
LINCOLN PARK SENIORS READY TO FORM GROUP EFFORT
Second year coach Pat Gordon reminds his senior-laden team that winning can
come through simple math. To quote Aristotle: "the whole is greater
than the sum of its parts". This year's Lincoln Park team returns many
pieces of experience that may not have many flashy individual stars but a
cohesive unit that can gain victories in the win column. This past
season the Lions finished second in the competitive Chicago Public League
Red North Division and advanced to the title game of the Hinsdale Central
Holiday Classic Consolation Championship. At HCHC last year, Lincoln
Park held their opponents to 50 points or less in all four of their games.
The defensive and team ball structure looks like the formula for another
successful season. Returning from last year's team are 5-9 point guard
Marco Lewis, 6-5 forward Hamza Gocobija, 6-3 forward Alec Brent, 6-5 forward
Bryce McGill and 6-0 guard Tito Caro. Kristopher Glover, a 6-4
transfer from Kenwood, is a newcomer to watch.
The school present building was opened in 1900 and was known formerly as
North Division High School and Robert A. Waller High School. The
Lincoln Park name was formerly adopted in the late 1970's. The school
was ranked among the top 100 U.S. High Schools by Newsweek in 2010, offering
an exceptional number of International Baccalaureate Programs.
Lincoln Park Coach Pat Gordon is in his second year
with the Lions