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Marian Catholic Spartans

 

Facts About the Marian Catholic Spartans
 
       
School Name: Marian Catholic High School School Colors: Black, Yellow & White
School Location: Chicago Heights, Illinois Conference: East Suburban Catholic
Founded: 1958 Head Basketball Coach: Mike Taylor (16th Season at Marian Catholic)
Enrollment: 1001 2016-2017 Season: 16-12, Regional Finalist  
     
Notable Alumni: NBA guard Tyler Ulis; Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes; NFL players Rodney Harrison, John Holecek, Dennis Kelly, Mike Prior and John McGarry.
State Series History: Sectional Champion 2013, 2014.  Regional Champion 1991, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016.
Players to Watch: Ahron Ulis (5-11, sophomore); Mark Tidwell (5-8, guard); Chris White (6-5, junior)  

 
THE NAMES REMAIN THE SAME


There is little reason to make changes when things are going in the right direction.  The Spartans have 110 wins over the last five years, which includes two sectional championshipw and three regional titles.  In their first year at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, Marian Catholic made it to the Final Four, finishing in third place.  Coach Mike Taylor has provided a lot of that program's history being their head coach for the last 15 seasons.  The most recognizable player in Spartans history has to be Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis.  This year Marian will look to put a familiar name back in their scorebook as Tyler's younger brother, Ahron,  a 5-11 sophomore point guard will keep it all in the family.  The younger Ulis is already turning heads and has a bright future ahead.  Another familiar name for Marian is returning starter Chris White, as the 6-5 forward led the entire HCHC in blocked shots last year as a sophomore with ten rejections.  Another underclassman, 5-8 junior guard Malik Tidwell is back  and should make major contributions.  With three impressive underclassmen, it looks like history can repeat itself over the next few years.
 

 
 
     

   
   

Marian Catholic coach Mike Taylor has won over 200 games with the Spartans

 
                   
                   
                   
                   
         

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