the Westinghouse Warriors
School Name: George
Washington College Preparatory High School
School Colors: Kelly Green & Gold
Chicago Public League Red West
Head Basketball Coach: Bill
Curry (fourth year at Westinghouse)
15-12, 5-5 Third Place in Red-West
State Series History:
IHSA State Champions 2002; Second Place
2000; Third Place 1981, 1992, 1996.
Notable Alumni: Mark
Aguirre was College Player of the Year at DePaul University and played 12
years in the NBA; Hersey Hawkins was the nation's leading scorer at Bradley
University and played 13 years in the NBA.
Player to Watch in 2016-2017:
Coreyoun Rushin, class of 2017 forward.
THERE'S A NEW HOUSE BACK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Westinghouse High School transformed
from its former vocational school moniker to a college prep program in 2009.
Their rise has been seen both on their test scores and in the basketball win
column. Advancing through the Chicago Public League's division
structure, the Warriors won the Red White section in 2015 and advanced to
the ultra-competitive Red-West with the likes of powerhouses Whitney Young,
Farragut, Marshall and North Lawndale. This past year, in their first
year back in the Red-West, Westinghouse managed a third place finish in what
may be Illinois' most difficult conference. One of the key components
to their recent success has come from the play of 6-6 Coreyoun Rushin, who
will return for his senior season this year. Coach Bill Curry is in
his fourth season and looks to keep "The House" in the Red-West neighborhood
for years to come.
Fast Facts: The
school is a four-year selective enrollment high school located in the East
Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago's West Side. It is named for
American entrepreneur and engineer George Westinghouse, who invented the
railway airbrake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry.
Westinghouse was a rival of Thomas Edison, and Westinghouse's alternating
current electricity distribution system prevailed over Edison's direct
current. The school moved across the street from its original location
in 2009, where it was known as Westinghouse Vocational High school.
Westinghouse is looking ahead to more days of success