Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Anthony Dixon and Hyde Park update


Anthony Dixon (#25 in the white uniform, #35 in the dark one) is a 6-4 senior at Hyde Park in Chicago and signed a letter-of-intent with San Jose back in November. Here's the latest -- although it actually covers more of what his team is up to:

#9 Hyde Park 63, No. 6 Marshall 60
Bob Sakamoto
Chicago Tribune
February 11, 2009

Moments after Darius Smith's potential game-tying three-pointer bounced off the rim Wednesday, Hyde Park's home court was swarmed by jubilant fans.

Given the crowd-control problems in the Public League of late, security officials were a bit apprehensive about such a scene. No need to worry this time, as Hyde Park and its supporters celebrated a 63-60 victory over No. 6 Marshall in the second round of the Public League playoffs.

No. 9 Hyde Park (21-3) will face Von Steuben (14-9) in Sunday's quarterfinals at Illinois-Chicago.

"This means so much to beat Marshall because they were born to win,'' said Hyde Park guard Fabyon Harris. "They've won so many championships...'' Harris and Malcolm Griffin each scored 14 points and Anthony Dixon added six points and 10 rebounds for Hyde Park.

Then Hyde Park took the measure of Von Steuben: Hyde Park 62, Von Steuben 48 and one poll now has Hyde Park ranked fourth in the Chicago area:

4. Hyde Park 22-3

Here is Joe Henricksen who writes about prep sports for the Chicaho Tribune:

There will be no Simeon. There will be no Marshall. There will be no Farragut or Crane, city powers that have garnered most of the attention in recent years. Instead, it will be Hyde Park and Foreman, with one picking up a big win and advancing to the city championship this Sunday. The urgency sides with Hyde Park, which features a trio of seniors -- Malcolm Griffin, Jerome Moore and Anthony Dixon -- that have elevated the Hyde Park program. Foreman, meanwhile, despite a little youth on its side, needs to seize the opportunity. Whether it's the emerging South Side or North Side power, only one will be able to take advantage of it.

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