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Chicago teachers strike impacting recruits

9/10/2012

The decision by Chicago teachers to strike affects a bevy of recruits because college coaches won’t be in the Windy City watching open gyms during the strike.

“You have to adjust,” DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett said. “We had a strike plan and a non-strike plan. Oliver Purnell is thorough. It’s really hard for the kids but we planned for both. It’s those mid-major kids that it affects the most; a kid that you’re trying to make decisions on in terms of whether or not he’s good enough.”

If the strike lingers, it doesn’t mean much for Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon), the No. 1 overall player in the 2013 class. However, for senior Jaylon Tate (Chicago/Simeon), the timing is not good.

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