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(9-18-19)  This year the NIC 10 will face a completely different looking Harlem Huskies boys basketball team.

Harlem's Treye Tucker
Harlem’s Treye Tucker

First year Head Coach Mike Winters, who has has 20 game win seasons already at two different conference schools (Jefferson and Boylan), now hopes to add Harlem to that list.

His fortunes were improved when Junior Guard  Treye Tucker (5’9 Junior PG/SG) transferred from cross-town Christian Life this summer. Tucker gives the Huskies, a 3-point shooter, an assist maker and a quick point guard to run Winters offense. Tucker led Stateline area players last season in assists with 8, while averaging 22.1 points a game. Last season he was named to the Northeastern Athletic Conference first team.

Add the addition of suburban DI transfer Andre White, Jr. and it points to a pretty good season for the Huskies.

Harlem Boys Basketball Banner

Tucker hopes to be a key part of bringing the Huskies their first NIC-10 conference title since Rod Ekberg and Larry Block led them to a 1977 (10-12, 17-8) title, forty years ago. 1977 was the year when only four conference schools participated in the conference athletics. The five RPS 205 schools (East, West, Auburn Guilford and Jefferson) did not field athletic teams.  Harlem has not won a Regional title in over 15 years (2002).

1977 Harlem Boys BB
1977 Harlem Boys Basketball Team

The Huskies have not had a winning season since the 2008-09 (16-10) season, the last time they won double-digit games was the 2012-13 (13-15) season

Huskies Hard-Times – (stats from MaxPreps)

2016-17 -   7-22
2015-16 -   4-21
2014-15 -   6-23
2013-14 -   8-21
2012-13 -  13-15
2011-12 -  12-19
2010-11 -  12-19
2009-10 -   9-16
2008-09 -  16-10

Tucker and the Huskies are just two months away from hitting the hardwood, they open the season on November 24th in a Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament against LaSalle-Peru and on the 25th they will play Chicago City School, King.