(11-7-17) -The last several years of the high school basketball season has been interesting for RP2 205 schools with numerous in-district basketball transfers. This year is a little different and this time it is Jefferson and Auburn benefiting from top newcomers.

Todd Brannen and the J-Hawks were already returning two All-NIC 10 First team members, Quillin Dixon and My’Quion Garrett. This season they are adding Auburn’s Terry Ford (SG Sr. 5’11), who was also on the NIC 10 1st team as a Junior, he had 25 point game against Madison Memorial last year.  The J-Hawks also added Guilford’s top Junior from last year Jyaire Robinson (SG, SF Sr. 6-3). The two will give the J-Hawks that boost they will need to compete and possibly win the NIC 10 title.

Auburn lost another starter who transferred to East, Justin Robinson, who scored 20 points last year for his season-high point toal against Richards.

For Guilford it is hard hit to the program again, last year they lost big man Tenoah Tatum, who transferred to Auburn, and was a Special Mention pick on the All NIC 10 team in 2016.

It won’t be a a cakewalk for the J-Hawks, Harlem picked up two quality transfers, Treye Tucker from Guilford and Andre White Jr. from Harvest Christian, both have D1 offers on their plates.

With the current IHSA rules in place for transfers it makes it very easy for a multi-school district to have them approved, much like Chicago has done over the years.

The IHSA might be looking at some changes as the association is in the process of looking at 28 proposed by-law changes, six have to do with how transfers are handled (Proposal #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12).

In another possible by-law change being proposed could see the Chicago Public Schools no longer be able to handle their eligibility cases and it would be up to the IHSA to handle them as well.

IHSA Chicago by-law

The IHSA Legislative Commission reviewed the proposals on Monday (November 6).  The proposals will be discussed at town meetings held at various sites throughout Illinois between November 8 and 16.  The Commission will meet again on Monday, November 20, to decide whether to submit each of the 28 proposals to a vote of the general membership.  The final vote by IHSA member schools will take place between November 21 and December 5.