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Star sophomore Elliott Sieger transfers from DePaul Prep to Young

Orr's Raekwon Drake (25) and Tyron Mosley (0) try to beat DePaul Prep's Elliott Sieger (3) to a rebound. Worsom Robinson/ For the Sun-Times.

Elliott Sieger, one of the most productive freshmen in the state last season, has left DePaul Prep for Young.

“The main reason for this was that my parents—and it was strictly their decision and I had very little say in this at all—wanted a better situation for me from an academic standpoint,” Sieger said. “Whitney Young is one of the best academic schools in the entire country. There is an opportunity there to take some higher level courses, such as certain math classes, that DePaul Prep wasn’t able to provide. I had to take [placement] tests to be able to show that I could get in to those types of classes.”

Sieger was an honorable mention All-City selection by the Sun-Times. He led the Rams to the Class 2A sectional semifinals last season, where they lost to Orr.

Sieger is the latest of several high-level players to leave Catholic schools for Public League schools this summer. Maurice Commander transferred from Marist to Curie, Marquise Walker from St. Joseph to Curie, Xavier Pinson from St. Patrick to Simeon and Chase Adams left Marian Catholic for Orr.

According to reports two players have left Public League schools this week as well. Morgan Park’s Shon Robinson and Kenwood’s Antonio Reeves both transferred out of state.

Contributing: Joe Henricksen