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Abrams' Commitment Relieves Pressure

This is the time of year when some top high school teams struggle. Even state champions can suffer losses in late December when school is not in session and they are traveling long distances for holiday tournaments. Chicago Mt. Carmel and its sophomore star Tracy Abrams were seeded third in Pekin's tourney, but they ended seventh after two disappointing losses.

Those wanting to see new Illinois commitment Tracy Abrams strut his stuff in a 10:30am game on the opening day of the Pekin Holiday Basketball Tournament were likely disappointed. The entire Chicago Mt. Carmel team looked to be walking through cement, and Abrams explained the probable reason. "Yes, we came right in from the bus ride and played the game. We got up at 5:00 this morning. I'm all...

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