Friday, February 19, 2021

Family of High-Profile Illinois Men's Basketball Guard Calls the Sloop Home

If you're like us, cold winter nights provide opportunities to watch TV and sports.  We love college basketball and noticed a story about one of the best players on the Illinois Men's Basketball team and his connection to the Sloop (via

The familiar sound of the ‘L’ fills the cold Chicago air on a calm Tuesday night in the South Loop. But the cheers from the Dosunmu family ring for all to hear.

“We cheer, we jump, we scream, we do it all,” Quam Dosunmu said.

This is is the new normal for the family of Illinois’ best player. Ayo’s biggest fans have watched every game together this season from the comfort of their couch. They’d rather be cheering from State Farm Center or any opposing arena on the Illini’s schedule across the country, but COVID-19 has kept them in the Windy City. It’s a big change for Ayo’s parents Quam and Jamarra, who never missed a game, traveling everywhere from Hawaii to Italy to see their son play.

This isn't the only high-profile college basketball player with connections to the Sloop.  As you may remember, Anthony Davis - who was arguably one of the best players in the country as a college student and is now a top 10 player in the NBA - played ball for Perspectives Charter School.

Anyway - if you don't have a team in the upcoming NCAA tourney maybe you can get behind a neighbor! 

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