Cartwright on new basketball academy: 'This is long overdue'

Cartwright on new basketball academy: 'This is long overdue'
November 13, 2013, 2:30 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

A private coeducational boarding school focused on future leadership in the basketball economy is currently in the works in Chicago, and former Bulls player and coach Bill Cartwright is among the group leading the charge.

The Chicago Basketball Academy plans to combine it's "traditional core curriculum with sport-related science, technology, and business electives," according to its website, and would be the first private high school in the nation to prepare the future leaders of the "basketball economy."

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Details about the project, including the location, cost, and amount of students it will enroll have yet to be revealed. Cartwright didn't dive into specifics either, but he did stress the importance of finalizing the plans as soon as possible.

"This is long overdue, and it needs to be done," said Cartwright, the president of the academy, via Crain's Chicago Business.

For more information, you can visit the academy's Facebook page, which also shows a rendering of the proposed building.