Chicago hoops star hits game-winner 9 days after being shot

Chicago hoops star hits game-winner 9 days after being shot
March 19, 2014, 9:00 am
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Not even a bullet can slow down Tyquone Greer.

The Orr Academy star led his team to the Class 3A Final Four after hitting a game-winning shot Tuesday night, less than two weeks after he was shot in the thigh at a party.

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Greer drained a three from the corner with three seconds left to lift Orr to a 71-68 victory over North Chicago in the Hoffman Estates Supersectional.

He was involved in an incident at a party and was shot in the early morning hours on Sunday March 9. He was listed in stable condition at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County later that morning.

After missing Orr's sectional semifinal victory, Greer fought his way back to the court to play a little in the team's sectional final win and only played a few minutes of Tuesday night's game, but was out there with the game on the line.

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“If we were going to lose, I wanted to be out there on the court with my teammates,” the senior said, according to High School Cube. “We’ve been through a lot together over four years. If it was going to be somebody’s fault, I would rather it have been mine. That’s why I kept telling him to put me in the game.”

It worked.

This will be Orr's second straight trip to the Class 3A Final Four in Peoria.