After last night's Class 4A semifinal loss to Whitney Young, the IHSA is considering suspending Stevenson point guard Jalen Brunson for Saturday's third-place game and the school is considering boycotting the game if that suspension occurs, according to a report from Michael O'Brien of the Chicago Sun-Times.
A source thinks there is a 75% chance that the IHSA suspends Jalen Brunson for the 3rd place game. Stevenson fighting it hard.— Michael O'Brien (@michaelsobrien) March 22, 2014
The IHSA is considering a suspension of Brunson after a photo surfaced online of the junior point guard throwing two middle fingers in the air in frustration after a whistle late in the fourth quarter.
The Stevenson guard took to Twitter after the game to apologize for his actions.
"To the Whitney young fans, I really apologize the hand gestures towards the end of the game. Completely an accident just frustration. Sorry."
Shortly after, Brunson deleted the tweet.
But on Saturday afternoon, Brunson sent out a tweet clarifying that he isn't sorry for actions, only for the image that was captured.
I apologize for the image that was captured in last nights game but I do not apologize for the action because I didn't do what was portrayed— Jalen Brunson (@jbcrossover5) March 22, 2014
Brunson finished the game with 56 points -- a new state tournament record -- in the 75-68 semifinal loss to Whitney Young. Stevenson is scheduled to face Edwardsville in the third-place game in Class 4A at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.
According to O'Brien, the Stevenson school lawyer and superintendent are currently on their way to Peoria to dispute a potential suspension of Brunson. The school and the IHSA refused comment when asked by CSNChicago.com.