Last with words of wisdom was Bulls play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky, who told the boys that the tournament was about relationships, and nurturing the skills and drive to succeed in the academic and personal arenas, as well as the athletic one.
Following the speakers, the draft portion of the morning began.
As each participant was called up—to cheers and applause—they posed for photos with their team’s jersey alongside their coach and Bob Love.
Love’s own #10 Bulls jersey flies high above the court at the United Center, since he became the second player in franchise history to have his jersey retired.
We recently celebrated the tip-off to this year’s Hoops to Homework basketball season with a draft!
Featuring music, dancing, a visit from legendary Bulls player Bob Love, and an NBA-style draft, we filled the rosters of four teams that will compete in the Noha Gym every Sunday this winter.Learn more about how Oath collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data.Select ' OK' to allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or ' Manage options' to review our partners and your choices.The excitement even continued into Sunday, when the boys put on their jerseys for the first time!“We had great momentum in community building and skill development from the weekend that will fuel us through the entirety of the Hoops to Homework season,” Patrick said.To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you.The Bulls made sure the atmosphere was electric by providing music from their own DJ, as well as entertainment from their cheer squad, the Incredibulls.Sitting at four tables, all of our coaches spent time conferring before hyping each pick with jaw-dropping statistics about each young man. Maravich would succumb to a heart attack during a routine pick up game.However, as seemingly a gift from the heavens, Pete Maravich gifted the world with a gem before he left us for good.