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Coaches well aware of IHSA’s travel basketball participation rule

Maine South girls basketball coach Mark Smith is pictured talking with his team on Feb. 7. | File - See more at: http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/401538?referrer_id=608121#sthash.nKPXPRCv.dpuf
Maine South girls basketball coach Mark Smith is pictured talking with his team on Feb. 7. | File

When Corey Knigge was coaching club basketball, he said he would have loved to have had multiple Mundelein players on his team.

However, one of the few rules the IHSA has with regards to club basketball is that no more than two players from the same high school can play together on a non-school basketball team when the club team is coached by a coach from their school.

“We had both Robert Knar and Sean O’Brien already playing one summer, and we had to send off another guy to another team,” said Knigge, who coached Rising Stars club teams while he was a Mundelein boys basketball assistant coach. “I understand why they instituted that rule.”

Knigge is entering his second season as Mundelein’s head boys basketball coach.

[Read the full story on High School Cube News]

This story has been changed to reflect the following correction: 

The IHSA rule about how many high school teammates can play together on a club team was misstated. The number of high school teammates on the same travel team is capped at two only if the club team is coached by one of their high school coaches. The limit does not apply to all non-school basketball teams.

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