Working hard in practice during the season is always the expectation of a team, but putting in the time and effort during the offseason is what truly makes a difference in performance. This offseason dedication is just part of the reason the Oak Lawn Community High School boys basketball team has won back-to-back South Suburban Conference Red championships.


The key is getting buy-in from the players. It builds leaders and winners. For senior Kyle Brennan, this was the recipe for earning a role as a leader for the Spartans this season. He was voted as one of the captains by his teammates.


“KB invested a lot of time working on his game in the offseason, and it shows,” head coach Jason Rhodes said. “Kyle exemplifies the core qualities of selflessness, passionate, communicative, and hard-working that our team decided our captains should have.


“He is very positive, has turned into a great competitor and communicator, and is deeply committed to our team and our program, volunteering at our summer camps and youth clinics, serving as a liaison for our junior Spartans feeder program, and recently sharing his experiences as a Spartan student and athlete at several community functions highlighting the many opportunities for students here at OLCHS.”