WINNEBAGO - The path to Peoria and the Boys State Tournament is never an easy one. It won't be for Winnebago.
The Indians will be facing a strong opponent Tuesday evening at the NIU 2A Super-Sectional. They'll take on Chicago Corliss which is led by talented 6-10 Iowa State recruit George Conditt. He averages 19 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots per game.
He's not only long, he's extremely athletic.
Winnebago has 6'9 all-state candidate Andrew Morrissey to match up with Conditt. Morrissey is looking forward to the challenge.
"I've known him since this last summer. I've seen him. We've been in the same tournaments but we've never matched up to each other so it's going to be my first time playing against him," says Morrissey. "I'm ready for it."
"He's very versatile so he's not just going to sit in the post and try to go to work in there. He moves around quite often. I think if I can get him in the post I can try to back him down and try to make a move on him because he's not as physical as I am."
"He reminds me of Brandon Suggs that played for us only he's a little bit taller and Robey who played down at Dixon," says Winnebago coach Joe Murphy of Conditt.
"I don't think we'll be in too much trouble if we go down there and play the game that we know how," says Winnebago senior Ty Waller. "Yea they've got a 6'10 kid we've got a 6'8 kid. They've got quick guards we've got guards so I think if we go out there and play the game we can come out with a 'W'.
Tuesday's game is scheduled to being at 7:30 p.m.
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