"It's about the same security level that we had two weeks ago when the other event happened," McCarthy told WLS-TV Chicago. "It has to do with the size of the crowd. In a nationally televised game, we anticipate a lot of people."
The crowd was treated to an exciting, but low-scoring game. Duke commit Jabari Parker scored 7 points to help Simeon hold off fellow preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection Jahlil Okafor and Whitney Young, 44-41.
After the game, Parker talked about the importance of playing it in Chicago.
“We could have played it somewhere else outside the city, but we didn’t,” Parker told the New York Times. “Those T-shirts we wore were good for kids to see.”
No incidents were reported.