CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Central basketball’s Bailey Dee will not play for the Maroons this season. After getting cut from the team during tryouts, the senior guard announced on Twitter Friday morning he’s transferring to St. Louis Christian Academy for his final year of high school ball.
Several dozen people protested after finding out Dee wasn’t going to be part of the team. They demanded the Champaign school district review Maroons head coach Jeff Finke’s decision not to keep the two-year starter. Unit 4 administrators looked at the issue and released this statement:
“While we are saddened by some of the comments that were made in recent days, we are also appreciative of those who respectfully requested that we look closely into our processes. As we wish the student at the center of this discussion well in the future, the District is still committed to doing all we can to prevent an unfortunate situation like this from developing in the future. Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue our review of our systems to make them better moving forward. We will certainly consider all that’s been shared with us as part of this process.”