“Aneesah, someone misses an open layup, what would coach say?” host Rome J. asks high school student Aneesah Morrow on TRiiBE TV’s ‘We Real Chicago’ show. 

“Oh my god!” Morrow responds. 

Morrow is a junior at Simeon Career Academy High School and the star forward on the school’s girls basketball team. Morrow and Rome J. chatted with her coach, Jonathan Davenport, about their team, the Lady Wolverines, who won their first state title in the school’s history back in March. 

Describing the win, Morrow told Rome J., “We actually set the goal to win state, so to put all that work in and be able to achieve it was just a lot of weight off our shoulders.” 

Coach Davenport described Morrow as “one of the hardest workers I’ve ever coached.” 

After graduating high school, Morrow, who comes from a family of college sports players, will be attending DePaul University on a full-ride scholarship. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, her brother Edward Morrow Jr., who also attended Simeon, played for the Marquette University Men’s Basketball team. Also, her father Ed Morrow Sr. was a linebacker on the University of Nebraska’s 1994 championship football team, and her mother Nafeesah Brown Morrow helped the Nebraska University Women’s Basketball team win the school’s first ever NCAA tournament with 26 points.

Earlier in the show, Rome J. chopped it up with Coda Lewis, a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC)

Lewis, who joined the choir at age seven, told Rome J. that the choir “bring[s] so many diverse people together to celebrate each other through music and really make a change and exert positivity into the world.” 

A senior at Lincoln Park High School, Lewis hopes to study contemporary popular voice in college. Talking to Rome J. about her musical influences, Lewis said “I love Chicago artists. We’re great. We hold it down here.” 

The CCC will be holding a special virtual holiday performance, the CCC Fireplace Special, which will be livestreamed next Thursday on its Facebook and YouTube channels.  

To hear a special performance by Lewis, and to find out more about The Lady Wolverines’ winning season, check out “We Real Chicago” on TRiiBE TV.

is a researcher for TRiiBE TV.