12/19/2012 09:51 am ET

His Team Has No Regular Practices, But He Still Leads State in Scoring

NORTH LAWNDALE — Power House senior guard Elliott Cole easily leads the state in scoring — and he barely even practices.

Charter school Power House High — which has had a boys basketball program for only three seasons — doesn't have its own gym. Coach Jermaine Johnson said his team practiced Tuesday night at a local church — its first time in two weeks.

Yet Cole, who transferred from St. Joseph High School in Westchester over the summer, has dominated the competition, averaging 35.9 points per game. That's the top average in Illinois and 10th best in the nation, according to

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