With his work complete, Rondae Jefferson let his mind drift with 20 minutes remaining in his math class at Chester's Smedley High.
There was a month until the start of basketball season, and Jefferson wanted to create something that described his personality.
After some failed ideas, Jefferson had it: Calm, humble, and patient - C.H.A.P.
That's how he behaved this season. He said he'll take the acronym to a national stage Wednesday night in the McDonald's All-American Game, the premier high school basketball showcase.
Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 senior swingman, is the first Chester High player to play in the game, which will air live at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN from Chicago's United Center.