Simeon High School
Simeon’s Jabari Parker will certainly be remembered for many things. The Duke commit was Illinois’ Mr. Basketball as a junior and will likely be that again in 2013. He was the National Player of the year as a junior and it would be hard to argue against him to repeat. He had his number 22 retired at the school while still playing.
In Chicago basketball lore, there’s no bigger “What if?” tale than that of Ben Wilson’s. And when it comes to Illinois basketball lore, the exact same question applies.
The city of Chicago should feel very proud today. The native son of our great city has represented Chicago with the utmost dignity, class, and humility.