Johnny "Red" Kerr didn't earn All-State recognition while playing at Tilden. And Jack Sikma, from tiny St.
By Joe Collins and Taylor Bell
1 Simeon (33-1)
Results: Defeated Evanston 59-34, Bloom 45-35 and Proviso East 50-48
Even the most distinguished high school basketball player in the United States can commit a foolish act. Fortunately for Simeon's Jabari Parker, it didn't cost a state championship.
739 Illinois high school boys basketball teams had dreams of playing in Peoria in March. Only four of them get the right to call themselves state champs. Two schools have already been crowned.
By Paul Johnson