The best individual performance at the Riverside-Brookfield Shootout, described by many observers as the premier basketball event of the summer in Illinois, wasn't recorded by Jabari Parker or
The finals of the boys state basketball tournament should be played at Assembly Hall in Champaign.
Times have changed, of course, since the 1940s and 1950s when Illinois coach Harry Combes didn't have to leave his home to lure the state's best basketball players to Champaign.
Eddie Johnson, a familiar name in high school, college and professional basketball lore in Illinois, has tossed his hat into the ring for the newly vacated head coaching position at the University
By Michael O'Brien