For years, it has been argued from the Quad Cities to Chicago to Peoria to Quincy to Cairo that the quality of high school basketball in Illinois is comparable to any other state in the country.
Johnny "Red" Kerr didn't earn All-State recognition while playing at Tilden. And Jack Sikma, from tiny St.
The state high school basketball tournament has begun, Illinois' signature event, the original March Madness.
It seems like only yesterday -- Nov.