With holiday tournaments now in full swing, high school basketball action is going on all over Illinois as teams prepare for conference season the stretch run to March Madness.
Holiday tournament action began over the weekend and as many high school basketball fans can attest, it is one of the most exciting times of the year.
Malachi Nix is 5-foot-6 going on 7 feet tall, at least if you measure leadership and determination and guts by the size of your Michael Jordans.
How about a backfield with quarterback Otto Graham, halfbacks Red Grange and Buddy Young and fullback Mike Alstott?
Malachi Nix is only 5-foot-6 but he thinks big. Niles North's junior point guard wants to play college basketball and his dream schools are Kentucky, Kansas and Baylor.