I remember watching Joakim Noah playing for Florida during their first national championship run in 2005-06.
Elite basketball players like to play with elite basketball players.
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.
The NBA's 2012-13 season has begun and only 16 products from the Chicago area are listed on the rosters of the 30 teams, the lowest number in recent memory.
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