Simeon star Jabari Parker, the No. 1 high school player in the country, will be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's May 21 issue.
It was all a matter of timing. And for Ryan Webber, the timing couldn't have been better.
How bad was the basketball class of 2012 in Illinois? Was it an aberration or a hint of things to come?
Since I retired as a sportswriter and high school sports editor of the Chicago Sun-Times in 2001, I have written four books, two of them on high school basketball in Illinois.
When Glen Grunwald was named vice-president and legal counsel of the Denver Nuggets, I called to congratulate him.