Whether your favorite playoff basketball team is in 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A, we will have you covered this weekend.
By Joe Collins and Taylor Bell
1 Simeon (28-1)
Results: Defeated Oak Lawn 63-25 and Vocational 54-30
Marlon Johnson was cut from his seventh and eighth grade basketball teams. As a freshman at Joliet West, he played on the B team. As a sophomore, he spent most of his time on the bench.
Everybody is asking the same question: Can anyone derail Simeon's bid for a third Class 4A championship in a row and fifth state title in the last eight years?
It is easy to pick the winners in the state basketball tournament, the teams that figure to go deep into the playoff, the teams that have been rated in the top 20 for most of the season.