The state high school basketball tournament has begun, Illinois' signature event, the original March Madness.
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?
Historians of Illinois high school basketball almost certainly remember Jim Byassee and Mounds Meridian.
How good is Jabari Parker?
Better than his father?
Better than Derrick Rose?
Good enough to rank among the top five players in Public League history?