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?
The biggest day in the life of Larry Austin Jr.--up to now, that is--comes on Feb. 18. It will be his 16th birthday.