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.
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?
Bruce Weber still is the head basketball coach at the University of Illinois. But for how much longer?
The IHSA playoffs might be a few weeks away, but playoff basketball is alive and well in Chicago. Simeon and Curie have the top seeds in this years Public League playoff bracket.