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  1. Smith passes on college to stay at Simeon

    Scott Powers

    Simeon Career Academy coach Robert Smith said Monday he has decided to bypass college coaching opportunities to make a run at a fifth consecutive Illinois state title with the Wolverines next season. Smith has accumulated a 260-40 record, won six ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  2. Jabari Parker repeats as Mr. Basketball

    Scott Powers

    Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker was announced as the first two-time Illinois Mr. Basketball winner on Monday. Parker, a Duke recruit, won the award, which is voted on by statewide media and schools, with 315 points and 43 first-place votes, th...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  3. Simeon players to pay tribute to Wilson

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon Career Academy's players are paying tribute to former Simeon star Ben Wilson this season by wearing custom-made Nike shoes with his name and number printed on them. The players will begin wearing them Thursday's GEICO ESPN High Scho...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  4. Okafor making push for nation's top player

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- UIC's home basketball court was occupied by some of the nation's best prep players from morning to night for the Chicago Elite Classic last week. St. Vincent-St. Mary freshman Vincent King drew rave reviews. Illinois' future backcourt o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  5. Jabari Parker to attempt to play on Saturday night

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2-ranked senior, will attempt to play in his team's season-opener Saturday despite not having played since July because of a fractured right foot, his father said. Parker suf...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  6. Young's Okafor open to Illinois schools

    Scott Powers

    Whitney Young (Chicago) center Jahlil Okafor, the nation's No. 2-ranked junior, said Wednesday his recruitment was open and would still consider in-state schools DePaul and Illinois. Okafor, a 7-foot, 270-pound center, had made a number of unoff...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  7. BYU pumped for Jabari Parker's visit

    Scott Powers

    Two diehard BYU basketball fans have printed 6,300 T-shirts to be handed out before the Cougars' game Saturday with a message for highly ranked Chicago Simeon Career Academy senior forward Jabari Parker, who is expected to be in attendance. Greg W...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  8. Jabari Parker likely out season opener

    Scott Powers

    Simeon forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2-ranked senior, is considered doubtful for his team's season opener on Dec. 1, his father said on Friday. Parker, a 6-foot-8 forward, fractured his right foot while playing with Team USA at the FIBA ...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  9. McDonald's games extend Chicago deal

    Scott Powers

    The McDonald's All-American Games announced Wednesday it will remain in Chicago for at least five more years. The games were held at Chicago's United Center in 2011 and set a record for attendance with 19,909 tickets sold. The games returned to th...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. Simeon's Kendall Pollard commits to Dayton

    Scott Powers

    Simeon senior forward Kendall Pollard committed to Dayton on Friday. Pollard, a 6-foot-7 small forward, chose the Flyers over Rhode Island. He's ranked the 35th small forward in the country and the state's eighth best prospect by ESPN. "They're...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  11. Bolingbrook's Ben Moore commits to SMU

    Scott Powers

    Bolingbrook senior forward Ben Moore committed to Southern Methodist on Tuesday. Moore, a 6-foot-7 forward, chose the Mustangs over Colorado State and Illinois. Moore was the second Chicago-area recruit to commit to SMU in the past week. Proviso E...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  12. Alex Foster commits to Minnesota

    Scott Powers

    Seton Academy senior forward Alex Foster committed to Minnesota on Saturday. Foster, a 6-8 forward, chose the Golden Gophers over Auburn and Tennessee. Foster is ranked the No. 59 power forward in the country and the No. 46 prospect in the region ...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  13. Jabari Parker uncertain of mission

    Scott Powers

    The basketball future of Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, could be affected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' recent decision to lower the age minimum for men to serve a mission,...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  14. De La Salle's Ellis picks Minnesota over NU

    Scott Powers

    De La Salle senior guard Alvin Ellis committed to Minnesota on Sunday. Ellis, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, chose the Gophers over Butler, Kansas State and Northwestern. He is ranked the No. 94th shooting guard in the country by ESPN. He averaged 16...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  15. UIC lands Bartlett guard Lance Whitaker

    Scott Powers

    Bartlett senior guard Lance Whitaker committed to Illinois-Chicago on Friday. Whitaker, who is 6-3 and 195 pounds, chose the Flames over UC-Davis and Boston. He sat out his junior high school season due to an ACL injury and returned to play with t...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  16. Leo president accuses Simeon of recruiting

    Scott Powers

    Leo High School president Dan McGrath accused defending Illinois Class 4A boys basketball state champions Simeon Career Academy of recruiting two of its student-athletes. Their parents and Simeon coach Robert Smith denied the allegation. Senio...

    Blog | August 23, 2012