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  1. Simeon's Smith impressed by Groce's start

    Scott Powers

    Simeon coach Robert Smith believes Illinois' John Groce is on the right path as far as recruiting top talent out of Chicago. In fact, Smith believes if Groce had been hired sooner, he might have had a shot at Jabari Parker. Groce replaced Bruce...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  2. Smith: Rose would play if he could

    Scott Powers

    Derrick Rose's high school coach, Simeon Career Academy's Robert smith, said Monday he's positive Rose would play this season if he was able to for the Chicago Bulls. "Derrick's a warrior," said Smith, who coached Rose for three years. "One of the...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Morgan Park, Simeon high school basketball head coaches suspended...

    Scott Powers

    Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin and Simeon coach Robert Smith have each been suspended four games due to their conduct following their game on Jan. 16, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesperson on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  5. Jabari Parker, nation's No. 2 overall basketball recruit, commits...

    Scott Powers

    Jabari Parker, the No. 2-rated senior in the country, committed to Duke during a press conference at his school on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Illini benefiting from Simeon relationship

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- If a college basketball coach is going to have one close relationship with any high school in Chicago, Simeon would be the desirable place. The Wolverines have owned Illinois high school basketball for nearly a decade. Simeon has won fi...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  8. Top recruit Jabari Parker narrows list to five

    Scott Powers

    Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, cut his list to five schools on Friday, and it includes BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  9. Simeon's Smith: Tate could fit with Illini

    Scott Powers

    Now that nationally-ranked point guard Demetrius Jackson has opted for Notre Dame rather than Illinois, one alternative option may be up I-57 again and into Chicago. Simeon coach Robert Smith believes the Illini should give his own point guard, Ja...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  10. Illinois Fighting Illini still recruiting top recruit Jabari Park...

    Scott Powers

    Illinois coach John Groce has continued to recruit Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1 senior, and the Illini could still be considered, according to Parker's father and Simeon's coach on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Illini in mix for Simeon sophomore Williams

    Scott Powers

    Illinois' recent hire of assistant Paris Parham is already paying off as the Illini have put themselves in the mix for Simeon's next star, sophomore forward Dennis Williams, according to Simeon coach Robert Smith on Friday.Williams, a 6-5 swingman, a...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  13. HS coach: Rose ready for rehab

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose's former high school coach spoke with Rose Tuesday and said the Chicago Bulls star was in good spirits and is ready to work his way back from recent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Read the entire story....

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  14. Derrick Rose's high school coach -- Chicago Bulls star ready for ...

    Scott Powers

    Derrick Rose's former high school coach spoke with Rose Tuesday and said the Chicago Bulls star was in good spirits and is ready to work his way back from recent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  15. Chicago to host tourney vs. nation's best

    Scott Powers

    Chicago-area teams have often traveled elsewhere to play nationally-ranked opponents, but next season that will change. The inaugural Chicago Elite Basketball Winter Classic, which is the creation of Simeon coach Robert Smith and Whitney Young coa...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  16. Groce contacts Smith, assistant job unlikely

    Scott Powers

    Simeon coach Robert Smith said Thursday he recently had a positive conversation with new Illinois coach John Groce, but he didn't anticipate being asked onto Groce's staff. Smith was contacted during Illinois' coaching search and previously said h...

    Blog | April 05, 2012