100 best Illinois high propagandize basketball players ever
March 3, 2017 - Basketballs
Andre Iguodala, Springfield Lanphier, 2002
The uber-athletic brazen scored 86 points in 4 games to lead a Lions to second place in a 2002 tournament, combining a energetic twin with sharpshooter Richard McBride.
Dan Issel, Batavia, 1967
The All-American famous for his outward sharpened and dispatch is a Hall of Famer and still Kentucky’s all-time scoring leader.
Brittany Johnson, Olney East Richland, 2007
Born beforehand during 11/2 pounds, finished with 4,031 points to turn Illinois’ initial child or lady to transcend a 4,000 mark.
Eddie Johnson, Westinghouse, 1976
Starred for group that, with Mark Aguirre and Skip Dillard, was undefeated before descending to Phillips in a city final before 12,000 during a International Amphitheatre.
Erin Lawless, Fenwick, 2003
Listed as a guard, brazen and core to stress her plenty versatility. She dominated games both inside and outside. She led a Friars to a classical downstate showdown vs. Candace Parker and Naperville Central, losing 63-59 in OT.
Ronnie Lester, Dunbar, 1976
A expansion emanate from 5-6 to 6-2 stirred a scoring emanate from 10 points per diversion to 27 for a All-Stater.
Nora Lewis, Peoria Richwoods, 1985
Named inhabitant actor of a year by Parade and USA Today, he averaged 30.8 points and 12.6 rebounds as a comparison and finished with 3,134 points.
Jewell Loyd, Niles West, 2012
The four-year starter and McDonald’s All-American averaged 24.8 points and 11.9 rebounds over 4 years and finished with 3,077 points.
Corey Maggette, Fenwick, 1998
The 6-6 McDonald’s All-American and three-time All-State actor famous for his acrobatic dunks led a Friars to a Elite Eight for a initial time.
Billy McKinney, Zion-Benton 1973
Six-foot indicate ensure showed his all-around diversion with triple-double of 30 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists opposite North Chicago for a Zee-Bees’ initial informal title.
Darius Miles, East St. Louis, 2000
The slim 6-9 brazen showcased his freaky athleticism while heading East St. Louis to third place in 2000 and a quarterfinals in 1999. He was Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American in 2000, when some publications named him a inhabitant actor of a year. He was taken third altogether by a Clippers out of high school.
Howard Nathan, Peoria Manual 1991
The delicious ballhandler edged Tom Kleinschmidt for Mr. Basketball in 1991 after heading Manual to a title-game detriment to Proviso East’s Three Amigos. The four-year starter averaged 19.7 points as a comparison and was named a McDonald’s All-American.
Johnny Orr, Taylorville , 1944
The star brazen for Taylorville’s mythological 1944 squad, a initial undefeated state champions with an strange 45-0 record. The destiny coaching fable scored 17 in a final opposite Elgin.
Pierre Pierce, Westmont, 2001
Averaged 35 points per diversion and binds a all-class contest record with 159 points in 4 state games in 2001, when a Sentinels finished third in Class A.
Andy Phillip, Granite City, 1940
A destiny “Whiz Kid” during Illinois, Phillip was one of a final stars of a low-scoring era, scoring 15 of Granite City’s 24 points in their win over Herrin for a 1940 title.
Bogie Redmon, Collinsville, 1961
Scored 31 points in a championship win opposite Thornton, finishing a contest with 92 points in 4 games for a undefeated team.
Jereme Richmond, Waukegan, 2010
Committed to Illinois before a initial diversion of his beginner year during North Shore, afterwards led Waukegan to state twice. Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American in 2010, when he averaged 21 points and 11.5 rebounds.
Mike Robinson, Peoria Richwoods, 1996
Three-time all-stater is Peoria’s all-time scoring personality with 2,944 points. As a senior, he averaged 30.2 points and 11 rebounds and was named a McDonald’s All-American.
Angie Sapp, Williamsville 1993
Scored 3,403 points to set Illinois’ girls record; now ranks third.
Jerry Sloan, McLeansboro, 1960
The local of off-the-map Gobbler’s Knob was a youngest of 10 children and schooled his work ethic from waking adult during 4:30 a.m. for plantation chores. He led a Foxes to a 26-3 record in 1960.
Daryl Thomas, St. Joseph, 1983
The McDonald’s All-American and All-Stater led a Chargers to a Elite Eight in 1983.
Tyler Ulis, Marian Catholic, 2014
The two-time All-Stater and McDonald’s All-American is a Spartans’ all-time personality in points (2,335), assists (578) and steals (283). He averaged 23 points and 7 assists as a comparison while heading Marian to a second true supersectional.
Chuck Verderber, Lincoln, 1978
The McDonald’s All-American had 2,032 points and 1,014 rebounds for a Railsplitters, who went 28-2 and won a sectional in 1978.
Dwyane Wade, Richards, 2000
The late bloomer didn’t start until his youth year, when he averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds. The subsequent deteriorate he averaged 27 and 11 for a 24-5 Bulldogs.
Antoine Walker, Mount Carmel, 1994
Future NBA All-Star and college inhabitant champion played core for a Caravan on a group that enclosed Donovan McNabb.
Voise Winters, Gage Park, 1981
His 1981 deteriorate was one of a best ever, with 1,048 points and a state-record 47.6 points per game.
Julian Wright, Homewood-Flossmoor, 2005
The McDonald’s All-American and Mr. Basketball was a pass-first, spread-the-wealth brazen with energetic athleticism. He put on a gorgeous opening during a 2004 Class AA state finals in heading H-F to second place behind Peoria Central.
Sources: Chicago Tribune, IHSA, Encyclopedia of Chicago, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, “Sweet Charlie, Dike, Cazzie, and Bobby Joe: High School Basketball in Illinois,” by Taylor Bell, 2004.