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Each year the
Illinois Mr. Basketball award is given to the person chosen as the best high school boys basketball player in the U.S. state of Illinois.
The award has been given since 1981. Most of the award winners have gone on to play at the highest levels of
college basketball, and many have gone on to play in the National Basketball Association. On April 5, 2010, Jon Scheyer became the second winner to also have played on both a high school state championship and a Division 1 NCAA championship team, along with Brian Sloan. In 2010 Jereme Richmond became the 11th winner to enroll at the University of Illinois. In 2012 Jabari Parker became the first non-senior to win the award, and in 2013 he became the first to win the award twice.
Voting is done on a points system. Each voter selects first, second, and third-place votes. A player receives five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote, and one point for a third-place vote. The player who receives the most points receives the award.
Illinois Mr. Basketball
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Chicago 492
Simeon Career Academy, Chicago 315
Duke [1 ] [2 ]
Simeon Career Academy, Chicago 400
East Aurora High School, Aurora
Rock Island High School, Rock Island 257
Stanford [4 ]
Waukegan High School, Waukegan 455
Warren Township High School, Gurnee 337
Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor 228
Dayton (transferred from Southern Illinois after sophomore season) [6 ]
Simeon Career Academy, Chicago 720
Memphis [5 ]
Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook 1187
[5 ] [7 ]
Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor 645
Kansas [5 ]
Peoria Central High School, Peoria 1056
NBA (Letter of Intent: Duke)
Proviso East High School, Maywood 887
Michigan State [5 ]
Proviso East High School, Maywood 952
Thornwood High School, South Holland 1443
NBA (Letter of Intent:
DePaul) [5 ]
Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 1264
NBA (Letter of Intent:
St. John's) [5 ]
The School of Hard Knocks, Mokena 903
Manual High School, Peoria 1049
Manual High School, Peoria 1361
Farragut Academy, Chicago 1270
CBA (letter of intent: DePaul) [5 ]
Farragut Academy, Chicago 1443
NBA (letter of intent: DePaul)
St. Martin de Porres High School 658
King College Prep High School, Chicago 1329
Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook 1195
Manual High School, Peoria 822
King College Prep High School, Chicago 826
Simeon Vocational High School, Chicago 959
St. Francis de Sales High School, Chicago 1490
King College Prep High School, Chicago 1286
Simeon Vocational High School, Chicago 876
Lanphier High School, Springfield 1735
McLeansboro High School, McLeansboro 1303
Lawrenceville High School, Lawrenceville 2056
Evansville (transferred from Indiana after sophomore season) [9 ]
Quincy Senior High School, Quincy 1700
Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox 1301
Marquette (transferred from DePaul after sophomore season) [10 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Mount Carmel's Buss, Simeon's Parker win Ms., Mr. Basketball". . 2013-03-25 Chicago Tribune . Retrieved 2013-03-26.
^ Powers, Scott (2013-03-25). "Jabari Parker repeats as Mr. Basketball". ESPN . Retrieved 2013-03-26.
^ "Boys basketball". Chicago Tribune. 2012-03-24.
^ "Mr. Basketball of Illinois winners". Chicago Tribune. 2011-04-02.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Henricksen, Joe (April 7, 2009). "The Best of Mr. Basketball in Illinois". Chicago Sun-Times.
^ Helfgot, Mike. "Catching up with Kevin Dillard at Dayton," Chicago Tribune, Thursday, January 19, 2012.
^ Sakamoto, Bob (April 1, 2006). "Mr. Basketball of Illinois - Chicago Tribune". articles.chicagotribune.com . Retrieved April 2, 2012.
^ Baujan, Harry (December 21, 2010) "Illinois Mr. Basketball" The Blackburn REview. http://www.blackburnreview.com/main/2010/12/21/illinois-mr-basketball.html
^ Davis, Rich. "UE men's basketball coach Marty Simmons sheds 135 pounds," Evansville (IN) Courier & Press, Tuesday, October 19, 2010.
^ Temkin, Barry. "Ex-Mr. Basketball Makes His Past Work For His Future," Chicago Tribune, Friday, December 20, 1996.