Illinois Mr. Basketball
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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 2012 Jabari Parker became the first non-senior to win the award, and in 2013 he became the first to win the award twice. In 2017 Mark Smith became the 12th winner to enroll at the University of Illinois.
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.
Awards by high school
|School||City||Number of Awards||Years|
|Simeon Career Academy||Chicago||5||1986, 1989, 2007, 2012, 2013|
|King College Prep High School||Chicago||3||1987, 1990, 1993|
|Manual High School||Peoria||3||1991, 1997, 1998|
|Farragut Academy||Chicago||2||1995, 1996|
|Glenbrook North High School||Northbrook||2||1992, 2006|
|Homewood-Flossmoor High School||Flossmoor||2||2005, 2008|
|Proviso East High School||Maywood||2||2002, 2003|
|Adlai E. Stevenson High School||Lincolnshire||1||2015|
|East Aurora High School||Aurora||1||2011*|
|East St. Louis High School||East St. Louis||1||2000|
|Lanphier High School||Springfield||1||1985|
|Lawrenceville High School||Lawrenceville||1||1983|
|Lincoln High School||Lincoln||1||1999|
|McLeansboro High School||McLeansboro||1||1984|
|Morgan Park High School||Chicago||1||2016|
|Peoria Central High School||Peoria||1||2004|
|Providence Catholic High School||New Lenox||2||1981|
|Quincy Senior High School||Quincy||1||1982|
|Rock Island High School||Rock Island||1||2011*|
|St. Francis de Sales High School||Chicago||1||1988|
|St. Martin de Porres High School||Waukegan||1||1994|
|Thornwood High School||Thornwood||1||2001|
|Warren Township High School||Gurnee||1||2009|
|Waukegan High School||Waukegan||1||2010|
|Whitney M. Young Magnet High School||Chicago||1||2014|
* - Indicates a tie in which the award was shared
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