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Illinois Mr. Basketball

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.

Year Illinois Mr. Basketball School Points received College
2014 Jahlil Okafor Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Chicago 492 Duke
2013 Jabari Parker Simeon Career Academy, Chicago 315 Duke[1][2]
2012 Jabari Parker Simeon Career Academy, Chicago 400 Duke[3]
2011 Ryan Boatright
Chasson Randle
East Aurora High School, Aurora
Rock Island High School, Rock Island
257 Connecticut
Stanford[4]
2010 Jereme Richmond Waukegan High School, Waukegan 455 Illinois
2009 Brandon Paul Warren Township High School, Gurnee 337 Illinois [5]
2008 Kevin Dillard Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor 228 Dayton (transferred from Southern Illinois after sophomore season)[6]
2007 Derrick Rose Simeon Career Academy, Chicago 720 Memphis[5]
2006 Jon Scheyer Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook 1187 Duke [5][7]
2005 Julian Wright Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor 645 Kansas[5]
2004 Shaun Livingston Peoria Central High School, Peoria 1056 NBA (Letter of Intent: Duke) [5]
2003 Shannon Brown Proviso East High School, Maywood 887 Michigan State[5]
2002 Dee Brown Proviso East High School, Maywood 952 Illinois [5]
2001 Eddy Curry Thornwood High School, South Holland 1443 NBA (Letter of Intent: DePaul) [5]
2000 Darius Miles Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 1264 NBA (Letter of Intent: St. John's) [5]
1999 Brian Cook The School of Hard Knocks, Mokena 903 Mokena Meteors[5]
1998 Frank Williams Manual High School, Peoria 1049 Illinois [5]
1997 Sergio McClain Manual High School, Peoria 1361 Illinois [5]
1996 Ronnie Fields Farragut Academy, Chicago 1270 CBA (letter of intent: DePaul) [5]
1995 Kevin Garnett Farragut Academy, Chicago 1443 NBA (letter of intent: DePaul) [8]
1994 Jarrod Gee St. Martin de Porres High School 658 Illinois
1993 Rashard Griffith King College Prep High School, Chicago 1329 Wisconsin
1992 Chris Collins Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook 1195 Duke
1991 Howard Nathan Manual High School, Peoria 822 DePaul
1990 Jamie Brandon King College Prep High School, Chicago 826 Louisiana State
1989 Deon Thomas Simeon Vocational High School, Chicago 959 Illinois
1988 Eric Anderson St. Francis de Sales High School, Chicago 1490 Indiana
1987 Marcus Liberty King College Prep High School, Chicago 1286 Illinois
1986 Nick Anderson Simeon Vocational High School, Chicago 876 Illinois
1985 Ed Horton Lanphier High School, Springfield 1735 Iowa
1984 Brian Sloan McLeansboro High School, McLeansboro 1303 Indiana
1983 Marty Simmons Lawrenceville High School, Lawrenceville 2056 Evansville (transferred from Indiana after sophomore season)[9]
1982 Bruce Douglas Quincy Senior High School, Quincy 1700 Illinois
1981 Walter Downing Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox 1301 Marquette (transferred from DePaul after sophomore season)[10]

References

  1. ^ "Mount Carmel's Buss, Simeon's Parker win Ms., Mr. Basketball".  
  2. ^ Powers, Scott (2013-03-25). "Jabari Parker repeats as Mr. Basketball".  
  3. ^ "Boys basketball". Chicago Tribune. 2012-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Mr. Basketball of Illinois winners". Chicago Tribune. 2011-04-02. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ , Thursday, January 19, 2012.Chicago TribuneHelfgot, Mike. "Catching up with Kevin Dillard at Dayton,"
  7. ^ Sakamoto, Bob (April 1, 2006). "Mr. Basketball of Illinois - Chicago Tribune". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.blackburnreview.com/main/2010/12/21/illinois-mr-basketball.html. 
  9. ^ , Tuesday, October 19, 2010.Courier & Press (IN) EvansvilleDavis, Rich. "UE men's basketball coach Marty Simmons sheds 135 pounds,"
  10. ^ , Friday, December 20, 1996.Chicago TribuneTemkin, Barry. "Ex-Mr. Basketball Makes His Past Work For His Future,"
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