Red South Boys Basketball Preview
Updated: November 30, 2011 8:07PM
Outlook: Simeon is the No. 1 team in the nation, has the No. 1 player in country (Jabari Parker), the No. 1 senior in Illinois (Steve Taylor) and another player rated in the top 10 in the state (Kendrick Nunn).
Top five players: Billy Garrett Jr., Morgan Park, G, Jr.; Kendrick Nunn, Simeon, G, Jr.; Jabari Parker, Simeon, F, Jr.; Steve Taylor, Simeon, F, Sr.; Xzavier Taylor, Morgan Park, C, Jr.
Keep an eye on: Erick Locke, Brooks, G, So.
Did you know? Simeon will be the first Illinois team ever to go into the season ranked No. 1 in the country.
Quote: “These kids know they will get every team’s ‘A’ game. We know we have to work extra hard to continue to maintain the level of excellence that we have set for ourselves.” – Simeon coach Robert Smith
Predicted finish: Simeon, Morgan Park, Bogan, Carver, Brooks, Harlan, Vocational, Corliss, Urban Prep-Englewood, Perspectives-Calumet.