Posts tagged "Simeon"

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue
I have written several post about Ben “Benji” Wilson here on ChicagoNow.But I’m very happy to write this one. I was contacted by a writer who was working with the producers of a documentary on the life of Ben Wilson. The documentary was being created for ESPN films and they wanted more information on the... Read more »

Basketball: The Cole Park Classic Goes to the Finals

Basketball: The Cole Park Classic Goes to the Finals
It’s March Madness, last weekend we saw Chicago Simeon take their third State Title and this past weekend we saw the University of Kentucky making the final four. In both cases, there were participants of the Cole Park Classic in both games. The players Jabari Parker from Simeon and Anthony Davis from Kentucky. The Cole... Read more »

Candlelight Vigil for Ben Wilson

In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the #1 basketball team in the country. To my community he represented more than basketball, he represented the hopes and dreams that every parent had for their children. They all wanted... Read more »
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When Does the Madness Stop

When Does the Madness Stop
Yesterday I received an email that brought great news that was long overdue. A major media entity stated they were producing a documentary on a former Chatham resident Ben Wilson. In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the... Read more »