Friday, January 6, 2012
Miller Grove hoops to face nation's No. 1 team
By David Auguste
The Miller Grove basketball team will play in the second of its three nationally televised contests Saturday night when it takes on Simeon (Chicago), the No. 1 squad in the POWERADE FAB 50.
The game is part of the Cancer Research Classic in West Virginia and tips off at 8 p.m.live on ESPN2. The contest will feature two of the nation's top recruits in Miller Grove senior center Tony Parker (No. 31 in the ESPNU 100) and Simeon junior swingman Jabari Parker (No. 1 in the ESPNU 60). With a win, Miller Grove will put an end to a four-game losing skid and prove it belongs among the nation's elite. The Wolverines' losing streak began with an 82-78 loss to Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) on ESPN.
ESPNHS Basketball editor Jason Jordan has you covered with a full breakdown of this huge matchup. Click here for his preview.
Click here for ESPNHS Illinois editor Mike Grimala's one-on-one with Jabari Parker on Miller Grove.