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Playing on a sprained ankle, he hit two free throws with 6 seconds to play to give Proviso a 37-36 victory over Champaign Central.Dee Brown, Proviso East, 2002Illinois coach Bill Self said that "Dee Brown changes ends as fast as anyone in America." Brian Cook, Brown's future teammate in Champaign, described Brown as "the human fast break." Besides averaging 28 points, six assists and five steals for one of the top programs in the state, Brown fast became the darling of Illinois basketball with his fun-loving, high-energy appeal and genuine passion for the game. Basketball and a Mc Donald's All-American in 2002, and his 499 steals are a state record.He was the Naismith national player of the year and a Mc Donald's All-American in 2014.Nick Anderson, Simeon, 1986As a senior, Anderson averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks on his way to Mr. Averaged 19 as a freshman and 28 as a sophomore before transferring from Prosser.
"He is almost 6-11 with the skills of a guard," Lincoln Athletic Director Darrell Hanslow said.
Lou Boudreau, Thornton, 1935Some say the three-time All-Stater and future baseball Hall of Famer was Illinois' first high-school basketball star.
As a sophomore, he led the "Flying Clouds" to the state title with a 14-13 win against Springfield, and they finished second the next two years.
Teresa, 27 against Pinckneyville and 25 in the final against Peoria.
Tamika Catchings, Stevenson, 1997First sophomore to win the Ms.