Ex-NBA Star Shawn Marion In Attendance At Intense Simeon Vs Morgan Park Showdown
In Chicago, Illinois Morgan Park and Simeon are two of the best high school basketball programs in the state. What’s dope is that they’re about 5 miles away from each other and in the same conference. Luckily for high school basketball fans they get to see the teams battle it out two times a year. That makes for a thrilling environment. So much so that Shawn Marion had to come out and watch these teams go at it. Marion is also from Illinois in case you didn’t make the connection.
Last month, #14th ranked Morgan Park beat Simeon on the road. This time Morgan Park was the location and the heat was on. Would they be able to repeat their success at home? Although 2 of Chicago’s top guards, Evan Gilyard (Simeon) and Charlie Moore (Morgan Park), would go head-to-head, Simeon would come out on top with a 60-57 road win. Simeon junior point guard Evan Gilyard finished with 24 points to lead the team. He would get help from Zachary Norvell Jr. (Gonzaga commit) scoring 18 with 7 boards. 6’5 junior Madison Lowery would come off the bench with a timely 10 points. Charlie Moore, Illinois Mr. Basketball contender, scored 19 but needed his supporting cast to step up.