The typical Illini fan believes life is like 2pac Shakur’s second album title, “me against the world.” The horrible debacle/national joke that’s been the search for a men’s basketball coach has only verified that belief.
It is the worst of times. It is the worst of times for Illinois fans right now. Hopefully, things will get better when they finally iron out a deal and announce John Groce as their next coach; and they’ll finally have a coach at least!
But there is some ray of light. Simeon high school coach Robert Smith went on 670 The Score today and mentioned some uplifting for Illini nation tidbits.
Jabari Parker is the nation’s #1 rated junior, next year when the McDonald’s All-American Game returns to Chicago for the third straight, Parker will be the nation’s #1 rated senior, and the star of the game much like Anthony Davis was last year, and Shabazz Muhammad is the star this year.
At this point, you wouldn’t think Parker, who’s father Sonny played in the NBA and is reknow...