Ollie Bailey, Farragut
6-8 senior forward/center
Rates with West Aurora's Shaun Pruitt as the top post players in the state. The Rutgers signee averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for the Class AA quarterfinalist and couldn't be stopped by state champion Peoria Central. One of Farragut's top student-athletes.
Calvin Brock , Simeon
6-6 senior forward
Averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists and 4 blocks as the Public League's best all-around player since Quentin Richardson. Has scholarship offers from Illinois and DePaul; also being recruited by Oklahoma, Toledo and Ball State. Rarely took a bad shot and hardly ever came off the floor for Class AA quarterfinalist.
Shaun Pruitt, West Aurora
6-9 senior center
After being sidelined with injuries as a sophomore and junior, the Illinois recruit with the soft shooting touch played every game in leading the 32-2 Blackhawks to third place in the state tournament. Facing constant double- and triple-team defenses, Pruitt averaged nearly 17 points with eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
Shaun Livingston, Peoria Central
6-7 senior guard
Two-time All-Stater and consensus all-American led the Lions to their second straight Class AA title with 27 points and nine rebounds in a 53-47 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor. The Duke signee, projected as an NBA draft lottery pick, averaged 18.5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and is rated by many the No. 2 player in the country.
Jon Scheyer, Glenbrook North
6-6 sophomore guard
One of the nation's top sophomores, he averaged 25.5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in leading the Spartans to a 25-4 record. A deadly outside shot enabled him to have stretches where he was hitting five or six three-pointers in a row. Already attracting big-time college interest, Scheyer received a scholarship offer from Marquette after graduating from 8th grade.
Justin Dentmon, Carbondale
6-1 senior guard
2004 Chicago Tribune All-State Team
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