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Michael O’Brien and Joe Henricksen discuss Chicago area high school basketball. We answer some listener questions to start the show (favorite venues, fixing 4 class basketball, Marty Hickman’s retirement) and then get into the constant Simeon/St. Rita debate. Midseason all-state teams are revealed as well as the midseason surprises and disappointments. Should the state tournament be held in Champaign or Peoria or Chicago? We delve into Joe’s survey of high school coaches. Previews of Lake Forest vs. Stevenson, Simeon vs. Morgan Park, Neuqua Valley vs. Rockford Auburn, St. Charles East vs. Larkin, St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North, Perspectives-MSA vs. Westinghouse.

Other teams discussed: East Aurora, West Aurora, Proviso East, Thornton, Hinsdale Central, Joliet, Lincoln-Way, Hales, Bogan, Plainfield East, St. Joseph, Lincoln, Warren, Bolingbrook, Young, Marshall.Have a question about high school hoops? Send it to mobrien@suntimes.com and we will answer it on next week’s episode.

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