Derrick Rose, 6-3, G, 2007
The Pride of Englewood cemented his status as one of the city's all-time greats before winning Rookie of the Year and MVP honors with the Bulls. A three-time first-team All-State selection by the Tribune, Rose was almost unselfish to a fault but still averaged nearly 20 points a game at Simeon. Though mired in grade-changing and SAT scandals two years after his graduation, his popularity in his hometown never waned.
Kendrick Nunn, 6-2, G, 2013
The sweet-shooting, gravity-defying lefty would have been a huge scorer at most schools, but in the Jabari Parker era at Simeon he's had to play second and sometimes third fiddle. Also a tough defender and excellent rebounder for his size, the Illinois-bound Nunn's overall contribution has been such that his jersey No. 20 has been retired.
Tim Flowers, 6-5, C, 2007
Undersized but tough as nails, Flowers was considered every bit as important as Derrick Rose to the back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007. He averaged a double-double as a junior and a senior, earning second team All-State honors from the Tribune as a junior and first team as a senior. He had 35 points and 12 rebounds in his final game, a 77-54 victory over O'Fallon in the 2007 Class AA championship game.
Jabari Parker, 6-8, F, 2013
The only freshman to start on varsity in the Hambric/Smith eras, Parker's place in state history is secure even with many chapters yet to be written. The Duke recruit became a truly dominant player last season, averaging 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 3.3 blocks to become the first junior ever to win the Illinois Mr. Basketball award.
Calvin Brock, 6-5, F, 2004
Encouraged by Smith to focus on baseball following his freshman year, Brock instead worked his way into Simeon lore. His 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals per game as a senior led Simeon to its first trip to the state quarterfinals since 1989. He went on to average 5.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in his career as a reserve at Illinois.