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ALL-TIME STARTING FIVE

It’s an age-old debate that erupts in barbershops across the country. Which cities produce the best ballers? Chicagoland is pretty much always in the discussion and has definitely produced some NBA & WNBA greats. But which players, male or female, top the list, ranking Top 5 of all-time?

 

Can you assemble the ultimate Chicagoland-born W/NBA team?

Check out the list of our 55 nominees and submit your Top 5 to help us settle the debate once and for all. Players who receive the most votes will be crowned

Chicagoland’s “All-Time Starting Five” basketball squad.

ONLY Select FIVE PLAYERS TO CAST YOUR VOTE

Alfredrick Hughes
Alfredrick Hughes

Paul Robeson High School

Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis

Perspectives Charter High School

Antoine Walker
Antoine Walker

Mt. Carmel High School

Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson

Simeon Career Academy High School

Billy Harris
Billy Harris

Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School

Bo Ellis
Bo Ellis

Parker High School

Bobby Simmons
Bobby Simmons

Simeon Career Academy High School

Byron Irvin
Byron Irvin

Percy Julian High School

Candace Parker
Candace Parker

Naperville Central High School

Cappie Pondexter
Cappie Pondexter

John Marshall High School

Cazzie Russell
Cazzie Russell

Carver Military Academy High School

Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette

Fenwick High School

Dan Issel
Dan Issel

Batavia High School

Darell Walker
Darell Walker

Corliss High School

Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose

Simeon Career Academy High School

Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers

Proviso High School

Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade

Harold L. Richards High School

Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry

Thornwood High School

George Mikan
George Mikan

Joliet Catholic Academy

Hersey Hawkins
Hersey Hawkins

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas

St. Joseph High School

Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker

Simeon Career Academy High School

Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor

Whitney M. Young High School

Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson

Stevenson High School

Jamie Brandon
Jamie Brandon

King College Prep High School

Jeff Hornacek
Jeff Hornacek

Lyons Township High School

Jim Brewer
Jim Brewer

Proviso East High School

Johnny "Redd" Kerr
Johnny "Redd" Kerr

Tilden High School

Jon Scheyer
Jon Scheyer

Glenbrook High School

Juwan Howard
Juwan Howard

Chicago Vocational High School

Kendall Gill
Kendall Gill

Rich Central High School

Kenny Battle
Kenny Battle

West Aurora High School

Kevin Porter
Kevin Porter

DuSable Leadership Academy High School

Kiwan Garris
Kiwan Garris

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

Marcus Liberty
Marcus Liberty

King College Prep High School

Mark Aguirre
Mark Aguirre

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

Maurice Cheeks
Maurice Cheeks

DuSable Leadership Academy High School

Melvin Ely
Melvin Ely

Thornton Township High School

Michael Finley
Michael Finley

Proviso East High School

Selection Criteria

 “All-Time Starting Five” selections must have played high school basketball in the Chicagoland area for four (4) years.

 

Voting Guidelines

YOU DECIDE based on your own individual preference considerations such as high school, college, and/or professional career accomplishments to select your top five (5) picks. Voting is open from January 27, 2020 (9:00 AM CST) until February 10, 2020 (9:00 PM CST), and you can vote every day.  

 

Voting Options

To vote online, visit www.PosterizedExperience.com and select your Chicagoland “All-Time Starting Five” basketball squad. To vote on your mobile, download the Posterized App (iOS or Android) and open it to vote for your Chicagoland “All-Time Starting Five”. Select the Top 5 icon within the app to make your selections. You can vote for your Top 5 players every day, but please only submit votes for a total of five (5) players. Voting is available both online and via the Posterized App on your mobile phone. After you have finished making your selections, tap the "Vote" button and you're done!

Disclaimers

  • Michael Jordan grew up in North Carolina, so as synonymous as MJ is with the 3-1-2, Chicago can't claim his roots.

  • Kevin Garnett, while a graduate of Farragut Academy, only lived in Chicago for a little more than one year.

  • Benjamin “Benji” Wilson is eligible despite the tragedy that occurred during his senior year of high school.

  • Shawn Marion received a special waiver as a member of the Host Committee.

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