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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

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Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis

Perspectives Charter High School

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Antoine Walker
Antoine Walker

Mt. Carmel High School

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Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson

Simeon Career Academy High School

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Billy Harris
Billy Harris

Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School

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Bo Ellis
Bo Ellis

Parker High School

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Bobby Simmons
Bobby Simmons

Simeon Career Academy High School

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Byron Irvin
Byron Irvin

Percy Julian High School

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Candace Parker
Candace Parker

Naperville Central High School

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Cappie Pondexter
Cappie Pondexter

John Marshall High School

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Cazzie Russell
Cazzie Russell

Carver Military Academy High School

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Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette

Fenwick High School

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Dan Issel
Dan Issel

Batavia High School

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Darell Walker
Darell Walker

Corliss High School

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Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose

Simeon Career Academy High School

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Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers

Proviso High School

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Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade

Harold L. Richards High School

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Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

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Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry

Thornwood High School

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George Mikan
George Mikan

Joliet Catholic Academy

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Hersey Hawkins
Hersey Hawkins

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

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Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas

St. Joseph High School

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Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker

Simeon Career Academy High School

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Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor

Whitney M. Young High School

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Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson

Stevenson High School

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Jamie Brandon
Jamie Brandon

King College Prep High School

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Jeff Hornacek
Jeff Hornacek

Lyons Township High School

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Jim Brewer
Jim Brewer

Proviso East High School

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Johnny "Redd" Kerr
Johnny "Redd" Kerr

Tilden High School

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Jon Scheyer
Jon Scheyer

Glenbrook High School

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Juwan Howard
Juwan Howard

Chicago Vocational High School

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Kendall Gill
Kendall Gill

Rich Central High School

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Kenny Battle
Kenny Battle

West Aurora High School

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Kevin Porter
Kevin Porter

DuSable Leadership Academy High School

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Kiwan Garris
Kiwan Garris

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

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Marcus Liberty
Marcus Liberty

King College Prep High School

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Mark Aguirre
Mark Aguirre

George Westinghouse College Prep High School

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Maurice Cheeks
Maurice Cheeks

DuSable Leadership Academy High School

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Melvin Ely
Melvin Ely

Thornton Township High School

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Michael Finley
Michael Finley

Proviso East High School

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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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