Breaking down Whitney Young vs. Simeon
January, 25, 2013
By Paul Biancardi | ESPN.com
When national No. 4 Chicago Whitney Young and No. 11 Chicago Simeon meet Saturday night at 9 ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN, it won’t be your typical high school basketball game.
This Chicago showdown may be the most intense battle of the high school season, featuring nationally ranked rivals with rosters full of future college stars -- including No. 2 senior Jabari Parker and No. 2 junior Jahlil Okafor.
The law of familiarity is deeply rooted in this contest. Eight miles separate the two schools, which played twice last season as Simeon walked away with both victories and a state championship. The players also compete in AAU basketball with and against each other in the offseason.
With the stage set for an epic showdown, let's take a look at how the elite prospects for each team match up.
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