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Jon Scheyer Was Pretty Impressive In High School Too

This does a great job of telling just how good he was.

2006 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Game
 SAN DIEGO - MARCH 29 : Jon Scheyer #22 of the West defends as Mike Conley #11 of the East shoots a layup against the West during the 2006 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball game at Cox Arena on March 29, 2006 in San Diego, California.
Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Here’s a pretty cool article about Jon Scheyer that originally ran in the Peoria Journal Star in 2006. This was after Scheyer’s stunning 52 point performance in the state tournament, including 21 points in 75 seconds.

It poses the question: who was the greatest player in Illinois state history? It’s amazing to be even mentioned in that capacity. Just consider some of the guys who have come out of Illinois over the years:

Isaiah Thomas, Ben Wilson, Jabari Parker, Mark Aguirre, Quinn Buckner, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Collins, Doug Collins, Terry Cummings, Anthony Davis, Bo Ellis, Kendall Gill, Tim Hardaway, Hersey Hawkins, Juwan Howard, Andre Iguodola, Dan Issel, Marcus Liberty, Shaun Livingston, Corey Maggette, George Mikan (admittedly not very good in high school), Jahlil Okafor, Doc Rivers, Derrick Rose, Cazzie Russell, Jerry Sloan, Dwyane Wade, Antoine Walker and so many more.

To even be considered in that group is pretty phenomenal.

Obviously Scheyer excelled at Duke, leading his team to a national championship, but he was something else in high school, too.