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 It’s Time To Bring Big-Time College Basketball Back To Chicago

By Dave Wischnowsky

June 25, 2012

For Chicago basketball fans, the year ahead promises to be a painful one.

Derrick Rose is on crutches and not expected to suit up until 2013, reducing a championship-caliber Bulls team into a puddle of doubt. Will Rose still be Rose when he returns? We wait, anxiously, to see.

In the meantime, we have one more season to watch SI cover boy Jabari Parker posterize opponents at Simeon High School. But, sadly, there’s little chance that Parker will stick around after his senior year since the area college teams are far from worthy of his prodigious talents.

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