An old high school friend will visit Illinois’ Demetri McCamey this weekend. But when Ohio State’s Evan Turner comes to Champaign on Sunday, the implications will be much different than they were when the two attended St. Joseph High School together in Westchester, Ill.
As seniors at St. Joe’s in 2007, the tandem led their team to a 25-5 record but fell just short of making the state tournament, losing to Derrick Rose’s Simeon High School in Super-Sectionals. Come Sunday, the two will be in the national spotlight at the Assembly Hall, when Illinois battles No. 13 Ohio State, as both try to stay within reach of a Big Ten title.
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