Ben Wilson Story by ESPN 30 for 30

Posted on October 17, 2012. Filed under: Basketball, Boys High School Basketball, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ESPN presents….

October 2012

Ben “benji” Wilson
picture care of wikipedia

To many the name Ben Wilson may be unfamiliar, but to us Chicagoans he was our court magician… See in the early 80s, he was considered the best basketball player in the nation and he resided where else but Chicago. Wilson, who was commonly known as “Benji,” played for Simeon High School on the south side and he was gunned down by two gangbangers on the eve of his first games for his senior season.

Wilson is the reason that Derrick Rose wore the number 25 while attending Simeon. ESPN premieres the much anticipated 30 for 30 on Wilson and his life October 23 as part of the award-winning “30 for 30” documentary series.

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