The Greatest Basketball Player : Benjamin Wilson Essay

2007 Words Dec 6th, 2014 9 Pages
Benjamin Wilson, commonly known as Benji, was not only an all American basketball star, but also the greatest basketball player to ever rise out of Chicago. Playing for Simeon, he was named the top player in the country as a junior in the ‘83-’84 season. He carried the team to the state finals his junior year and won; claiming Simeon’s first Illinois championship but would never make it to the Professional league or even college basketball, his life greatly changed the city of Chicago in more than one way. On March 18, 1967, Benjamin Wilson Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois (Ben Benji Wilson, Ben Wilson). He was raised by Benjamin Wilson Sr. and his mother, Mary Wilson. He was the third child in the Wilson family (ROBLOX.com). Wilson went to Saint Dorthy Middle School where he played basketball and started but transferred to Ruggles Middle School. In the fall of 1981, he began his freshman year as a Simeon Wolverine after leaving Saint Dorthy Middle School (Ben Benji Wilson, Ben Wilson). His whole life he practiced as a point guard, so Ben Wilson had the skill to handle the ball (Benji Revisits the Story). He played varsity as a freshman at Simeon playing the point guard position even at the height of 6’1” (Benji Revisits the Story, Ben Benji Wilson). By the time his sophomore year came around, he was the only sophomore playing varsity (Ben Wilson’s Death). Benjamin Wilson was truly a great basketball player. Clearly Wilson was talented, for Simeon is no easy school to…

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