By Joe Henricksen

Simeon -De La Salle highlights 2012 Showdown

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By Joe Henricksen

The 17th annual McDonald's City-Suburban Showdown, which will be held at the UIC Pavilion in February of 2012, will be highlighted by a Simeon-De La Salle battle. Simeon, the two-time defending 4A state champs, will be the consensus preseason No. 1 team next November, while De La Salle figures to be a preseason top five team.

The first of three games Feb. 18 will feature St. Rita, led by junior A.J. Avery, and New Trier. Warren, fresh off a school record 31 wins last season, will take on perennial power Proviso East in the second game. Both Warren and Proviso East could also be preseason top five teams when the season begins next winter.

In this past year's City-Suburban Showdown, Benet Academy edged Simeon in the regular-season game of the year before a sold out crowd at the Pavilion.

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wonder why they couldn't get Young or Morgan Park to this event. Would much rather see them in it than St. Rita???? or New Trier (although NT is proally there to sell some tickets and they should be pretty good). I would of loved to have seen these matchups instead:

Proviso East vs. Morgan Park
De La Salle vs. Simeon
Young vs. Warren

I could be wrong, but I believe the showdown has a policy: no team can play in it 3 consecutive years.

St. Rita is in it because Decesare is the Don King of Ill high school basketball - recruiter, marketer, promoter

As the saying goes, "He knows a guy"

hey I was interested in attending the game. Will I need to preorder tickets or can I get them at the door?

Tickets are at, UIC box office and of course at the ticket windows on the day of Dec. 3rd. If you wait, get there early!

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