Growing up, in Chicago, most teens aspire to be artist or athletes. Evan Turner and Derrick Rose chose to be athletes and their respective choices are turning into great decisions. These two Chicago natives have history and most would probably assume it's good nature. Surprisingly, it doesn't steer that way, considering their high-school battles. Evan Turner played for St. Joseph High School and Derrick Rose competed at Simeon High School, two great programs and animosity fixed to brew. Most of the time, Rose and Turner spent 30 miles apart, but, expectantly, that grew closer as their respective teams approached the State Title. You have the bashful Derrick Rose being hyped as the reincarnation of Benji Wilson - a phenom basketball player whom was gun down before the start of his senior season at Simeon - many believe he could of been better than Magic Johnson. On the other hand, Evan Turner is still trying to erect a name for himself. Which was acceptable for Evan Turner, being he had adversity starting at a tender age, battling respiratory diseases and such. You blend these two components - Derrick Rose accepting the role of being the haunted and Turner looking for repetitions - in the mist of Chicago, you're bound to have carnage. That's exactly what happened on Feb. 17, 2007, Turner and Rose went man-to-man, trying their best to mortify each other. Rose went so far as to attempt a 360, one-handed dunk at the end of a victory over Turner's team - is that 'ill' or what! After that epic game, words were exchanged. “I was better than [Rose],” Turner said. “With me guarding him he didn’t do much. He knows that and I know that.” Rose followed, “We both know who is better. He’s just doing this to get a little bit of publicity. We’ll see who does more on the next level.” It makes you think; with Bulls persistence to decay in areas of Turner's offertory and the possibility of his accessibility where they'll likely be picking in the lottery next year - assuming - can their history stop a conjoining of the two Illinois legends?
interesting story, i cant wait to see evan play in the NBA
I remember that, I think they played that game at UIC. PS What ever happened to Tim Flowers
He plays for - or did - Milwaukee-Wisconsin. I'm also trying to get a interview with Turner. Check my Blog.