Richmond, Waukegan Putting It Together

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How does a high school team improve on a second place finish in its state championship? Return a superstar player and create a difficult early schedule to teach the team to handle adversity. And then focus on winning the championship next time. That is what Waukegan and Illini basketball signee Jereme Richmond are doing this year, and it's paying off for them.

Illinois obtained Jereme Richmond's signature on a basketball scholarship tender in November, and the superstar has ambitions of leading the Illini to a national championship. But in the meantime, he hopes to help his Waukegan High School team to a state championship. Waukegan coach Ron Ashlaw scheduled tough opponents, and a couple losses followed. The Bulldogs traveled to Marion for an...

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