Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ben Wilson

  • The story behind ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary on Ben Wilson

    Related Stories. Memories of Ben Wilson, 28 years later. Updated: October 24, 2012 12:02PM. Coodie Simmons was a 13-year-old seventh-grader living in Beverly in November 1984 when he learned about the shooting of Simeon basketball star Ben Wilson.

  • Memories of Ben Wilson, 28 years later

    In the gold-medal game at Assembly Hall, Wilson's Chicago team played Battle's west suburban team. Battle was the leading scorer, but the Chicago squad, led by Wilson and Nick Anderson, won.

  • ESPN Films Benji: Ben Wilson Paints a Chilling Tale Through Lens of Sports

    Pursue your dreams with fervor, the way Wilson did before his tragic death. A precious life was unexpectedly cut short in November 1984, but what Ben Wilson did in a short period of time will live on forever. Follow <span class= Flag. Props (0). This ...

  • Ben Wilson: ESPN's 30 for 30 Benji a Tale That Transcends Basketball

    In 1984, Ben Wilson was a 17-year-old basketball phenom in Chicago. He was the top-ranked high school player in the nation, and he had DePaul, Illinois and Indiana all foaming at the mouth to get him on campus.

  • ESPN Films Benji: Powerful Film Shows Tragically-Altered Legacy of Hoops Star

    Ben Wilson's talent was so immense that a legacy of an NBA legend awaited. Unfortunately, life dealt him a different fate, and now that legacy has far more real-world ramifications.

  • Chicagoans Will Bynum, Corey Maggette know 'Benji' tale

    Kids growing up on the streets of Chicago are familiar with the cautionary tale of Ben Wilson. A phenom at Chicago Simeon weighing multiple college scholarship offers, he was gunned down on the eve of the start of his senior season.

  • ESPN Films Benji: Cautionary Tale Will Help Inspire Awareness

    Ben Wilson may no longer be alive, but his impact on the world will forever live on, and ESPN's 30 for 30 film "Benji" will only serve as yet another stepping stone in that process.

  • An Interview With 'Benji' Directors Coodie and Chike: Change, for better and ...

    [When presenting their idea to tell the Ben Wilson story as a 30 for 30 film, Coodie and Chike were beat to the punch, but they had an advantage.

  • ESPN Films Benji: Powerful Tale of Stolen Potential a Must-Watch for Sports Fan

    Nobody knows if Ben Wilson would have achieved such heights in the NBA had he not been murdered in 1984. And that's exactly the point—his potential and life was cut short, and his story is the focus of "Benji," the latest "30 for 30" film from ESPN ...

  • MIKE NIETO: T.F. North hoops coach on ESPN film about Ben Wilson

    ESPN's "30 for 30" series debuts "Benji" on Tuesday which looks back at the murder of Simeon basketball star Ben Wilson in November of 1984. One of those in the film is T.F. North boys basketball coach Tim Bankston, who was a teammate of Wilson's at ...

  • SNYDER: Slaying of prep hoops star Ben Wilson resonates 28 years later

    It's the story of 17-year-old Ben Wilson, the sweet-natured boy who was the nation's top basketball prospect when he was gunned down in November 1984.

  • INTERVIEW: Directors Coodie & Chike Talk Ben Wilson and ESPN's 30 For 30

    In November 1984, the world was shaping up to be Ben Wilson's oyster. The Simeon High School boys' basketball team was the defending Illinois state champion.

  • Avalanche prospects Jamie MacQueen, Ben Wilson assigned to Denver Cutthroats

    Colorado Avalanche minor league players Jamie MacQueen and Ben Wilson have been assigned to the team's Central Hockey League affiliate, the Denver Cutthroats.

  • Referees face sack after 'critical mistakes' during F3 derby

    While newly appointed Football Federation Australia director of referees Ben Wilson refused to be drawn on the immediate future of the match officials, he told The Australian there was no escaping the fact they had got at least three of four ...

  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Parenthood' on NBC

    30 for 30: The documentary "Benji" recalls high-school star Ben Wilson from Chicago's South Side, a promising basketball prospect who was senselessly murdered in 1984, the day before his senior season was to begin (5 p.m.

  • 25: The Ben Wilson Story

    ... call "Benji," discussing not only his skills off the court but his electric personality as well. "25: The Ben Wilson Story" originally aired in 2009 to mark the 25th anniversary of his death. Tags: Ben Wilson, Simeon, 25: The Ben Wilson Story ...

  • Ben Wilson finishes fifth in the British Supersport Championships

    The Kirton rider finished with a tally of 259 points, enough for fifth in the overall standings. "Things havent gone my way this year," said Wilson, who was second last season. "I would have liked to have ended the season with a win but it wasn't to be ...

  • ESPN Tells the Tragic Story of "Benji"

    At 7pm Central time this Tuesday, Oct. 23, ESPN Films' "30 for 30" documentary series will focus on the life and death of Chicago basketball prep star Ben "Benji" Wilson, the Simeon High School forward who was murdered on the eve of his senior season ...

  • Lake Erie Monsters Assign Wilson, MacQueen to the Denver Cutthroats

    The Denver Cutthroats announced today they have assigned forwards Jamie MacQueen and Ben Wilson from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.

  • Keeper Ben to stay a Spireite

    Spireites have extended the loan of back up keeper Ben Wilson up to and including October 27. The Sunderland youngster has been covering for Richard O'Donnell during Tommy Lee's spell on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

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