Ben Wilson

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Birthday
18, 1967
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 21, 1984 (17)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1967
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 21, 1984 (17)

About

Nickname 'Benji,' he was the #1 ranked high school basketball player in 1984; the first player from Chicago to receive the distinction. He was tragically shot and killed at the age of 17.

Before Fame

He was the only sophomore to make his high school's varsity team.

Trivia

He helped Simeon Career Academy win an IHSA Illinois state championship in 1984.

Family Life

He had a son, Brandon, with his girlfriend Jetun Rush.

Associated With

Juwan Howard wore his jersey number 25 to honor his life and death.