Remember the champs? Members of the West Aurora 2000 state champion boys basketball team will be honored Saturday night at the Northern Illinois Convocation Center, where the 213th meeting of the East-West rivalry will be renewed.
The team will be introduced while the final few minutes of Neal Ormond's radio broadcast of the championship game plays in the background.
Starting lineup for coach Gordie Kerkman's 32-1 Blackhawks in their 60-57 title game win over Westinghouse was Jamaal Thompson and Derik Hollyfield at forwards, Austin Real at center and Mike Fowler and Louis Smith at guards.
Kerkman went eight deep in the game, calling on Jarod Tobler, Nathan Eimer and Kevin Jenkins. Other reserves were: Mike Wolf, Branndon Foster, Josh Huberty, Bryan Wredling, Kris Jenkins, Patrick Drews and Jordan Lozano.
The team reached the state finals in Peoria by winning the DeKalb Super-sectional that was played at Chick Evans Field House. The Convocation Center opened in 2002.