Last week's question: Alton standout basketball player Larry Smith was named Co-News Gazette Player of the Year as a senior in high school in 1986 with what future U of I star and longtime NBA player?
Answer: Nick Anderson, of Chicago Simeon, shared the News Gazette Player of the Year award with Alton's Larry Smith for boys' basketball in 1986. Anderson went on to play with Smith at the University of Illinois on the '89 Flyin' Illini team that advanced to the Final Four. Anderson went on to play in the NBA for 13 seasons and averaged 14.4 ppg. for his career.
Congratulations to Ken Schaake, who answered correctly and wins a $10 voucher to King Louie's Drive-In in Wood River via our sponsor, Trisha Martin State Farm, located at 305 S. 6th St. in Wood River.
This week's question: What year did the East Alton-Wood River baseball team finish second in state?