Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BEN COUPET, JR: Simeon Career Academy's NEXT Great Baller???

BEN COUPET, JR: Class of 2016

Written by: Prospect-Central

When talking about some of the most successful high school basketball programs of the past 25 years, there's no question that Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) should be a serious part of the discussion.  Not only are they usually ranked as one of the top 10 teams in the country, they have won countless State & City tittles as well as produced a number of successful NBA ballers.

Nick Anderson, Bobby Simmons & Derrick Rose are just a few NBA players to pass through the halls of Simeon Career Academy.  Of course the current king of Simeon is the #1 player in the Class of 2013 Jabari Parker, who will no doubt make his reign on the NBA soon enough.  Now there appears to be a new star on the horizon for the Wolverines...6-foot-5, Ben Coupet, Jr!!!

Ben Coupet, Jr. attends Beasley Academic Center, (Derrick Rose's old middle school) and this past season he helped his 8th grade team to a 43-2 record as well as a Chicago City Championship.  The soon to be Simeon freshman averaged 15 ppg and cemented himself as one of the top players from the Class of 2016 to come out of the Midwest.

Besides dominating his grammar school league, Ben Coupet, Jr. recently had a stellar performance at the 2012 John Lucas Middle School Combine.  Despite leaving the camp early, Ben was still considered one of the top 10 players of the event.  That's a serious accomplishment and should not be taken lightly.

Prospect-Central will be releasing a "Freshman Watch List" for the Class of 2016 within the upcoming weeks and Ben Coupet, Jr. will be one of the wings featured.  With his length, athleticism, and overall skill level, he just might be the NEXT great baller to emerge from the national powerhouse known as Simeon Career Academy!!! * Ben Coupet, Jr's eighth grade mixtape.

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