By Mike White | Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, 7:35 p.m.
Last week's Varsity Xtra question of the week asked who was the best basketball player in Blackhawk history? Over 800 people voted and Sean Miller came out the winner over Dante Calabria. Brandon Fuss-Cheatham and Archie Miller were a distant third and fourth.
For this week's Varsity Xtra question, we turn to the City League and Schenley. The question is who is the best basketball player to ever come out of Schenley?
DeJuan Blair, now with the San Antonio Spurs, will get many votes because he deserves them - and is the most recent talent at Schenley. But let's remember how many great players have come out of Schenley before Blair. The choices are Blair, Larry Anderson, Kenny Durrett, Jeep Kelly, Maurice Lucas and D.J. Kennedy. We threw in Kennedy because he is having a good career at St. John's. This isn't to say you shouldn't vote for Blair, but don't do it just because he is fresh in your mind.
Remember, Durrett was one of the best players to ever come out of Western Pennsylvania and was one of the best players in the country at La Salle. Maurice Lucas started ona Marquette team that played for the national title in 1974 and had a long NBA career. Jeep Kelly never did much after high school, but was a legend at Schenley. Anderson had a very good few years at UNLV.
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The poll will continue through Wednesday and the results will be published in Friday's Varsity Xtra.