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Another Weber Dealing With Pain by Winning

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Mar 16, 2005 4:35PM

2005_03_sports_dave_weber.jpgWhile the national media has focused on Illinois Coach Bruce Weber's bittersweet weekend in which he lost his mother and coached the top ranked Illni to the Big Ten tournament title, he's not the only Weber trying to find solace on the court. His brother Dave, coach at suburban Glenbrook North High School saw his Spartans defeat Waukegan 70-58 the same day he buried his mother in Milwaukee.

The win sends 29-2 GBN to the state quarterfinals in Peoria on Friday. The Spartans were lead by junior Jon Scheyer, who scored a career-best 48 points.

2005_03_sports_jon_scheyer.jpgChicagoist suggests you keep an eye on this kid. We've been following him for quite a while because our brother used to date his sister when he was just an 8th grader -- and already getting lots of press. With an offer to play at Marquette on the table since then, he's currently leaning towards playing for either Illinois or Duke beginning in 2006. He has ties to both schools. As we mentioned earlier, his current coach's brother is Bruce Weber. Duke assistant coach and former point guard Chris Collins also played for Glenbrook North, graduating in 1992. Considered the best junior player in the state, we'll have the opportunity to watch the 6'5" guard locally for one more season before he jumps to the national stage.

Images via Glenbrook North and