Wheelers and basketball: A family legacy

Robin Scholz/The News Gazette
Unity’s JT Wheeler (25) dunks in a prep game at Unity High School in Tolono on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

TOLONO — JT and TJ Wheeler don’t play basketball against one another in a 1-on-1 setting. They play a personalized version of HORSE.

Fittingly, it’s called ILLINI.

The “match this shot” game, in this household, pits JT, the current Unity boys’ basketball star, against TJ, the former hoops standout at both Christopher High School and the University of Illinois.

Please click to read the full story from Colin Likas of the Champaign News-Gazette.



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