The storied history of Chester High School boy's basketball has produced some great players. Based on the names I repeatedly hear as the best, your votes have determined that Zane Shaw, the school's all time leading scorer, is the best to ever don the orange and black.
Zane Shaw 14
Jameer Nelson 11
Rondae Jefferson & Emerson Baynard 8
Mike Marshall 7
Granny Lash & The Mann brothers 5
Bo Ryan 5
Horace Walker & Herman Harris 4
Rahlir Jefferson & Carlton Silk Gordy 1
Nasir Robinson 0
Zane Shaw. I wasn't in the area to see him play but from what I've heard from the people I trust as CHS basketball gurus, he and Herman Harris may have been the best. Harris was the best I've seen as he was the Lebron James of high school basketball with his size and skills. Didn't he score 65 in a game- before the 3-point shot?
Older fans swear by Horace Walker and Emerson Baynard.
Jameer Nelson blossomed at St. Joe University and has carved a great professional career for himself in Orlando. He is our only NBA All-Star.
Mike Marshall and Granny Lash were both Harlem Globtrotters which was a huge compliment to their skills in years past.
Phil and Hank Mann played along with Herman Harris on what was probably the best Chester High team ever.
Carlton Silk Gordy may have been the first 10th grader to start for the varsity team.
Rahlir Jefferson and Nasir Robinson played exciting ball and both are currently key players for their Division 1 college teams (Temple and University of Pittsburgh).
Rondae Jefferson is today's star and may be the best 'big' guard to play for the Clippers. His defensive skills may be his biggest asset. He's following Herman Harris' lead as an Arizona Wildcat.
I hear that Bo Ryan was the defensive stopper during his era. He's become one of the greatest college coaches in college basketball, currently at Wisconsin.
Who else should have been on the list?