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High School Insider: The legacy of Roger Bacon's 2002 state title and its connection to LeBron James

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 17:51:53-05

Nearly 18 years after Roger Bacon defeated LeBron James and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in the 2002 Division II state boys basketball final, the legacy of the Spartans' championship continues to grow.

Roger Bacon 2002 basketball players Tim McCoy, Dave Johnson and Beckham Wyrick joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss their memories of that famous game on March 23, 2002 at Ohio State University's Value City Arena.

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The former players discussed their memories of that game and what it represents to them nearly two decades later as James continues to ascend the NBA milestone list.

They also discussed the impact of the late head coach Bill Brewer and how the players and coaches stay connected to each other through one of the most discussed state championships in Ohio high school sports history.

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