Sport: Whiz Kids, Grown Up

Three times in one practice session last week, deadeye Andy Prillip, one of Illinois' famed Whiz Kids, dribbled down the floor and then passed up an easy shot at the basket. Instead he tossed the ball to Whiz Kid Jack Smiley. Phillip explained, with a grin, "Smiley's wife and little boy are up in the balcony."

Since the war interrupted their basketball in 1943, the Whiz Kids of the University of Illinois had stopped being kids. The four who returned to school wore battle stars and three were married. Phillip, who had broken five...

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