Larkin High School Class of 1993
Sherick (LHS Class of 1993) was a three year varsity contributor on the Royals basketball team. His senior season, he averaged 20.9 points and 9 rebounds per game, earning him Upstate 8 Conference Player of the Year and All-State Honorable Mention honors. Simpson next played two years at Elgin Community College where he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. He was a First Team All-Skyway Conference selection both years, Conference Most Valuable player as a freshman and JUCO All-American as a sophomore. Sherick then played two years at Fort Hayes State University. The 1996 Tigers (34-0) won the NCAA Division II National Championship, with Sherick being the second leading scorer at 14.6 points per game and being named to the All-Region Team. He was also named the Elite 8 Tournament Outstanding Player and the Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Division II title game with 24 points and 10 rebounds. In his senior year, Sherick led the team to a 29-2 record while being selected to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference First Team and NCAA Division II All-American First Team. His jersey is frequently displayed in the National Basketball Hall of Fame. Sherick played professionally for over 10 years in various leagues in the United States, including the Elgin Racers of the International Basketball League and the Chicago Rockstars of the American Basketball Association. He also played professionally in Europe for teams in Holland and Portugal.