Players of the Week
Aaron Onesimus (6’2 SG, Schaumburg Christian 2022)
Off to a blistering start, Onesimus had 44 in a loss on Monday. He has to carry a heavy load with high volume scoring for his team this year. So far this year, he is one of the leading scorers in the state.
Ben VanderWal (6’7 SF, Timothy Christian 2022)
The Furman recruit looks every bit like a repeat All-State player. He went off for 30 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks yesterday and has continued his dominant play since the Thanksgiving tournament.
Cade Pierce (6’6 SG, Glenbard West 2022)
Pierce had games of 23 and 15 points this week. He was making life tough with his length and activity defensively against three teams that had high-scoring guards in DeKalb, Lyons, and Glenbrook North. The Princeton commit is coming into his own as one of the top two-way players in the state.
Cooper Noard (6’2 PG, Glenbrook South 2022)
Noard kept the Titans in a battle with top-ranked Glenbard West by dropping 21 points with a seven threes. Most coming from 30 feet and out. He also had 22 points elder in the week against another strong team in Lake Forest. Noard’s fearless mentality and ability to shoot from the parking lot should work well at Cornell.
Dom Commisso (6’9 PF, Hononegah 2022)
Commisso had a few big double-doubles with an 18 points/11 rebound game and another 17 point/14 rebound game. His athleticism at 6-foot-9 creates problems and should aid him at the next level.
Darrin Ames (6’3 PG, Kenwood 2023)
Arguably the best junior in the state, Ames was on a tear this week. He had 29 points, five assists, and four steals early in the week and followed that up with a 30-point performance where he hit seven threes.
Eli Schoffstall (6’0 PG, Fremd 2022)
it was a dream night for Schoffstall when he scored 28 points and hit a contested three at the buzzer to knock off a very good Barrington team. He’s a returning all-conference player that is going to continue to be a leader for Fremd.
Trent Tousana (5’11 PG, Batavia 2022)
To cap off a 30-point night against a solid Huntley team, Tousana hit a game-winning three that put the Bulldogs up for good. He’s been creating at a high clip and has a reputation for hitting big shots.
Tye Banks (6’3 PG, Springfield Lanphier 2022)
The power guard scored 29 points and added 11 rebounds for Lanphier in a win. Banks is leading a group that should make some noise in 3A this year.
Wes Hunt (6’8 PF, Peoria Christian 2022)
Hunt had a monster 18 point/18 rebound game to end the week after having 22 points and eight rebounds in a game earlier in the week. He’s committed to play baseball and basketball at Taylor University.