It was a slower week than usual with finals at schools and a number of cancellations. But here are the players of the week for this fourth week of the season.
Aaron Onesimus (6’2 SG, Schaumburg Christian 2022)
The ridiculous outputs continue to come for Onesimus. He poured in 57 points and had 49 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in another game for Schaumburg Christian. There haven’t been many players in the state scoring it like this over the first months of the season.
Chase Travis (6’5 SF, Olney 2022)
Travis had a big week and has surpassed 1,000 career points. He had a 33 point, nine rebound game and is averaging around 24 points a game on the season. Still uncommitted, Travis is a physical wing that knows how to fill it up.
Collin Wainscott (6’0 PG, Marmion 2023)
Wainscott just knows how to make plays and control pace. It doesn’t hurt that he’s also a terrific shooter. In an undefeated week for Marmion, he had games of 21, 19, and 13 in a leading role. His decision making and court vision stands out and will translate well to the next level.
Dalen Davis (6’0 PG, Whitney Young 2023)
Davis is mastering the Dolphins offense and figuring out ways to excel as a scorer and distributor. He had a 25 points, 12 assist game and got the various weapons involved. Davis doesn’t always have flashy plays, but he is an excellent lead guard that has plus feel.
Gavin Sarvis (6’2 SG, Burlington Central 2022)
Sarvis returned from a wrist injury with a bang, carrying his team to a comeback win over a tough Huntley team with 36 points. He scored from all three levels, making a few threes, hitting pull-ups off the dribble, and converting physical drives to the rim. He also got to the foul line 17 times. Sarvis has looked like a scholarship-level two-guard on both ends of the floor.
Josh West (6’2 SG, Westinghouse 2022)
West remains one of the more underrated guard in the senior class. In a win early in the week, he grabbed 14 rebounds and had four steals to go along with 30 points. The athleticism and tenacity is evident in his play style.
Julian Triffo (6’6 SF, Maine South 2022)
Triffo had a monster game in the Crete Monee Shootout against Romeoville, scoring 33 points while contributing eight rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. He’s been a double-double threat capable of having the offense run through him on the block, elbow, or on the perimeter.
Owen Freeman (6’10 C, Bradley Bourbonnais 2023)
At times, he looks like a man amongst boys. The Iowa commit had 29 points and 10 rebounds early in the week and 31 points, eight rebounds, and five assists on Friday. He does so many things well and understands how to impact the game in a number of areas. To this point, Freeman has been one of the top bigs in the state this year.
Patrick Robinson (6’5 SG, Oswego East 2022)
In a highly-anticipated matchup with Yorkville Christian, Robinson went blow for blow with Duke recruit Jaden Schutt, finishing with 34 points. He is relentless attacking the basket and has become nearly unstoppable on straight line drives in one-on-one situations. Missouri-St. Louis is getting a good one.
Robbie Avila (6’9 PF, Oak Forest 2022)
Avila continued his hot start to the year with 39 points and then 21 points during the week. It’s safe to say that he is at least in the Mr. Basketball conversation at this point of the year. Avila’s scoring is on another level this year while his elite passing and rebounding prowess are just as effective.