2022-2023 Season Awards

With the regular season over, we are releasing our awards for the year. We appreciate all of the submissions and messages on players to consider and stat updates. The awards will be released in groups, today with the All-Defensive teams added. For reference, we have decided on the following breakdowns:

  • 4 All-State Teams & Player of the Year with 50 Honorable Mentions
  • 3 All-Defensive Teams & Defensive Player of the Year with 20 Honorable Mentions
  • 4 All-Senior Teams with 40 Honorable Mentions
  • 4 All-Junior Teams with 20 Honorable Mentions
  • 4 All-Sophomore Teams with 20 Honorable Mentions
  • 4 All-Freshman Teams with 10 Honorable Mentions
  • 4 All-Newcomer Teams & Newcomer of the Year with 20 Honorable Mentions
  • 3 All-Energy Teams & Honorable Mentions
  • Sixth Man of the Year with 5 Honorable Mentions
  • Coach of the Year with 15 Honorable Mentions

Awards take into account a number of factors including a player’s impact on team success, competition faced, and individual stats and performance among other things.

*Stats are based on the numbers that were provided at the time of submission. Most are pre-regional stats. Some stats will be provided later in the week from teams, so we will update the post with the numbers as they come in.

Player of the Year: Jeremy Fears (Senior G, Joliet West)

Stats: N/A

The Michigan State recruit has taken over games on both ends of the floor throughout the year. He is a tenacious on-ball defender who can go vertical to protect the rim. Always an electric threat with the ball in his hands, Fears has shown a consistent perimeter shot to go along with his ability to shift defenders and score off the bounce and through traffic. Above all else, Fears is an ultimate competitor who has shown up in the biggest games this year.

All-State First Team:

Jeremy Fears (Sr. G, Joliet West)

Ben Oosterbaan (Sr. G, Hinsdale Central)

Stats: 20.5 ppg/6.6 rpg/2.5 apg/1.4 spg/53.8% FG/40.2% 3PT

Carrying a heavy load with his killer instinct for a team with longest win-streak in the state. The 6-foot-6 guard has a seasoned face-up game, plus athleticism when attacking the rim, and is an underrated defender who been critical to one of more stifling units on that end. Will play baseball at Michigan.

Brock Harding (Sr. G, Moline)

Stats: 18.0 ppg/2.5 rpg/5.5 apg/2.8 spg/51% FG/39% 3PT/88% FT

Vision and creativity have stood out for a player who is also leading a state-contending 4A team in scoring. Few point guards in the state shoot from deep off the bounce like Harding. He passes guys open and has been a wizard in the ball screen game this year. Committed to Iowa.

Cam Christie (Sr. G, Rolling Meadows)

Stats: N/A

A true mid-range assassin, Christie has played more as a primary ball-handler this year. The development in his ball-handling has further elevated his shot-making ability. Contributes across the board for a team with solid size and skill overall. MSL East POY and Minnesota commit.

Daniel Johnson (Sr. G/F, Whitney Young)

Stats: 19 ppg/9 rpg/3 apg

Uncommitted 6-foot-7 senior continues to be a mismatch problem. Produces from the perimeter as a spot-up shooter and is impressing as a secondary ball-handler. Looks every bit like a mid-major prospect and has led a loaded Young team in scoring.

Darrin Ames (Sr. G, Kenwood)

Stats: N/A

Takes over games regularly in one-on-one situations. Even against national competition, Ames has consistently been one of the best players on the floor in every game he plays. Committed to Kansas State.

DeAndre Craig (Sr. G, Mt. Carmel)

Stats: 19.9 ppg/4.3 rpg/4.8 apg

Catholic League Player of the Year is the tough, complete point guard that you have to appreciate. Steps up when called upon to score and makes plays effectively in crowds. Should be an immediate impact at Denver.

DJ Douglas (Sr. G, Yorkville Christian)

Stats: 34.2 ppg/9.3 rpg/2.4 apg/2.0 spg/1.3 bpg/113 3PM/36% 3PT/88% FT

Leading the state in scoring by a sizeable margin. Faces constant double teams and manages to efficiently create offense. You can’t overlook his versatility on his defensive end either. An absolute scoring machine who has flashed passing ability. Complete package on and off the court.

Drew Scharnowski (Sr. G/F, Burlington Central)

Stats: 23.2 ppg/8.1 rpg/3.1 apg/1.2 spg/2.3 bpg/58% FG/35% 3PT

6-foot-9 Belmont recruit has impacted the game in multiple aspects. Has guarded all five positions and has been a force offensively at the rim off post ups and drives. Excellent passer who has become a serious threat from three.

Jake Fiegen (Sr. G, New Trier)

Stats: 21 ppg/7 rpg/3 apg/40% 3PT

Automatic three-point shooter who has shown the type of toughness and leadership you want. Regularly shakes off face-guarding with timely movement and athletic, physical penetration. Very disciplined defender as well. Committed to Cornell.

Jake Hamilton (Sr. G, Sacred Heart-Griffin)

Stats: 19.4 ppg/6.3 rpg/2.4 apg/1.8 spg/1.0 bpg/54.2% FG/35.8% 3PT/76.8% FT

Leader of the reigning 3A champs has found a way to outperform a terrific junior season. Really shooting it well from three and continuing to maneuver in the mid-post well. Brings some of that nastiness on the defensive end that radiates through SHG’s team. Will play at Quincy.

Jalen Griffith (Sr. G, Simeon)

Stats: N/A

The floor general of one of the most talented units in the state. Gets wherever he wants with the ball and is a maestro at reading help and making the right decisions with the ball. Still uncommitted but will make a Division 1 coach look very smart.

Morez Johnson (Jr. F, St. Rita)

Stats: 18 ppg/10 rpg

Helped push St. Rita to a CCL championship with his dominant presence. Often poses problems with his strength, tough, and sheer athleticism from 15-feet and in. Productive shot-blocker and high-volume rebounder who is committed to Illinois.

Niko Abusara (Sr. G, Benet)

Stats: 12.3 ppg/5.8 rpg/3.2 apg/1.3 spg/1.3 bpg

The model of versatility and two-way excellence. Continues to shut down top options on opposing teams while finding ways to get into the lane and finish with flare. A legitimate guard at 6-foot-5, Abusara is a very good ball-handler with advanced passing feel. Committed to play at Dartmouth

Owen Freeman (Sr. C, Moline)

Stats: 17.9 ppg/9.1 rpg/2.6 apg/1.3 spg/2.9 bpg/75% FG

Has been the best center in the state all season. Textbook footwork, interior positioning, and touch over either shoulder down low lead to sky-high shooting percentages. Operates as a roll outlet to perfection and cleans up misses with force. His shooting from the mid-range, passing ability, and innate shot-blocking timing should not go underappreciated either. Will join his teammate Brock Harding at Iowa.

All-State Second Team:

Ahmad Henderson (Sr. G, Brother Rice)

Stats: N/A

A repeat All-CCL selection, Henderson is a dynamo at 5-foot-10. Doesn’t get sped up, looks to get his teammates involved, and is an effortless shot creator. A lightning-quick point guard who somehow looks in total control at all times. Committed to Niagara.

Asa Thomas (Sr. G, Lake Forest)

Stats: 19 ppg/6 rpg/2 apg/80 3PM

Excellent floor spacer but an even better all-around threat this season. Has used 6-foot-7 size to contest shots and rebound in bulk. Smooth pull-up game with a release point that defenders can’t touch. Should be a welcome addition at Clemson.

Brady Kunka (Sr. G, Benet)

Stats: 13.1 ppg/7.1 rpg/1.9 apg/49% FG/34% 3PT

Leading an incredibly balanced Benet team in scoring and rebounding while shooting a high clip from three. Plays with an uncommon edge and fearlessness that shows up off the stat sheet as well. One of the top uncommitted seniors in the state.

Brayden Fagbemi (Sr. G, Benet)

Stats: 12.2 ppg/3.4 rpg/4.1 apg/1.1 spg/48.5% FG/42.5% 3PT

The conductor and orchestrator of the Redwings who acts as a perfect extension of the coach. A near 4-to-1 turnover ratio while harassing opposing ball-handlers and scoring with efficiency. Has shown he’s capable of carrying the offensive load when needed. A pure PG who will excel at Johns Hopkins.

Bryce Tillery (Sr. G, Hillcrest)

Stats: N/A

Tillery is a dog on both ends of the floor and makes Hillcrest go. The South Suburban Player of the Year is a quick processor and relentless pest on the ball defensively. Even at 5-foot-9, he elevates over defenders for jumpers in traffic and has a lethal floater. Still uncommitted, Tillery is a gem.

Connor May (Jr. G/F, Palatine)

Stats: 18.0 ppg/8.0 rpg/1.5 apg/1.8 spg/1.4 bpg/48.9% FG/37.3% 3PT/76.2% FT

Broke out this year and spearheaded the Pirates to an MSL title and won MSL West Player of the Year. A do-it-all wing who can put it on the deck, shoot the three, or score with his back to the basket. Was a very impactful and active defender. Will have a huge spring and summer on the recruiting trail.

Jeremiah Fears (So. G, Joliet West)

Stats: N/A

A highly-gifted guard who did damage on and off the ball for Joliet West. Possesses that ‘it’ factor when he has the ball. Understands how to change speed and has really thrived shooting off the dribble. Has a winning spirit that showed as the moment got bigger.

Jurrell Baldwin (Jr. F, Hyde Park)

Stats: 19 ppg/13 rpg

Emerged as one of the best players in Chicago. More of a wing than a big, he has owned the glass and acted as a swiss-army knife for Hyde Park. Shoots it well enough to warrant coverage but is also explosive when he goes to the block. Expect more mid-major programs to join in.

Macaleab Rich (Sr. F, East St. Louis)

Stats: 19.2 ppg/9.1 rpg/3.4 apg/0.9 spg/1.5 bpg/65% FG

Still a man amongst boys. Known as a showtime athlete, he is also shooting a ridiculous 65/62/72 line. Few defenders can stop him from scoring inside and many make business decisions on his transition attempts. Gives ESL a shot in most games. Will play at Kansas State.

Mekhi Lowery (Sr. G/F, Oswego East)

Stats: 13.7 ppg/10 rpg/4 apg/2 spg/2 bpg

A multi-positional stopper and unselfish wing, Lowery has a balanced Oswego East team headed in the right direction. Even at 6-foot-5, he is a rebounding machine who has played some point guard. Excels at making plays out in the open floor and is a threat to beat you in every way. Committed to Towson.

Miles Rubin (Sr. F/C, Simeon)

Stats: N/A

Long, fast, and smart, Rubin mans the paint to perfection for the Wolverines. He stays down on shot fakes, rotates quickly to close air space, and goes vertical. Rubin’s offensive game has shined with expanded range and a higher volume of scoring down low. He is signed to Loyola Chicago.

Nik Polonowski (Sr. G/F, Lyons)

Stats: 17 ppg/5 rpg/3 apg/1 bpg/1 spg

A Penn commit who is among the best spot shooters in Illinois, Polonowski has been filling it up from all over the floor. Mid-post, off curls, and in transition, he has displayed handle, feel, and tough shot-making. Also takes on tough defensive assignments and knows to set up teammates within the offense.

Ty Pence (Sr. G, St. Joseph-Ogden)

Stats: N/A

High-octane offensive weapon who is as difficult to stop as any player in 2A. Breaks games open with his high-flying finishing and floor spacing. Playing with even more power and seeking more contact. Shouuld be an early-impact player at Illinois State.

Tyler Mason (Jr. G, Metamora)

Stats: 15.3 ppg/5.2 rpg/4.0 apg/2.1 spg/57.2% FG/40.2% 3PT/84.0% FT

Generally unheralded, Mason is having a terrific season on both ends. Top-end straight-line speed helps him shoot gaps defensively and get to the basket in the half court where he is a slick finisher. Shoots it well, passes on the move. and doesn’t need volume to produce. One of the best 3A guards.

Zack Hawkinson (Sr. F, Sacred Heart-Griffin)

Stats: 16.7 ppg/10.0 rpg/3.3 apg/1.3 spg/54.2% FG/40.4% 3PT/76.9% FT

Another repeat All-State player for SHG. The uncommitted Hawkinson is a double-double guy that plays closer to 6-foot-9 than his 6-foot-5 listing. An absolute workhorse on the inside and is carving up teams from the elbows and 15-feet-and-in. Projects as a low-major D1 or high-level D2 recruit.

All-State Third Team:

Cam Cerese (Jr. G, Lake Park)

Stats: 22 ppg/5 rpg/4 apg/3 spg

In a breakout junior campaign, Cerese broke the Lancer single-season scoring record. But his passing, rebounding, and defensive impact were evident as well. He shouldn’t be under the radar for much longer.

Cole Certa (Jr. G, Bloomington Central Catholic)

Stats: N/A

It’s been an eye-opening year for Certa, who went over 1,000 career points and had multiple 40-plus point games this year. Fluid with the ball and able to catch fire from three, the 6-foot-5 junior has been a model of consistency. More high-major programs will be packing the gyms to get a look at him.

Dalen Davis (Sr. G, Whitney Young)

Stats: 18 ppg/4 rpg/5 apg

The quintessential lead guard, Davis has balanced scoring with effective playmaking and pace controlling. He is second in scoring and leads in assists for the Dolphins while offering a reliable defender against opposing point guards. Davis is committed to Princeton.

Danny Stephens (Sr. F, Augusta Southeastern)

Stats: N/A

Over his four years, Stephens is among the top overall scorers in the senior class. A Missouri recruit with a deep bag of tricks for a 6-foot-7 wing, he has once again lit up the scoring and rebounding columns for Southeastern.

Darrion Baker (Sr. F, Hillcrest)

Stats: N/A

Most 6-foot-8 players aren’t as comfortable going end to end as Baker. He provided production as an interior scorer and also as a stretch forward. You can’t put a number on how valuable his rebounding and ranginess defensively are to Hillcrest. Baker is signed to Akron.

Ethan Kizer (Sr. G/F, Metamora)

Stats: 14.2 ppg/3.9 rpg/2.3 apg/1.1 bpg/46.4% FG/42.1% 3PT

A well-known skyscraper who has compiled his fair share of highlight-reel finishes, Kizer has been an efficient scorer for one of the state’s top teams. His athleticism aids him around the rim, but his sweet shooting stroke has stood out playing off of the ball. South Alabama has a commitment from Kizer.

Jack Stanton (Jr. G, Downers Grove North)

Stats: N/A

Stanton has been torching the nets from three and with stop-and-pop shots from 15-to-18 feet. He’s a fearless scorer who is playing with great confidence and freedom offensively. The 6-foot-2 guard is frustrating opposing guards for one of the stingiest defenses in the state. D1 programs are taking note.

Luke Williams (Jr. G, Naperville North)

Stats: 22 ppg/8 rpg/6 apg/3 spg

A high-major football recruit, Williams has been a menace on both sides of the ball on the court. His first step and body control aided his opportunities to create. There aren’t many holes in his game and he was named DuPage Valley Player of the Year as a result.

Mekhi Cooper (Sr. G, Bolingbrook)

Stats: N/A

Speed of Cooper’s magnitude is hard to find even at high levels. He can blow by defenders, feed the bigs, or step behind screens and knock down threes. Cooper has been the head of the snake for a scrappy and aggressive Bolingbrook unit. He is going to play at Miami Ohio.

Nojus Indrusaitis (Jr. G, St. Rita)

Stats: 17 ppg/4 rpg

Indrusaitis was the backcourt leader for Rita in his first season there, showing his skill set from multiple spots on the floor. He has been precise getting to his mid-range shots and always seems to have a counter. But Indrusaitis had composure, unselfishness, and energy too. He committed to Iowa State.

Quentin Jones (Sr. G/F, Marian Catholic)

Stats: 15 ppg/6 rpg/2 spg/1 bpg

You always know that Jones will take the challenge of negating the ability of the other team’s best player. Where he has really taken a jump is as a well-rounded offensive threat. The shooting and short-range scoring took off this year and helped him become one of ESCC’s top players. Cal Poly commit.

Rich Barron (Sr. G, St. Ignatius)

Stats: 15.4 ppg/3.7 rpg/2.3 apg/1.1 spg

George Mason’s recruit was steady all year for Ignatius. Built to take contact at 6-foot-5, Barron doesn’t miss many open looks from the perimeter and uses his strength to create separation. He rebounds and bangs like a big but has the handle of a guard. He’ll continue to pose a mismatch going forward.

Ryan Cohen (Sr. G, Glenbrook North)

Stats: 14.1 ppg/4.9 rpg/2.0 apg/1.1 spg/0.5 bpg/48.0% FG/40.6% 3PT/90.1% FT

Cohen is a winner who puts up points in an ultra-efficient way in the flow of GBN’s offense. A very adept off-ball mover, Cohen loses his man with hard cuts and is a marksman who only needs a glimmer of space to hit. You can’t talk about Cohen without mentioning his grit either. Committed to Wash U.

Stefan Cicic (Jr. C, Riverside Brookfield)

Stats: 19.7 ppg/10.4 rpg/2.3 bpg

After transferring in, Cicic came in as a new face. But the 6-foot-11 big man hasn’t taken long to acclimate. He has controlled games on the block as a shot blocker, area rebounder, and unstoppable post scorer. There has been promising showings of his touch too. Multiple D1 programs are involved.

Wes Rubin (Sr. F, Simeon)

Stats: N/A

The more perimeter-oriented of the Rubin twins, Wes has been a revelation in terms of his three-point shooting. Adding a reliable, volume three-point shot to his passing, rebounding, and versatility has made Rubin a bigger problem for opposing teams. Not bad for a 6-foot-8 kid. Rubin will go to Northern Iowa.

All-State Fourth Team

Al Brooks (So. G/F, Hansberry)

Stats: N/A

A stat-stuffer who pulled in a large number of the team’s rebounds and scored at a high volume as only a sophomore. Emerged as one of the better 2025 players in the state. Also showed well with his length defensively.

Antonio Munoz (So. F, Whitney Young)

Stats: 15 ppg/8 rpg/2 apg

Munoz was primed for a breakout year and didn’t let the opportunity waste. His explosiveness is a difference-maker but there has been noticeable growth as a ball-handler and shooter. Munoz has been the third piece to a very good Dolphins squad.

Carlos Harris (Jr. G, Curie)

Stats: N/A

Despite battling some injuries, Harris took over for Curie in the latter part of the season. With good length and strength for a guard, Harris has found ways to control games as a scorer and decision maker. While he’s a wired scorer, Harris has shown instincts to playmaker.

Cooper Koch (Jr. F, Peoria Notre Dame)

Stats: N/A

Surgery held him out to start the year, but the Iowa commit has been a force while on the floor for PND. His shot is so pure and consistent, especially for a player at 6-foot-9.  Even though he scores at a high rate, it never seems forced and he is more than willing to make the right basketball play.

George Bellevue (Sr. F, Lincoln-Way East)

Stats: 17 ppg/10 rpg

Rebounding is about want to and few players show that desire like the 6-foot-5 forward. Bellevue is a constant threat to pull in double-digit rebounds and score multiple times on putbacks. He has helped give Lincoln-Way East an identity as a tenacious, team-first group. He is uncommitted.

Gianni Cobb (Jr. G, Perspectives)

Stats: 21 ppg/8 apg/3 spg

An exciting point guard, Cobb took the reigns at Perspectives in his first year. He has the unique shiftiness that puts even the best defenders off balance and has learned how to turn those advantages into offense more often.

Grady Thompson (Sr. G, Princeton)

Stats: 23.1 ppg/6.8 rpg/2.2 apg/2.2 spg/0.7 bpg/54% FG/85.4% FT

Princeton has been among the top 2A teams in the state all year in large part because of Thompson. The 6-foot-4 senior can jump out of the gym and catch fire from well behind the three-point line. Pursued by many D3 programs, Thompson could lead Princeton to a deep playoff run.

James Stevenson (Sr. G, Momence)

Stats: 20.4 ppg/9.8 rpg/3 apg/4.4 spg/1.7 bpg

There aren’t many triple-double threats in high school basketball. Stevenson had games where he flirted with quadruple-doubles with either steals or blocks. He’s been a 6-foot-7 point guard for Momence and offered the vision and switchable defensive ability that opens everything up. He has some D2 options.

Je’Shawn Stevenson (Jr. G, Lindblom)

Stats: 27.2 ppg/7.5 rpg/2.3 apg/1.6 spg/36% 3PT/87% FT

Stevenson burst onto the scene scoring 30-plus points with regularity. Lindblom has leaned on his driving ability to ignite them and he has made a case for being one of the top junior guards in the city this season.

Josh Fridman (Jr. G, Glenbrook North)

Stats: 14 ppg/3 apg/2 spg/57% FG/51% 3PT/83% FT

Fridman’s combination of IQ, competitiveness, and pure will to make plays made him a critical part of the success of the Spartans. The 5-foot-8 guard caused turnovers, got teammates open looks, and was especially impressive breaking down defenders to get his own shot.

Rokas Castillo (Sr. G, Lemont)

Stats: 19.8 ppg/4.0 rpg/2.0 apg/3.3 spg/36.3% 3PT

Despite a hiatus in the middle of the year, Castillo was a large reason why Lemont was able to win 25 games again. He’s got a tight handle, quick trigger, and one of the more complex finishing packages in the area. The Wisconsin Parkside commit has real takeover ability.

Ross Robertson (So. F/C, South Beloit)

Stats: 22.3 ppg/14.1 rpg/2.9 bpg

The NAC POY cemented himself as one of the top bigs around, leading South Beloit to a 25-5 record. Among the state leaders in rebounds, Robertson grabs out-of-area misses and has the timing and bounce to protect the rim well. His handle and power helped him reach 1,000 points in 2 years.

Troy Cicero (Sr. G, Romeoville)

Stats: 17.5 ppg/5 rpg/5.5 apg/4 spg

A mainstay for Romeoville, Cicero took another step forward with his offensive game. He has been more aggressive and assertive looking for his offense. That’s a welcome addition for a lockdown backcourt defender with passing prowess like he has. He just makes plays. Cicero will play at Loyola Maryland.

Tyler Franklin (Sr. F, Cobden)

Stats: 29.0 ppg/12.2 rpg/2.1 bpg/37% 3PT

Cobden isn’t a school that receives much acclaim, but Franklin is the real deal. With a nice lefty shot, he shoots a high percentage on a high volume of threes. He also welcomes playing big and using his muscle and footwork on the block to score. Franklin is a decorated player who has ample college interest.

Xavier Nesbitt (Sr. G, Chicago U-High)

Stats: 28.3 ppg

Nesbitt absolutely dominated the ISL en route to winning player of the year. Few players in the state scored as many points this season as him, doing so with tough jumpers, physical drives, and soft touch when needed. Nesbitt is capable of being a one-man wrecking crew and is committed to Harvard.

Honorable Mention:

Aidyn Boone (Sr. F, Libertyville) – 15.8 ppg/5.8 rpg/37.6% 3PT

AJ LeVine (Jr. G, York) – 17 ppg/3.9 rpg/3.2 apg/1.9 apg

Alex Engro (Sr. G, Loyola) – N/A

Alex Georgokas (Sr. G, Prospect) – 15.2 ppg/3 rpg/3 apg/42% 3PT

Angelo Ciaravino (Jr. G, Mt. Carmel) – 15.2 ppg/5.4 rpg/2.5 apg/1.8 spg

Braeden Carlsen (Jr. G, Wauconda) – 23.6 ppg/5.7 rpg/2.7 apg/2.1 spg/50.3% FG/35% 3PT

Braylen Meredith (Sr. F, Wheaton Warrenville South) – 15.5 ppg/4.3 rpg

Brock Marino (Sr. F, Lakes) – 14.6 ppg/8.1 rpg/60.8% FG/1.2 bpg

Bryce Coleman (Sr. F, Proviso East) – 17 ppg/10 rpg/2 apg/2 bpg/2 spg

Caden Hawkins (Sr. G, Carterville) – 20.5 ppg/4.6 rpg/4.0 apg

Calvin Robbins (Jr. F, Kenwood) – N/A

Camron Willford (Sr. G, Hyde Park) – 16.3 ppg/6 apg/6 rpg

Carson Brownfield (Jr. G, Homewood Flossmoor) – 15.3 ppg/5.4 rpg/3.2 apg/75% FT

Cesar Ortiz (Sr. G, Woodstock North) – N/A

Chikasi Ofoma (Sr. F, Curie) – 12.3 ppg/5.2 rpg/2.1 apg

Christian Cummings (So. G, Rockford Christian) – N/A

Cooper LePage (Sr. G, Crystal Lake South) – 17.8 ppg/7.2 rpg/4 apg/2 spg/70 3PM/74% FT

Dennis Estepp (Sr. G, Grayslake Central) – N/A

Dylan Bazzell (Sr. G, Prairie Central) – 17 ppg/6 rpg/2 apg/2 spg/49% FG/39.4% 3PT/75% FT

Dylan Murphy (Sr. G, Columbia) – 18 ppg/4.5 rpg/2.3 apg

Evan Jackson (Sr. G/F, De La Salle) – 11 ppg/8 rpg

Jackson Niego (Sr. G, Lyons) – 12 ppg/4 rpg/6 apg/2 spg

Jaheim Savage (Sr. G, Phillips) – 25 ppg/7.6 rpg/2.4 apg

Jakob Blakley (Jr. G, Larkin) – N/A

James Brown (Jr. C, St. Rita) – 11 ppg/9 rpg

JJ Hernandez (Jr. F, Glenbard North) – 16.6 ppg/6.7 rpg/2 apg/1.7 spg/1.3 bpg

Jordan Pickett (Sr. G, Belleville East) – N/A

Joshua Pickett (Jr. G, West Aurora) – 14.2 ppg/5.8 rpg/2.5 apg/53 3PM

Kelton McEwen (Jr. G, Bartlett) – 18 ppg/4 rpg/4 apg/40% 3PT

Khalil Ross (Sr. F, Brother Rice) – N/A

Larenz Walters (Jr. G, Kankakee) – N/A

Luke Kinkade (Jr. G, Neuqua Valley) – 16.5 ppg/4.5 rpg/1.5 apg/1 spg/66 3PM/46% FG/37% 3PT/83% FT

Mark Nikolich-Wilson (Sr. C, Rolling Meadows) – N/A

Mason Funk (Sr. G/F, U-High) – N/A

Matas Castillo (Sr. G, Lemont) – 16.6 ppg/3.4 rpg/4.1 apg/3.3 spg

Meyoh Swansey (Jr. G, Romeoville) – 16.4. ppg/3.0 rpg/1.5 apg/48.4% FG

Miles Boland (Jr. G, Loyola) – N/A

Payton Pitts (Sr. G, Francis Parker) – 19 ppg/4 rpg/4 apg/3 spg

Prince Adams (Sr. F, Evanston) – N/A

Quentin Heady (Sr. F, Hillcrest) – N/A

Roderic Gatewood (Sr. G, Meridian) – 28.6 ppg

Ryan Johnson (Sr. G/F, Oswego East) – 11.0 ppg/5.3 rpg/1.9 apg/48.7% FG/34.7% 3PT

Ryan Mbouombouo (Jr. G, Latin) – N/A

Sam Lewis (Sr. G/F, Simeon) – N/A

Sean Reynolds (So. G, DeKalb) – 15 ppg/4 rpg/2.5 apg/1.2 spg

Shaheed Solebo (Jr. G, Lane Tech) – 15.1 ppg/5 rpg/ 2.9 apg

Tylon Tolliver (Sr. G, Lincoln-Way East) – 16.8 ppg/3.4 rpg

Tyson Swanson (Sr. G, Metamora) – 11.8 ppg/4.7 rpg/57.8% FG/39.1% 3PT

Walt Hill (Sr. G, Rockford Lutheran) – N/A

Wyatt Thompson (Sr. C, Dwight) – 25.0 ppg/11.2 rpg/2.4 apg/1.5 spg/1.6 bpg/52% FG/39% 3PT

Defensive Player of the Year: Mekhi Lowery (Sr. G/F, Oswego East)

Lowery guarded everywhere on the court and did so at a high level. His lateral quickness and anticipation at 6-foot-6 often caused poor decisions and wild shots from opposing players. On top of his impact guarding on the perimeter and on the interior as a shot blocker, he also was an above-the-rim rebounder who understood how to finish possessions.

All-Defensive First Team:

Mekhi Lowery (Sr. G/F, Oswego East)

Bryce Tillery (Sr. G, Hillcrest)

  • He made life difficult from baseline to baseline with his ball pressure and tenacious pursuit.

Jeremy Fears (Sr. G, Joliet West)

  • Shining as both an on-ball stopper and high-energy shot blocker at 6-foot-1, Fears controlled some game on the defensive end.

Miles Rubin (Sr. F/C, Simeon)

  • With a 7-foot-plus reach, Rubin manned the middle and swatted shots at a high clip for a highly-regarded Simeon defense.

Niko Abusara (Sr. G, Benet)

  • One of the most switchable perimeter defenders in Illinois, Abusara showed tremendous activity, discipline, and athleticism at 6-foot-5.

Prince Adams (Sr. F, Evanston)

  • A defensive stalwart for multiple years now, Adams put his long arms and strength to good use in the paint for Evanston.

Quentin Jones (Sr. G/F, Marian Catholic)

  • Quick, lanky, and under control, Jones knows how to take offensive players out of their comfort zone and did so regularly.

Troy Cicero (Sr. G, Romeoville)

  • Cicero excels at providing relentless, in-your-face on-ball defense all game while showing great hands to poke balls loose.

Tyler Smith (Sr. G, Kenwood)

  • As rock solid as they come for a defensive guard, Smith had multiple 10-plus steal games and finds ways to shift momentum on that end of the floor.

Will Hamilton (Sr. G, Sacred Heart-Griffin)

  • An old-school lockdown defender who stays down on shot fakes, uses length to affect shots, and takes away the other team’s best option regardless of position for a top-end defense.

All-Defensive Second Team:

Drew Scharnowski (Sr. G/F, Burlington Central)

  • A rangy 6-foot-9 wing who guarded ball-handlers in open space, rotated over to block shots, and provided back line communication as an anchor.

Evan Kanellos (Sr. G, New Trier)

  • Acting as the head of the snake for a very effective New Trier defense, Kanellos irritated other guards, forced turnovers, and used his quickness and IQ to stay in front.

Foster Ogbonna (Sr. F, Rolling Meadows)

  • Physically imposing and explosive, Obgonna always took the toughest assignments and found different ways to throw off the rhythm of scorers.

Jaden Smith (Jr. C, Kenwood)

  • Nearly 6-foot-11, Smith walled up in and around the paint effectively to support the Kenwood defense while displaying some mobility on the perimeter.

JJ Hernandez (Jr. G/F, Glenbard North)

  • Do-it-all defender with extreme length at 6-foot-5, Hernandez did a nice job of covering ground and rotating over in their zone.

Jonah Funk (So. F/C, El-Paso Gridley)

Breaking the single-season block record as only a sophomore, Funk emerged as a premier rim-protector with quick springs and nice timing.

Josh Thomas (Sr. F, Evanston)

  • Thomas used his physical gifts to perfection to block shots, close up driving lanes, and affect the vision of players at different positions.

Lee Marks (Jr. G/F, Mt. Carmel)

  • Quickly became one of the top defenders in the CCL after transferring in with his high-flying athleticism and a great motor that has allowed him to guard bigs and guards alike.

Luke Williams (Jr. G, Naperville North)

  • Brings that defensive back mentality to the court by shooting gaps, using his hands well, and finding ways to use deception to affect the flow of offenses.

Trevon Roots (Sr. F, Marmion)

  • A gifted shot-blocker both on and off the ball, Roots gave Marmion a great security blanket with his closing speed and plus timing.

All-Defensive Third Team:

Aaron Brown (Sr. F, Romeoville)

  • Plays much bigger than his listing, giving constant energy and physicality while also being among the top rebounders at his size in the area.

Brayden Fagbemi (Sr. G, Benet)

  • Regularly speeds up other point guards and applies pressure without being beat or missing a defensive assignment.

Hank Alvey (Jr. C, Illini Bluffs)

  • One of the best small-school bigs, Alvey runs like a deer and uses his 6-foot-10 frame well to clog up the paint or create havoc in ball screens.

Jake Riemer (Jr. F/C, Downers Grove North)

  • An anchor for one of the best scoring defenses in 4A, Riemer is hard to move off spots, has a quick second jump, and has provided serious toughness as an interior defender.

Jason Jakstys (Jr. F/C, Yorkville)

  • Jakstys has a unique combination of mobility and length that has made him a difference-maker shutting down actions in and around the paint.

Makhi Wright (Sr. F/C, MacArthur)

  • Leading a very good MacArthur group, Wright’s shot-blocking, rebounding, and anticipation defensively have been eye-opening.

Michael Ratliff (Sr. G, Simeon)

  • Often guarding the best guard on opposing teams, Ratliff uses his strength well to cut off players and make them uncomfortable.

Morez Johnson (Jr. F, St. Rita)

  • Has played with a ton of aggression and intensity on the defensive end which has been a scary sight with how explosive he is at 6-foot-9.

Tyler Mason (Jr. G, Metamora)

  • A track star as well, Mason is terrific at jumping passing lanes and recovering to make plays on the defensive end for one of the better teams in the state.

Tyler Van Gorp (Sr. C, New Trier)

  • Allows the Trevians to funnel to him at times where his 6-foot-11 size plays a huge factor as a volume shot blocker.

Honorable Mention All-Defense:

Al Brooks (So. F, Hansberry)

Andrew Soeknsen (Sr. F/C, Plainfield Central)

Cam Cerese (Jr. G, Lake Park)

Deonte Cunningham (Sr. G, Romeoville)

Jack Huber (Sr. G, Libertyville)

Jackson Kotecki (Sr. F, St. Ignatius)

Jackson Niego (Sr. G, Lyons)

Jacob Bozeman (Sr. G, Downers Grove North)

James Stevenson (Sr. G/F, Momence)

Jimmy Rasmussen (Sr. G, Geneva)

Josh Fridman (Jr. G, Glenbrook North)

Jurrell Baldwin (Jr. F, Hyde Park)

J’Veon Bardwell (Jr. G, Sacred Heart-Griffin)

Maurice Thomas (Sr. G, DePaul Prep)

Nik Polonowski (Sr. G, Lyons)

Peter McShane (Sr. G, Brother Rice)

Raeshom Harris (Sr. G, Bloom)

RJ Davis (Sr. G, Glenbrook South)

Sam Lappin (Jr. G, Glenbrook North)

Tolu Samuels (Sr. F, Hillcrest)

All-Class Teams:

***Players without stats listed in this section won awards listed above. Search player names in this post to see stats if you are interested.

All-Senior First Team:

Ben Oosterbaan (Hinsdale Central, G)

Cam Christie (Rolling Meadows, G)

Daniel Johnson (Whitney Young, G/F)

Darrin Ames (Kenwood, G)

DeAndre Craig (Mt. Carmel, G)

DJ Douglas (Yorkville Christian, G)

Drew Scharnowski (Burlington Central, G/F)

Jake Fiegen (New Trier, G)

Jeremy Fears (Joliet West, G)

Owen Freeman (Moline, C)

All-Senior Second Team:

Ahmad Henderson (Brother Rice, G)

Asa Thomas (Lake Forest, G)

Brock Harding (Moline, G)

Bryce Tillery (Hillcrest, G)

Jake Hamilton (Sacred Heart-Griffin, G)

Jalen Griffith (Simeon, G)

Macaleab Rich (East St. Louis, F)

Mekhi Lowery (Oswego East, G/F)

Miles Rubin (Simeon, F/C)

Niko Abusara (Benet, G)

All-Senior Third Team:

Brady Kunka (Benet, G)

Brayden Fagbemi (Benet, G)

Dalen Davis (Whitney Young, G)

Darrion Baker (Hillcrest, F)

Ethan Kizer (Metamora, F)

Nik Polonowski (Lyons, G)

Quentin Jones (Marian Catholic, G/F)

Rich Barron (St. Ignatius, G)

Ty Pence (St. Joseph-Ogden, G)

Zack Hawkinson (Sacred Heart-Griffin, F)

All-Senior Fourth Team:

Danny Stephens (Augusta Southeastern, F)

George Bellevue (Lincoln-Way East, F)

Grady Thompson (Princeton, G)

James Stevenson (Momence, G/F)

Mekhi Cooper (Bolingbrook, G)

Rokas Castillo (Lemont, G)

Ryan Cohen (Glenbrook North, G)

Troy Cicero (Romeoville, G)

Tyler Franklin (Cobden, F)

Wes Rubin (Simeon, F)

All-Senior Honorable Mention:

Aidyn Boone (Libertyville, F)

Alex Engro (Loyola, G)

Alex Georgokas (Prospect, G)

Arius Alijosius (Riverside Brookfield, G)

Braylen Meredith (Wheaton Warrenville South, F)

Brock Marino (Lakes, F)

Bryce Coleman (Proviso East, F)

Caden Hawkins (Carterville, G)

Camron Willford (Hyde Park, G)

Cesar Ortiz (Woodstock North, G)

Chase Collignon (Hinsdale Central, F)

Chikasi Ofoma (Curie, F)

Cooper LePage (Crystal Lake South, G)

Dillon Schmidt (Barrington, G)

DJ Wallace (Hoffman Estates, F) – 15 ppg/6 rpg/2 bpg

Dylan Bazzell (Prairie Central, G)

Dylan Murphy (Columbia, F)

Evan Jackson (De La Salle, F)

Gaven Marr (Glenbrook South, G) – 12.4 ppg/5.4 rpg/4.1 apg/41% 3PT

Jackson Niego (Lyons, G)

Jaheim Savage (Phillips, G)

Jeremy Harrington (Curie, F) – 10.9 ppg/6.2 rpg

Jordan Pickett (Belleville East, G)

Khalil Ross (Brother Rice, F)

Mark Nikolich-Wilson (Rolling Meadows, C)

Mason Funk (U-High, G/F)

Matas Castillo (Lemont, G)

Payton Pitts (Francis Parker, G)

Prince Adams (Evanston, F)

Quentin Heady (Hillcrest, F)

Roderic Gatewood (Meridian, G)

Ryan Johnson (Oswego East, G/F)

Sam Lewis (Simeon, G)

Tylon Tolliver (Lincoln-Way East, G)

Tyson Swanson (Metamora, G/F)

Wade Sims (Thornridge, G)

Walt Hill (Rockford Lutheran, G)

Will Buchert (Libertyville, G) – 13.1 ppg/5.6 rpg/2.9 apg/1.9 spg/88.8% FT

Wyatt Thompson (Dwight, C)

Xavier Nesbitt (Chicago U-High, G)

All-Junior First Team:

Cam Cerese (Lake Park, G)

Cole Certa (Bloomington Central Catholic, G)

Connor May (Palatine, G/F)

Jack Stanton (Downers Grove North, G)

Jurrell Baldwin (Hyde Park, F)

Luke Williams (Naperville North, G)

Morez Johnson (St. Rita, F)

Nojus Indrusaitis (St. Rita, G)

Stefan Cicic (Riverside Brookfield, C)

Tyler Mason (Metamora, G)

All-Junior Second Team:

Angelo Ciaravino (Mt. Carmel, G)

Smooth, tough scorer with a ton of versatility on both ends. Wiry frame and anticipation allowed him to excel defensively. He has emerged as a Division 1 prospect and one of the top juniors in the CCL.

Braeden Carlsen (Wauconda, G)

High-octane offensive weapon that utilized his skill as a multi-level shot creator and showed impressive strength to finish in traffic or on the block. Regularly contributed across the board. D1/D2 upside.

Calvin Robbins (Kenwood, F)

High-flyer was a difference maker in the starting lineup or off the bench. Relentless rebounder who showed a much-improved jump shot. Impact is well beyond the stat sheet.

Carlos Harris (Curie, G)

Cooper Koch (Peoria Notre Dame, F)

Gianni Cobb (Perspectives, G)

James Brown (St. Rita, F/C)

Averaged near a double-double against one of the toughest schedules in the state. Efficient with touches on the block, passed in high-low game, and manned the paint defensively. North Carolina commit.

Je’Shawn Stevenson (Lindblom, G)

Josh Fridman (Glenbrook North, G)

Meyoh Swansey (Romeoville, G)

A master of the mid-range, Swansey was excellent off the bounce for Romeoville. All-conference player who pressured the ball and made his presence felt in transition. Bright future from a recruiting standpoint.

All-Junior Third Team:

Carson Brownfield (Homewood Flossmoor, G/F)

Big guard burst onto the scene as a do-it-all combo guard for HF. Has good instincts defensively, passing feel, and finishes plays in crowds at a high level. Has an intriguing package for the next level.

Christian Betancur (Marian Central Catholic, F)

Stats: 21.2 ppg/10.3 rpg

Clemson football recruit was a load for MCC. Physical lefty showed innate touch and footwork to score. Rebounded in bulk and handled heavy defensive focus well.

Jakob Blakley (Larkin, G)

Missed the first part of the season but quickly reaffirmed his status among guards in the class. Crafty and dynamic ball-screen option that excelled at creating shots and hitting tough ones. Plus defender with a big spring ahead.

JJ Hernandez (Glenbard North, F)

Kelton McEwen (Bartlett, G)

Proficient shooter who upped his volume and playmaking prowess without sacrificing efficiency. Showed up in big moments and was a tough cover with his body control and ability to shoot off the bounce. Should appeal to Ivy and D2 programs among others.

Larenz Walters (Kankakee, G)

Breakout season for an end-to-end pace setter who scores in bulk. Took over games with his explosive outputs but also had flashes of passing IQ.

Luke Kinkade (Neuqua Valley, G)

Co-Conference Player of the Year got better as the year progressed. Knockdown shooter added layers to his game attacking the rim and hitting pull-ups over defenders. Very underrated rebounder at his size.

Miles Boland (Loyola, G)

Really came into his own mixing up bully ball with floor spacing. Was able to catch fire on multiple occasions but was generally rock solid in multiple aspects of the game. All-CCL player.

Shaheed Solebo (Lane Tech, G)

Stats: 15.1 ppg/5.0 rpg/2.9 apg

Among the most reliable juniors in Chicago, Solebo was a leader and top scorer for Lane Tech. The rangy lefty made the most noise when the lights were brightest, finding comfort drawing fouls, attacking to his left hand, and connecting on shots with space. He will add Division 1 offers.

Tommie Aberle (Lake Forest, G)

Stats: 14.5 ppg/5 rpg/3 apg/50% FG

Gritty, versatile guard took a noticeable jump forward as the second option for the Scouts. Constantly gets downhill to make plays on the move and has shown more range. Very impactful on the glass and makes winning plays on the defensive end.

All-Junior Fourth Team:

Adyn McGinley (Beecher, G)

Stats: 20.7 ppg/5.6 rpg/5.0 apg/2.8 spg/39% 3PT

Showcased three-level scoring potential and athleticism in the open floor and as a threat in the half court. Plays with an edge at 6-foot and sees the floor well as a passer.

Calvin Worsham (Christ the King, F)

Stats: 22.3 ppg/9.3 rpg/4.7 apg

Monster year statistically where he put his name on the map throughout the state. A force in the lane with nimble footwork and a strong frame. Showed point forward skills and caused problems on both backboards.

Isaiah Green (Kenwood, G)

Stats: N/A

Gifted combo guard transferred from Hillcrest and quickly made a mark. Driver with a good stroke has provided some offensive spark but also defensive pressure.

Jason Jakstys (Yorkville, C)

Joshua Pickett (West Aurora, G)

Stats: 14.2 ppg/5.8 rpg/2.5 apg

Showed flashes of deep range, physical interior scoring, and ball-handling that is uncommon for 6-foot-5 kids. Has evident size and talent at the guard spot that will continue to attract college coaches.

Justus McNair (Joliet West, G)

Stats: N/A

High-energy guard who settled in as the third option for a loaded team. Made selfless plays all year as a rebounder, defender, and slasher making the extra pass. Progressed nicely as a shooter and was a highlight reel all season around the rim.

Nolan Sexton (Evergreen Park, G)

Stats: 17.6 ppg/6.1 rpg/3.2 apg/38% 3PT

Long-range sniper will have a chance to score 1,500 points next season. Very effective pulling up from NBA range and looked stronger when he needed to take contact off the dribble. Should open some eyes this spring.

Ryan Mbouombouo (Latin, G)

Led Latin with a tenacious scoring mentality. Found different ways to get shots as the focal point of opposing defenses to become one of the best guards in 2A.

Talen Pearson (Nazareth, G)

Stats: 13 ppg/5 rpg/2 apg/1 bpg

A serious breakout season for the two-way guard. At 6-foot-5, he was a defensive stalwart for Naz and took on a heavy load offensively as an isolation scorer and passer.

Troyer Carlson (Kaneland, G)

Stats: 17 ppg

Recently surpassing 1,000 points, the three-year guard regularly hit shots from the volleyball line, bulked up to deliver punishment on drives, and guided Kaneland to over 25 wins. Should have ample college football options but also has the game to play college hoops.

All-Junior Honorable Mention:

Darshan Thomas (Fenwick, F) – 11 ppg/6 rpg/2 apg/47% FG

Davee Flowers (Niles West, G) – 15.5 ppg/5.0 rpg/3.8 apg/2.3 spg

DeKwon Brown (Peoria, G) – N/A

DJ Bolden (Westinghouse, G) – N/A

Hank Alvey (Illini Bluffs, C) – 15.6 ppg/8.3 rpg/3.3 apg/2.3 spg/2.3 bpg

Jaheem Webber (Normal, C) – N/A

Jehvion Starwood (Oswego East, G) – 10.2 ppg/3.4 rpg/2.6 apg/47.4% FG

JT Alexander (North Mac, G/F) – 15.5 ppg/7.7 rpg/52% FG

Justin Sveiteris (Downers Grove South, F) – 14 ppg/7 rpg

Logan Feller (New Trier, G) – 8 ppg/5 rpg/4 apg

Malachi Johnson (Rockford Guilford, G) – N/A

Niko Newsome (Bloomington, G) – 20.3 ppg/6.1 rpg/1.7 spg

Nick Taylor (Glenbrook South, F) – 11.7 ppg/5.0 rpg/52.3 FG%

PJ Chambers (DePaul Prep, G) – N/A

Quentin McCoy (Lindblom, G) – 14.4 ppg/5.9 rpg/4.0 apg

Reggie Ray (St. Ignatius, G) – 11.0 ppg/2.9 rpg/2.2 apg/41% 3PT

Richard Lindsey (De La Salle, F) – 12.1 ppg/4.8 rpg/2.2 apg/1.2 spg

Spencer Cullum (Woodstock, G/F) – 15.7 ppg/8 rpg

Tyler Curl (Prairie Central, G) – 14 ppg/8 rpg/3.3 apg/2.1 spg/36.1% 3PT

Zavier Fitch (Brother Rice, F) – N/A

All-Sophomore First Team:

Al Brooks (Hansberry, G/F)

Antonio Munoz (Whitney Young, G/F)

Derek Bishop (Mundelein, G)

Stats: 17.8 ppg/5.5 rpg/1.5 apg/1.8 spg/75% FT

A two-year starter on pace to become one of Mundelein’s all-time leading scorers, Bishop took another step forward this year. His one-on-one ability caused problems all year and he progressed as a passer.

Jeremiah Fears (Joliet West, G)

Luke Smith (Addison Trail, G)

Stats: 19 ppg/4.5 rpg/3 apg/41% 3PT/84% FT

Exploded this season and emerged as the highest scoring sophomore in the West Suburban. Changed speeds and hit tough shots for AT while carrying a heavy load.

Reid Olson (Niles North, G)

Stats: 14.2 ppg/2.8 rpg/2.3 apg/115 3PM/44.5% 3PT/82% FT

Among the state’s best shooters regardless of class. Olson’s ability to navigate specialty defenses, deliver in pressure moments, and diversity his game over the last year stood out. Won CSL North Player of the Year.

Ross Robertson (South Beloit, F/C)

Sean Reynolds (DeKalb, G)

Stats: 14.8 ppg/40% 3PT/80% FT

Premier shooter and unanimous All-DVC pick with a rare combination of fiery competitiveness and composure. He led a young DeKalb team to 22 wins and impacted games with defensive activity, rebounding, movement off the ball.

Terrence Smith (West Aurora, G/F)

Stats: 13 ppg/7 rpg/1.4 apg/1.5 spg/60% FG/37% 3PT

Smith was a difference maker on both ends putting his athleticism to good use. A high-flyer with great anticipation, he rebounded above the rim, finished with flare, and was highly efficient from multiple spots on the floor.

Yaris Irby (Niles North, G)

Stats: 18.0 ppg/3.8 rpg/4.7 apg

An immediate impact transfer, Irby was one of the leading scorers in the CSL. He dominated games at times with his ability to get collapse defenses and make plays through contact. Bright future alongside Olson.

All-Sophomore Second Team:

 AJ Demirov (Crystal Lake South, G)

Stats: 15.8 ppg/4.2apg/3.5spg

Lightning quick point guard put pressure on teams on both ends creating turnovers and getting to the rim at will. When he caught fire from the perimeter, there wasn’t much that defenses could do.

Anton Strelnikov (Lake Zurich, C)

Stats: 14 ppg/6 rpg

Big man with textbook interior footwork and low post scoring. Stepped into a lead role in his first varsity season, battling well against some of the physical groups in the North Suburban league.

Bradley Longcor (Quincy, G)

Stats: 14 ppg/3 rpg/4 apg

An all-around threat who was a standout as a freshman as well, Longcor established himself as one of the best guards in the area. Plays at his own pace, sees the floor well, and has a knack for making timely shots in crowds.

EJ Mosley (St. Laurence, G)

Stats: 14.1 ppg/3.3 rpg/2.6 apg/43% 3PT

Talented combo guard who was an All-CCL player. Operates in open space well and really shot the ball well for the Vikings. Looked fearless for the sophomore-led group.

Elijah Lovemore (Bloom, G)

Stats: 9.1 ppg/3.3 rpg/5.6 apg/2.0 spg

Such a gifted passer with a 5-to-1 assist to turnover ratio. Fit right in with the veterans at Bloom, running the show and scoring as needed. Registered multiple double-doubles and harassed opposing guards defensively.

Jacob Rice (St. Laurence, G)

Stats: 14.9 ppg/4.4 rpg/1.5 apg/41% 3PT

Another All-Conference player for St. Laurence, Rice used improved strength to score at a higher clip against tough competition. Had a blistering season from three.

Jayden Tyler (Homewood Flossmoor, G)

Stats: 12.9 ppg/2.9 apg/2 spg/43% 3pt

Emerged as one of the bright young guards in the Chicago area. Played with a chip and orchestrated well for a new-look Homewood Flossmoor team. Has that quick-twitch speed and high-IQ to make things happen.

Jonah Funk (El-Paso Gridley, F)

Lyncoln Koester (Mt. Zion, G)

Stats: 14.5 ppg/3.7 rpg/3.4 apg/1.5 spg

Savvy guard who didn’t miss many open looks from three. Was a go-to perimeter option for a very good Mt. Zion team. Used 6-foot-3 length well to make plays for others.

Micah Meiss (El-Paso Gridley, G)

Stats: 18.2 ppg/6.0 rpg/3.1 apg

Another EPG sophomore who was crucial to their success. Contributed across the board and had a number of explosive offensive performances. Very promising future for the 6-foot-4 guard.

All-Sophomore Third Team:

Chris Tacher (Elgin Academy, G)

Stats: 19.2 ppg/2.9 rpg/2.1 apg

High-volume option for Elgin Academy was named all-conference. Shoots with confidence off the dribble and has the ability to score at the rim with his athleticism.

Christian Cummings (Rockford Christian, G)

Stats: N/A

Dynamic point guard led the way for one of the best 2A teams in the state. An electric open court player, Cummings found openings and delivered. Has a chance to be a highly-recruited guard.

Dalton Scantlebury (Lane Tech, F)

Stats: 11.5 ppg/7.7 rpg/1.3 bpg

Burst onto the scene as an active, athletic forward who is relentless on the glass. Showed that he can step out and knock down jumpers but had a big presence cutting, rolling, and finishing in his first varsity year.

EJ Breland (St. Patrick, G)

Stats: 12.3 ppg/2.2 rpg/4.4 apg

Despite increased defensive attention, Breland showed noticeable progress as a decision maker. Still a long-range shooter, the second-year guard made others around him better with his court vision.

Jack Weigus (Hinsdale South, G)

Stats: 12.5 ppg/3.0 rpg/2.5 apg

Quickly became a leader for a young group. Weigus lit up the scoreboard at times with his marksmanship and touch inside the paint.

Jackson Hupp (Hersey, F/C)

Stats: 12.4 ppg/4.5 rpg/47% FG/35% 3PT

Strong, highly skilled 6-foot-7 big man continued to produce. Created constant mismatches with how he operates down low and the comfort handling the ball and shooting the three. Very promising post prospect.

Jordan Tunis (Schaumburg, G)

Stats: 13.6 ppg/4.1 rpg/3.3 apg/38% 3PT

Standout guard for the Saxons has a ton of poise and confidence. Battled some injuries but gave them scoring punch getting downhill and a pace setter with his speed.

Justin Bowen (OPRF, F)

Stats: N/A

Imposing wing who showed flashed of excellence for OPRF. Rebounded in bulk and finished through contact regularly. Will be a player to track in the class.

Phoenix Gill (St. Ignatius, G)

Stats: 10.7 ppg/2.8 rpg/2.4 apg/1.5 spg/35% 3PT

Explosive first-year varsity player was effective at point guard for the Wolfpack as both a scorer and passer. Has knifed to the basket, shot the three at a good clip, and excelled as a disruptive defender. Doesn’t get sped up and looks like a high-major guard.

Seth Cheney (Providence, G)

Stats: 13.4 ppg/3.1 rpg/81.6% FT

Became a leading piece for Providence. Fearless offensive weapon who played on and off the ball effectively. Has good size at guard that allowed him to rebound well too.

All-Sophomore Fourth Team:

Aidan Bardic (Stevenson, G)

Stats: 10.4 ppg/2.4 rpg/4.1 apg/52% FG

Personifies toughness as a point guard and looked good in his first varsity year. Showed craftiness and touch in and around the paint with uncanny power as a driver. Provided solid defensive production for a disciplined Stevenson team.

Ben Schneider (Prospect, G)

Stats: 10.5 ppg/1.5 rpg/2.0 apg

Has done a nice job as the second option for a peaking Prospect team. Acts as a spark plug with his on-ball defense, passing on the move, and gutsy shot-making.

Brady Sehlhorst (NDCP, G/F)

Stats: 13 ppg

Long, lanky wing who became a focal point for the Dons. Found different ways to score and added value on the backboard with his athleticism and length. Will be a good player for years to come.

DJ Porter (Fenwick, G)

Stats: 10 ppg/4 rpg/3 apg

In his first full varsity year, Porter stood out for a very young and promising Fenwick group. Understands how to use his big frame and ball-handling to make plays for himself and others.

Hunter Gawron (Niles North, F)

Stats: 10.3 ppg/6.3 rpg/70.3% FG

Opened a lot of eyes as a rim runner, defensive presence, and efficient finisher. Ran the floor and played with energy and tenacity that led to his all-conference selection.

Ian Miletic (Rolling Meadows, G/F)

Stats: N/A

A do-it-all 6-foot-6 wing who played and defended multiple spots for Meadows. Really stood out as a passer with touch passes and transition playmaking. Knocked down open jumpers, slashed, and affected shots.

Jonas Johnson (DePaul Prep, F)

Stats: 8.1 ppg/5.2 rpg/1 spg

Plays bigger than 6-foot-6 for DePaul Prep. Johnson rebounds out of his area, shows good defensive instincts, and has been a reliable outlet offensively. Promising athlete and floor spacer who is only going to get better.

Keshaun Vaval (Marist, G)

Stats: 10.2 ppg/4 rpg/4 apg

Big-time addition as a transfer. May have been the most talented guard for a deep Marist backcourt. Vaval manufactured quality looks and was capable of going off.

Makai Kvamme (DePaul Prep, G)

Stats: 8.2 ppg/3 rpg/5.2 apg

A quintessential playmaker who takes care of the ball and gets others involved. One of the leaders in the CCL in assists, Kvamme also has the ability to pressure the ball and score in the lane. Plays with such composure.

Rae’Qwon Rogers (Bowen, G)

Stats: 15.9 ppg/4.7 rpg/6.3 apg

Carried Bowen and consistently had impressive outputs in the CPL. Already gets above the rim and can blow by guards and bigs alike. Should be a problem the next two years.

Honorable Mention:

Athan Berchos (Andrew, G) – 9 ppg/4 apg/37% 3PT

Bradley Biedke (Conant, F) – N/A

Brandyn Michaels (St. Viator, G) – N/A

Brendan Loftus (Loyola, F) – N/A

Colby Smith (New Trier, G) – 8 ppg

Daniel Sveiteris (Downers Grove South, F) – 10.0 ppg/4.3 rpg/2.0 apg

Darien Green (Christ the King, G) – 13 ppg/4 rpg/7 apg

Domas Narcevicius (Stagg, G/F) – N/A

Drew Rodgers (Deerfield, C) – N/A

Ike Brooks (Hansberry, G) – N/A

Jayden Preston (TF South, G) – N/A

Joey Hernandez (St. Viator, G) – N/A

Keshaun Thomas (Quincy, F) – N/A

Luca Carbonaro (Wheaton Warrenville South, G) – 9.0 ppg/3.1 apg

Matthew Morrice (St. Edwards, G) – 13 ppg/3 rpg/42% 3PT

Melvin Bell (St. Rita, G) – N/A

Nate Marshall (Fenwick, F) – N/A

Nick Allen (Bradley Bourbonnais, C) – 10.6 ppg/5.3 rpg/1.0 bpg

Trey Taylor (Moline, F) – 8.4 ppg/4.6 rpg

Tyreek Coleman (Waubonsie Valley, G) – 8.5 ppg/3.0 rpg/2.5 apg/2.0 spg

All-Freshman First Team:

BJ Powell (Lincoln-Way East, G)

Stats: 10.3 ppg/3.3 apg/2.1 apg/56% 3PT

Started for a very good Lincoln-Way East team and showed up in big moments as a shooter and playmaker.

Jaali Love (Manley, F)

Stats: 15.7 ppg/8.3 rpg/1.2 spg/2.5 bpg

Big time output throughout the year utilizing his length and athleticism to impact both ends. Helped guide Manley to a 29-win season.

Jamson Coulter (Rich, G)

Stats: 13 ppg

Explosive scoring guard who didn’t take long to get acclimated to the varsity game. Showed some impressive one-on-one skill and produced as a passer.

Latrell Kelly (Farragut, G)

Stats: 15 ppg/4 rpg/3.5 apg

Stepped into a lead role for Farragut and shined as the primary playmaker. Dynamic finisher with great quickness off of the bounce.

Rajan Roberts (Proviso West, G)

Stats: N/A

May have had the best freshman season in the state. Created in space against a stout, physical West Suburban Silver. Elevates well, collapses defenses, and can facilitate. Very gifted long-term prospect.

All-Freshman Second Team:

Davon Grant (DeKalb, F)

Stats: 13.9 ppg/6.6 rpg/62% FG

A man amongst boys in the paint, Grant was a monster inside of 15 feet with deep post ups, powerful dunks, and putbacks in bulk.

Gage Peterson (Waltonville, F/C)

Stats: N/A

A low-post tactician with perimeter skill who was a force on the defensive end as a shot blocker. Controlled the glass and showed the ability to knock down jumpers at a high clip.

Marshawn Cocroft (Aurora Christian, G)

Stats: N/A

Delivered when the lights were brightest all season for AC. Mature vision and skill for a freshman helped him excel in the lead guard role.

Mike Nee (Glenbard East, G)

Stats: 11 ppg/3 rpg/3 apg/40% 3PT/90% FT

Tremendous shooter who had a 50/40/90 line. Possesses a fluid outside game that he played off of well in significant time for Glenbard East.

Simereon Carter (Waukegan, G/F)

Stats: 14.5 ppg/7 rpg

One of the more impactful freshman in the state, Carter saw increasingly tough defensive pressure and still managed to get to the rim and rebound well.

All-Freshman Third Team:

Amir Danforth (Rockford Auburn, G)

Stats: N/A

Has helped guide Auburn to a sectional title. Has a clean handle and was able to be a spark plug on both ends with his ball pressure and scoring punch.

Carter Newsome (Waukegan, G)

Stats: 9 ppg

Did a nice job all season balancing scoring and playmaking for a young Waukegan team. Should be a point guard to track over the next few years.

Jayden Riley (Oswego, G)

Stats: 9.6 ppg/2.0 rpg/4.4 apg/1.6 spg

Excellent passer who got teammates open shots with regularity. Very shifty with the ball and scored well as a secondary option for Oswego.

Lonnie Mosley (Evergreen Park, G)

Stats: 12 ppg/3 rpg/5 apg

An all-conference player who showed a nose for scoring. Shot the ball with confidence and figured out how to adapt to tougher defense.

Panayiotis Sotos (Maine South, G)

Stats: 7 ppg

A true floor general who took over the reigns in a very difficult Central Suburban League. Only averaged one turnover a game and showed shooting prowess and comfort probing in the lane.

All-Freshman Fourth Team:

Bryson Mossman (Routt, G)

Stats: N/A

High-skill guard who can really shoot the ball, Mossman made an immediate impact on a Routt team who was among the best in 1A this year.

Charles Barnes (De La Salle, G/F)

Stats: N/A

Started for a CCL team who made a big jump from last year. Good jump shooter with size at 6-foot-4 that aided him defensively.

Gavin Mueller (St. Francis, F)

Stats: 8.3 ppg/4.9 rpg/47% FG

Interior workhorse who scored on the block, dominated the glass at times, and provided some face-up value. Has a chance to be really good for St. Francis.

Lincoln Williams (Kankakee, G)

Stats: N/A

An above-the-rim athlete capable of making plays in crowds or cause some havoc on the defensive end.

Mack Sutter (Dunlap, F)

Stats: N/A

Built like an upperclassmen with powerful athleticism, Sutter was an effective transition finisher and cutter who contributed across the board.

Honorable Mention:

Adoni Vassiliakis (Marist, G) – N/A

Blaise LaVista (Libertyville, G/F) – N/A

Chris Bolte (Hinsdale South, F) – 5.3 ppg/3.5 rpg

Jack Dempsey (Oak Lawn, G) – N/A

JC Anderson (Mt. Zion, C) – N/A

Josh Abushanab (Glenbard North, F) – 6.6 ppg/4 rpg

Mahari Thatch (Glenbard North, G) – 4.1 ppg/2.4 rpg/1.3 spg

Mike Oliver (Curie, G) – N/A

Oliver Gray (Barrington, G) – N/A

Stephen Brown (Marist, F) – N/A

All-Newcomer First Team:

Antonio Munoz (So. F, Whitney Young)

Al Brooks (So. G/F,  Hansberry)

Carson Brownfield (Jr. G, Homewood Flossmoor)

Rajan Roberts (Fr. G, Proviso West)

Simereon Carter (Fr. G/F, Waukegan)

All-Newcomer Second Team:

Anton Strelnikov (So. C, Lake Zurich)

Dalton Scantlebury (So. F, Lane Tech)

Darshan Thomas (So. F, Fenwick)

Jayden Tyler (So. G, Homewood Flossmoor)

Richard Lindsay (So. G, De La Salle)

All-Newcomer Third Team:

Aidan Bardic (So. G, Stevenson)

Jack Dabbs (Jr. F, Stevenson)

Jaali Love (Fr. F, Manley)

Latrell Kelly (Fr. G, Farragut)

Phoenix Gill (So. G, St. Ignatius)

All-Newcomer Fourth Team:

Ben Schneider (So. G, Prospect)

BJ Powell (Fr. G, Lincoln-Way East)

Gage Peterson (Fr. F/C, Waltonville)

Logan Feller (Jr. G, New Trier)

Zavier Fitch (Jr. F, Brother Rice)

Honorable Mention:

Aaron Cook (Jr. G/F, St. Francis) – 9.6 ppg/4.3 rpg/1.8 apg

Amir Danforth (Fr. G, Rockford Auburn)

Athan Berchos (So. G, Andrew)

Brady Sehlhorst (So. G/F, Notre Dame College Prep)

Brendan Loftus (So. F, Loyola)

Davon Grant (Fr. F, DeKalb)

DJ Porter (So. G/F, Fenwick)

Domas Narcevicius (So. G/F, Stagg)

Hunter Gawron (So. F/C, Niles North)

Ian Brown (Jr. G/F, New Trier) – 8 ppg

Jonas Johnson (So. F, DePaul Prep)

Jory Boley (Jr. G/F, Yorkville)

Lonnie Mosley (Fr. G, Evergreen Park)

Luca Carbonaro (So. G, Wheaton Warrenville South)

Makai Kvamme (So. G, DePaul Prep)

Marshawn Cocroft (Fr. G, Aurora Christian)

Matthew Morrice (So. G, St. Edward)

Mike Nee (Fr. G, Glenbard East)

Owen Giannoulias (Jr. G, Glenbard North) – 9 ppg/2.5 rpg/2 apg/1.3 spg

Tyreek Coleman (So. G, Waubonsie Valley)

All-Energy First Team:

BJ Duling (Jr. G, Kenwood)

George Bellevue (Sr. F, Lincoln-Way East)

Jack Oberhoffer (Sr. C, Glenbard West)

Justus McNair (Jr. G, Joliet West)

Parker Sulaver (Jr. F, Benet)

All-Energy Second Team:

Aaron Brown (Sr. F, Romeoville)

Cale Cosme (Jr. G, Brother Rice)

Calvin Robbins (Jr. F, Kenwood)

Jasper Ogburn (Sr. G, Moline)

Logan Brown (Sr. F, Glenbard West)

All-Energy Third Team:

Alex Engro (Sr. G, Loyola)

Graham Smith (Sr. F, Lyons)

Jeremy Harrington (Sr. F, Curie)

Jordan Chandler (Sr. G, St. Rita)

Santana Flowers (Jr. F, Bloom)

All-Energy Honorable Mention:

Andy Nash (Sr. G, Benet)

Anthony Mordini (Sr. F, Lake Forest)

Azarion Richardson (Sr. G, Decatur MacArthur)

Brendan Loftus (So. F, Loyola)

Chase Collignon (Sr. F, Hinsdale Central)

Dayvion Ellis (So. G, St. Viator)

Evan Kanellos (Sr. G, New Trier)

Keon Alexander (Sr. F, Bolingbrook)

KeShon Singleton (Sr. G, Sacred Heart-Griffin)

LeBarron Lee (Sr. F, Yorkville)

Michael Maloney (Sr. G, Stevenson)

Sam Millstone (Sr.G, Palatine)

Sean Brown (Jr. F, Whitney Young)

Tyler Jasek (Sr. F, Oswego East)

Vic Brown (Jr. F/C, Rich)

Sixth Man of the Year: Calvin Robins (Jr. F, Kenwood)

Robins has provided terrific energy and activity off of the bench, often finishing among the top scorers for Kenwood. He has a number of Division 1 offers in part because of how hard he plays and the top-tier explosiveness that he brings to the table. Robins has been excellent and selfless in his bench role.

Sixth Man Honorable Mention:

Brady Chambers (Jr. F, Lyons)

Josh Wolf (Sr. G, Glenbrook South)

Kaiden Space (Sr. G, Simeon)

Nick Niego (Sr. G, Brother Rice)

Sam Driscoll (Sr. G, Benet)

Coach of the Year: Gene Heidkamp (Benet)

A model of consistency and substance, Heidkamp is less about accolades and recognition and more about putting his players in the best position to succeed. Under his guidance, this Benet team without a player over 6-foot-6 has been one of the stingiest defensive units in the state all year and plays with a level of unselfishness and balance offensively that is fun to watch. They may not have the biggest name players, but Heidkamp has instilled confidence and composure in this group.

Honorable Mention:

Brian Centella (Grayslake Central), Brian Hynes (Marist), Conte Stamas (Brother Rice), Danny Grieves (Metamora), Don Houston (Hillcrest), Jerrel Oliver (Hyde Park), Jim Thomas (Downers Grove North), Nick Latorre (Hinsdale Central), Quin Hayes (Glenbrook North), Robert Smith (Simeon), Ryan Velasquez (Oswego East), Scott Fricke (New Trier), Sean Taylor (Moline), Terise Bryson (Decatur MacArthur), Tom Kleinschmidt (DePaul Prep)

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