Trey Boston, Downers Grove North
By three varsity seasons
Boston all the time had the ability to compete at a excessive stage. This senior yr the 6-foot-2 guard used his abilities to make everybody else on the court docket higher. Tremendous athletic to the rim and displaying the flexibility to persistently join from the perimeter, Boston averaged 16.9 factors and 4.Three rebounds. He additionally defended a number of positions. “He is all the time engaged on his recreation right here at college,” coach Jim Thomas stated. “The important thing for him has been mixing with different types and different gamers.”
Marcus Bult, Wheaton Academy
It is nice when a crew’s greatest participant is its hardest employee. Warriors coach Steve Thonn stated that is the case with this 6-foot-Four junior guard. A two-time all-Metro Suburban Convention choose and this yr’s MSC Crimson MVP,
Bult averaged 16.Three factors, 4.7 rebounds and made 69 3-pointers. MVP at East Aurora, Bult led the Warriors in scoring 23 of 28 video games attacking the rim or hitting from the arc. He scored a season-high 25 factors at Romeoville and made six 3s in opposition to Marmion within the playoffs. “His total recreation improved lots from his sophomore yr,” Thonn stated.
Eric Cannon, Waubonsie Valley
Flooring chief of a 27-5 crew that gained a regional title for the primary time in 11 years. The 5-foot-11 senior is a four-year starter, first-team all-DuPage Valley Convention the final three years. A repeat All-Space guard who made a program-record 80 3-pointers as a junior,
Cannon introduced grit and maturity, plus 11.7 factors per recreation and 67 3s. He shot 39 p.c on 3s, 65 p.c on 2-pointers, 80 p.c on free throws. MVP at Batavia and all-tournament at Jacobs, Cannon will play at Rochester. “He was All-Space final yr and he’s higher this yr,” coach Jason Mead stated.
Erik Cohn, York
When Cohn bought scorching from the perimeter, there was no higher shooter. And it occurred lots this season. The 6-foot-Three senior guard, a three-year starter, knocked down 44 p.c of his 3-pointers — 85 complete — whereas hitting 58 p.c of his 2-point makes an attempt.
Cohn performed his greatest basketball late within the season because the Dukes claimed a regional championship. He averaged 13.Three factors and three.6 rebounds. “He is the most effective shooters I’ve coached,” coach Vince Doran stated. “You simply cannot depart him open on the market.”
Colin Crothers, Benet
A 3rd-year varsity member as a junior,
Crothers continues to impress along with his growth and his consistency. The 6-foot-Eight middle was a devastating low-post scorer and a menace on protection beneath the basket. Crothers rounded out his recreation by flattening 3-pointers and bringing the ball up the court docket after grabbing a rebound. Crothers averaged 13.2 factors and eight.2 rebounds whereas hitting 60 p.c of his photographs from the sphere. “Nearly as good as he is been, he made big strides for us this season,” coach Gene Heidkamp stated.
Justin Eagins, Downers Grove South
Make no mistake,
Eagins might flat-out rating. He is a two-time All-Space choice who, in solely two varsity seasons, managed to prime the 1,000-point mark. The 6-foot-2 senior guard added energy and maturity, permitting him to enhance in nearly each aspect of his recreation. All of Eagins’ numbers improved from a yr in the past — 17.9 factors, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 95 3-pointers. “He is clearly a really expert offensive participant,” coach Kris Olson stated. “He put it on his shoulders to make all his teammates higher.”
Cole Hardtke, Glenbard South
In 1990 Raiders coach Wade Hardtke was DuPage County All-Space captain. Now a son of his, 6-foot-Four senior ahead Cole, is an All-Space choice. After beginning one recreation as a junior, he broke out as the highest rebounder and scorer on Glenbard South’s Class 3A supersectional squad. All-Upstate Eight Convention and all-District 87,
Hardtke opened the playoffs scoring 29 factors in opposition to Kaneland. Hardtke averaged 12.2 factors and 5.5 rebounds, a couple of third of them offensive boards. “He is develop into a multidimensional participant each inside and out of doors,” Wade Hardtke stated.
Ethan Helwig, Metea Valley
The 6-foot-Four senior wing rewrote Mustangs data. A Merrimack Faculty commit, he set all-time marks with 1,272 factors and 189 3-pointers, 590 factors and 87 3s in a season, and 38 factors in a recreation. Averaging 20.Three factors, 3.5 assists and three.Four rebounds,
Helwig earned second straight All-Space, all-DuPage Valley and crew MVP honors. A health club rat, he added carry to his jumper and improved his skill to get to the rim; he shot 164 free throws and made 75 p.c. Coach Matt Walpole referred to as him a team-first participant: “He performs with a fireplace and perspective that is contagious to others.”
Sema’j Henderson, Downers Grove North
There have been few gamers higher with the ball in his palms in transition. Seemingly dashing at 100 mph for 32 minutes a recreation,
Henderson made essentially the most of his three varsity seasons. Extraordinarily bodily within the backcourt, the 6-foot-2 senior overpowered opposing guards on offense and on the ball on protection. Henderson averaged 16.2 factors, 5.Four rebounds, 2.Eight assists and took 212 free throws. “Sema’j has bought such a robust will and a ardour for the sport,” coach Jim Thomas stated. “I am going to all the time admire that from him.”
Nick Kosich, York
It’s going to be fairly unusual not seeing
Kosich in a York uniform subsequent yr. A varsity member since his freshman season, the 6-foot-2 senior guard surpassed the 1,000-point mark by scoring in nearly each conceivable method. But it surely was the intangibles Kosich dropped at this system that allowed him to be part of two regional championship groups. He averaged 11.7 factors, Three rebounds and a team-high 3.1 assists. “He is an extremely brilliant participant,” coach Vince Doran stated. “He is a particular participant I am going to all the time bear in mind.”
Jeff Kratz, WW South
Heading into this season, the Tigers returned solely their sixth man. That participant –
Kratz — wound up main the crew to a shock 20-win marketing campaign. The 6-foot-1 senior guard helped kind one other robust defensive unit, however Kratz was invaluable due to his explosive offense. He knocked down 93 3-pointers whereas averaging 15.6 factors. Kratz additionally dished 3.2 assists a recreation and snared 2.5 steals. “We gave him a number of freedom on the market, and deservedly so,” coach Mike Healy stated. “We do not win half as many video games with out Jeff.”
John Poulakidas, Neuqua Valley
The DuPage Valley all-conference choice entered the season with two school scholarship gives, unusual for a sophomore. Then
Poulakidas did issues no Neuqua sophomore had achieved. A 30-point recreation, for one, and his 15.5-point common made him the Wildcats’ first scoring chief as a soph. The 6-foot-Four wing’s improved post-up and driving skills led to raised rebounding and 55-percent 2-point capturing, on prime of 72 3-point baskets and 79 p.c foul capturing. “He is bought a particular capturing contact that comes round about as soon as each 10 years,” coach Todd Sutton stated.
Deng Reng, Wheaton North
Few gamers improved as a lot as
Reng did since his freshman season. The 6-foot-Eight senior ahead was a late bloomer who was promoted to varsity his sophomore yr, Reng steadily gained energy and developed into one in all DuPage County’s prime gamers. shooter who thrived attending to the basket, this season Reng turned extra of a menace along with his again to the rim. He averaged 15 factors and seven.1 rebounds. “He all the time exhibits nice effort, however getting stronger made an enormous distinction,” coach Dave Brackmann stated.
Luke Sgarbossa, Lake Park
Because the Lancers smashed final yr’s win complete by 17 and claimed a regional title, they leaned on
Sgarbossa. Up on varsity as a sophomore, the 6-foot junior guard did all of it for his crew throughout an incredible common and postseason run. In a position to rating in any respect three ranges, particularly on drives to the basket, Sgarbossa’s improved midrange jumper made him much more efficient. He averaged 15.5 factors and a couple of.1 assists. “Only a nice total participant,” coach Billy Pitcher stated. “He would not care if he scores. Simply so long as we win.”
Marcus Skeete, Waubonsie Valley
The 6-foot-5 junior wing persistently introduced matchup issues, hurting groups in and out. A two-time all-DuPage Valley Convention choose, the Burlington Central MVP and all-tourney at Jacobs,
Skeete averaged 14.Eight factors, Eight rebounds. He led Waubonsie with 50 steals and made 35 3s but additionally went to the foul line 164 occasions. Skeete scored 29 factors with 12 rebounds in opposition to Hampshire and scored 23 factors within the playoffs in opposition to Lincoln-Method East. “I actually preferred that when he bought the rebound he was capable of push the ball,” stated Warriors coach Jason Mead.
Everett Stubblefield III, Willowbrook
Everett Stubblefield III
Introduced as much as varsity late in his sophomore yr, it did not take lengthy for
Stubblefield to develop into this system’s second-leading all-time scorer. The 5-foot-10 junior guard had a monster season whereas scoring off the dribble, in transition due to his protection, on the perimeter … just about in all places. Stubblefield averaged 19.2 factors, Three assists and three.1 steals. “He made an enormous leap for us this season,” coach Chris Perkins stated. “He was capable of make the appropriate selections on the proper time on the market.”
Evan Taylor, Glenbard West
The Each day Herald’s DuPage County All-Space Captain dedicated to Southern Illinois College after contemplating quite a few different gives.
Taylor ended a three-year varsity tenure as Glenbard West’s all-time main scorer with 1,479 factors. The 6-foot-6 senior wing led DuPage County with 21.7 factors and 10.2 rebounds a recreation and in addition averaged 3.Eight assists because the Hilltoppers’ main ballhandler. “I knew he was going to have an excellent yr, however that is a number of factors to attain in a single season,” coach Tim Hoder stated.
Kendrick Tchoua, Benet
Discuss on the spot affect.
Tchoua moved in from Maryland and helped the Redwings preserve their streak of 10 straight 20-win seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior ahead was an automated finisher across the basket and unstoppable in transition. Tchoua, who holds gives from the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Indianapolis, scored 16.Four factors a recreation — making 60 p.c of his discipline targets — and averaged 7 rebounds. “He had an incredible skill to affect the sport in many various methods,” coach Gene Heidkamp stated.
Sam Walsh, York
He won’t have appeared the half, however
Walsh was the world’s handiest submit participant this season. Walsh, a 6-foot-5 senior ahead, dazzled with quite a lot of strikes along with his again to the basket, offering the Dukes with the proper counter to their four-guard offense. He proved particularly unstoppable in a 29-point, 15-rebound efficiency within the sectional semifinals in opposition to Younger. Walsh averaged 12.Eight factors on 66 p.c capturing, and 5.9 rebounds. “He improved as a lot as anybody we have had,” coach Vince Doran stated.
Tom Welch, Naperville North
Not unhealthy for an all-state soccer goalkeeper. Nearly as good as
Welch was on the pitch, the 6-foot-Eight senior wing will play basketball at Loyola. Welch missed 5 video games as a result of soccer commitments and nagging accidents, however he nonetheless managed to steer the Huskies to a DuPage Valley Convention championship because the league MVP and lone returning starter. Welch averaged 21 factors and eight.6 assists whereas capturing 60 p.c from the sphere. “He is such a flexible participant and impacts the sport in so some ways,” coach Gene Nolan stated.
Honorable point out
Caden Anderson (Westmont, sr., F), Cameron Dougherty (Naperville Central, jr., G), Billy Durkin (Hinsdale South, jr., G), Kevin Enright (Glenbard South, sr., G), Kai Evans (Montini, so., G), DaRon Corridor (Glenbard East, jr., G), Manny Hess (Metea Valley, sr., F), Wes Hooker (Downers Grove South, sr., G), Diamon King (Fenton, jr., F), Matas Masys (Willowbrook, sr., G), Jay McGrath (Lisle, sr., F), Trevor Montiel (Lake Park, jr., F), Alijah Nelson (Glenbard East, jr., G), Isaac Nelson (West Chicago, sr., G), Matt Owens (Timothy Christian, jr., G), Sam Ricci (West Chicago, sr., F), Matt Rush (Hinsdale Central, sr., G), Jacob Schauer (Wheaton North, sr., G), Nate Shockey (York, jr., G), Aaron Tims (Hinsdale South, jr., F).