Superlatives in Chicago Area High School Basketball last night!!!!!
Congrats to all 48 McDonald’s All-Americans Boys and Girls. A great honor that stays with you forever. I was at a college basketball game last night, Southern Illinois vs Loyola Chicago. Boring game but that's how it goes with the top two defenses in the Missouri Valley Conference. Oh well, the other thing the Chipotle Classic at Wintrust Arena on February 5th sold out in EIGHT MINUTES!!!!! Well I'll have to get a media pass or just watch it on television at home. Either way I'm good. Here we go:
Robbie Avila of Oak Forest 23 points 14 rebounds(double/double) 5 assists and 6 blocks in win over Lemont.
Mantas Zilys 27 points for Naperville Central in win over St Charles North.
James Jopes 24 points for Naperville Central in win over St Charles North.
Nick Harrell 19 points and game winner for Tinley Park over Thornton Fractional North.
Illinois commit Ty Rodgers another triple double 17 points 16 rebounds 10 assists in win over Bloom.
Vincent Rainey 22 points on 7 threes in win over Bloom.
Furman commit Ben VanDerWal 33 points 16 rebounds(double/double) in win over Aurora Christian.
Iowa commit Owen Freeman 32 points 14 rebounds(double/double) for Bradley Bourbonnais in win over Lincoln Way West.
Liddell Miller 18 points and 12 rebounds(double/double) for Morgan Park in win over Phillips.
Bryce "Diggy" Tillery 20 points for Hillcrest in win over Bremen.
Jaylen Drane 21 points 3 steals for Simeon Career Academy in win over Brooks.
Justin Mullins 30 points for Oak Park River Forest in win over Hinsdale Central.
Tyler Smith 18 points for Leo Catholic in win over Loyola Academy.
Tommie Aberle a triple double for Lake Forest 12 points 10 rebounds 10 assists in win over Zion Benton.
Ahmad Henderson II 26 points for Brother Rice in win over Fenwick.
James Brown 24 points 12 rebounds(double/double) for St Rita in win over Mount Carmel.
Terrence Jones 19 points 5 rebounds for Longwood in close loss to Kenwood Academy.
Jeremiah Jones 22 points for Marian Catholic in win over Kankakee.
Zach Royster 24 points 11 rebounds(double/double) 5 steals 4 assists for Lindbloom in win over Hubbard.
JP Handley 20 points for Riverside Brookfield in win over Immaculate Conception Catholic.
Cameron Christie 21 points for Rolling Meadows in win over Wheaton Academy.