Pioneer Press announces boys basketball player of year, all-area teams

The Pioneer Press sports department, in consultation with area coaches, has selected the top boys basketball players from among the nearly 40 schools in the coverage area. All nominated athletes made at least the honorable mention team.

Boys Basketball Player of the Year:

Jalen Brunson, Stevenson, Junior, Guard

 

First Team:

Evan Boudreaux, Lake Forest, Junior, Forward

Jalen Brunson, Stevenson, Junior, Guard

Connor Cashaw, Stevenson, Junior, Forward

Matt Rafferty, Hinsdale Central, Junior, Forward

Glynn Watson, St. Joseph, Junior, Guard

 

Second Team: 

Jack George, Carmel, Senior, Center

Kevin Kucera, Loyola, Senior, Guard

Jack Morrissey, Loyola, Senior, Guard

George Sargeant, Maine South, Junior, Forward

Duante Stephens, Niles North, Senior, Guard

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Robbie Abuls, New Trier, Junior, Guard

Dom Aiello, Leyden, Junior, Guard

Michael Alfieri, Deerfield, Senior, Forward

Andrew Apel, Buffalo Grove, Senior, Guard

Jon Arenas, Maine South, Sophomore, Guard

Jordan Ash, St. Joseph, Junior, Guard

Shlomo Ashkenazy, Yeshiva, Senior, Guard

Michael Barr, Carmel, Senior, Forward

Zach Bart, Barrington, Senior, Forward

Ammar Becar, Notre Dame, Sophomore, Forward

Barret Benson, Hinsdale South, Sophomore, Center

Nick Best, Leyden, Senior, Forward

Joe Binkowski, Guerin, Senior, Forward

Griffin Boehm, Loyola, Junior, Forward

Joe Borcia, Libertyville, Junior, Center

Jordan Bradshaw, Hinsdale Central, Junior, Guard

Dejon Brissett, Lake Forest, Junior, Guard

Michael Brooks, Nazareth, Senior, Guard

Joffery Brown, St. Joseph, Junior, Guard

Ryan Clamage, Lake Forest, Junior, Guard

James Clarke, Loyola, Senior, Guard

Simmie Cobbs, Oak Park-River Forest, Senior, Forward

Kevin Connelly, Nazareth, Senior, Guard

Crishawn Cook, Niles North, Sophomore, Guard

Jim Cullen, Lyons, Senior, Guard

Caleb deMarigny, Maine South, Junior, Guard

Chris Duff, Carmel Sophomore, Guard

Dan Dwyer, Fenwick, Senior, Forward

Nojel Eastern, Evanston, Freshman, Guard

Abby George, Maine East, Junior, Guard

Ahmad Gibson, Niles West, Senior, Guard

Dylan Haig, Northridge, Junior, Guard

Avidan Halivni, Chicagoland Jewish, Senior, Guard

David Hammes, New Trier, Junior, Guard

Chase Hamilton, Hinsdale Central, Senior, Guard

Elijah Henry, Evanston, Junior, Forward

Rapolas Ivanauskus, Barrington, Sophomore, Forward

Matt Johnson, Stevenson, Junior, Guard

Will Jones, Evanston, Senior, Guard

Jordan Krawitz, Highland Park, Junior, Forward

Brad Kruse, Lake Zurich, Senior, Guard

Jack Lieb, Deerfield, Junior, Forward

Jack Lipp, Libertyville, Senior, Guard

Erick Locke, Oak Park-River Forest, Senior, Guard

Austin Madzryk, Barrington, Senior, Forward

Anthony Marra, Guerin, Senior, Center

Ian Meyer, North Shore Country Day, Senior, Forward

Conor McCarthy, Glenbrook South, Senior, Forward

Evan McLaughlin, Nazareth, Senior, Guard

Will McClaughry, Lake Zurich, Junior, Guard

JT Michalski, Mundelein, Senior, Guard

Cal Miller, Lake Forest, Senior, Guard

Joe Mooney, Notre Dame, Junior, Guard

Matthew Morette, North Shore Country Day, Sophomore, Guard

Matt Morrissey, Stevenson, Senior, Forward

Larry Motuzis, Hinsdale South, Senior, Guard

Anthony Mroz, Ridgewood, Senior, Guard

Josh Newlander, Chicagoland Jewish, Junior, Guard

Robby Nardini, Vernon Hills, Junior, Guard

Harrison Niego, Lyons, Junior, Guard

Danny Nikitas, Glenbrook South, Senior, Guard

Luke Norcia, Highland Park, Junior, Guard

Ezeka Omeke, Maine East, Junior, Forward

Andrew Palucki, Maine South, Senior, Guard

Tom Planek, Fenwick, Senior, Forward

Derek Parola, Mundelein, Senior, Guard

Eric Porter, Deerfield, Senior, Guard

Nick Rakocevic, St. Joseph, Sophomore, Forward

David Sachs, Highland Park, Junior, Guard

Ricky Samuelson, New Trier, Senior, Guard

Jan Siegien, Glenbrook North, Junior, Forward

Dan Siman, Guerin, Senior, Forward

Mike Smith, Fenwick, Sophomore, Guard

Scott Smithern, Buffalo Grove, Senior, Forward

Chris Swade, Nazareth, Senior, Guard

Jordan Thomas, New Trier, Senior, Guard

Mike Travlos, Lake Zurich, Junior, Guard

Joe Uvelli, Elwood Park, Junior, Forward

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