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Boys basketball: Dan Dwyer, Tom Planek continue to connect for Fenwick

<p>Fenwick&rsquo;s Dan Dwyer (40) and Tom Planek (32) and Benet&rsquo;s Sean O&rsquo;Mara rush toward a loose ball. | Patrick Gleason/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Fenwick’s Dan Dwyer (40) and Tom Planek (32) and Benet’s Sean O’Mara rush toward a loose ball. | Patrick Gleason/For Sun-Times Media

Fenwick seniors Dan Dwyer and Tom Planek have been teammates since feeder basketball in seventh grade. Read more from Ken Ryan on High School Cube News.

Fenwick seniors Dan Dwyer and Tom Planek started playing basketball together in junior high and were teammates on the Oak Park-River Forest Friars, a travel team consisting of kids planning to attend OPRF or Fenwick.  

“That was a lot of fun,” Planek said. “We spent a lot of time playing weekend tournaments and practicing. We’ve been a good combination ever since.”

The chemistry on the court between the two is obvious. Dwyer, a 6-foot-8 center, exploded for 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Friars’ 68-60 Chicago Catholic League win over St. Laurence on Friday in Oak Park.

“It was Tom, especially, getting me the ball,” Dwyer said. “We were passing it great inside. Everyone was making unselfish passes, so it was just me finishing. They were doing all the work.”

The 6-5 Planek dished out a team-best five assists, with four going to Dwyer.

“We’re always looking for each other,” Planek said. “The high-low is a big part of our offense. We just always know where each other is going to be all the time.”

[Read the full story on High School Cube News.]

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