Darrin Ames, Kenwood, 6-0, G, Jr.
A top player of the 2023 class of national players The First Team All-City selection did not disappoint this season. The young star averaged 24 points five assists, and three steals. He also shot 51.1% (43 out of 84) from the three-point line. Together Nevada recruited Trey Pettigrew to guide the Broncos to second in the Red-South/Central’s elite Red-South/Central, as well as more than 25 winnings.
Xavier Amos, Young, 6-8, F, Sr.
NIU recruit. First Team All-City. The game-changing rim guard Amos is a formidable presence at the point and a proficient scorer on the wings. He scored an average of 18 points as well as 9 rebounds and 4 blocks to guide the Dolphins to the first spot in the Red-North/West championship and an overall city title.
Robbie Avila, Oak Forest, 6-8, C, Sr.
Indiana State. Avila is an exceptional player who excels in all aspects that the game offers. He is the top player and top scorer in the school’s history. He averaged 23.9 points. He also grabbed 10.6 rebounds 3.1 assists 2.1 thefts, and two blocks. He scored 72.1 percent on two-pointers, 41.9 percent on threes, and 84.4 percent from the foul line, while taking his team the Bengals in a successful 25-8 campaign.
AJ Casey, Young, 6-8, F, Sr.
Miami recruit. First Team All-City, three-time All-Area selection who has been a varsity athlete for the past four years. Averaged 19 points 10, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and four assists to guide the Dolphins to the title of city champion and first place in Red-North/West.
Cameron Christie, Rolling Meadows, 6-3, G, Jr.
The Mustangs into their very first regional championship in more than 21 years, and also the first-place final within the Mid-Suburban East. Averaging 22 points 4 rebounds, and three assists. shot 53% on 2-point attempts, 40% on three, and 93 percent from the free-throw line.
DeAndre Craig, Mount Carmel, 6-2, G, Jr.
First Team All-City. MVP of the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving Tournament and the Pekin Holiday Tournament. First Team All-Conference in the Catholic League. At 21 points per game, he has scored at least 30 points in just four games. He led his Caravan towards a regional championship and a season of 28-5.
Jaylen Drane, Simeon, 6-3, G, Sr.
Uncommitted. Second-Team All-City selection. Averaged 17.6 points with 2 assists and four Rebounds. Together with Aviyon Morris Jalen Griffith, Miles, as well as Wes Rubin, led the Wolverines to the Pontiac Holiday Tournament championship, first spot on the Red-South Central, and more than 26 wins.
Davontae Hall, Hyde Park, 6-2, G, Sr.
Uncommitted. First All-City Team selection. Averaging 19.4 points. Also, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals. He led the Thunderbirds to victory at the famous Big Dipper Holiday Tournament and was named the tournament MVP. Attained more than thirty points twice, and more than 20 times. The team led Hyde Park to a regional title and more than 22 wins.
Ahmad Henderson, Brother Rice, 5-11, G, Jr.
First Team All-City selection and First team All-Conference for the Catholic League. Averaging 15.4 points. Also, 4.1 assists 4.0 rebounding, 1.6 steals, and shot at 80% from the free throw line. The true point guard who was instrumental in leading a youthful Crusaders team to an overall record of 24-7.
Braden Huff, Glenbard West, 6-11, F, Sr.
Gonzaga recruit. Sun-Times Player of the Year. Two-time All-Area selection. The team led Glenbard West to an incredible unbeaten record against opponents from outside the state this season, including winning the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament and West Suburban conference championships. Averaged 16.8 points 6, 6 rebounds, 3, assists 1.5 steals as well as 1.5 assists.
Nojus Indrusaitis, Lemont, 6-4, G, So.
After a stellar freshman season with an impressive sophomore season. A great shooter who is adept at scoring throughout the game. He averaged 21.6 scores and 6.3 rebounds while taking Lemont in a race to win a regional championship as well as more than 25 victories.
Conrad Luczynski, Bartlett, 7-3, C, Sr.
Uncommitted. The player emerged from the shadows and became one of the most dominant players in the state. players. He averaged 18.4 scores, 12.5 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, and 3.2 assists. Achieved multiple triple-doubles, and one close-to quadruple-double. The team led the Hawks to a 25-7-season.
Nick Martinelli, Glenbrook South, 6-7, F, Sr.
Elon recruit. Two-time All-Area Selection. The state’s best scorer. Averaging 22.5 points. Also, 6.7 Rebounds in addition to 2.8 assists. Shooting 67 percent from the field, as well as 35% at the three-point line. Together with guard Cooper Board to lead the Titans to the Central Suburban League title, and regional championship, as well as more than 31 victories.
Jackson Munro, New Trier, 6-8, C, Sr.
Dartmouth recruit. The two-time Central Suburban League All-Conference selection. First-team All-Tournament team at Pontiac. Averaged 17 points 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks, while shooting 64 percent on the floor. The team led Trevians with more wins than 29, as well as the regional championship.
Caden Pierce, Glenbard West, 6-6, G, Sr.
Princeton recruit. The key element of the Hilltoppers is their dominating defense. The team consisted of Braden Huff Bobby Durkin, Paxton Warden, and Ryan Renfro on an undefeated regular season in the state against opponents from outside. They averaged 12.7 percent, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.2 steals, and 4.5 deflections. He shot 52 percent from the field. 37% from the three-point line and 73% from the free-throw line.
Ty Rodgers, Thornton, 6-7, F, Sr.
Illinois recruit. A physical player who has court vision as well as superior leadership abilities. Averaging 17.3 scores, 15.4 rebounds, eight assists 3.3 three blocks, and 2 steals. The Wildcats in winning more than 22, as well as an NCAA championship. The coach led the Michigan team to an NCAA championship in the last season.
Jaden Schutt, Yorkville Christian, 6-6, G, Sr.
Duke recruit. Two-time All-Area Selection. He more than 2,000 points during his career. School’s all-time leading scorer in rebounds, points, and three-pointers. The state record was set for games with three points (17) in the year 2019. Averaged 27 points seven rebounds, and three assists, while shooting 65 percent on two-pointers 40 percent on threes, and 87 percent from the free-throw line.
Asa Thomas, Lake Forest, 6-7, G, Jr.
Record-breaking for the school record of three-pointers this year, scoring 85 points. He has already scored over 1,000 points throughout his career. He averaged 17, 6 rebounds, and three assists. Shooting 40% from the three-point line and 83 percent from the free-throw line. He led The Scouts in winning victory at the North Suburban conference title and more than 26 wins as well as the regional championship.
Ben VanderWal, Timothy Christian, 6-7, G, Sr.
Furman recruit. Amazing numbers, despite being the focal point of any defense. Averaged 26.4 points and 10 rebounds. 2.3 blocks, and 2.3 steals. shot 66 percent from the field, and 88% on the free-throw line, and attracted 25 charges.
Damari Wheeler-Thomas, Larkin, 6-0, G, Sr.
North Dakota State recruit. A dynamic scorer and an outstanding defensive player. Averaging 19 points. five assists as well as 3 rebounds, and three steals. shot 53 percent from the field, 37% from the three-point line, and 88 percent from the free throw line. The best player in the most important games and helped lead his team the Royals towards an undefeated championship campaign during the Upstate Eight, a regional title, and greater than 29 winnings.
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