We’ll be highlighting individual performances from around the state that stood out. We’ve been mostly doing it in girls basketball so far, but wanted to get some boys players recognized. It could be a record, an amazing highlight or anything in between. We’ll be focusing on individual game performances. This will hopefully help us recognize more players and spend less time searching for statistics.
Stats are critical to highlight these players and teams. Get in touch to submit player at any point during the 2022-2023 season. You can submit stats to our Twitter, @ILL_HS_Hoops and @ill_hoop_scores. You can reach the writer on Twitter, @Kaleb_M_Carter. Site editor and publisher Jakub Rudnik is on Twitter at @jakubrudnik.
Editor’s note: Not every submission is included in the top performers. Choices made at our discretion. Games eligible to be considered for top performers were played Dec. 5-18.
Scored 25 in a win over St. Laurence.
Had 29 points and drilled 6 3-pointers in a 77-67 victory over Plainfield North.
Hit 12 3-pointers in a win over Rolling Meadows for all 36 of his points.
Scored all 21 of his points from beyond the 3-point arc and grabbed 6 rebounds vs. Tai-City.
31 point, 4 3-pointers and 7 rebounds vs. Springfield Southeast.
Had 31 points, 16 rebounds and 3 steals against Lanphier.
Netted 38 points in win over rival Niles West.
26 points, 20 rebounds, 5 blocks against Hinsdale Adventist.
Had 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in a Pecatonica win over Scales Mound, only the second victory for an Illinois team over Scales Mound in the last two seasons.
Ikee Brooks, Hansberry College Prep, So.
Scored 12 points, had 15 assists, 7 rebounds and 7 steals in a win over Holder.
Dylan Murphy, Columbia, Sr.
A St. Leo (Florida) commit, scored 31 points 12 of 21 shooting and hit 7 3-pointers in a win over Salem.
44 points, 11 rebounds in a win over Yorkville Christian.
In the same game Kincade scored 44, Douglas had 41.
Had 46 points as Chicago Academy beat Intrinsic 64-40.
Scored 40 points on 15 of 24 shooting and 6 steals vs. Wheaton North.
Totaled a new school-record 48 points in a 94-78 win over Goreville.
Scored 23 on the same night he reached 1,000 points in a dominant win over Rochelle. He also scored 36 in a win over Hall.
It’s safe to say Grady Thompson and Princeton Tigers like the Hall High School gymnasium. The latest victory came Friday night with Thompson pouring in 36 points as the Class 2A No. 3-ranked Tigers cruised to an 80-47 victory over the rival Red Devils. https://t.co/1TrI95neBm— La Salle NewsTribune - Shaw Local (@NewsTrib) December 17, 2022
Scored 44 vs. Roosevelt.
Had 23 points, 11 assists in a win over Butler.
26 points,4 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 69-68 win over Timothy Christian.
The had 29 points, 18 rebounds and 4 steals in a close win over Hillcrest.
Totaled 26 points, 9 rebounds in victory vs. Yeshiva.
Career-high 33 points in thrilling 96-87 win over Bloomington. That was o Dec. 5. The Hawks were 10-0 as of Sunday.
Quovadis Temples, Manley, Sr.
21 points, 11 assists, 9 steals in an 81-40 win over Juarez.
Hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 21 wins in a victory over East Dubuque.
Belmont commit had 24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in a victory over Hinsdale South. Be on the lookout for sophomore Jason Johnson in the future.
Hit 6 3-pointers and scored 26 points to beat Chester.
25 points, 5 assists, 5 steals in a win over Bloomington.
21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists as DGS beat Morton.
Posted 36 points, 7 steals and 5 assists in a win over Legal Prep.