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 Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Set a new school record with 51 points in an 85-77 loss to Lake Forest Academy.
Knocked down a school record 11 three-pointers, and second record with 45 points, in an Andrew win over Argo.
22 points, 9 rebounds in a 62-46 win over Herscher.
Scored 29 points as the Huskies defeated Orr Academy.
The Cal Poly recruit had 25 points in a 64-49 win over Carmel Catholic.
23 points, 14 rebounds vs. Elgin in a 54-26 win.
Totaled 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in a 61-19 win over North Grand.
Scored 21 points with 8 rebounds vs. Peoria.
Had 27 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds Saturday vs. Leyden in a loss.
Made 8 of his team’s 16 3-pointers and scored 32 points in a 78-59 win over Mendota.
19 point, 5 rebounds, 2 steals in a win over Lift For Life (MO.)
In a tight 53-52 win over St. Anne scored 32 points and had 14 rebonds, 6 steals and 6 blocks.
No. 2 Joliet West vs. No. 3 Kenwood at the Chicago Elite Classic lived up to the hype.— Michael O'Brien (@michaelsobrien) December 4, 2022
The Dai Dai Ames vs. Jeremy Fears Jr. matchup was loaded with trash talk and flashy talent.
"My goal was to win a basketball game and that's what I did," -Ameshttps://t.co/621QMVfBuw
30 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds in an 87-58 win over Lindblom.
Scored 21 points in a huge 72-66 win over Joliet West at the Chicago Elite Classic.
Put up 22 points in an 80-46 win over Cairo.
The senior scored 27 points, added 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Scored 26 in a win over North Lawndale.
In an 76-61 victory over Northside Prep, scored 35.
Produced 27 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals as Beecher beat Donovan by 95-40.
Final in Beecher:— Beecher Basketball (@Beecher_Hoops) December 3, 2022
Bobcats (4-1, 1-0) 95
Donovan (4-2, 1-1) 40
McGinley 27 pts, 6 reb, 7 ast, 4 stl
Johnson 18 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast
Nesbitt 12 pts
Graniczny 8 pts, 5 reb
The boys played fast and unselfish en route to the win!@TDJsports @michaelsobrien @NestoHoops @chilandprephoop
Scored 40 points on 14-of-21 shooting (9 3’s), had 7 steals and 5 rebounds vs. Englewood STEM.
30 points as his team beat Carrollton by 27.
Posted 27 points, including 4 three-pointers as the Huskies beat King 55-34.
Scored 42 points in a 48-37 win over Westfair Christian.
Totaled 25 points, 7 assists in a win vs. Illinois Valley Central.
Boasted a 40-point performance after a 96-88 win over Glenbard East.
The senior had 33 points in a 76-71 victory over Tremont.
The Miami signee put up 30 in a win vs. St. Charles North.
Hit 8 three-pointers and put up 28 points in handing Glenbard West its first in-state loss since the shortened covid season in 2021.
Reynolds with game winner pic.twitter.com/jAHkwtMmPk— Gobbleward Cranrifio (@DDCEddieCarifio) November 30, 2022
Dominated with a 35-point, 6-rebound, 6-steal and 5 assists game in a 97-45 win over Butler College Prep.
Scored 26 points in a win over University High.