By Kaleb Carter
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 state 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. 21-27.
Scored a school-record 57 points as the Appleknockers defeated Gallatia
Put up 52 points in a win over West Central to help his team win the Beardstown tourney.
The rising guard/wing scored 33 with 3 assists vs. Mt. Carmel in the championship game of the Spartan-Ram tourney and won MVP hours.
21 points, 20 rebounds in a Lisle win vs. Evergreen Park.
In a game of what must have been a neckbreaking, quick pace, we’re told Brooks had 44 points, 30 rebounds and 9 blocks. His brother Ikee added 23 points, 14 rebounds in the game, an 89-75 win over Richards.
Turns out, the pace of play in Hansberry games is in fact, quite fast.
Totaled a school-record 46 points as GN defeated Streamwood 87-58.
30 points, 5 rebounds as the Boilermakers defeated Geneseo.
Scored 30 points and hit 4 three-pointers in a loss to Mahomet-Seymour.
Was named MVP of the Rock Island Turkey Tournament Classic following a 33-point performance He hit 5 three-pointers in the first half.
37 points, 5 assists and 4 steals as the Hawks defeated Wheaton Academy.
Scored 32, pulled down 7 rebounds and dished out 6 assists in a 60-47 victory against Ridgeview in the Rt 17 Classic Championship Game.
Contributed 30 points, 5 steals 4 assists as Clark beat Jefferson 72-50.
The senior guard posted 32 points and earned MVP honors at the WJOL tourney.
Was MVP at Stagg’s tourney had 32 points 12-of 12 free throws, 5 rebounds, 3 steals in a 64-62 win over Nazareth.
The big sophomore had 29 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks in a 73-39 victory over Aquin.
Boasted a line 27 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds
Tallied 31 points in the Mustangs’ win over West Chicago.
Registered 34 points as Rockford Lutheran defeated St.Charles North 92-76.
30 points, 14 rebounds as he led his team to a 72-67 victory over Sandburg.
Savage totaled 31 points as the Wildcats downed East Peoria 81-68.
Dropped 32 points with 5 three-pointers and had 8 rebounds in a 62-38 Scouts victory over Bulls Prep.
The Iowa commit scored 34 in a 90-80 loss to Wisconsin Lutheran.
29 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in a win over Andrew.
Scored 32 in a Meridian 71-57 victory over Elverado.
Scored 38 of his team’s 75 in a win over Joppa.
33 points in a Wolves victory against Payton College Prep.
In a 70-66 victory over Bloomington, Certa dropped 38 points.
Had 29 points, 10 boards as his squad defeated Olympia.
37 points in a 71-62 victory over Edwards County.
Posted 32 points on 12-of-16 shooting, added 12 rebounds and 6 steals in a win over Lowpoint-Washburn.