2017 All-Area honorable mention

Glen Abram, Rich Central
Raushan Agee, Bogan
Jamal Alausa, U-High
Dennis Alibegovic, Downers Grove South
Orlando Allen, Thornton
Luke Anthony, Wheaton North
Martrell Barnes, North Lawndale
Sean Bates, Hubbard
Trevian Bell, Joliet West
Chris Bell, McNamara
Tai Bibbs, West Chicago
Malik Binns, Bolingbrook
Jeffrey Boyd, Homewood-Flossmoor
Greg Boyle, Phoenix
Bryant Brown, Waukegan
Justin Brown, Marist
Kezo Brown, Simeon
Melo Burrell, Morgan Park
Jon Butler, Minooka
Jerome Bynum, Bogan
Tyler Chisom, Proviso East
Jalen Clanton, Riverside-Brookfield
Will Clausel, Newark
TJ Clifford, Downers Grove South
Maurice Commander, Marist
John Contant, Stagg
Perry Cowan, DePaul Prep
Kelvin Cortez-Harvey, St. Edward
Rafael Cruz, Von Steuben
DeShawn Davidson, Waukegan
Toraze Dobbs, Uplift
Camron Donatlan, West Aurora
Jordan Doss, Hope Academy
Ramar Evans, Loyola
Damaria Franklin, Niles North
Javon Freeman, Young
Marcus Garrett, Hillcrest
Cam Gross, Oak Park
Jose Grubbs, Joliet Central
DeAndre Heckard, Romeoville
Tywon Henderson, Raby
Lenell Henry, Morgan Park
Simeon Henton, North Chicago
Kamal Hill, Collins
Carlos Hines, North Lawndale
Talen Horton-Tucker, Simeon
Cam Irvin, Morgan Park
Markese Jacobs, Uplift
Bryan Jakobsze, Downers Grove North
Matt Johnson, Geneva
Jaylen Jones, Oswego
Messiah Jones, Simeon
Jacob Keller, Fenwick
Terrance Lacey, Longwood
Antwone Lampkin, Wells
Mitch Lewis, Naperville North
DeAndre Lightfoot, Perspectives-MSA
Anthony Lynch, Larkin
Javion May, Hope Academy
Laurence Merritt, St. Patrick
Dom Navigato, Geneva
Cole Navigato, Geneva
Marvin Nesbitt, Butler
Carson Newsome, Waukegan
Jamal Nixon, Fenwick
Malik Parker, Chicago Christian
Octavius Parker, Kenwood
Stone Parker, De La Salle
Manny Patterson, Kenwood
Marco Pettinato, Lincoln-Way West
Allante Pickens, Curie
Xavier Pinson, St. Patrick
PJ Pipes, Lemont
Austin Richie, Bloom
Dwayne Rose, Crete-Monee
Steven Ross, North Lawndale
Zac Rzewnicki, Ridgewood
Mike Salter, Romeoville
Ethan Schuemer, Willowbrook
Jared Scott, Oak Park
Eliott Sieger, DePaul Prep
Sam Shafer, Lincoln-Way East
Jalen Shaw, Larkin
Mike Shepski, Brother Rice
Dannie Smith, Orr
Terry Smith Jr., Curie
Namon Smith, Hope
DJ Steward, Fenwick
Teshawn Stokes, Clemente
Joshua Streater, Bowen
Matt Stritzel, Notre Dame
Aaron Strong, Farragut
Matt Szuba, Prospect
Jamal Thomas, Grayslake North
Shomari Tillett, Hyde Park
Zach Toussaint, Johnsburg
Jack Wolfe, Aurora Christian
Brennen Woods, Harvest Christian


  • Honest basketball watcher

    Salter had 1 good game against a good team this season (Joliet Central), which is the 1 game that Mike Obrien happened to be at. He had 2 points against Bolingbrook, and I heard he had 0 points just recently vs. Joliet West. This list is obviously political.

    On another note, I know Cam is an Irvin, but come on man! There are plenty of kids in the state who are far superior players to some of these kids. POLITICS POLITICS POLITICS!!! I am glad I don’t have a kid that plays in this corrupt system in Illinois

  • Jon

    IMO, some obvious omissions from the North Suburban Conference. Most notably, Rod Henry-Hayes (Zion-Benton), Drew Peterson (Libertyville) and Willie Herenton (Stevenson)

  • Norm

    If I’m reading this correctly, Hope has 3 on this list and Evanston only has one in Nojel. MP has 4 total. Waukegan and others also have 3. Either some Evanston guys have been omitted or Nojel is clearly the player of the year if Evanston could be a top team in state with nobody else better than Hope’s players

    • CP3

      Norm….it’s two-fold. Nojel is without question the best player in our state. Maybe not the most flashy or the top scorer, but the best player. The omission of Hamil,Townsel, or Williams on one of the state’s best teams is absurd. Yet we see the inclusion of multiple players from other teams who are not in the realm of Evanston this season. Go figure. But Evanston only has 1 goal!

    • Coach

      You need my glasses Nojel is not this list

  • James

    Always find it interesting when some not great teams have 2 players on the list and some of the better teams only get 1. I would call larkin, DGS, st pats and Depaul prep above average but certainly not top 25 types. Geneva with 3 players? They tanked when they finally played good teams. Wheaton North still playing only 6 losses and no one? Benet only 1? I would have expected bolingbrook or Joliet west to have 3 , but really Geneva?

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