PrepHoopsIllinois Player of Week

High School

Posted On: 01/2/17 6:00 AM

What a week of basketball across the state of Illinois!  We were at five different events.  There were tons of worthy performances for PrepHoopsIllinois Player of the Week.  We expanded your choices to 12 this week.  We saw all of these in person.  Make sure you vote through Wednesday night for your favorite!


Jeremy Hunter (Metea Valley)

The Metea Valley long and lanky senior wing had it rolling with his jump shot against Sandburg.  He dropped 30 points and looked the best we have ever seen him.



Chase Adams (Marian Catholic)

The Marian Catholic lead guard played at a high level against Urban Prep Englewood at the Hinsdale Central Classic.  He had 23 points and 7 dimes.  Also hit the game winning shot.



Perry Cowan (DePaul Prep)

The top 3 2019 prospect was great against Crete Monee.  He drilled jumpers all over the floor and did work in the post en route to 23 points.



Dwayne Rose (Crete Monee)

Rose is a physical scorer that can put up buckets in a hurry.  His jumper was on point against DePaul Prep as he drilled them from deep and got to the rim for 31 points.



Demarius Jacobs (Uplift)

Jacobs has had a dominant senior year.  That continued for the SIU commit at Proviso West Tournament against Larkin.  He had 37 points (16-20 FG), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and 4 steals.



Austin Richie (Bloom)

Richie was the catalyst for Bloom in their win over Joliet West.  The St. Cloud State commit scored from deep and took it to the rim including a posterizing dunk.  He had 23 points and 9 rebounds.



Jack Nolan (Benet)

The Benet senior was in a zone against Bloomington at Pontiac.  He hit shots from all over including a four point play to send it to OT followed by the game winning runner in overtime.  Nolan had 30 points (7-14 3PT) and 4 dimes.



Kendle Moore (Danville)

Moore is a dynamic lead guard that lit up Curie in one of the biggest upsets of the week.  The junior couldn’t miss for stretches and was a playmaker with the ball.  He finished with 36 points (11/21 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.



Javon Pickett (Belleville East)

The Illini commit started off slow in the consolation championship against Collinsville.  Then he proceeded to go off against Collinsville for 31 points in the second and third quarters.  Sat out the fourth or he would have easily got 40+.



Terrence Hargrove (East St. Louis)

No 2019 prospect has elevated their stock more this high school season than Hargrove.  The 6’5” forward is an electric athlete that showed he has some skill against Springfield Southeast.  He had 23 points and 10 rebounds.



Jordan Goodwin (Belleville Althoff)

Goodwin has had a dominant senior season which was more than expected.  He continued that with 33 points and 10 rebounds against Edwardsville in the championship game.  Got to the rim at will.



Mark Smith (Edwardsville)

The MVP of the Collinsville Holiday Tournament more than lived up to his early season play on the big stage.  He hit pull up jumpers from deep and got to the rim for 35 points and 5 assists against Althoff.