Conference Preview: Southwest Prairie


Posted On: 11/19/17 12:00 PM

The high school season is almost here in the state of Illinois!  With that we look at some of the top conferences throughout the state and some of the prospects in those conferences!  Today it is the Southwest Prairie!


Pre-Season Player of Year

PG DeAndre Heckard (Romeoville – 2018)

Heckard is one of the more underrated prospects in the entire state.  He is a broad shouldered lead guard that can attack downhill with authority.  Heckard gets in the lane and finishes well at the hoop through contact.  He has also improved his shooting and is a solid distributor especially in transition.  This is the year Romeoville has pointed toward to take the conference crown and it all starts with Heckard!


Players to Watch

PG Deejay Holmes (Joliet Central – 2018)
PF Kee Hargrow (Joliey Central – 2020)
PG Dakoda Joachim (Joliet Central – 2020)
PG Michael Smith (Joliet West – 2018)
SF Charles McKinney (Joliet West – 2018)
SG Derrion Blakenship (Joliet West – 2018)
PG Derron Williams (Joliet West – 2018)
PG Darren Williams (Joliet West – 2018)
PG Jack Kahoun (Oswego – 2020)
SG Brady Miller (Plainfield North – 2018)
SF Christian Shumate (Plainfield East – 2020)
PG DeAndre Heckard (Romeoville – 2018)
SG Eddie Creal (Romeoville – 2018)
SF Dontia Johnson (Romeoville – 2018)
PG Kahlil Blakney (Romeoville – 2018)
SG Michael Salter (Romeoville – 2019)
PG AJ Palmer (Romeoville – 2019)
SG Destin Whitaker (Romeoville – 2020)

Top Contenders

  1. Romeoville
  2. Joliet West
  3. Joliet Central