Posted On: 11/6/18 5:00 PM

We are now in the month of November and that means the season is almost here!  With that being said we are looking across the state at various conferences and previewing the teams and players to watch!  Today we dive into the DuKane Conference!

Pre-Season Player of the Year

Jayden Johnson (Batavia)

Johnson is going to have to carry his team to wins this year and he has the ability to do just that.  This junior is a plus plus shooter from beyond the arc that is crafty handling off the bounce.  Moves well without the ball to get open and has a high basketball IQ.


Team to Beat

Geneva is the clear team to beat here.  They have a veteran group of seniors with experience.  Mitch Mascari has go to scorer ability.  Jack McDonald will run the show.  Josh Preston, Ben Johlie, and Daniel Belzer should prove to be outstanding role players throughout the season.


Sleeper Team

Wheaton North is a sleeper.  Deng Reng is the highest ranked senior of this group.  The top 30 prospect has length.  His inside/outside scoring ability is a matchup nightmare for other teams.


Top Prospects to Watch

Jayden Johnson (Batavia)
Mitch Mascari (Geneva)
Jack McDonald (Geneva)
Daniel Belzer (Geneva)
Ben Johlie (Geneva)
Josh Preston (Geneva)
Cody Mitchell (St. Charles East)
Nate Ortiz (St. Charles East)
Luke Scheffers (St. Charles North)
Connor Linke (St. Charles North)
Deng Reng (Wheaton North)
Matthew Brend (Wheaton North)
Grayson Therron (Wheaton North)



Top Contenders

  1. Geneva
  2. St. Charles North
  3. Batavia
  4. Wheaton North
  5. St. Charles East
  6. Wheaton Warrensville South