Posted On: 01/8/19 6:00 AM

We are midway through the high school basketball season in Illinois.  Time to reevaluate where we stand with the Race for Mr. Basketball!  We breakdown the favorite, top contenders, and dark horse candidates!

 

Clear Favorite

EJ Liddell (Belleville West)

Preseason Odds: 5/8
Current Odds: Whatever the Warriors are to Win NBA Title

Recap of First Half:

To be totally honest we could stop the list here if we are really talking about who can actually win the award.  The only way Liddell doesn’t win Mr. Basketball is if he gets hurt.  He led his team to an undefeated first half of the season while posting dominant performances at Marshall County along with leading his team to a huge win in the Ramey Shootout against CBC.  Also picked up a road conference win against East St. Louis along with winning MVP at the Centralia Holiday Tournament.

 

 

Top Contenders

Dajuan Gordon (Curie)

Preseason Odds: 25/1
Current Odds: 12/1

Recap of First Half:

Gordon has been outstanding taking on the lead role for the top team in the Chicago area

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