Posted On: 11/9/19 3:00 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 Southwestern!


Preseason Player of Year

Ray’Sean Taylor (Collinsville)

This SIU-Edwardsville commit is the top senior in the metro east this season.  Taylor is a dynamic point guard that can score with range on his shot out to beyond the arc being especially effective pulling up on a dime for jumpers.  Taylor is a tenacious player who elevates the play of others around him.


Preseason Conference Favorite

This conference featured the 3A and 4A state champs last year.  This year there are two teams that have a chance to make a run in March as the co-favorites in the conference.  Collinsville has been pointing toward this year for a while with their 2020 class led by Taylor and Cawhan Smith in the backcourt.  Fast guards that are pesky defenders.  Up front they have size and toughness in Keydrian Jones and Donte Williams.  East St. Louis claimed the 3A title last year.  They lost most of the key players on that team, but

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