All-Tournament Teams From Top Illinois Holiday Tournaments

By Roy & Harv Schmidt

December 31, 2016

3:00 P.M. CST

The following are the all-tournament teams from what Illinois Prep Bulls-eye considered to be the top five holiday tournaments in the state of Illinois over the course of the past five days.

Collinsville Holiday Tournament

Mark Smith               6'5   2017   PG   Edwardsville (H.S.)    Tournament MVP

Jordan Goodwin       6'3   2017   2G   Belleville (Althoff) 

Jeremiah Tilmon      6'10  2017    C    East St. Louis (Senior) 

Terrence Hargrove   6'6    2019   WF  East St. Louis (Senior) 

A.J. Espinosa            6'7    2017    PF  Edwardsville (H.S.) 

Javon Pickett            6'5    2017   WF  Belleville (East)

Trevyon Williams     5'11   2017   2G  Springfield (Southeast)

C.J. Coldon                6'1    2017   CG   Belleville (Althoff)

Parker Bland             6'4    2017   WF  Quincy (Senior)  

Amir Brummett         6'4    2018   2G   Decatur (MacArthur)


Proviso West Holiday Tournament

Lucas Williamson      6'4    2017    2G   Chicato (Whitney Young)   Tournament MVP

Ayo Dosunmu            6'3    2018    PG   Chicago (Morgan Park) 

Xavier Castaneda      6'2    2018    PG    Chicago (Whitney Young)

Demarius Jacobs       6'3    2017    2G    Chicago (Uplift)

Toraze Dobbs            6'5    2018    WF    Chicago Uplift)

Jacob Keller              6'2    2017     2G    Oak Park (Fenwick)

Marcus Garrett          6'1    2017    PG    Country Club Hills (Hillcrest)

Markese Jacobs         5'11  2019    PG    Chicago (Uplift)

Rafael Cruz                6'2    2017    PG    Chicago (Von Steuben)

Melo Burrell               6'6    2017    WF    Chicago (Morgan Park)


Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic

Nana Akenten            6'6    2017    WF     Bolingbrook (H.S.)             Tournament MVP

Justin Smith               6'7    2017    WF     Lincolnshire (Stevenson)

Chase Adams              5'6    2018    PG     Chicago Heights (Marian Catholic)

Malik Binns                 6'5    2017    PF      Bolingbrook (H.S.)

Justin Hardy               6'5    2018    2G      St. Charles (East)

Perry Cowan               6'4    2019    2G      Chicago (DePaul Prep)

Jack Hoiberg               5'10  2017    PG      Hinsdale (Central) 

Malik Hardman            6'3    2018    PF      University Park (Crete-Monee)

Coreyoun Rushin         6'5    2017    WF     Chicago (Westinghouse) 

Jeffrey Boyd                 6'3    2017    2G     Flossmoor (Homewood-Flossmoor)


Jack Tosh Holiday Classic

Jimmy Sotos               6'3   2017   PG   Hoffman Estates (Conant)     Tournament MVP

Mike Downing             6'8   2017   PF   Hoffman Estates (Conant)

Xavier Pinson              6'2   2018   PG  Chicago (St. Patrick)

Laurence Merritt         5'9   2017   2G  Chicago (St. Patrick)

Luke Anthony              6'3   2017   2G  Wheaton (North)

Jack Bennett               6'2   2017   2G  Wheaton (North) 

Denis Alibegovic         6'4   2017   2G  Downers Grove (South)

T.J. Clifford                 6'6   2017    PF  Downers Grove (South)

Josh Niego                  6'4   2017    2G  Chicago (Brother Rice)

Mitch Lewis                 6'5   2017    2G  Naperville (North)

Zion Griffin                  6'5   2018    WF Darien (Hinsdale South)

Justin Wierzgac          6'7    2017   WF  Burbank (St. Laurence)

Jared Murphy              6'5    2017   WF  Rolling Meadows (H.S.)

Colin Cheaney             6'3    2017   2G   Batavia (H.S.)

Chuck Robinson          6'4    2018   WF  Aurora (Waubonsie Valley)

Aaron Kline                          2017           Schaumburg (H.S.)

Jonny Butler               6'2    2017    2G   Minooka (H.S.)

Ziv Tal                         6'0    2018    PG   Highland Park (H.S.)

Justin McMahon          6'0    2017    PG   Lake Forest (H.S.)

Jake Schutter              6'1    2017    PG   New Lenox (Providence Catholic) 


Pontiac Holiday Tournament

 Evan Gilyard               5'10  2017    PG   Chicago (Simeon)     A.C. Williamson Award Winner

Jack Nolan                   6'0    2017    PG   Lisle (Benet Academy)

Kendle Moore              6'1    2018    PG   Danville (H.S.)

Talen Horton-Tucker   6'5    2018    2G   Chicago (Simeon)

Teyvion Kirk                6'2    2017    PG   Joliet (West) 

Chris Payton                6'6    2019    PF   Bloomington (H.S.) 

Editor's Note: The entire Pontiac all-tournament team had not been posted at the time of this entry.  We will update and include the other players when the information becomes available.


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