Here are this week’s candidates for Prime Time Performer.
You can vote once every 12 hours until the polls close on Friday at 5 p.m.
The winner will receive a $20 gift card to Mariah’s.
Gabe Carlock (PORTA Forward) Named to the all tournament team at the Bill Rucks Thanksgiving Tournament, Carlock helped the PORTA Bluejays finish undefeated and in first place with a win over Illini Central in the championship. If Carlock can be a constant scoring threat for Coach Rathgeb to go along with Mason Muller and Vaughn Toyne, the Bluejays are going to be a tough team to beat in the Sangamo.
Karl Wright (Lanphier Forward) All eyes on the North Side have turned to Karl Wright as the go-to guy and he didn’t disappoint in the Abe’s Round Ball Classic. Wright had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in the third place game against Manual and 17 points, nine boards, four blocks and four steals againt North Chicago. Watch for Wright to fill up the stat sheet all season long.
Tanner Wilson (North Mac Guard) The sophomore has stepped up and been a big reason why the Panthers are 4-1 to start the season and the 2018 Gene Bergschneider Turkey Tournament champs. Wilson hit the game winner against New Berlin on Saturday and was named to the all tournament team.
Kaden Froebe (Lincoln Guard) It’s a new brand of basketball out in Lincoln and there’s a lot of new faces to learn as the Railsplitters have started their season 3-0. One name you may know is Froebe, but it’s Kaden not Kaelyn. An all tournament team selection, Froebe had 22 points against Springfield High and was able to get to the rack as well as throw up alley-oops for Jermaine Hamlin.
Bradyn Kilby (Glenwood Forward) The Titans took a trip to the Bowl three times last week and came away undefeated. Bradyn Kilby was consistently scoring all over the court and was a force on the defensive end as well. Kilby scored 17 in the CS8 win over Jacksonville on Friday night to start the conference schedule strong.
Terrion Murdix (Southeast Guard) Go ahead and pencil Terrion Murdix in as must see this season. Murdix put up a triple double against Peoria High in the semifinals in Decatur, proving that he’s the best point guard in the conference this season and you just have to see him work with the ball in his hands on the hardwood.
Jack Richards (Athens Guard) A constant scoring threat and you can count on him in the clutch. Athens guard Jack Richards showed a little bit of everything over at the Beardstown tournament, including his game tying three against Beardstown to force overtime. An all tournament team selection, Richards helped the Warriors to second place in a loaded field.
Carson Reese (New Berlin Guard) Coming through in the clutch, Carson Reese earns himself a spot on the Prime Time Performer list with a game winning layup as time expired to kick off the season. The Pretzels beat Lincolnwood to start the season strong and Reese will be the rock for New Berlin this season.
Lily Doneghue (Williamsville Guard) The Williamsville Bullets came home from a long tough week at the Pana Thanksgiving tournament with second place. Lily Doneghue was a big reason why the Bullets finished runner up, scoring 27 in an overtime win against Mattoon and 14 in the championship game against Christ Our Rock.
Nicole Swehla (Springfield High Forward) The Senators on three games in their Thanksgiving tournament and a big reason why was the scoring from Nicole Swehla. The senior led Springfield with 21 points against Washington and then chipped in 12 against Galesburg. The rest of the CS8 is going to have some trouble slowing her down this season.