Stevenson junior guard Connor Cashaw has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent basketball performances.
Connor Cashaw, Stevenson: In a game featuring two of the state's best guards -- Stevenson's Jalen Brunson and Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis -- the junior guard showed why he's also being recruited by Division I schools. Cashaw scored 20 points for the second night in a row, as the Patriots followed up a 65-43 win over Libertyville with a 76-66 victory.
Payton Haas, Hersey: Haas had the hot hand early in helping Hersey picked up a Mid-Suburban East victory against Wheeling. The junior guard finished with a team-high 17 points, and 14 of them came in the first half. His biggest bucket was a 3-pointer to finish the first-half scoring, giving the Huskies a 1-point lead on their way to a 63-55 win against the visiting Wildcats.
Kendale McCullum, Larkin: The senior co-captain sparked the Upstate Eight River-leading Royals to a pair of wins, improving their record to 7-0 in league play. The 6-foot-1 guard scored 13 points, dished 7 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds in a 75-43 win at Streamwood. Three nights later McCullum scored 21 points to go with 6 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 64-40 victory over Batavia.
Mike Sheehan, Marmion: The 6-foot senior guard set career scoring highs in two consecutive games. In a 59-53 Suburban Christian Blue win over St. Francis, Sheehan made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points. The next night in a 66-62 loss to Wheaton Academy, he dished out 5 assists, made five 3's and scored 26 points. Sheehan also recorded 4 steals in each game.
Frank Toohey, York: A busy week ended with three wins for York, a trio of victories sparked by Toohey. The 6-foot-8 senior forward, committed to Air Force, averaged 17.7 points and 5 rebounds as York beat Metea Valley and Bartlett before capping the week with a key 64-62 WSC Silver win over Oak Park.