Senior guard Jack Hoiberg of Hinsdale Central has earned Daily Herald MVP recognition for his recent high school boys basketball performances.
Jack Hoiberg, Hinsdale Central: The Red Devils wrapped a 6-0 run through the first half of the West Suburban Silver slate with a 68-51 win over Downers Grove North and a 67-61 decision over Oak Park. Hoiberg tallied 17 points against Downers North and 20 points versus Oak Park, hitting a combined 17 of 20 free throws.
Kashimir Ivy, Larkin: This senior super-sub came made impacts in 3 games. The 5-foot-9 guard scored 25 points last Monday as Larkin split 2 games at the Rockford Jefferson MLK Showcase. Four days later he helped the Royals make history with a 79-56 victory at rival Elgin. Ivy came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points as Larkin beat Elgin for a record 12th straight time.
Ben Kusiak, Grant: Ranked 10th academically in his class, the 6-foot-2 senior guard brought his "A" game against Wauconda, scoring a career-high 28 points in a 76-56 victory. He also had 15 points against Hoffman Estates, as the Bulldogs capped their week by winning their third game in a row.
Matt Szuba, Prospect: The senior forward is making his Knights awfully tough to defend against. In Prospect's 74-68 win at Buffalo Grove, which helped the Knights keep their share of the Mid-Suburban East lead, Szuba had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists.