2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 1/10/2018 9:15 PM

Barrington's Boock earns MVP honor

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  • Jason Boock

    Jason Boock

  • Zion Griffin

    Zion Griffin

  • Jayden Johnson

    Jayden Johnson

  • Ryan Kutsor

    Ryan Kutsor

 
Daily Herald report

Barrington junior guard Jason Boock has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent performance in high school boys basketball games.

Jason Boock, Barrington: This junior guard is starting to make a habit of big scoring nights. Following up on a career-best 35-point performance at Jacobs in holiday tournament play, Boock had a game-high 33 points with six 3s as the host Broncos picked up a key 63-54 victory over Conant on Friday in Mid-Suburban West action.

Zion Griffin, Hinsdale South: Griffin scored a varsity-high 34 points as Hinsdale South beat rival Downers Grove South 57-43 in their West Suburban Gold showdown. The 6-foot-5 senior forward, committed to Iowa State, knocked down 15 of 21 shots, including a 3-pointer. He also grabbed 8 rebounds.

Jayden Johnson, Batavia: This 6-foot-5 guard played a major part in Batavia wins on back-to-back nights. The sophomore tied for team honors with 17 points in a 56-53 win over St. Charles East, highlighted by his long, game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. The following night in a 78-55 win at Plainfield South he scored a game-best 20 points, including five 3-pointers, as Batavia improved to 13-3.

Ryan Kutsor, Lake Zurich: Coming off all-tournament honors at Pekin for the second year in a row, the 6-foot-4 senior guard stayed hot in the Bears' first game of the new year. He scored 20 points (one off his season high) and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Bears captured a 53-43 win over host Lake Forest to improve to 10-4.

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