Willowbrook senior Ethan Schuemer has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his performance in recent boys basketball games.
Ethan Schuemer, Willowbrook: The Warriors won a second straight title at the Sterling MLK Classic behind the play of the tournament MVP. Schuemer averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds in four victories. The 6-foot-6 senior forward also scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds earlier in the week in WSC Gold play against Morton.
Anthony Lynch, Larkin: Larkin's senior scoring leader was on fire over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. It began Friday in a 66-49 victory over Streamwood in which he scored 25 points and continued Saturday as he poured in 52 points combined in victories over Harlem and Belvidere at the J-Hawk MLK Showcase at Rockford Jefferson. The 6-foot-3 guard scored 26 points in a Monday loss to New Trier to finish with 91 points in 4 showcase games for the Royals (13-5).
Andrew Silva, Mundelein: A big guy put up massive numbers. The 6-foot-8 senior center might have had the best game of his three-year varsity career at Lake Zurich's Martin Luther King Classic, as he scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 70-56 win over Woodstock. He helped the Mustangs go 3-1 in the tournament.
Jack Vaselaney, Buffalo Grove: The senior guard has played a lead role all season, but especially of late as the Bison have reeled off five straight wins. On senior night at BG last Friday, Vaselaney scored a game-high 20 points in a 76-40 win over Elk Grove. He followed up with 13 the next day at Loras College in DuBuque, Iowa, as the Bison defeated Hempstead, the seventh-ranked team in the state, 56-52.