Week 7: Durrett earns Daily Herald MVP honor
Wheaton Warrenville South senior forward Dillon Durrett has earned Daily Herald MVP honors after his recent high school boys basketball performances.
Dillon Durrett, Wheaton Warrenville South: Behind Durrett's strong play the Tigers defended their home court to win the WW South MLK tournament championship. The 6-foot-3 senior forward averaged 20.3 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Tigers won four straight games.
Camron Donatlan, West Aurora: This 6-foot-3 guard scored 68 points in 3 games over 26 hours. Playing in his third varsity season, the junior poured in a career-best 31 points in last Friday's 64-46 UEC Valley victory over South Elgin. The following day he scored 12 points in an 85-77 matinee win over host Hononegah in quadruple overtime. Later that evening Donatlan managed a team-best 25 points in a loss to Zion-Benton.
Johnny O'Shea, Palatine: The 6-foot-3 junior forward helped Palatine to a 3-1 performance over the weekend at Lake Zurich by scoring in double figures in all four of those contests. O'Shea led the Pirates in their biggest win with 18 points in a 43-40 victory over Lake Zurich. He also had 18 in a win over Maine East, 13 in a victory over Niles North and 10 in a loss to Addison Trail.
Johnny Roeser, Carmel Catholic: The leading scorer in Lake Zurich's MLK Classic (92 points in 5 games), he's been the Corsairs' best player during their season-best four-game winning streak. The 6-foot-5 sophomore forward scored 22 points in a 61-55 East Suburban Catholic win over Nazareth. He capped his effort at Lake Zurich by scoring 20 points in a 57-42 win over Mundelein.