2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 2/22/2017 5:16 PM

Grayslake North’s Connolly earns MVP acclaim

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  • Ryan Connolly

    Ryan Connolly

  • Mac Camardo

    Mac Camardo

  • Zion Griffin

    Zion Griffin

  • Zach Schutta

    Zach Schutta

Daily Herald report

Grayslake North freshman guard Ryan Connolly has earned Daily Herald MVP distinction for his recent high school boys basketball performances.

Ryan Connolly, Grayslake North: A starter since Day 1, the 6-foot freshman guard has never looked out of place. He looks even more comfortable now. He poured in 18 of his season-high 29 points in the third quarter in helping the Knights beat Schaumburg 76-50. He sank four 3-pointers and even dunked for the first time. He also scored 21 points to help the Knights beat Antioch 73-59.

Mac Camardo, Buffalo Grove: The junior forward has improved throughout the season and helped Buffalo Grove complete a big step forward in a 49-29 victory against Wheeling. Camardo finished with a game-high 16 points and had 13 rebounds as the Bison finished in a tie for a second place in the Mid-Suburban East.

Zion Griffin, Hinsdale South: The Hornets earned a share of their first WSC Gold title behind the play of their 6-foot-5 junior forward. Griffin scored 25 points in a 69-56 win over Addison Trail and 15 points in a 68-61 win over Proviso East -- both on the road. He grabbed 13 rebounds in each game.

Zach Schutta, Burlington Central: This 6-foot-1 guard joined a list of his school's greatest scorers last week while helping his team remain in first place in the Kishwaukee River Conference. The junior scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds last Tuesday as the Rockets knocked Marengo from a three-way tie for first with a 63-43 victory. Three nights later he led the Rockets (23-3) with 18 points to become the ninth player in Burlington Central history to score 1,000 points.

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