Batavia's Johnson earns MVP accolade
Jayden Johnson of Batavia is the first Daily Herald boys basketball MVP for the 2019-20 season.
Jayden Johnson, Batavia: This 6-foot-6 senior was named Most Valuable Player of the Ken Peddy Windmill Classic after a record-setting performance. Host Batavia went 3-1 as Johnson scored 21, 42, 33 and 19 points. His 115-point total is a four-game tournament record. He also set a new single-game tournament record with a 42-point outburst against Marmion.
Marcus Skeete, Waubonsie Valley: The 6-foot-5 senior wing player was the consistent force in the Warriors' 4-0 sweep at Batavia. Skeete recorded two double-doubles -- 21 points, 12 rebounds against Austin; 19 points, 11 rebounds against Marmion -- and totaled 27 points, 8 rebounds in a 65-64 win over Batavia for the title.
RJ Holmes, Stevenson: You can call him Robert, Bobby or RJ. You can also call him MVP of the Palatine Thanksgiving tournament. The 6-foot-5 senior forward earned that honor after leading the Patriots to the championship with a 4-0 record. He scored a career-high 25 points in the season opener against Elk Grove and averaged 12.5 points in the tourney.
Jaden Terrell, Wheeling: The Wildcats' junior had a sparkling start to the season in leading his team to a 4-0 record and the championship of the Northridge Prep Thanksgiving tournament. He scored, 15, 21, 13 and 17 points in the Wildcats' four games and also had 12 3-pointers.