Round Lake's Williams earns final MVP award of 2019-20 season
Hakim Williams of Round Lake is this week's Daily Herald MVP for boys basketball. This is the final round of players of the week for the 2019-20 season.
Hakim Williams, Round Lake: With the Panthers needing to beat the two teams standing in the way of their first conference championship in 25 years, the junior forward made the most of the chance to make school history. He had 21 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Grayslake Central and followed up with 25 points against Wauconda. This week, the Panthers earned a share of the Northern Lake County Conference title.
Chris Hodges, Schaumburg: The Saxons' 6-foot-8 junior scored 17 points, had 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in his team's 35-21 win over Palatine for the Mid-Suburban West championship. Earlier in the week, in a 61-50 loss to Cary-Grove, the Wisconsin commit scored 16 points and had 7 rebounds and 7 blocks.
Diamon King, Fenton: The 6-foot-2 senior forward, a 1,000-point scorer, helped lift the Bison into second place in program history for victories with two Upstate Eight wins. King scored 14 points with 6 rebounds in a 45-43 win over Bartlett. King's 18 points and 14 rebounds boosted Fenton to 19 wins in a 61-44 win over Elgin.
Kelvin Balfour, West Aurora: This 6-foot-2 guard made the most of his final home game in a West Aurora uniform last Friday. Named all-area as a junior, Balfour celebrated his Senior Night by scoring 26 points in a 50-46 win over Minooka. He made 8 of 14 shots from the field and 10 of 11 free-throw attempts. He also grabbed 6 rebounds and made a steal to help West Aurora win for the fourth time in five games.