The SW Illinois Jets 17u team had an exceptional year on the RecruitLook Hoops League and grassroots season overall. In the RL Hoops League, they lost in the championship in a close matchup to Gateway IL — where Gateway was riding a Kemba Walker-like Big East Tourney Run from Ray’Sean Taylor.
The Jets had an all-around team vibe on the 17u level, but three guys we’ve seen this high school season so far have been doing exactly what we saw them do this past AAU season… dominate their roles.
Rashad Weekly-McDaniels (Central Michigan Commit) – Averaging 13 points a game and is the driving force behind Trinity Catholic. Made the all tourney team at the MICDS Christmas tourney helping lead them to the championship.
LaShawn Johnson (Holds SEMO offer) – Leading East St. Louis in scoring averaging 11 points a game. He was named MVP of the Normandy Christmas Tourney and has taken over a leadership role for the flyers.
Armond Williams (SEMO and SIUE offers) – The 6’7 Forward is averaging 2.6 blocks for the Flyers. He is also averaging 8 points a game and 6 rebounds a game. He is the glue guy for the flyers as they attempt to repeat as state champions.