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Meet the 2014 all-area boys basketball north team

Players from schools in Glen Ellyn, West Chicago and Wheaton are represented

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:46 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:51 p.m. CDT

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The boys basketball postseason is nearing its end with state finals for Class 3A and Class 4A taking place this weekend. That means it’s time to take a look at the 2013-14 boys basketball all-area North team which includes players from Glenbard North, Glenbard South, Glenbard West, St. Francis, West Chicago, Wheaton Academy, Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South.

Gordon Behr

School: Wheaton Academy

Year: Senior

Impact: An athletic forward, Behr was the heart and soul of the Warriors and a major reason why the team extended its conference title streak to five straight. Second on the team in scoring at 13.2 points per game, Behr led in rebounds (8.2 per game) and blocks (2.1).

Mikey Bibbs

School: West Chicago

Year: Sophomore

Impact: Bibbs’ production played a large role in the Wildcats’ turnaround this winter. Stepping in as the No. 2 scorer behind John Konchar, Bibbs averaged 14.1 points per game on nearly 45 percent shooting. Second on the team with 44 3-pointers, he also averaged 3.3 rebounds per contest.

Kilian Brown

School: St. Francis

Year: Senior

Impact: A major contributor on both ends of the floor, Brown averaged 14 points per game this winter while shooting over 60 percent. Brown, who was selected to the Suburban Christian all-conference team, was also a strong defender and posted 10 rebounds per outing.

Corey Davis

School: Glenbard West

Year: Senior

Impact: This versatile guard led the Hilltoppers in virtually every category, including scoring at 13.8 points per game. The three-year varsity performer also totaled 5.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.9 steals per outing, all team-highs, and was the Hilltoppers’ unquestioned leader on the court.

Chip Flanigan

School: Glenbard North

Year: Senior

Impact: A contributor in all facets of the game for the Panthers, Flanigan took his game to an even higher level this year. The DuPage Valley Conference co-Player of the Year averaged 20 points on 68 percent shooting while adding eight rebounds, 4.8 assists, three steals and 2.2 blocks per contest.

Jeremiah Fleming

School: Glenbard North

Year: Senior

Impact: Very few area players have improved as much over their four year high school career than Fleming, who was an impact performer this winter. A top long-range threat who also shot 81 percent from the charity stripe, this senior was second on the Panthers with his 14.8 points per game average.

Alex Jeske

School: Glenbard South

Year: Senior

Impact: There aren’t too many weaknesses in this senior’s game as Jeske contributed in a number of areas for the Raiders. The guard was second on the team in scoring with his 14.9 points per game average and also added 2.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per outing while playing strong defense.

John Konchar

School: West Chicago

Year: Senior

Impact: Despite opponents game planning against him, this senior was virtually unstoppable this winter. Knocking down 50 3-pointers and 234 free throws, Konchar averaged 28.9 points a game, shooting 57.2 percent from the field. He also tallied 14.1 rebounds per outing while finishing the season with 90 steals and 71 blocks.

Chaun Rickette

School: Glenbard South

Year: Senior

Impact: Very few players can put the ball in the basket like this senior, who averaged 22.2 points per game. An improved outside shooter who knocked down 33 3-pointers, Rickette also gets to the basket at will and shot nearly 76 percent from the free throw line. He also led the team with 60 steals.

Josh Ruggles

School: Wheaton Academy

Year: Junior

Impact: Known for his shooting prowess, this junior didn’t disappoint this winter. Shooting 48 percent from 3-point land (85-of-174) and 88 percent from the free throw line (66-of-75), Ruggles led the Warriors with 13.8 points per game. He also posted a team-high 1.5 steals per contest.

Andrew Slivinski

School: Wheaton North

Year: Senior

Impact: Through hard work and determination, this senior made himself into an impact player this winter despite dealing with a myriad of injuries. Slivinski ended up topping the Falcons in scoring with 12.6 points per game. The guard made 32 3-pointers, also a team-high, and added 4.3 rebounds per outing.

Honorable mention

Glenbard North: Kendall Holbert, Justin Jackson

Glenbard South: Tyler Scott

Glenbard West: Justin Pierce, Will Reedy

St. Francis: Zach Prociuk

West Chicago: Mitch Henke

Wheaton Academy: Chandler Fuzak

Wheaton North: Matt Biegalski, Jake Heggeland

Wheaton Warrenville South: Aidan Hernandez, Matt Kienzle

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