A 6-foot-5 playmaking point guard, Jones averaged 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.1 steals and nearly a block per game as a junior in 15 games as Illinois’s season was reduced due to COVID-19. Led Flyers to the Southwestern Conference postseason tournament title. Signed with Missouri.
Christian Jones, senior, East St. Louis
Nick Kramer, senior, SLUH
Arrived on the scene with a bang last winter as the 6-foot-4 swingman averaged 19.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game to lead the Jr. Billikens to a district championship game. Signed with St. Louis University.
Robert Martin, senior, CBC
The area’s top point guard, the 5-foot-10 Martin enters his fourth season as a varsity starter. Has two state semifinal appearances on his resume. Averaged a team-best 17.1 points per game and handed out 4.9 assists per game as a junior.
Kellen Thames, senior, Pattonville
The 6-foot-6 floor general averaged 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.6 steals and nearly a block per game as he led the Pirates to a 22-2 season for the best record in school history. Signed with St. Louis University.
Connor Turnbull, senior, Fort Zumwalt North
The area’s top post player, the 6-foot-10 Turnbull had a breakout junior season as he averaged 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5 blocks per game as Panthers reached Class 6 semifinals. Knocked down 72 percent of his free throws and 34 percent of his 61 3-point attempts. Signed with Butler.