Meet the 2019 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball All-Area Team:
• FIRST TEAM
Beau Frericks, Cary-Grove, jr.,, G
Frericks, a 6-foot-1 guard, was tough outside, hitting 67 3-pointers, and also driving to the basket to finish. He averaged 19.4 points and 2.1 assists a game while helping the Trojans (21-8) to their fourth-best record in school history. He hit 84.4 percent on free throws and 39.9 percent on 3s.
Frank Jakubicek, Cary-Grove, jr., F
Jakubicek, a 6-8 forward, averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 rebounds a game for the Trojans, who won the most games of any C-G team since 2001. Jakubicek, who received an offer from DePaul last summer, likely will be getting more offers. He hit 45.6 percent on 3s (26 of 57) and hit 55.6 percent on field goals.
Jeff Jankowski, Richmond-Burton, sr., F
Jankowski, a 6-1 forward, scored 45 percent of the Rockets’ points in Kishwaukee River Conference games and finished with 626 points in all games, which is an R-B record. He averaged 23.2 points a game, along with 4.9 rebounds and two steals. For a smaller forward, he still shot 53.4 percent on field goals as he found ways to get to the basket. Jankowski was an All-Area honorable mention last year and passed 1,000 career points this season.
Alex Timmerman, Crystal Lake Central, sr., C
Timmerman, a 6-9 center, was a four-year varsity player and one of the Tigers’ career scoring leaders with 1,603 points. Timmerman, who will play at NCAA Division I Bucknell, averaged 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game. He made 54.1 percent on field goals and 70.3 percent on free throws while helping the Tigers (20-12) to a share of the Fox Valley Conference.
Zach Toussaint, Johnsburg, sr., G
Toussaint, a 6-0 guard, repeats as the Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Player of the Year as he averaged 23.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals a game. Toussaint led the area with 112 3s, hit 85.7 percent of his free throws and finished his career with 2,249 points, the most ever for a boys player in the McHenry County area. He also made 314 3s in his career. He will play at NCAA Division II West Texas A&M next season.
• SECOND TEAM
Uchenna Egekeze, Huntley, jr., G
Tyler Miller, Crystal Lake South, jr., G-F
Matt Reall, Crystal Lake South, sr., F
Ryan Schaffter, Woodstock North, sr., G
Collin Woods, Hampshire, jr., G
• HONORABLE MENTION
Evan Bridges, Woodstock, sr., G
Andrew Cooke, Harvard, sr., F
Gibson Groves, Johnsburg, sr., F
Jaden Henderson, Jacobs, jr., F
C.J. Lerum, Crystal Lake Central, sr., G
Matt McCoy, Jacobs, sr., G
Jack Michalski, Dundee-Crown, sr., F
Michael Patterson, Prairie Ridge, sr., G
Ryan Sroka, Huntley, jr., F
Nick Wascher, Marengo, sr., G