updated 9:08 PM CDT, Jul 7, 2017
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Edwardsville's Mark Smith Named 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball

Edwardsville High School standout Mark Smith has been named the winner of the 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball Award.

Smith, a 6’5 guard, averaged 21.9 points, 8.4 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game en route to leading Edwardsville to a 30-2 record.

Smith finished with 251 votes. Evanston guard Nojel Eastern finished second in the balloting with 175 vothes. Belleville Althoff guard Jordan Goodwin finishing third with 136 votes.