Edwardsville’s Mark Smith Named 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball
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- Published in High School News
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.
Baseball star comes out of nowhere to be named Mr. Basketball of Illinois. Here's Mark Smith's story, via @mhelfgot. https://t.co/1NeBw2giAN pic.twitter.com/5YKAiVUe6T— Chicago Trib Preps (@ChiTribPreps) March 25, 2017
Edwardsville High School standout Mark Smith has been named the winner of the 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball Award.