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Edwardsville’s Mark Smith named Illinois’ Mr. Basketball

Edwardsville IL High School senior guard Mark Smith has been recognized as Illinois Mr. Basketball, becoming the first winner from the metro-east since East St. Louis IL Senior High School’s Darius Miles in 2000. Smith led the Tigers to a 30-2 record and a berth in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A super-sectional.

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Mark Smith, Illinois Player of the Year, still weighing college offers

Edwardsville IL High School Tigers senior boys high school basketball guard Mark Smith has been named Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year in Illinois. Smith averaged 21.9 points and rebounds for the Tigers, who reached the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 4A super-sectional before losing to Chicago Simeon. Edwardsville High School is located in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Metro-east players claim three spots on Class 4A first-team all-state

Edwardsville IL High School Tigers senior Mark Smith, Belleville IL Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders senior Jordan Goodwin and East St. Louis IL Senior High senior Jeremiah Tilmon claimed first-team spots on the Associated Press Class 4A Boys High School Basketball All-State Team released Thursday. University of Illinois Fighting Illini recruit Javon Pickett, a senior at Belleville IL East High School in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, was voted second-team all-state. Edwardsville IL Tigers senior and University of Iowa Hawkeyes football recruit A.J. Epenesa and Belleville IL West Maroons sophomore E.J. Liddell each were voted to the Class 4A honorable mention all-state team, while Cahokia IL High School Comanches senior Thomas Bell was honorable mention all-state in Class 3A.

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Super-sectional loss ends careers of Edwardsville's standout seniors

The Edwardsville IL High School Tigers lost to the Chicago IL Simeon High School Wolverines in the IHSA Class 4A high school boys basketball super-sectional game played at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL near Bloomington, IL. Edwardsville is from Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO. Edwardsville coach Mike Waldo talks about the standout careers of six Tiger seniors following the loss.

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Simeon ends Edwardsville’s run toward first state title

The Edwardsville IL High School Tigers lost to the Chicago IL Simeon High School Wolverines in the IHSA Class 4A high school boys basketball super-sectional game played at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL near Bloomington, IL. Edwardsville is from Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.

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Edwardsville will match balance against Simeon’s history

The Edwardsville High School Tigers will be at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University to face Chicago Simeon at the IHSA Class 4A Super-Sectional. The winner advances to Peoria, Illinois for a shot at the Illinois State championship. Several players in the game, including Edwardsville’s Mark Smith and Simeon’s Talen Horton-Tucker, are NCAA Division I prospects

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Mark Smith scores 45 for Edwardsville in sectional final win

In this file video from March 10, 2017, the Edwardsville IL High School Tigers played Danville IL in the finals of the Ottawa IL Class 4A Sectional. The winner advanced to the Super-Sectional at Redbird Arena in Normal IL on the campus of Illinois State University for a shot at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championship. The Tigers advance to the Normal IL Super-Sectional against Chicago IL Simeon Career Academy at Redbird Arena.

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Edwardsville's AJ Epenesa talks about Mark Smith's 45-point performance

The Edwardsville IL High School Tigers played Danville IL in the finals of the Ottawa IL Class 4A Sectional. The winner advanced to the Super-Sectional at Redbird Arena in Normal IL on the campus of Illinois State University for a shot at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championship. The Tigers advance to the Normal IL Super-Sectional against Chicago IL Simeon Career Academy at Redbird Arena.

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Edwardsville basketball celebrates sectional title

The Edwardsville IL High School Tigers played Danville IL in the finals of the Ottawa IL Class 4A Sectional. The winner advanced to the Super-Sectional at Redbird Arena in Normal IL on the campus of Illinois State University for a shot at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championship. The Tigers advance to the Normal IL Super-Sectional against Chicago IL Simeon Career Academy at Redbird Arena.

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Okawville Rockets basketball coach breaks down state semifinal win

The Okawville IL High School Rockets defeated the Newark IL High School Norsemen 63-48 in the semifinals of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 1A state high school boys basketball tournament in Peoria, IL. Okawville is in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Okawville will face Effingham IL St. Anthony for the state title at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Peoria.

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Okawville’s Noah Frederking is a unanimous first-team all-state selection

Okawville IL High School Rockets senior and University of Evansville IN boys basketball recruit Noah Frederking was a unanimous choice and the top vote-getter Thursday when the Associated Press AP released its Illinois High School Association Class 1A Boys Basketball All-State Team. Frederking, who is from Okawville in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, will lead the Rockets against the Newark IL High School Norsemen at the IHSA Class 1A Boys Basketball State Tournament this weekend in Peoria IL.

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Super-sectional loss ends careers of Edwardsville's standout seniors

The Edwardsville IL High School Tigers lost to the Chicago IL Simeon High School Wolverines in the IHSA Class 4A high school boys basketball super-sectional game played at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL near Bloomington, IL. Edwardsville is from Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO. Edwardsville coach Mike Waldo talks about the standout careers of six Tiger seniors following the loss.
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Super-sectional loss ends careers of Edwardsville's standout seniors 1:55

Super-sectional loss ends careers of Edwardsville's standout seniors

Mark Smith scores 45 for Edwardsville in sectional final win 1:11

Mark Smith scores 45 for Edwardsville in sectional final win

Edwardsville's AJ Epenesa talks about Mark Smith's 45-point performance 1:09

Edwardsville's AJ Epenesa talks about Mark Smith's 45-point performance

Edwardsville basketball celebrates sectional title 1:06

Edwardsville basketball celebrates sectional title