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2019 Season Review and Honors at Annual Banquet
The 2018-2019 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a Western Big 6 championship and a season record of 19-10 at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on March 27th at the Quad City Botanical Center. Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or overall GPA went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Charlie Allison, Trevor Beckman, Zack Beckman, Jaylen Brozovich, Connor Green, Solomon Gustafson, Careem Hunter, Jacob Kirby, Jeremiah Kirby, Tyler Meirhaeghe, JaMir Price, Jamal Randle, Kai Rios, Ben Samuelson, Colton Sigel, Perry Slater, and Aaron Voss. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Baker Beal, Romeo Metcalf, Amarion Nimmers, James Porter, Jaylin Randle, Jahmeir Robinson, and Jayden Tucker. The basketball program is proud of the excellent work these players have dedicated to success in the classroom.

Captain Awards went to Aaron Voss, Jayde Tucker, and JaMir Price. Price and Jordan Rice earned Western Big 6 All-Conference honors.  There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to JaMir Price. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Taurean Holtam.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to Elijah Andrews and Solomon Gustafson. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to Jordan Rice and Jayden Tucker. Aaron Voss was selected as the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Aaron Voss and Jayden Tucker. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to JaMir Price.

2019 ROCK ISLAND ROCKS BASKETBALL BANQUET
 
The 2019 Rock Island Rocks Basketball banquet is set for Wednesday, March 27th at the QC Botanical Center.  Doors open at 6:00, with the dinner starting at 6:30.  The evening will honor the cheerleaders, freshmen, sophomore, and varsity teams for their efforts this year.
 
Fans are welcome to attend, and/or they can sponsor players or cheerleaders by "Taking a Player to Dinner".  To sign up for the banquet of sponsor students, just complete a reservation form (below) and designate your intention to sponsor players or cheerleaders.

BANQUET

Past Banquet Awards and Information

2018 Season Review and Honors at Annual Banquet
The 2017-2018 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a Regional championship and a season record of 18-12 at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on March 29th at the Quad City Botanical Center. Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or overall GPA went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Charlie Allison, Trevor Beckman, Donovan Garro, Ty Lewis, Solomon Gustafson, Austin Meirhaeghe, Tyler Meirhaeghe, JaMir Price, Jamal Randle, Ben Samuelson, Colton Sigel, Perry Slater, Carter Stone, Randy Tucker, and Darrell Woodson. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Tyler Bragg, Jaylen Brozovich, Amirre Coleman, Ben Ellis, Justin Randle, Jahmeir Robinson, Devin Swift, Ravon Taylor, Jayden Tucker, Aaron Voss, and Alijah Walker-Lee. The basketball program is proud of the excellent work these players have dedicated to success in the classroom.

Captain Awards went to Ben Ellis, Randy Tucker, and JaMir Price. These three also earned Western Big 6 All-Conference honors (Tucker and Price 1st Team and Ellis Honorable Mention). 

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Jamal Randle. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Ben Ellis.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to Jamal Randle and Jayden Tucker. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to Jayden Tucker. Te Lewis selected as the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Randy Tucker, Justin Randle, and JaMir Price. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Randy Tucker and JaMir Price.

 

Season Honors at 2017 Banquet
The 2016-2017 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a Western Big 6 championship at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on March 30th at the Quad City Botanical Center. Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or overall GPA went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Charlie Allison, Aaron Crose, Jacob Ellis, Jerry Hacker, Alek Jacobs, Ty Lewis, Tyler Meirhaeghe, Jamal Randle, M.J. Stern, and Randy Tucker. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Brady Adams, Elijah Andrews, Bukuru Coudray, Corey Freeman, Solomon Gustafson, William Holberg, Austin Meirhaeghe, Michael Ndabunganie, Tyler Parr, Mir Price, Jahmier Robinson, D'Angelo Steele, Jayden Tucker, Tony VanDeWalle, and Aaron Voss. The basketball program is proud of the excellent work these players have dedicated to success in the classroom.

Captain Awards went to Jay Richardson, Jacob Ellis, and Corey Freeman.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Corey Freeman. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Jake Ellis.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to JaMir Price. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to Corey Freeman. Aaron Crose and Alek Jacobs selected as the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Jay Richardson and Jerry Hacker. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Jacob Ellis.

 

2016 Banquet Honors Players and Cheerleaders
The 2015-2016 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a Regional championship, the State Farm Holiday Classic Championship, and a 19-9 record at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on April 5th at the Quad City Botanical Center. Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or overall GPA went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Charlie Allison, Jacob Ellis, Jalil Gay, Jerry Hacker, Alek Jacobs, Ty Lewis, Oliver McDowell, Tyler Meirhaeghe, D’Angelo Steele, Randy Tucker, and Aaron Voss. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Kaleb Awalt, Alith Ayuen, Casey Comodore, Aaron Crose, Ben Ellis, Corey Freeman, William Holmberg, Bryce Kent, Jyvason Nduwimana, JaMir Price, Jamal Randle, John Salas, and Carlon Steward. The basketball program is proud of the excellent work these players have dedicated to success in the classroom.

Captain Awards went to Jason Jones and C.J. Neville while they both also earned Western Big 6 1st Team All-Conference honors.  

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Jay Richardson. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Lacey Watson

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to Jay Richardson. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to C.J. Neville and William Miles. Jacob Ellis selected as the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Jason Jones. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to C.J. Neville.

 

2015 Banquet Is a Night to Celebrate
The 2014-2015 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a sixth consecutive Western Big 6 championship, a Regional championship, and a 23-6 record at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on April 1st at the Quad City Botanical Center. Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Jaden Anderson, Tavion Brooks, Casey Comodore, Aaron Crose, Kobie Davis, Jacob Ellis, Logan Enstrom, Jalil Gay, Jerry Hacker, Trevon Horne, Alek Jacobs, Bryce Kent, Ty Lewis, Oliver McDowell, DeJour McQueen, Carlon Steward, and Randy Tucker (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Marieo Anderson, Kaleb Awalt, Larry Dixon, Ben Ellis, Mario Forrest, Tyler Hall, Jason Jones, Justin Joway, C.J. Neville, Justin Randle, Jay Richardson, John Salas, D’Angelo Steele, Ramon Taylor, and Lacey Watson. The basketball program is proud to have 32 team members receive these academic awards.

Captain Awards went to Tyler Hall, Larry Dixon, and D’Angelo Hicks. Western Big 6 All-Conference honors went to Jason Jones and Tyler Hall.  Larry Dixon, D’Angelo Hicks, and C.J. Neville were all named Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Tyler Hall. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by D’Angelo Hicks.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to C.J. Neville and William Miles. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to D’Angelo Hicks and Larry Dixon. Larry Dixon and Tyler Hall were selected as the recipients of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Tyler Hall and Larry Dixon. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Tyler Hall.

Season Celebrated at 2014 Banquet
The 2013-2014 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a fifth consecutive Western Big 6 championship, a Regional championship, and a 19-9 record at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on April 3rd at the Quad City Botanical Center. Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Travon Aldridge, Aaron Crose, Jacob Ellis, Logan Enstrom, Jerry Hacker, Alek Jacobs, Tyler Hall, Zach Leatherman, Grant Myers, Hunter Neyens, John Salas, Trey Sigel, and Jacob Tauke. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Kaleb Awalt, Trenton Banks, C.J. Carr, Larry Dixon, Connor Dusch, Mario Forrest, Shawnta Gary, D’Angelo Hicks, DayQwon Jones, Jason Jones, Brady McCready, William Miles, C.J. Neville, DeAngelo Steele, and Ramon Taylor. The basketball program is proud to have 28 team members receive these academic awards.

Captain Awards went to Trey Sigel and C.J. Carr. Western Big 6 All-Conference honors went to C.J. Carr, Trey Sigel, Keenan Shorter, and Tyler Hall.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Tyler Hall and C.J. Carr. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by D’Angelo Hicks.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to DayQwon Jones. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to Keenan Shorter. Trey Sigel was the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Trey Sigel and C.J. Carr. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to C.J. Carr.

 
Season Celebrated at 2013 Banquet
The 2012-2013 Rock Island Rocks celebrated a fourth consecutive Western Big 6 championship, a Regional championship, and a 25-5 record at the annual banquet. Players and cheerleaders were honored on April 1st at the Quad City Botanical Center.Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Travon Aldridge, Trae Babers, Logan Enstrom, Shawnta Gary, Tyler Hall, Jacobe Julien, Zach Leatherman, Grant Myers, Breon Ruiz, Trey Sigel, Austin Simmer, and Andres Terronez. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Kaleb Awalt, Raahsaan Brown, Marcellous Butler, C.J. Carr, Larry Dixon, Breon Hawthorne, Robert Johnson, James Jones, Jason Jones, Corshaune McDuffy, Ahlee Nettles, and Brian Richardson. The basketball program is proud to have 24 of our 41 members receive these academic awards.

 

Captain Awards went to Trae Babers, Raahsaan Brown, Brian Richardson, andC.J. Carr. Western Big 6 All-Conference honors went to C.J. Carr and BrianRichardson (1st Team), as well as Raahsaan Brown, Trey Sigel, and KeenanShorter (Honorable Mention).

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Trey Sigel. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Robert Johnson.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to Raahsaan Brown and Robert Johnson. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player was awarded to the entire TEAM. Trey Sigel was the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Trae Babers and C.J. Carr. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to C.J. Carr.

Awards Presented at 2012 Banquet

The 2011-2012 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on March 28th at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Travon Aldridge, Alec Aunan, Trae Babers, Marcellous Butler, Bryce Jones, Thomas Knuckey, Royce Muskeyvalley, Chasson Randle, Trey Sigel, andCharlie Sparkman. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): B.J. Halliburton, Breon Hawthorne, Shaquille Jalloh, Jacobe Julien, Keith Keesy, Brett Livingston, Grant Myers, Brandon Richardson, Brian Richardson, Cameron Ruiz, Austin Simmer, and Jake Walker.

Captain Awards went to Marquel Beasley, and Denzel McCauley. Beasley and McCauley were voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Keenan Shorter. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Denzel McCauley.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Award went to Marquel Beasley. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Keenan Shorter. Trey Sigel was the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to C.J. Carr. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Marquel Beasley and Denzel McCauley.

 

Team & Players Honored at 2011 Banquet

The 2010-2011 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on April 5th at the Quad City Botanical Center.

In addition to honoring the IHSA Class 3A State Champions, individual honors were also presented.

Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Travon Aldridge, Alec Aunan, Trae Babers, Marcellous Butler, Bryce Jones, Thomas Knuckey, Royce Muskeyvalley, Chasson Randle, Trey Sigel, andCharlie Sparkman. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): B.J. Halliburton, Breon Hawthorne, Shaquille Jalloh, Jacobe Julien, Keith Keesy, Brett Livingston, Grant Myers, Brandon Richardson, Brian Richardson, Cameron Ruiz, Austin Simmer, and Jake Walker.

Captain Awards went to Royce Muskeyvalley, Devon Jones, and Chasson Randle.Denzel McCauley, Royce Muskeyvalley, and Chasson Randle were voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team while Devon Jones earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Chasson Randle. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Denzel McCauley.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Awards went to Keith Keesy & Darquez Bonner. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Royce Muskeyvalley and Devon Jones.Cameron Ruiz & Chasson Randle were the recipients of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Devon Jones. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Chasson Randle.

2010 Awards Presented at Annual Banquet

The 2009-2010 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on March 31st at the Quad City Botanical Center.

In addition to honoring the IHSA Class 3A “Sweet 16” accomplishment of this team, individual honors were also presented.

Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): D.J. Anderson, Trae Babers, Matt Erickson, Mitch Erickson, Jordan Hathorn, Thomas Knuckey, Royce Muskeyvalley, Chasson Randle, Jake Scudder, and Charlie Sparkman. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Reese Brown, Thurgood Brooks, Charles Emberton, Larry Hall, Devon Jones, Victor Jones, Keith Keesy, Denzel McCauley, Brian Richardson, and Cameron Ruiz.

Captain Awards went to D.J. Anderson, Victor Jones, Larry Hall, and Chasson Randle. D.J. Anderson and Chasson Randle was voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team while Royce Muskeyvalley and Jordan Hathorn earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Royce Muskeyvalley. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Chasson Randle.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Awards went to Denzel McCauley. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Royce Muskeyvalley and Devon Jones. D.J. Andersonwas the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Victor Jones. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Chasson Randle.

2009 Awards Presented at Annual Banquet

The 2008-2009 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on April 1st at the Quad City Botanical Center.

In addition to honoring the IHSA Class 3A “Elite 8” accomplishment of this team, individual honors were also presented.

Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): D.J. Anderson, Nathan Gray, Jordan Hathorn, Keith Keesy, Royce Muskeyvalley, Chasson Randle, and Camerson Ruiz. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA):Greg Henderson, Devon Jones, Wesley Julien, Braxton Sumpter, and Quincy Walker.

Captain Awards went to Brandon Pullman, Chris Ghess, and Julian Mayfield.Brandon Pullman and Chasson Randle was voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Chasson Randle. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Brandon Pullman.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player Awards went to Julian Mayfield and Jordan Hathorn . The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Julian Mayfield. Chasson Randle was the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Chasson Randle and Larry Hall. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Brandon Pullmanand Chasson Randle.

2008 Awards Presented at Annual Banquet

The 2007-2008 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on April 3rd at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Academic Awards for 1st semester and/or 3rd quarter went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): D.J. Anderson, Colin Carstens, Nathan Gray, David Johnson, Chasson Randle, Cameron Ruiz, Ben Sparkman, and Adam Tarnow. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Jordan Hathorn, Matthew Jacobs, Austin Jones, Victor Jones, Wesley Julien, Keith Keesy, Nick Lincoln, Royce Muskeyvalley, and Adan Solis.IHSA Academic Achievement Awards were presented to Colin Carstens, Ben Sparkman, David Johnson, and Adam Tarnow while David Johnson and Adam Tarnow also earned the Western Big 6 Academic All-Conference Award.

Captain Awards went to Willie Williams, David Johnson, and Ben Sparkman.Chasson Randle was voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team, while Chris Ghess and Ben Sparkman earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Victor Jones. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Brandon Pullman.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player was Chris Ghess. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Ben Sparkman. David Johnson was the recipient of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to David Johnson. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented toChasson Randle.

2007 Awards Presented at Annual Banquet

The 2006-2007 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on April 4th at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Academic Awards for 1st semester went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): D.J. Anderson, Colin Carstens, Jerraco Johnson, Josh Keim, Topher Leiby, Jonathan McClendon, Ben Sparkman, and J.J. Vandygiff. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA):Chris Ghess, Matthew Jacobs, David Johnson, DQ Johnson, Brandon Loomis, Jeffrey Sharp, Adan Solis, Tony Strickland, Chris Suhr, and Adam Tarnow.IHSA Academic Achievement Awards were presented to Jeffrey Sharp, J.J. Vandygriff, and Adam Tarnow while J.J. Vandygriff and Jeffrey Sharp also earned the Western Big 6 Academic All-Conference Award.

Captain Awards went to Kevin Mitchell and J.J. Vandygriff. Kevin Mitchell was voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team, while J.J. Vandygriff earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to J.J. Vandygriff. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Amin Ekalino.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player was Amin Ekalino, his second time winning this award. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Rico McLemore, Dominique Hughes, andAmin Ekalino. Jeffrey Sharp and J.J. Vandygriff were co-recipients of the Moreland Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went toJeffrey Sharp. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Kevin Mitchell and J.J. Vandygriff.

2006 Awards Presented at Annual Banquet

The 2005-2006 Rock Island Rocks players and cheerleaders were honored at the annual banquet on April 5th at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Academic Awards for 1st semester went to (Gold Honors – 3.5 GPA): Colin Carstens, Michael Kerres, Topher Leiby, Jeffrey Sharp, Ben Sparkman, Adam Tarnow, and J.J. Vandygiff. (Crimson Honors – 3.0 GPA): Jonathan Burnett, Amin Ekalino, Mauricio Garcia, Julian Mayfield, Gerald McKinley, Brandon McQueen,and C.J. Smith. IHSA Academic Achievement Awards were presented to Jeffrey Sharp, J.J. Vandygriff, and C.J. Smith while C.J. Smith also earned the Western Big 6 Academic All-Conference Award.

Captain Awards went to Jonathan Burnett, Andre Richardson, and Tony Brooks.Jonathan Burnett was voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team, while Andre Richardson earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Kevin Mitchell. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Jonathan Burnett.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Players were Amin Ekalino and Brandon McQueen. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Brandon McQueen. Jonathan Burnett and J.J. Vandygriff were co-recipients of the Morelan Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Brandon McQueen. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Jonathan Burnett.

2005 Boys Basketball Banquet

The 2005 Boys Basketball Banquet was held March 31st at the Quad City Botanical Center. With approximately 175 people in attendance, the players, cheerleaders, and managers were honored for their efforts and accomplishments this year.

In addition to honoring the 2005 undefeated Western Big 6 Champions and Regional Champions, individual awards were presented.

Academic Awards for 1st semester went to: (Gold Awards – 3.5 GPA) Lewis Argo, David Johnson, Andrew Lavery, Jeff Sharp, Andrew Tarnow, J.J. Vandygriff(Crimson Awards – 3.0 GPA) Amin Ekalino, Mauricio Garcia, Michael Kerres, Dustin Kirkpatrick, Josh Lovett, Anthony McKinley, DeAndre Randolph, Carolyn Slusser, Adam Tarnow, and Seth Zepeda.

Captain Awards went to Brian Maiden, Andrew Tarnow, and DeAndre Randolph.DeAndre Randolph and Brian Maiden were voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team, while Andrew Tarnow and Jeff Banks earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Jeff Banks. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Brian Maiden.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Player was Alix Holliday. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Brian Maiden. Andrew Tarnow and Lewis Argo were co-recipients of the Morelan Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Andrew Tarnow. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to DeAndre Randolph.

2004 Boys Basketball Banquet

The 2004 Boys Basketball Banquet was attended by approximately 150 people. In addition to the introduction of the varsity players, the cheerleaders, freshman players, and the sophomore players were recognized. The evening was concluded with a video tape that included a segment honoring Justin Sharp plus highlights from the 2003-2004 season.

The Rocks completed a 19-9 season, in which they tied for 2nd place in the Western Big 6. A number of players were honored for their individual accomplishments.

This year’s Tri-Captains, Sam Johnson, Dail Rice, and Howard Davis, received an award to signify their roles as captains.

Sam Johnson and Dail Rice were voted to the Western Big 6 All-Conference team, while Howard Davis earned Honorable Mention.

There are two awards that are based on statistics. The Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Sam Johnson. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Dail Rice.

The remaining awards were voted on by the players and coaches. The Most Improved Players were DeAndre Randolph and Jermaine Jackson. The James O’Melia Best Defensive Player went to Jeff Banks. Nick Davis won the Morelan Fink Team Pride Award that is based on academics, character, leadership, etc. The newly named Justin Sharp 3-D Award for a player’s Desire, Dedication, and Determination went to Andrew Tarnow and Sam Johnson. Finally, the Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Sam Johnson.

2003 Boys Basketball Banquet

The 2003 Boy Basketball Banquet was a success and attended by approximately 160 people. The night honored the cheerleaders, as well as the freshmen, sophomore, and varsity basketball players. The evening was concluded with a highlight tape from the 2002-2003 season.

Capping off a 21-8 season, which saw the Rocks place second in the Western Big 6 and reach the Sectional Championship, the season ended with many players earning honors for their hard work.

Brandin Smith and Justin Sharp both made 1st Team All-Western Big 6, whileHoward Davis was named Honorable Mention.

The 2002-2003 Team Captians, Brandin Smith, Joel Lefkowitz, and Justin Sharpreceived awards to signify their roles as captians.

Two awards that are based on statistics were the Elizabeth Reid Memorial Foul Shooting Award went to Jeff Banks. The Bruce Edwards Memorial Rebounding Award was won by Brandin Smith for the third consecutive year.

A number of awards were voted on by varsity players and members of the coaching staff. The Most Improved Players were Howard Davis and Justin Sharp. Mr. Hustle awards went to Brandin Smith and Justin Sharp. There was a three way tie for the James O’Melia Best Defensive Player between Brandin Smith, Justin Sharp, andRichard Whitley. The Moreland Fink Pride of the Community Award for academics, athletics, character, etc. was won by Joel Lefkowitz. There were Co-Zalm Gellerman Most Valuable Players, which were Brandin Smith and Justin Sharp.