Matt Kruse, Monticello, Basketball, Junior
Recently: The 6-foot-8 center scored 36 points in two games to help the Sages extend their winning streak to four games.
In his words: "We had a strong preseason schedule, so there were some wins we could have had. Lately, we've been sharing the ball and finally hitting our stride at the right time."
I'm driving ... a 1999 Volvo. Got it off Craigslist at a Walmart parking lot.
I need concert tickets to ... Kanye and Jay-Z Tour.
I'm always texting ... I'm not too big of a texter.
Who's going to win the Super Bowl? I'm feeling the Patriots, but I don't want to root for them.
In five years ... I want to be finishing up my college basketball career and pursuing a degree in medicine.
Favorite basketball players ... Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki
Favorite team ... the Bulls. I think it's their year.
My best dunk ... I hate to say it, but I haven't had one in a game yet. I'll call you when I do.
Honorable mention: Cole Bogle, Shiloh basketball; Reid Farchmin, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Cole Hasselbring, CPCI basketball; Erik Heine, Urbana swimming; Michael Franklin, Urbana basketball; Tanner Harris, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Corbin Hesterberg, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Ryan Pearce, Villa Grove basketball; Tanner Ribbe, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Tyler Schuring, Arthur basketball; Morgan Supergan, Bismarck-Henning wrestling; Tyler Woolridge, LeRoy wrestling; Darren Wynn, Centennial wrestling
Kristina Lee, Judah Christian, Basketball, Sophomore
Recently: A six-player roster isn't slowing her down, the 16-year-old just missing back-to-back triple-doubles with a two-game average of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8.5 steals.
In her words: "With six players, very rarely do I come out. I get tired early, but by the second quarter I'm fine."
I'm driving ... I have a permit.
I'm always texting ... Briahna McCowan.
I'm dying to see ... "Beauty and the Beast 3D."
I need concert tickets to ... Sugarland.
Who's going to win the Super Bowl? The Patriots. I love Tom Brady.
My first job was ... working child care at Vineyard.
In five years ... I want to be a chef. I've always liked cooking.
Favorite athlete ... Peyton Manning
Favorite basketball player ... Brandon Paul
Honorable mention: J'Lynn Ayers, Danville basketball; Betsy Bogle, Shiloh basketball; Chelsea Cross, Centennial basketball; Kari Free, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Allison Fritz, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Emma Hoyer, Urbana Uni High basketball; Olivia Janssen, Christ Lutheran basketball; Laura Litchfield, Champaign Central basketball; Tanna Petersak, Schlarman basketball; Regan Romshek, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Bailey Trimble, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Ashley Tabb, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Hannah Wascher, Rantoul basketball