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Jacksen Adkins, Rantoul, at the faces of winter photo shoot at the News Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

JACKSEN ADKINS

Rantoul boys’ basketball

➜ His favorite athlete is ... LeBron James.

➜ His favorite team is ... Villanova.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the NBA Finals.

➜ His favorite sport besides basketball is ... volleyball.

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Andrew Hemming, Centennial, at the faces of winter photo shoot at the News Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

ANDREW HEMMING

Centennial boys’ swimming and diving

➜ His favorite athlete is ... Karsten Warholm.

➜ His favorite team is ... Ohio State football.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the 1996 Olympics.

➜ His favorite sport besides swimming is ... track and field.

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Evan LaBelle, Watseka, faces of winter photo shoot at the News Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

EVAN LaBELLE

Watseka boys’ basketball

➜ His favorite athlete is ... Raheim Sanders.

➜ His favorite team is ... the New England Patriots.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the Super Bowl.

➜ His favorite sport besides basketball is ... football.

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Drew Williams, Heritage, at the faces of winter photo shoot at the News Gazette on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

DREW WILLIAMS

Heritage boys’ basketball

➜ His favorite athlete is ... Connor Wienke.

➜ His favorite team is ... the Cincinnati Bengals.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the Super Bowl.

➜ His favorite sport besides basketball is ... fishing.

College/Prep Sports Reporter

Colin Likas covers Illinois football and high school sports at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).

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