Boone was a spark plug off the bench for the South All-Stars in the Illinois Basketball Coach Association Class 1A-2A All-Star Game on June 11 in Pontiac.
The Marquette graduate scored 33 points, including nine 3-pointers, and earned the South All-Stars’ Most Valuable Player award. The South All-Stars lost to the North All-Stars 111-95.
The strong effort at the all-star game earned Boone this week’s AdVantage News Athlete of the Week award.
Boone, who plans to continue his basketball career at Avila University next year, averaged 19.2 points per game and scored 364 points for the Explorers as a senior guard. He finished his two-year career at Marquette as a 1,000-point scorer. Boone transferred to Marquette from CBC prior to his junior year.
Boone also helped the Explorers finish 21-10 and capture the 2A Dupo Regional championship this past season.
Hampton is off to a good start on the mound for the American Legion Edwardsville Post 199/Alton Post 126 Metro-East Bears.
The left-hander from Civic Memorial won his first two games. He beat Festus 6-3 in the Bears’ season opener on June 7 and he picked up an 8-3 win over Oneida Post 727 in the semifinals in the Greenville Wood Bat Classic on June 11.
The effort in both games earned Hampton this week’s Advantage News Athlete of the Week award.
Against Oneida, Hampton gave up three runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out six in five innings to pick up the victory and help the Bears reach the championship game.
Hampton finished with a solid junior season this spring at CM, earning all-Mississippi Valley Conference honors as a pitcher and an outfielder. He batted .364 with a home run and 11 RBIs at the plate and was 4-2 with a 1.93 earned run average on the mound.