Boys Basketball: Luxton earns Interstate 8 First Team honors
Junior guard averaged 16.0 points and 8.3 rebounds this season
ROCHELLE — Junior Eli Luxton was named an All-Conference First Team honoree in the Interstate 8 for the Rochelle Hub varsity basketball team this season. Luxton averaged 16.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Hubs (10-20, 4-10 Interstate 8).
“It felt good to see that my hard work paid off,” Luxton said. “I felt like I became a better leader this season. My coaches wanted me to score and grab a lot of rebounds and I felt like I did both of those things."
Luxton notched several double-doubles this season, recording 20 points and 14 rebounds against Morris on Feb. 20 as well as 17 points and 10 rebounds against LaSalle-Peru on Feb. 15. It's the first time Luxton has earned All-Conference First Team honors in his high school basketball career.
"I want to jump higher and I want to improve my defense next season," Luxton said. "We had a tough season, but we have a lot of young guys and I think we’re going to get in the gym and get better.”