Rusnak - Westinghouse's DeAndre Thomas headlined this year's
annual 20-player all-area team selected Friday by the Chicago
Sun-Times as its player of the year.
The 6'7" senior helped
Westinghouse to its second straight Chicago Public League title while
averaging 21 points and 12 rebounds for the 27-3 Warriors.
Other players up for consideration for player of the year by the
Sun-Times were Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Wright, Hillcrest's
Jerel McNeal and St. Joseph's Tony Freeman.
Seniors: Hillcrest's Maurice Acker, Marshall's Jerwin
Callaway, Julian's Brandon Ewing, Brother Rice's Bobby Frasor, St.
Joseph's Tony Freeman, Bolingbrook's Andrae Lyles, Hillcrest's Jerel
McNeal, Hales Franciscan's Nate Minnoy, Downers Grove South's Bryan
Mullins, Niles West's Sead Odzic, Robeson's Jeremy Pargo, Proviso
East's Phillip Perry, Westinghouse's DeAndre Thomas, Rich Central's
Jarvis Walker and Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Wright.
Juniors: Thornton's Joevan Catron, Crane's Sherron Collins, St.
Joseph's Jonathan Peoples, Glenbrook North's Jon Scheyer.
Sophomore: Simeon's Derrick Rose.