Boys Basketball: Kane County Chronicle All-Area TeamBy JACOB BARTELSON – firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 21, 2019 Led by Player of the Year Jack McDonald, here is the Kane County Chronicle All-Area boys basketball team. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Kross Garth, Geneva, senior, forward: Garth proved to be an excellent complement to Geneva's style of play in the post, helping in transition and with tough-as-nails help defense on rotations. Garth averaged nine points and five rebounds. [Karen Naess for Shaw Media]Lucas Heflen, St. Charles North, senior, forward: Heflen seemingly improved with each passing week, and saved his best basketball for the North Stars' first regional title in 10 years. Heflen, an all-conference selection, is committed to Illinois Wesleyan and averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds per game. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Jayden Johnson, Batavia, junior, forward: One of the area's rising stars, Johnson averaged nearly 17 points per game and 4.4 rebounds to help pace the Bulldogs in a re-tooling season. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Connor Linke, St. Charles North, junior, forward: Linke, like Heflen, rose in the postseason to help lead the North Stars to a sectional semifinals appearance. An all-conference selection, Linke averaged nearly 10 points and nine rebounds per game. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Mitch Mascari, Geneva, senior, forward: Mascari was one of the state's most reliable threats from beyond the arc, shooting 44 percent. His combination of lethal scoring – 14 points per game – and passing ability made him a standout all-around guard. [Gregory Shaver for Shaw Media]Patrick Mayfield, Burlington Central, senior, guard: Mayfield was the area's leading scorer, averaging 27 points per game in leading the Rockets to a second consecutive sectional final. Mayfield also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Jack McDonald, Geneva, senior, guard: McDonald was the best point guard in the DuKane Conference, and one of the best in the state, engineering Geneva to its school record 32 wins. McDonald finished his Geneva career as the all-time assists leader (571) and with 1,330 points. McDonald is committed to Augustana. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Cody Mitchell, St. Charles East, senior, forward: Mitchell, an Illinois Wesleyan recruit, was a force inside for the Saints all season en route to averaging 14 points and nearly nine rebounds. [Karen Naess for Shaw Media]Nate Ortiz, St. Charles East, senior, forward: Ortiz capped his senior season by committing to Augustana and leading the Saints to another successful 18-win season. Ortiz averaged nearly 15 points per game and 3.3 rebounds. Ortiz also shot 85 percent from the free throw line. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Josh Preston, Geneva, junior, forward: A great tandem with Garth, Preston added additional offensive pop for the Vikings. Preston averaged eight ponts and five rebounds per game.