IL Athletes of the Week: (Week of Jan. 21, 2019)


Brionna Budgetts and Mikayla Deshaner, Lincoln Blue Tigers

For the second time this season, Lincoln Prep seniors Brionna Budgetts (23) and Mikayla Deshaner (1) are the IL Athletes of the Week. Brionna and Mikayla were named as 2019 McDonald’s All-American Nominees. Every year, only 800 top male and female high school basketball players from across the country are nominated for the prestigious chance to play in the McDonald’s All American Games. The Games’ Selection Committee will identify the top 24 boys and 24 girls to play in the annual event and become part of a historic basketball legacy. The teams will take the court on Wednesday, March 27 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. The final rosters will be revealed on Thursday, January 24 at 3PM ET on ESPN’s The Jump and at 6PM ET on SportsCenter. (Photo provided by Amari Conn)