The senior class in the Midwest still has a number of outstanding players uncommitted going into their final high school seasons. One player who has been on a good amount of Division II schools' radars, as well as drawn interest from some low Division I schools, is 2020 Point Guard, Connor Dillon. Playing one last season at Peoria Notre Dame H.S. (Peoria, IL) and capitalizing off another stellar AAU season with the Illinois Irish, Dillon should be one to watch this year. 

What Dillon brings to the table? The 6'2" lead guard is almost a combo guard in some facets because of his overall offensive firepower. His scoring ability makes him a threat for opponents to have to recognize any time he is on the floor. Dillon is excellent shooter with good range and he has a quick release which affords him the ability to be effective from the perimeter without needing much space to get shots off. He has solid handle and uses it well to get to spots he wants to score from. He also showed he can find open teammates and make passes.

Dillon has athleticism that surprises observers at first, but he can really make plays with his bounce when going to the rim. That aspect of his game is certainly one that will translate at the next level and help him be effective on both offense and defense as he adds strength. He is a tough finisher going to the basket with that smooth athleticism.

With his offensive ability and his basketball savviness, Dillon has brought it scholarship offers from Division II schools Winona State, Lewis, Michigan Tech, and Minnesota-Duluth. He also has generated interest previously from North Dakota State, North Dakota, Lafayette, and Lehigh, amongst others.

On several occasions over the spring and summer, Dillon was leading the way for the Irish with his scoring ability, going off for 20 and 30+ point games at times and taking over games. He has that ability and will look to continue that trend as his season at Peoria Notre Dame gets rolling soon.