Byron’s Lexi DeVries – photo courtesy of Rockford Register Star/ Randy Stukenberg

(1-29-17) This week’s SSN National Girls Basketball Player of the Week is Byron (Illinois) Senior Guard Lexi DeVries.


DeVries (5’10) had a good week in helping the Tigers in two key wins, on Thursday night she had 24 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists in a 59-42 win over Rock Falls, that helped to clinch a share of the Big Northern title.

Saturday afternoon in Galeburg, DeVries scored 32 points to lead the Tigers in a non-conference win over #3 2A Sherrard 64-39.

Byron has one regular season game remaining against Big Northern rival Winnebago on Tuesday night.  Byron is 25-2 on the season and is ranked #1 in 2A in Illinois and is also ranked nationally on the SSN Girls Public School poll at #16.  The Tigers are shooting to win back-to-back 2A titles.