Christian Searles, of Mount Carmel, is the Beggars Pizza/SouthtownStar Boys Basketball Player of the Week.

Searles, a 5-foot-10 guard, scored a combined 62 points, converting 19-of-34 field goals and 18-of-21 tries from the free-throw line to lead the Caravan to wins over Joliet Central and Gordon Tech. He also added eight steals and seven rebounds in the two wins.

Coaches wishing to nominate Player of the Week candidates can do so by contacting Pat Disabato at pdisabato@southtownstar.com or (708) 802-8837 by 11 a.m. Tuesday.