16U State Final All-Tournament Second Team

Devin Alverson  6-3  Jr  Warriors (Belleville): Role player deluxe, a heck of a third option whether after Traveon Maddox and Tre Harvey for the Warriors or Davion Williams and Gabe Brown for Belleville. Good athlete who works the boards like a forward (though he forgets to box out), gets garbage points and can create scores within a couple dribbles. Alverson scored 14 in the Warriors championship game loss to JDIA.

Wendell Green  5-10  Fr  Playmakers (Detroit Country Day): Facing older competition didn’t faze him, if anything it inspired him. Green had games of 29 against the Gators’ loaded backcourt and 24 points in a shootout with TEAM Basketball’s Jason Dietz. And it wasn’t just the scoring totals, but how he went about it repeatedly answering other teams’ big shots with those of his own in close, back-and-forth game. Passed it well and willingly to complement the scoring exploits. He was unstoppable for stretches and will be the best guard to matriculate to Country Day since Ray McCallum.

Derek Nicholson  6-7  Sr  Titans (Williamston): The Titans are guard-heavy which makes Nicholson valuable even when he’s not scoring. At Olivet he was also a threat as a consistent low block finisher as the Titans lost in the third-place game to the Gators. Nicholson scored 16 in their opening win against the North Oakland Wolfpack, in a nice matchup with 6-6 junior Tristan Mysen.

Dreyon O’Neal  6-5  So  SAFE (Detroit Edison): The energy and athleticism to really produce from the forward spot. O’Neal slashed and drove for scores, was active on the glass and blocked some shots. Wasn’t shy about getting up shots. Borderline top 5 prospect in Michigan for 2019.

Chase Wasilk  6-4  Jr  North Oakland Wolfpack (Clarkston): Thought he played well the prior week at Spiece and followed that up at Olivet. A lot of winspan to close things off defensively, and it adds a half step when he unfurls it to finish at the basket. Good looking form on his shot, but isn’t always shot-ready off the catch and isn’t aggressive looking for it. Looks on the verge of some big things as he realizes just how good he could be.

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