Bank Hoops Honor Roll: Week 3

Clarkston’s Dylan Alderson came up huge in the Wolves’ 100-90 win over Ann Arbor Skyline.

Class A Player of the Week

Dylan Alderson  6-5  Sr  Clarkston: In an amazing offensive display from both teams, with the state’s No. 1 team Clarkston prevailing 100-90 over Ann Arbor Skyline (in regulation), Alderson scored 37 points. He signed early with Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Class A Underclassman of the Week

Taylor Currie  6-9  So  Clarkston: In the same game as Alderson above, Currie came of age for his new team with 16 points and 11 rebounds against Clarkston.

Class B Player of the Week

Trevion Williams  6-8  Jr  Detroit Henry Ford Academy: He did nothing to diminish his status as one of the state’s top five 2018 prospects, including offers from MSU and Xavier, with his 35-point, 32-rebound effort in a defeat of Dearborn Henry Ford Academy.

Class B Underclassman of the Week

Elijah Bell  5-9  So  Detroit Voyageur: He was one of the top guards at the Bank Hoops Underclassman All-State Camp in July, and that’s carried over to the regular season. Bell had 21 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Melvindale ABT.

Class C Player of the Week

Connor Pelham  6-3  Sr  Michigan Center: He had his typical all-around performance as one of five double-digit scorers as Michigan Center beat Class A DeWitt 86-75 on a neutral court, then improved to 6-0 the next day with a win over Dansville.

Class C Underclassman of the Week

Tyrese Hunt-Thompson  6-1  So  Cassopolis: He had a terrific football season and is doing the same on the hardwood. THT had 19 points, six rebounds, eight assists and eight steals in a win against Decatur.

Class D Player of the Week

Jaylon Rogers  6-1  Jr  Frankfort: He scored 34 points as Frankfort, a top 10 Class D team, knocked off traditional Class C power Traverse City St. Francis.

Bank Hoops Honor Roll: Week Two

Class A Player of the Week

  • David DeJulius  6-0  Jr  Detroit East English Village: Class A ball clearly hasn’t fazed a former Class C all-stater, buoyed by the background of not one but two seasons of 16U AAU with the Family. So now for the second time in as many weeks that an East English guard is recognized here. DeJulius follows Greg Elliott thanks to a 46-point performance in a win over Macomb Dakota. That cemented a scholarship offer from Michigan.

Class A Underclassman of the Week

  • Ryan Wade  6-1  So  Ann Arbor Skyline: Here’s another guard who, like DeJulius, has played up in AAU against older and elite competition and isn’t shy about the moment. Wade hit a three-pointer to tie the game in second OT and send it to a third with Skyline finally beating Ann Arbor Huron 95-92 in what may go down as the best regular season game played in Michigan this season. Though he missed his freshman season with a knee injury Wade has come back to show he’s still one of the best young shooters in the state. He was class of 2019 MVP at the fall 2015 Bank Hoops All-State Camp.

Class B Player of the Week

Luke Morrell  6-1  Jr  Plainwell: He scored 25 points including the game-winner at the horn in a 60-58 overtime win against Paw Paw. Not bad for a kid whose first sport is soccer.

Class B Underclassman of the Week

  • Romeo Weems  6-5  So  New Haven: He led New Haven to a 2-1 week with wins over Grosse Pointe South and Detroit Loyola, and a loss to Macomb Dakota, including 28 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and five blocked shots against GP South.

Class C Player of the Week

  • Carter Johnston  6-3  Sr  Beaverton: The veteran point guard who averaged 17 points, 7 assists as a junior, came up big in the fourth quarter and finished with 31 points as Beaverton beat Sanford Meridian to improve to 4-0.

Class C Underclassman of the Week

  • Jeff Carrier  6-5  Fr  Mason County Central: In a win over North Muskegon, Carrier had 12 points and five assists.

Class D Player of the Week

  • Matt Havey  6-1  Sr  Lansing Christian: He scored 40 points on 6-11 three-pointers with nine rebounds and four steals as the Pilgrims beat Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart. Havey followed up that with 23 points in a win over Vermontville Maple Valley.

Class D Underclassman of the Week

  • Cameron Martinez  6-0  Fr  Muskegon Catholic Central: He was the QB of MCC’s state championship football, which may have helped Martinez maintain poise in a loss to Muskegon Heights scoring 22 points.

Class B Picks

Team rankings don’t mean anything in March. It’s all about getting to the Breslin. Here are the four Class B teams most likely to make it nearly four months from now.

New Haven’s Eric Williams is back as the Rockets look to take the next step in March.

Caledonia 1/4: Wayland  The MHSAA should expect a flurry of Christmas cards bearing zip code 49348 after Wayland and Godwin Heights no longer share a district. Godwin knocked out two very good Wayland teams the opening week of the past two state tournaments. No Class B point/post duo has a rapport quite like Wildcats seniors Avery Hudson and Zack Nieuwkoop. A senior and another fourth-year varsity member Mitch Dykstra, who can attack and score from the wing. Wayland will have to get past Benton Harbor or Stevensville Lakeshore. Benton Harbor graduated their top two guards and leading scorers. Thus commences the era of freshman forward Carlos Johnson, who is being mentioned with the likes of some legendary Tigers. Lakeshore graduated all-state center Braden Burke but this program is always a threat, as the Lancers proved last year parlaying an average regular season into an appearance in the state championship game. Senior Alex Warman looks like the next breakout forward from Lakeshore, a springy dunker at 6-7 committed to Hope. Coming out of the Sparta regional should be either Allendale or Grand Rapids Catholic Central. A future WMU tight end Nate Umlor is a terrific high school forward for Allendale and senior guard Hunter Greer can really shoot it. GR Catholic played a lot of youth last year. They already had a tough junior post duo with 6-8 Jacob Polakovich and 6-5 Jalen Mayfield, a group bolstered by 6-9 junior Ottawa Hills transfer Marcus Bingham a poor man’s Deyonta Davis.

Chelsea 1/4: Godwin Heights  This is no easy go for Godwin. River Rouge likely awaits in the quarterfinal and the Panthers have the guard play, athletes and coaching to match up with the 2015 state champions. But first in the Ionia regional Godwin would have to avenge the loss to the team that kept the Wolverines from going back-to-back, Williamston. They graduate all-state guard Riley Lewis but still have a tough backcourt in senior Sy Barnett and junior Cole Kleiver. Williamston will have win a district that includes a not so distant state champion, Lansing Sexton, as well as recently demoted Class A schools Lansing Eastern and Everett. Godwin Heights is best known for its pressure defense, explosive scoring of junior guard Lamar Norman and slick playmaking of senior point guard Christian Rodriguez. There’s depth, as Norman headlines a loaded junior class of guards Peyton Harley, Susu Davenport and David Kellah and forwards Markeese Hastings and D’Avery Moore. And senior forward Kelvyn Valdez is athletic as any of them. A River Rouge match in the quarterfinal would be “big league” as the Panthers return all-state point guard Darian Owens-White and look for new senior wing guard Drequan Bell to flourish under new coach Mark White. Look for Rouge to face Dearborn Divine Child in the Milan regional final. Times are good at DC where they’re coming off a strong football season and 6-6 junior Quinn Blair is a D1 forward prospect.

St. Clair Shores Lakeshore 1/4: New Haven  The Livonia Clarenceville regional may the state’s toughest. Defending state champion Detroit Henry Ford isn’t going anywhere as they showed with a win this week against defending Class C champion Flint Beecher. Henry Ford will likely face Hazel Park or another PSL team, Douglass or Northwestern, in the Clarenceville final. Northwestern graduated all-state guard Terrance Sewell but the backcourt is strong returning senior Kylan Shipp and adding one of the state’s top 5 freshmen Steve Pearson. Hazel Park returns its junior backcourt with Carl Bow launching from three-point range and lefty David Hearns locking down on the ball. 6-9 senior Kristian Lafayette has potential, but HP may miss the all-around post production of James Jenkins. New Haven is favored to come out of the North Branch regional. Last season they had to run its offense through its senior bigs. Now they have a more natural option at point guard in senior transfer AJ Crawford, who has committed to Spring Arbor. The strength of the team is on the wing with senior Eric Williams and the state’s top sophomore Romeo Weems. Goodrich and Detroit Country Day will be New Haven’s most likely regional threat. Goliath Mitchell is a junior vet at guard for the Martians, while the next Country Day star is only a freshman Wendell Green.

Battle Creek Central 1/4: Big Rapids Big Rapids is the pick to return to the Breslin Center. 6-5 senior Demetri Martin is the leading returning scorer for their state semifinalist team. There’s solid size and shooting across the board with 6-4 junior Braeden Childress and 6-4 soph Jake Martinson. It will be tough to reproduce the prolific perimeter scoring of Kenny Davis, so look for a more balanced approach from the Cardinals. Meanwhile, there are any number of individual stars that could carry a team and knock off Big Rapids. In the Corunna regional, Frankenmuth’s 6-3 junior Mario Whitley, Bridgeport’s 6-3 junior Charles Garrett. In the Grayling regional, the home team’s 6-8 Troy Summers, Sault Ste. Marie’s 6-8 junior Brandon Paul and Gladstone’s 6-4 sophomore Reece Castor. And never overlook Cadillac, because they’ll always guard you.

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Lake Fenton’s do-it-all senior guard had 34 points, 17 rebounds against Flint Hamady.

Class A Player of the Week

  • Greg Elliott  6-4  Sr  Detroit East English Village: He could be the backcourt equivalent of Yante Maten, who like Elliott didn’t have big offers after playing on the EYBL but parlayed a monster senior year into a scholarship to Georgia, where he’s now a sophomore star. With his Family teammate Amauri Hardy committing to Oklahoma State, Elliott becomes the state’s highest ranked unaccounted for senior. He scored 46 points in an 82-72 defeat of Flint Beecher.

Class A Underclassman of the Week

  • Davis Lukomski  6-6  So  Novi Catholic Central: Anyone who saw his MVP performance at the Bank Hoops Underclassman All-State Camp in July wasn’t surprised by Lukomski’s varsity debut. He made 7-of-12 shots, including three from three-point range, to lead CC with 20 points as they beat Farmington.

Class B Player of the Week

  • Jalen Miller  6-3  Sr  Lake Fenton: One of the state’s top unsigned seniors brought the house Friday beating Flint Hamady with 34 points, 17 rebounds and a sweet behind-back fastbreak dime.

Class B Underclassman of the Week

  • Jobe Long  5-11  Fr  Bay City John Glenn: He was the varsity QB in the fall as a ninth-grader, so the big lights didn’t faze Long against Essexville Garber. He had 15 points and 10 assists in a 56-41 win.

Class C Player of the Week

  • Carson Wonders  6-4  Sr  Iron Mountain: It was one of the greatest shooting displays in state history. In less than three full quarters against Gwinn, Wonders made 12-of-13 three-pointers and scored 43 total. A dozen three-pointers ties him for the third most prolific game in the state record book. He’ll play next year for Northern Michigan.

Wow, that’s impressive. That’s more than impressive. I’ve never seen anything like that 12 for 13. Some were guarded, some were wide open, some were transition and someone got him the ball, some were deep. It was a good night. — Iron Mountain coach Bucky Johnson 

Class C Underclassman of the Week

  • Ben Affholter  6-2  Fr  Reading: Widebody forward was a force on the glass as Reading picked up a pair of wins over Camden-Frontier and Litchfield. Affholter had games of 16 points and 15 rebounds and 16 points and 9 rebounds.

Class D Player of the Week

  • Gunnar Libby  5-9  Sr  Hillman: He surpassed the 1,000 career point mark with a 30-point, 8 rebound, 6 assist effort against Cedarville. Libby followed that up with 25 points and 7 steals against Atlanta as Hillman improved to 2-0.

Class D Underclassman of the Week

  • Daniel Jacobs  6-2  Fr  Athens: Making his high school debut in a win against Climax-Scotts, Jacobs had 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals.

Class A Picks

Team rankings don’t mean anything in March. It’s all about getting to the Breslin. Here are the four Class A teams most likely to make it nearly four months from now.

Clarkston senior Dylan Alderson, dunking on West Bloomfield in this MIPrepZone photo, will try to avenge last season's two losses to Macomb Dakota.
Clarkston senior Dylan Alderson, dunking on West Bloomfield in this MIPrepZone photo, will try to avenge last season’s two losses to Macomb Dakota.

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Lansing Everett 1/4: Grand Rapids Christian This will be the first full season for the Eagles’ D1 trio of Mr. Basketball favorite Xavier Tillman, James Beck and junior Duane Washington. There’s some talent on the wings with senior Emmet Warners and junior Seth Milner both 6-5. Muskegon knocked the Eagles out of the regional last year and are better now with the addition of 6-5 seniors Grandville transfer Sam Cornett and Markell Jackson, who was on the team last year but on the bench after transferring from Loy-Norrix. He’s now the most talented player on the roster. Steady point guard play from junior Willie Shanks and/or sophomore DeAndre Carter will be crucial to the Big Reds.

The point is crucial as well for the third most likely team to emerge from the Westside, Kalamazoo Central. The onus will be on junior James Vallar there. And senior forward Isaiah Livers, headed to Michigan, needs to be closer to 24 a game than 14 to fit the model of players that have led teams to Class A titles. West Ottawa is a trendy name as they return all their key players notably bookend forwards Jake VanTubbergen and Tyler Bosma. The Panthers have never won a district and they’ll host one full of teams with guards who’ll break your heart — Holland, Jenison and Wyoming. The favorite to meet the Grand Haven regional winner is East Lansing. The Trojans return everyone from a team that went 20-0, with an assortment of upperclassman shooters around the state’s top junior 6-9 Brandon Johns. Another situation where point guard improvement, from junior Malik Jones, goes a long way.

U-of-D 1/4: Detroit U-D Jesuit  Cassius Winston has moved on, but the program endures for the defending state champion Cubs. All eyes will be on his successor at point guard, sophomore Julian Dozier. They have three D1 post players in 6-9 senior Ike Eke (Marquette), 6-8 senior Greg Eboigbodin (UIC) and 6-9 sophomore Jalen Thomas. They’ll have go get past the PSL’s most talented team, East English Village, in the Fordson regional. EEV graduated three D1 athletes, including Mr. Basketball finalist Karmari Newman, and sent another to a D2 power, but bring in a point guard likely to be on the 2018 Mr. Bball ballot, David Dejulius, and another junior D1 prospect 6-5 Zavon Godwin. Which makes all-state senior guard Greg Elliott the Jimmy Butler of this win-win scenario.

Nothing is guaranteed for EEV because they’re in the same district as teams with coaches who know the way to Breslin and have done it more than once, if not yet at Detroit King and Cass Tech respectively. Expect U-D’s opponent at Calihan to be Wayne Memorial. The Zebras have a JYD senior forward in Keion Epps and a talented backcourt featuring the scoring of junior Rashad Williams. It’s not inconceivable to picture any of the Ann Arbor schools in Wayne’s stead. Pioneer has a dangerous mix of seniors who have won and sophs with D1 talent. Huron lost a coach but not leading scorer senior Jack Smith as well as the Emory Bros. And at Skyline there’s the state’s most ESP backcourt juniors Brandon Wade and Jack Ammerman. Belleville will also be dangerous as the Tigers’ junior class is as talented as any.

U-of-D 1/4: Warren De La Salle  The Pilots have now seen three D1 players depart early but they continue to just win. The biggest hole to fill though will be the expected one of CMU’s Kevin McKay. DLS will have no superstar or exceptional size, but a healthy junior Justin Fischer at the point covers a lot of ills. This is a team similar is size, talent, temper to the one that lost to Detroit Redford in the 2007 semifinals. North Farmington remains in good shape for a repeat trip to East Lansing as they return one of the state’s most explosive guards senior Amauri Hardy. They’ll have to get past West Bloomfield in district play and the Lakers have a dangerous senior guard of their own Kevin McAdoo. For a darkhorse pick Novi which has a nice mix of athletes and skill.

Davison 1/4: Clarkston  The defacto quarterfinal game will come in a regional semifinal at Grand Blanc. Dakota won this game last year by two in double OT but won’t have the home court this time (though they also won at Clarkston in the regular season). The principles are back from that game, including Clarkston’s possible Mr. Basketball finalist Dylan Alderson and the state’s best point guards Dakota senior Jermaine Jackson and Clarkston junior Foster Loyer. Loyer and Dakota junior forward Thomas Kithier will be MSU teammates. Dakota added 6-9 senior Jack Ballantyne from De La Salle, Clarkston added 6-9 sophomore Taylor Currie from Ohio. Give the Wolves the slight nod this year on the strength of an underrated junior class full of guys with good chemistry who can shoot and grind on D. Saginaw is the pick to meet Clarkston in the quarterfinal. They have a fire and ice senior backcourt of Qua Southward and Chaz Woods. Traverse City West has some sleeper potential out of the North.

Preseason Class A All-State

Grand Rapids Christian senior Xavier Tillman is favored to give Michigan State another Mr. Basketball.
Grand Rapids Christian senior Xavier Tillman is favored to give Michigan State another Mr. Basketball.

Class A MVP Xavier Tillman  6-9  Sr  Grand Rapids Christian: Signed with Michigan State. Averaged 16.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 68 percent from the floor in his first season with the Eagles.

Class A All-State

  • Amauri Hardy  6-3  Sr  North Farmington: Will decide from Georgia, Georgia Tech or Oklahoma State on Friday, Dec. 9. Averaged 21 points as a junior for state runner-up.
  • Jermaine Jackson  5-9  Sr  Macomb Dakota: Led Dakota to the state semifinals as a junior, averaging 21 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.1 assists per game.
  • Brandon Johns  6-9  Jr  East Lansing: Led the Trojans to a 20-0 regular season averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore.
  • Isaiah Livers  6-8  Sr  Kalamazoo Central: Signed with Michigan. Averaged 14 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
  • Foster Loyer  5-11  Jr  Clarkston: Committed to MSU. Averaged 22.6 points and 6.7 assists as a sophomore.

Second team

  • Dylan Alderson  6-5  Sr  Clarkston: Signed with Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Averaged 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as a junior.
  • Matt Beachler  6-4  Sr  Lowell: Signed with Central Michigan. Surpassed 1,000 career points as a junior while scoring 18.1 points a game.
  • Greg Elliott  6-4  Sr  Detroit East English Village: State’s top uncommitted senior after Amauri Hardy drops next week. Averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists as a junior.
  • Thomas Kithier  6-8  Jr  Macomb Dakota: Committed to MSU. Averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
  • Demetrius Lake  5-10  Sr  Holland: The state’s most prolific active scorer after averaging 33.1 points per game as a junior. Underrated defender also averaging 3.9 steals.

Third team

  • David DeJulius  6-0  Jr  Detroit East English Village: Transfer from Detroit Edison whose addition will make EEV a Class A contender when he’s eligible.
  • Jaron Faulds  6-10  Sr  Holt: Headed to Columbia. Averaged 12.1 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3 blocks as a junior.
  • Michael Flowers  6-1  Sr  Southfield A&T: Signed with Western Michigan. Averaged 25 points as a junior.
  • Brandon Wade  6-2  Jr  Ann Arbor Skyline: Averaged 17.2 points, 5.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a sophomore.
  • Duane Washington  6-3  Jr  Grand Rapids Christian: Averaged 15.5 points, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game as a sophomore.

Fourth team

  • James Beck  6-7  Sr  Grand Rapids Christian
  • Jacob Boonyasith  6-3  Jr  Jenison
  • Ike Eke  6-9  Sr  Detroit U-D Jesuit
  • Kevin McAdoo  6-1  Sr  West Bloomfield
  • Davion Williams  6-2  Jr  Belleville

Fifth team

  • Keion Epps  6-5  Sr  Wayne Memorial
  • Markell Jackson  6-5  Sr  Muskegon
  • Austin McCullough  6-5  Sr  Portage Central
  • Diego  Robinson  6-6  Sr  Lansing Everett
  • Rashad Williams  6-2  Jr  Wayne Memorial

 

Preseason Class B All-State

Godwin Heights junior Lamar Norman drives to the hole in this MLive photo.
Wyoming Godwin Heights junior Lamar Norman drives to the hole in this MLive photo.

Class B MVP Lamar Norman  6-2  Jr  Wyoming Godwin Heights: Broke out in the state championship game as a freshman and will try to get the Wolverines back to Breslin as a junior. Norman is the most gifted pure scorer in the state’s 2018 class and averaged 21 points a game as a sophomore.

Class B All-State

  • Zack Nieuwkoop  6-8  Sr  Wayland: Averaged 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds for a 19-2 team. Fourth-year starter signed with Davenport.
  • Darian Owens-White  6-0  Sr  River Rouge: He averaged 24 points, 5 assists and 3 steals per game while leading the Panthers to their first regional crown in over 15 years.
  • Mark Watts  6-1  So  Old Redford Academy: The state’s top ranked sophomore guard will be immediately eligible at ORA after the closing of Detroit Allen, where he averaged 13.8 points and 3 assists per game.
  • Romeo Weems  6-5  So  New Haven: The state’s top 2019 prospect averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists a game as a freshman.
  • Trevion Williams  6-8  Jr  Detroit Henry Ford Academy: Chicago native had a terrific debut at the School for Creative Studies, averaging 23.6 points and 10 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Second team

  • Quinn Blair  6-6  Jr  Dearborn Divine Child: Third-year starter averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds per game as a sophomore.
  • Avery Hudson  5-10  Sr  Wayland: Signed early with Davenport after averaging 15.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game.
  • Demetri Martin  6-4  Sr  Big Rapids: Leading returning scorer and rebounder from Big Rapids team that reached state semifinals.
  • Christian Rodriguez  5-10  Sr  Wyoming Godwin Heights: Averaged 15.4 points, 6.8 assists and 2.3 steals as a junior.
  • Mario Whitley  6-4  Jr  Frankenmuth: Averaged 15.3 points and 8 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Third team

  • Sy Barnett  6-2  Sr  Williamston: Averaged 17.3 points in an abbreviated season for Charlotte before transferring to Williamston.
  • Markese Hastings  6-5  Jr  Wyoming Godwin Heights: Leading returning rebounder for the No. 1 team in Class B.
  • Alex Ismail  6-10  Sr  Dearborn Heights Annapolis: A throw-back true center who averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks a game as a junior.
  • Jalen Miller  6-3  Sr  Lake Fenton: One of the state’s top unsigned seniors with his combination of guard skills and ability to play big.
  • Eric Williams  6-4  Sr  New Haven: Leading scorer for a 22-3 team at 16.5 points per game as a junior.

Fourth team

  • Drequan Bell  6-4  Sr  River Rouge
  • Carl Bow  6-0  Jr  Hazel Park
  • David Hearns  6-0  Jr  Hazel Park
  • Delbert Redfield  5-11  Sr  Olivet
  • Deanta Ulmer  6-0  Jr  Detroit Henry Ford

Fifth team

  • Nick Dekkenga  6-1  Sr  Coopersville
  • Merritt Hamann  6-7  Sr  Montague
  • Delonte Peterson  6-5  Sr  River Rouge
  • Kyle Peterson  6-3  Sr  Charlotte
  • Troy Summers  6-8  Sr  Grayling

Preseason Class C All-State

Beecher's Malik Ellison celebrates in this Free Press photo his state semifinal game-winner.
Flint Beecher’s Malik Ellison celebrates in this Free Press photo after his semifinal game-winner.

Class C MVP  Malik Ellison  5-8  Sr  Flint Beecher: An already storied career turned nearly too good to be true when Ellison saved Beecher’s season with a winning three-pointer as time expired with Detroit Loyola in the state semifinals. The shot made Sports Center’s top 10 plays. Beecher went on to win another close one over Calvin Christian in the championship game, Buctown’s third straight Class C title. Ellison averaged 21.5 points and 5 assists as a junior.

Class C All-State

  • Jamal Cain  6-7  Sr  Detroit Cornerstone: He signed with Marquette after averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds as a junior.
  • Caleb Hodgson  6-9  So  Dansville: D1 prospect is poised to dominate after averaging 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks as a freshman.
  • PJ Mitchell  5-11  Jr  Detroit Edison: CMU commitment is a transfer from state semifinalist Detroit Loyola, where as a sophomore he scored 11.1 points with 4.6 assists per game.
  • Blake Verbeek  6-10  Jr  Grandville Calvin Christian: Averaged 12 points for Calvin’s runner-up team. Made 5-of-6 three-pointers in the state final.
  • Carson Wonders  6-4  Sr  Iron Mountain: Northern Michigan commitment averaged 24.6 points and 7.8 rebounds last season.

Second team

  • Davion Bradford  6-1  Sr  Detroit Cornerstone: Shines even alongside Jamal Cain as he’s a great athlete who can finish above the rim, run the show and defend.
  • Blake Dunn  6-0  Sr  Saugatuck: All-stater in four sports averaged 26.6 points his junior year.
  • Charles Harris  5-10  Sr  Flint Hamady: Averaged 15.4 points and 4.8 assists for a Hamady team that played Beecher tight in districts.
  • Craig Sterk  6-7  Sr  McBain: Averaged 15.4 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocked shots per game for 26-1 team.
  • Nick Welch  6-7  Sr  Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central: He signed with Northwood. Welch averaged 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds as a junior.

Third team

  • Trent Bell  6-7  Sr  Negaunee: He signed early with Michigan Tech. Bell averaged 11.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior.
  • Kylen Brown  5-8  Sr  Michigan Center: Is this the year Michigan City gets by Hanover? Brown averaged 15 points and 5 assists as a junior.
  • Logan Eling  5-11  Sr  McBain: As a junior averaged 14.8 points for the state semifinalist Ramblers.
  • Hunter Gallagher  6-4  Sr  Sand Creek: Averaged 19.1 points per game as a junior.
  • Deante Johnson  6-7  Jr  Detroit Edison: “Spider” is an impact defender with his wingspan and activity, and a versatile, improving offensive player.

Fourth team

  • Kaleb Barrett  6-3  Sr  Carson City-Crystal
  • Levane Blake  6-8  Sr  Flint Beecher
  • Jayden Perry  5-8  Jr  Manton
  • Elijah Smith  6-5  Sr  Melvindale ABT
  • Zach Trent  6-2  So  Burton Bentley

Fifth team

  • Wyatt Baker  6-4  Sr  Manton
  • Riley Fairfield  6-4  Sr  North Muskegon
  • Ronald Hill  5-10  Jr  Detroit Pershing
  • Carter Frantz  6-0  Jr  Dansville
  • Xander Okerlund  6-2  So  Maple City Glen Lake