2018 Talent Does It at Warriors Jamfest

Clarkston sophomore CJ Robinson has had reason to celebrate with the North Oakland Wolfpack.
Clarkston sophomore CJ Robinson had reason to celebrate with the North Oakland Wolfpack, as he was 16U MVP of the Warriors Jamfest.

Some of the best young Detroit area talent was on hand for the Warriors Jamfest in Livonia. The strongest division was 16U, where the North Oakland Wolfpack held off fellow suburbanites TEAM Basketball in the final after the two beat the Playmakers and Warriors respectively in the semifinals. Here’s a look at 10 impressive 2018 prospects from the 16U division.

Nate Davis  6-2  So  TEAM Basketball (Rochester Stoney Creek): With teammates Justin Fischer and Jason Dietz not fully healthy, Davis has done yeoman’s work in TEAM Basketball’s backcourt. Turned the corner easily and improved physicality allowed him to finish consistently at the rim. Even when looking for his shot showed a point guard’s mentality and kept the ball hot.

Justin Fischer  6-3  So  TEAM Basketball (Warren De La Salle): Working his way back after being out injured for three-and-a-half months, and there are flashes of why we were so excited for what would’ve been his sophomore season at DLS. Point guard with size and terrific placement on his passes.

Austin Harris  6-2  So  Parallel 45 (Buckley): A true combo guard who has taken advantage of his team’s void in the lane to become a consistent threat in the post against smaller guards, in addition to his ability to hit jumpers off the catch or dribble.

Trayvon Jackson  6-8  So  REACH (Detroit Western): Uses length to envelop would-be post scorers. Lefty who can easily knock down the 20 footer. Top 10 player in the class with a more consistent motor and rebounding intent.

Antonio Marshall  6-2  So  Playmakers (Detroit King): Long for days and combined with quick hands make him a potentially big time defender. Offensively played well with the Playmakers’ penetrators to knock down three-pointers.

Tristen Mysen  6-6  So  North Oakland Wolfpack (Clarkston): He was a plus for the Wolfpack all weekend, as one of the bigger players in the division but didn’t coast on that, as he ran the floor and competed on the class. His perimeter continues to expand as Mysen showed he could step out and hit the corner 3.

CJ Robinson  5-10  So  North Oakland Wolfpack (Clarkston): True point guard leader who was named MVP after the Wolfpack claimed the 16U title. Can beat you from the arc or at the rim, and is now an even tougher cover with the floater in the lane going down. Where he really separates himself is that Robinson plays as hard on defense as he does offense. When he raises the intensity on that end the team follows suit.

Huston Tucker  6-3  So  Warriors (Walled Lake Central): Plays bigger than his height. Went hard after the tough, 50/50 rebounds, not just the ones that fell to him. Slasher with some bounce.

Chase Wasilk  6-4  So  North Oakland Wolfpack (Clarkston): He’s really improved. Love his size on the wing, is tight in his cuts and curls and has a long first step when he does get the ball. Not just a scorer, he’ll set strong screens just as readily as use them himself.

Dlano Woods  5-11  So  Michigan United (Chippewa Valley): Do-it-all guard, who often had to for a Michigan United team that was solid but with no other stars. Creative, relentless, old school scorer off the dribble. Needs to mature as a true point guard and counter game changes as they occur.

 

Michigan Talent on the EYBL

Nike’s EYBL made its first-ever Indianapolis stop, during an NCAA live period no less. It was a terrific chance for some Michigan players to catch the spring zeitgeist.

Greg Eboigbodin  6-9  Jr  The Family (Detroit U-D Jesuit): It’s said rebounding is one trait most likely to translate from one level of basketball to the next, so Screen_Shot_2015-06-30_at_7.44.42_PM_mediumlittle surprise this state champion is becoming a popular prospect. Energy outside his immediate area, effort for second chances and the wingspan to go get it has Eboigbodin making winning plays on the boards. His offense is still raw, and it’s more pronounced with all the big talent in this venue.

Greg Elliott  6-3  Jr  The Family (Detroit East English Village): He’s distinguished himself as the Family’s most consistent guard. He plays smart, alert ball on both ends of the court. Wingspan and instincts gets Elliott rebounds and deflections.  Feeds the post and can thread it over 20 feet in the halfcourt.  Then he’s talented enough to go get his shot off himself when needed. Elliott’s unselfish play led a near huge second-half comeback which ultimately came up a point short against the Las Vegas Prospects. Came out of the weekend with an offer from Rice.

Jaron Faulds  6-10  Jr  Chicago Meanstreets (Holt): He was with the Family the first two weekends of the AAU season, but has moved. Meanstreets doesn’t have a center so Faulds will have his chance. He didn’t have an answer for CP3 center Wendell Carter, but few do. Looking to get the rebounding, running, elbow shooting mojo that Faulds showed last July, already on the 17U level.

Isaiah Livers  6-8  Jr  Chicago Meanstreets (Kalamazoo Central): It was Livers’ big AAU moment Friday night, up against CP3’s 6-10, 260 All-American WendellCgLHtIJWsAIHv9K Carter. With the head coaches from MSU, UM, Notre Dame, Purdue, Creighton, Xavier, USC, Georgia Tech, Texas, Illinois, DePaul, UCLA, EMU and WMU watching baseline, Livers delivered. He stepped out and knocked down three-pointers even with Carter contesting. Looked really confident when pulling up on the break to nail a 3. With his 45-pound advantage, Carter returned the favor on the blocks where Livers at least fought and fouled. Meanstreets won after leading the whole way. His athletic overall feel and college frame will allow Livers to fit in myriad college systems from the best leagues.

Xavier Tillman  6-9  Jr  Spiece Indy Heat (Grand Rapids Christian): This team has a bunch of forwards who like the long ball, like East Lansing’s own Brandon Johns, Indy local Jaren Jackson 6-10 with an MSU offer and 6-9 Jalen Butz. From the forest of stretch 4s comes Tillman, who has the base and strength to bang with all the big bodies in the EYBL. He dominated the Rens inside on Sunday morning scoring 32 points on 12-of-14 shooting. Looks like great fit for the likes of Purdue or Notre Dame.

Follow for Now: Storm Classic Standouts

The Grand Rapids Storm Classic looks like it will again go down as one of the top spring events in the Midwest. Here are some in-state standouts who set the baseline high for their performances the rest of the travel season.

Wyatt Baker  6-4  Jr  Manton 17U (Manton): This school team plus a couple friends, including 6-6 Walled Lake Northern soph Ethan Ansick who played as a freshman at Manton, went all the way to the 17U silver final. On a team full of shooters, Baker was the lane presence, a reckless, raw athlete on the glass playing so hard and in a way not everyone wants to mess with it. Not skilled but athletic, energetic and tough. NAIA with possible nice payoff.

Sy Barnett  6-2  Jr  MBA (Charlotte): His team is loaded with guard talent, but Barnett is talented enough to carve out a role. He’s known for his dunking and had a few. Can his offensive ability overcome defensive shortcomings?

Marcus Bingham  6-9  So  MBA 16U (Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills): You already expect to encounter some size from MBA with 6-10 Nate Verbeek. But here’s Bingham as well and suddenly the court is shady all over. That shot-blocking length is his current key to the court. As he defines his game could really rise in rankings.

Shahada Camp  6-1  Sr  Rare Form 17U (Grand River Prep): He was one of the state’s top scorers during the winter at 29 points a game. He showed how he did it here, where Camp connected on a load of left-handed 3s as Rare Form made it all the way to the 17U platinum semifinals thanks to an upset of 1Nation.

Elijah Collins  6-0  So  Family 16U (Detroit U-D Jesuit): A starter from the Cubs’ state championship team, early AAU competition was easy work for Collins. He’s talented enough to improve to all-state status after two years as an underclassman behind and next to Cassius Winston. On a fast Family team, he looks like the best athlete.

Ike Eke  6-9  Jr  Family 17U (Detroit U-D Jesuit): The best of the Family’s four D1 posts. Has to be accounted for on offense now that he can screen and fade to knock down shots. Not that he gets a lot of chances, as the Family’s roster is full of shooting guards. Showed a burgeoning off-dribble game. Who thought Eke would be a good shooter, so why not? Tends to let UD/Family teammate Greg Eboigbodin do the dirty work on the glass. Nevertheless, between his size, improvement, state championship pedigree and EYBL buzz, could have 10 high major offers by the summer.

Ryan Gamm  6-7  Jr  West Michigan Lakers 17U (Rockford): He doesn’t have the flash of Zach Nieuwkoop or skill of Jake VanTubbergen in the Lakers frontcourt. Simplicity be beauty at the 4 position. Gamm is a wide, position rebounder who finishes efficiently and can step out and play the high-low game.

Mason Gardner  6-4  So  Parallel 46 16U (Boyne City): The Class C burg of Boyne City has been no stranger to talent over the past five years, with Gardner projecting as a D2 guy thanks to his frame and legs. Raw dog just sniffing out his potential. Hammered on two defenders in pool play.

Matt Havey  6-1  Jr  Elite Nation 17U: Elite Nation was going through some opening weekend growing pains as some new talent attempted to meld with an already solid nucleus. Havey is part of that latter group, a steadying hand because if you drive and kick or throw it out from the post, his three-pointer is likely going down.

Tylin Humphrey  6-2  So  BALL 16U (Grand Rapids University Prep): He was the top scorer on an undersized but athletic team that made the platinum bracket. A really tough cover off the bounce and got after it defensively as well.

Trayvon Jackson  6-8  So  REACH 16U (Detroit Western): He gave 1Nation’s Thomas Kithier a lot of problems, swallowing up the Dakota center’s post moves with his wingspan. On the other end was rarely involved by REACH’s guards but showed an easy left-handed stroke to 3 over Kithier. Looked slower against King James. Jackson’s rebounding allergy will hopefully be fixed at Western, where he transferred from Ypsilanti Lincoln.

Orlando Little  6-4  Sr  BC Elite 17U (Kalamazoo Central): One of the state’s top available seniors. Strong on the baseline, will shoot the 3 but not really an all-around perimeter player. Good prospect if his expectations are to the right level.

Deondre Lovell  6-2  Jr  Grand Rapids Storm 17U (Vicksburg): The Storm is strong on the wings with Big Rapids’ Demetri Martin, East Lansing’s Deandre Robinson and Okemos’ Vail Hartman. Lovell is the least known but turned some heads dunking from the backcourt.

Matt Malcolm  6-4  So  North Oakland Wolfpack 16U (Plymouth Christian): It’s saying something that on a team full of Clarkston players, Malcom is the best shooter. Now if the Class D kid can learn to guard like a Clarkston player, he’ll play college ball.

Kevin McAdoo  6-1  Jr  Team Michigan 17U (West Bloomfield): McAdoo did nothing to dissuade my favor towards him from the winter. Not the biggest cat but he plays the whole court with purpose. He’s deceptively quick and can get into the lane to drive or score. Smart defender on or off the ball.

Colton Ritsema  6-4  So  Grand Rapids Storm 16U (Jenison): He plays on Ken George’s 16U Storm team and anchors a nice pair of forwards with the lanker, bouncier Ryan Dunn, a 6-4 soph from Forest Hills Central. Ritsema is more broad than tall so he can score with the hook from the blocks and he can now step out and shoot the 3. MIAA will love him, best case scenario Matt Kingshott.

Eddie Thigpen  6-6  Jr  GreenWood Elite 17U (Saginaw): The other Saginaw High standouts like Qua Southward and Henry Speight were with different clubs in GR, while Thigpen held it down for GreenWood. He’s a lefty who can play above the rim and is expanding his shot range. Could do more in the halfcourt, where at times he drifts to the screen-and-stand.

Jake VanTubbergen  6-5  Jr  West Michigan Lakers 17U (West Ottawa): His older brothers were QBs but this one’s a hooper. Long as a Monday, always seems to be in the right spot and can finish over or around the rim. If he can show any propensity to put on strength would be ideal prep to Ivy recruit.

Mario Whitley  6-4  So  1Nation 16U (Frankenmuth): Two-footed leaper who can play much taller, often above the rim. Can bully guys in high school and is still a physical presence in an AAU setting. In an up-and-down game when he’s getting out and dunking is where Whitley is most productive. If he keeps building guard skills and defensive footwork could be the next Marc White, who was a big-time all-stater out of Battle Creek Central.

Israel Williams  6-6  Sr  Oakland County Ballers (Pontiac): OCB almost pulled a major upset jumping out to a 20-point lead on the Family before ultimately succumbing. Williams was key to that run hitting smooth lefty shots from deep on either side of the baseline. Good energy on the boards, too. Juco sleeper in two years.

Trevion Williams  6-8  So  Mustangs 16U (Henry Ford Academy): He blew up the opening weekend at REACH’s Michigan Invitational. This one was more up and down, as Williams struggled getting up and down with 1Nation’s bigs in a hyped Saturday morning matchup which went all 1Nation’s way. Williams has terrific hands and vision to make plays away from the basket and the frame to score underneath it. Sometimes indulges his ball-handling bringing it up when the guards would be a more prudent route.

Richard Zimmerman  6-3  Jr  Team Michigan 17U (Detroit Osborn): Triple-threat wing with a strong build. Three-point shot sets up the drive or is it vice versa. Plays bigger than height on the boards. A rawness to him that makes you think he has a lot of improvement left.

Getting Their Point Across: Standouts 1s from Storm Classic

Early AAU play is always ragged. Lucky are those teams that have a point guard who can get it going. Here are some, known and new, who played well at the Grand Rapids Storm Classic.

Matt Beachler  6-4  Jr  Family 17U (Lowell): What? OK, this elite shooter is never going to be the primary ball-handler. That doesn’t mean all he can do is shoot 3s. On a team with a deep backcourt, Beachler led the Family in assists in their 17U championship victory over the Playmakers.

Justin Bradford  5-8  Jr  West Michigan Lakers 17U (Sparta): Wayland’s Avery Hudson is the Lakers’ starting 1. Bradford gave them valuable reserve minutes in winning the 17U gold title. Fast, shifty and fun to watch in the open floor.

David Dejulius  5-11  So  Family 16U (Detroit Edison): He’s “repeating” the 16U level, and playing against similarly aged players Dejulius’ physical advantages are really apparent. Has some Brent Darby in him with the way he uses his strength to operate when he gets his shoulder into a defender. He’ll get Big Ten interest this summer.

Michael Littlejohn  5-10  Sr  Rare Form 17U (Muskegon): If you want efficiency, Littlejohn probably isn’t your guy. Looking for a no-fear shot creator who lives for the moment? That’s Mikey, and Rare Form’s upset victory in the platinum quarterfinals was the kind of venue he lives for.

Darian Owens-White  6-0  Jr  REACH 17U (River Rouge): More cerebral than explosive and rambunctious, Owens-White is more likely to really shine in a structured high school setting than AAU. But if you can play you can play, and few are better at finding the pass/shot balance. Needs to get stronger, as his long passes tend to flutter out.

Jayden Perry  5-7  So  Manton 17U (Manton): Little fella who is hard to keep up with, and has a quick trigger and money three-point shot. And he was far from Manton’s only shooter. This school team, plus former classmate Ethan Ancick a 6-6 sophomore now at Walled Lake Northern, made it all the way to the 17U gold championship game. Pencil in Manton as a top 5 Class C team in 2017.

CJ Robinson  5-9  So  North Oakland Wolfpack 16U (Clarkston): He was the “other” sophomore point guard in Clarkston’s starting lineup this winter. Robinson makes the right decisions on the fly, will work on both ends of the court, and though not tall he’s strong and quick to the hole where he finishes at a high rate.

Christian Rodriguez  5-9  Jr  MBA 17U (Godwin Heights): While MBA has guards who are explosive with the ball, they don’t know what to do with it like Rodriguez does. But smart passing is a given with this prospect we’ve been watching since he was 13. What was particularly promising was how smooth the jumpshot looked.

Jaylon Rogers  6-0  So  Parallel 45 16U (Frankfort): He’s improving at a steep incline across the board — physically, skills and decision making — all while playing with the swagger and edge you have to have for this position. Rogers went blow-for-blow with MBA’s Duane Washington, then in the opening round of the platinum playoffs tore through BALL’s full-court press to net a 30 spot.

Jesse Scarber  5-8  Jr  Playmakers 17U (Detroit King): He led the Playmakers to the 17U platinum championship game. Does the subtle, winning stuff that may escape fans but makes coaches feel warm inside. Scarber had one assist where his one-handed bounce pass hit the post player right on the money as the big man flashed across the lane; high-end stuff.

Big Ball on the Westside: Storm Classic tips off

MVP Athletic Club Fieldhouse

The Grand Rapids Storm Classic is the state’s longest-running travel team tournament, and annually no event in the state attracts more of Michigan’s top teams. 2016 is no different. Games tip 6:15 Friday in damn near every gym in GR. Here are some of the top pool play matchups to be taken in by college coaches and fans alike. Bracket play begins Saturday evening and concludes Sunday.

Click here for the full schedule.

Friday, April 8

Storm vs 1Nation 17U, 8:45 pm MVP Ct. 1: The MVP Fieldhouse was unkind to 1Nation’s 17U in 2015, eliminated in an upset loss to TEAM Basketball in the Storm Classic, then by Shoreline in the Brawl for the Ball. They’re hoping for better results this time around. A great wing matchup in this one with Portage Central’s 6-4 Austin McCullough for 1Nation and Big Rapids’ 6-4 Demetri Martin for the Storm.

Saturday, April 9

Mustangs vs 1Nation 16U, 8:15 am MVP Ct. 1: The two top combo guards in the 2018 class, the Belleville’s Davion Williams for the Mustangs and Godwin Heights’ Lamar Norman for 1Nation, and top pure posts, Henry Ford Academy’s 6-8 Trevion Williams for the Mustangs and Dakota’s 6-8 Thomas Kithier for 1Nation, square off.

Family vs King James 15U, 8:15 am Calvin Ct. 21: A pair of EYBL programs who are always deep in talent. The Family’s next can’t-miss prospect looks like 6-5 freshman Romeo Weems of New Haven.

Family vs REACH 17U, 1:15 pm MVP Ct. 1: On paper, the Family looks like the best team in the state. They have a huge front line with 6-10 Jaron Faulds of Holt, 6-10 Ike Eke of Detroit U-D Jesuit and 6-8 Greg Egoboidon also of U-D Jesuit; the state’s top 2017 prospect who is running with an in-state program, 6-6 Jamal Cain of Detroit Cornerstone; and some local flavor with Lowell shooter Matt Beachler. REACH will as always have some tough Detroit kids, but the talent disparity could be too great here.

Here’s a look at Jamal Cain the last time he played at MVP, in the 2015 Brawl for the Ball.

MBA vs West Michigan Lakers 17U, 2:30 pm MVP Ct. 1: When MBA was in ACB/Bank Hoops form, the Lakers often gave them fits despite a talent disparity. And the talent is there again as MBA, with the likes of Holland all-state guard Demetrius Lake and Clarkston wing Dylan Alderson. But there could be two top 5 17Us on the court, as the Lakers fielded two strong 16U teams last season and that was with the Wayland guard/post duo of Avery Hudson and Zack Nieuwkoop already playing up on the 17U.

MBA vs Parallel 45 16U, 2:30 pm Davenport Ct. 8: Both sides have future college guards. But MBA also has one of the fastest-rising 2018 prospects in the Midwest, 6-10 Blake Verbeek of Calvin Christian.

Bank Hoops 2016 All-State

Detroit U-D Jesuit state champion Cassius Winston with the Mr. Basketball trophy.
Detroit U-D Jesuit state champion Cassius Winston with the Mr. Basketball trophy.

MVP  Cassius Winston  6-0  Sr  Detroit U-D Jesuit: The Cubs were a bit like their MLB namesake before Winston arrived. Since then, they made their first trip to the state semifinals. Then two more, finally resulting in the school’s first state title this season, in which U-D didn’t lose a game. Not the tallest, fastest, or most gifted athlete, what Winston was whenever he took the court in 2015-16 — the best player. He signed early with Michigan State before averaging 22.6 points, 7.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

Ypsilanti senior Corey Allen developed into one of the state's most complete two-way guards.
Ypsilanti senior Corey Allen developed into one of the state’s most complete two-way guards.

Corey Allen  6-3  Sr  Ypsilanti: He signed early with Detroit, and is the kind of tough local guard Perry Watson was bringing to Calihan Hall in the 1990s. Allen, a Mr. Basketball finalist, averaged 25 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals a game while shooting 56 percent from the backcourt.

The state's top big man, Austin Davis led Onsted to an undefeated regular season.
The state’s top big man, Austin Davis led Onsted to an undefeated regular season.

Austin Davis  6-10  Sr  Onsted: A true post player who would thrive in any era, Davis’ senior season was also his most physically fit and no high school competition could handle him. He led Onsted to an undefeated regular season. A Mr. Basketball finalist who signed early with Michigan, Davis averaged 25.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.9 blocked shots per game while shooting, yes you’re reading it right, 79 percent from the field.

Jermaine Jackson had a lot to celebrate during his junior season at Macomb Dakota.
Jermaine Jackson had a lot to celebrate during his junior season at Macomb Dakota.

Jermaine Jackson  5-9  Jr  Macomb Dakota: He led Dakota to the most successful campaign in school history. The Cougars were undefeated in the regular season and reached the state semifinals, losing to eventual champion Detroit U-D Jesuit. Jackson averaged 21 points, 3.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game.

The only underclassman on the All-State team, East Lansing sophomore Brandon Johns.
The only underclassman on the All-State team, East Lansing sophomore Brandon Johns.

Brandon Johns  6-9  So  East Lansing: Johns is a rare talent whose versatile forward game brings to mind former Mr. Basketballs such as Shane Battier and Winfred Walton. He led East Lansing to an undefeated regular season while averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game. Johns made 45 three-pointers.

Detroit Western's Brailen Neely looks like the next small guard who will excel at Oakland.
Detroit Western’s Brailen Neely looks like the next small guard who will excel at Oakland.

Brailen Neely  5-9  Sr  Detroit Western: He looks like he’ll be the next small guard to star at Oakland. A Class A state champion as a junior, as a senior Neely averaged 18.3 points, 4.6 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game.

 

Bank Hoops Class D All-State

Class D MVP  Marcus Matelski  6-2  Sr  Boyne Falls: A three-time first-team Bank Hoops all-stater, Matelski topped his already high standards as a senior. He averaged 35 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 7.3 steals per game. His 146 steals are a state single season record. Matelski finished as the state’s ninth all-time scorer with 2,422 points.

Colton Antes  6-0  Sr  Fulton: He made his name last season at Breslin, then led Fulton back this year as their first option. Antes averaged 19.5 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

Andrew Kline  6-4  Sr  Wateford Our Lady of the Lakes: He led WOLL to the state semis in 2015, and the championship game in 2016. Kline averaged 18.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.6 steals per game.

Gunnar Libby  5-9  Jr  Hillman: He has a slick city guard game, hidden in Northeast Michigan. Libby averaged 22 points, 4.7 assists and 4 steals per game.

Ben Lubitz  6-4  Sr  Mio: For a small school, Mio has had a disproportionate number of star players. Lubitz’ career takes a backseat to none of them. As a senior he averaged 35.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

Jason Whitens  6-4  Jr  Powers North Central: He led North Central back to Breslin and as just a junior became the school’s all-time leading scorer along the way. Whitens averaged 23 points, 8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

Second team
Derrick Edington  6-7  Jr  Pickford
Dallas Froberg  6-2  Sr  Climax-Scotts
Garrett Kraatz  5-11  Sr  Allen Park Inter-City Baptist
Gabe Meriwether  6-3  Jr  Bellaire
Jaylon Rogers  5-11  So  Frankfort

Third team
Dawson Bilski  6-2  Sr  Powers North Central
Daniel Everhart  5-10  So  Marine City Cardinal Mooney
Troy Helinski  5-11  So  Adrian Lenawee Christian
Eric Unger  6-0  Oakland Christian
Jake Wright  6-5  Sr  Owendale-Gagetown

Fourth team
Arthur Lyons  6-0  Sr  Lake Linden Hubbell
Matt Havey  6-1  Jr  Lansing Christian
Alex Thomas  6-0  Sr  Morenci
Daniel Nocerini  6-2  Jr  Crystal Falls Forest Park
Willie Otole  6-0  Sr  Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian

Fifth team
Devin Senarius  6-2  Sr  Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
Denver Cade  6-1  So  Buckley
Austin Harris  6-2  So  Buckley
Forrest Bouyer  5-10  Jr  Lansing Christian

Joe Sigsby  6-0  Sr  Onaway

Underclassman All-State
Matt Loney  6-3  So  Frankfort
Blake Dockery  6-1  So  Baldwin
Noah Robak  6-1  Fr  Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
Thomas Hursey  6-0  So  Suttons Bay
Mason Pline  6-5  So  Fowler

Bank Hoops Class C All-State

Class C MVP Gage Kreski  6-3  Sr  St. Ignace: The UP’s all-time scorer and state record holder for career steals, Kreski averaged 29.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 5.6 steals per game. He’s going to CMU for football.

Tyler Baker  6-5  Sr  Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian: Baker averaged 23.3 points per game and shot 44 percent from three-point range. He signed with Cornerstone.

Jamal Cain  6-6  Jr  Detroit Cornerstone: He has offers from the likes of Xavier, Georgia and Washington State, and showed why averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds per game.

Malik Ellison  5-8  Jr  Flint Beecher: He’s been to three state finals in three years and as a junior averaged 21.5 points, 5 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

Shawn Pardee  5-11  Sr  Millington: A repeat first-team pick after another prolific season. Pardee averaged 28.4 points, 5.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 91 percent from the line.

Danny Pippen  6-8  Sr  Detroit Allen: He’s an athletic two-way forward who is the high school equivalent of Kawhi Leonard. Pippen averaged 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots per game. He signed early with Kent State.

Second team
Marlo Brown  6-4  Sr  Southfield Christian
Aquavius Burks  6-3  Sr  Flint Beecher
Dwight Burton  6-2  Sr  Detroit Delta
David DeJulius  5-11  So  Detroit Edison
Jason Williams  5-11  Sr  Detroit Allen

Third team
David Syfax  6-6  Sr  Detroit Pershing
Jay McMiller  6-3  Sr  Hanover-Horton
Stephan Umfress  6-3  Sr  Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central
Shae Somers  6-0  Sr  Elk Rapids
Jordan Weber  6-1  Sr  East Jordan

Fourth team
PJ Mitchell  5-10  So  Detroit Loyola
Tony DeWitte  6-1  Sr  Grandville Calvin Christian
Dequan Powell  5-10  Sr  Detroit Loyola
Dane Preston  6-2  Sr  Kalamazoo Hackett
Craig Sterk  6-7  Jr  McBain

Fifth team
Mark Watts  5-10  Fr  Detroit Allen
Bryce Washington  6-4  So  Southfield Christian
Blake Dunn  5-11  Jr  Saugatuck
Jeff Beckman  6-5  Sr  Shelby
Carson Wonders  6-3  Jr  Iron Mountain

Sixth team
Jared Long  6-1  Sr  Montrose
Preston Laketa  6-5  Sr  Hanover-Horton
Derrick DeVries  6-4  Sr  Grand Rapids Covenant Christian
Dylan Sheehy-Guiseppe  6-2  Sr  Traverse City St. Francis
Riley Fairfield  6-4  Jr  North Muskegon

Seventh team
Brock Washington  6-4  Jr  Southfield Christian
Edward Carter  6-2  Sr  Detroit Edison
Paul Zysk  6-9  Sr  Addison
Kyle Hayes  6-7  Sr  Ypsilanti Arbor Prep
Andrew Dufek  6-2  Sr  Inland Lakes

Eighth team
Kaleb Barrett  6-3  Jr  Carson City-Crystal
Jay Lori  6-1  Sr  Negaunee
Kevin Wunderly  6-2  Sr  Kalamazoo Christian
Nick Welch  6-7  Jr  Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central
Logan Elling  5-10  Jr  McBain

Ninth team
Jack Dales  6-1  Sr  Kalamazoo Hackett
Charlie Harris  5-10  Jr  Flint Hamady
Elijah Smith  6-5  Jr  Melvindale ABT
David Miller  6-4  Sr  White Pigeon
Aaron Saenz  6-1  Sr  Unionville Sebewaing

10th team
Malik Smith  6-5  Jr  Flint Hamady
Merritt Hamman  6-5  Jr  Montague
Tyler Humpert  6-6  Sr  Vassar
Kamron McDonald  6-2  Jr  Concord
Greg Liedel  6-4  Sr  Eric Mason

Underclassman All-State
Carter Frantz  6-0  So  Dansville
Caleb Hodgson  6-8  Fr  Dansville
Blake Verbeek  6-9  So  Grandville Calvin Christian
Hayden Stauffer  6-5  So  Centreville
Keith Johnson  6-2  So  Detroit Loyola

Second team
Xander Okerlund  6-1  Fr  Maple City Glen Lake
Deante Johnson  6-7  So  Detroit Edison
Ronald Hill  5-10  So  Detroit Pershing
Khalid Fleming  6-4  Fr  Taylor Prep
Zach Trent  6-1  Fr  Burton Bentley

Bank Hoops Class B All State

Class B MVP  Austin Davis  6-10  Sr  Onsted: A true post player who would thrive in any era, Davis’ senior season was also his most physically fit and no high school competition could handle him. A Mr. Basketball finalist who signed early with Michigan, Davis averaged 25.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.9 blocked shots per game while shooting, yes you’re reading it right, 79 percent from the field.

Braden Burke  6-10  Sr  Stevensville Lakeshore: Burke’s senior season began with him signing with Robert Morris, and ends with Lakeshore playing at the Breslin. He averaged 15 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game.

Dylan Carl  6-10  Sr  Alma: A unique talent with his ability to pass at 6-10, Carl averaged 17.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.1 blocked shots per game. He signed early with IPFW.

Riley Lewis  6-0  Sr  Williamston: He holds the school records for career points and assists. He averaged 28.5 points, 6 assists and 4 steals per game in leading Williamston to the Breslin Center. Lewis will play at Hope College.

Jalen Martin  6-4  Sr  Harper Woods Chandler Park: He’s headed to Iowa State for football, but had a memorable final basketball season by averaging 26 points and 12 rebounds per game.

James Towns  5-10  Sr  Detroit Henry Ford: The Trojans lost a lot from their 2015 state runner-up team. But not the heart. Towns averaged  23 points and 5.7 assists per game and Henry Ford made it back to the semifinals.

Second team
Jacob Brubaker  6-2  Sr  Marshall
DeYuan Heard  6-7  Sr  Dearborn Advanced Tech
Darian Owens-White  6-0  Jr  River Rouge
Tony Poljan  6-7  Sr  Lansing Catholic
Terrance Sewell  6-3  Sr  Detroit Northwestern

Third team
Demetri Martin  6-4  Jr  Big Rapids
Cody Kegley  6-0  Sr  Yale
Nick Klingel  6-4  Sr  Paw Paw
Leon Redd  5-11  Sr  Wyoming Godwin Heights
Zack Niewkoop  6-7  Jr  Wayland

Fourth team
Dylan Patton  6-7  Sr  Leslie
Ivan Warren  6-3  Sr  Flint Southwestern
Romeo Weems  6-5  Fr  New Haven
Delbert Redfield  6-2  Jr  Olivet
Quinn Blair  6-6  So  Dearborn Divine Child

Fifth team
Luster Johnson  6-0  Sr  Detroit Consortium
Charlie Young  6-3  Sr  Stockbridge
Christian Rodriguez  5-9  Jr  Wyoming Godwin Heights
Kenny Davis  6-1  Sr  Big Rapids
Lamar Norman  6-2  So  Wyoming Godwin Heights

Sixth team
Trey Newsham  6-1  Sr  Essexville-Garber
Keegan George  6-4  Sr  Spring Lake
Armonee Felder  5-9  Jr  Detroit Osborn
Mario Whitley 6-3 So Frankenmuth
Zac Latter  6-2  Sr  Leslie

Seventh team
Steven Harvey  6-2  Sr  Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern
Avery Hudson  5-8  Jr  Wayland
Tevin Taylor 6-2 Sr Flint Southwestern
Eric Williams  6-4  Jr  New Haven
Mitch Takens  6-4  Sr  Hudsonville Unity Christian

Eighth team
Joe Chavey  6-4  Sr  Ann Arbor Richard
Nick Dekkenga  6-1  Jr  Coopersville
Cortez Watson  6-1  Sr  Whitehall
Ben Stilwell  6-2  Sr  Ovid-Elsie
Troy Summers  6-8  Jr  Grayling

Ninth team
Curtis Dawson  5-10  Sr  Benton Harbor
Mark Brooks  6-7  Sr  Portland
Innocent Nwoko  6-10  Sr  New Haven
Delonte Peterson  6-5  Jr  River Rouge
Kurtis Kodet  6-4  Sr  Williamston

10th team
Logan Guenther  6-3  Jr  Cheboygan
Peyton Miller  6-5  Sr  Birch Run
Seth Reiff  6-1  Sr  Imlay City
Carrington Wiggins  5-11  So  Goodrich
Bryce Drews  6-2  Jr  Hillsdale

Underclassman All-State
Sean Cobb  6-6  Fr  Williamston
Goliath Mitchell  5-11  So  Goodrich
David Hearns  6-0  So  Hazel Park
Carl Bow  6-0  So  Hazel Park
Luke Morrell  6-0  So  Plainwell

Second team
Braeden Childress  6-4  So  Big Rapids
Cole Kleiver  5-10  So  Williamston
Luke Tolliver  6-0  So  Paw Paw
Brandon Paul  6-7  So  Sault Ste. Marie
Dylan Burkhardt  6-2  So  Benzie Central

Bank Hoops Class A All-State

Class A MVP  Brandon Johns  6-9  So  East Lansing: Johns is a rare talent whose versatile forward game brings to mind former Mr. Basketballs such as Shane Battier and Winfred Walton. He led East Lansing to an undefeated regular season while averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game. Johns made 45 three-pointers.

Demetrius Lake  5-10  Jr  Holland: Lake has spilled all over Holland’s record books, where he holds schools marks for most points in a game, season (twice) and career. As a junior he averaged 33.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.9 steals per game.

Spencer Littleston  6-4  Sr  Rochester Adams: A Mr. Basketball finalist who signed early with Duquesne, Littleson averaged 26.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Foster Loyer  6-0  So  Clarkston: He’s already considered one of the best players to come through Clarkston, and Loyer has two seasons left. As a soph he averaged 22.6 points and 6.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game, while shooting 90 percent from the line.

Kevin McKay  6-4  Sr  Warren De La Salle: He signed early with Central Michigan, then went on to finish his prep career as De La Salle’s all-time scorer after averaging 21.5 points per game as a senior.

Karmari Newman  6-4  Sr  Detroit East English Village: A Mr. Basketball finalist who signed early with George Mason, Newman averaged 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

Second team
Malek Adams  6-2  Sr  Grand Ledge
Brandon Allen  5-9  Sr  Haslett
Matt Beachler  6-4  Jr  Lowell
Billy Thomas  6-0  Sr  North Farmington
Isaiah Livers  6-8  Sr  Kalamazoo Central

Third team
Xavier Tillman  6-9  Jr  Grand Rapids Christian
Davion Williams  6-2  So  Belleville
Trishton Jackson  6-3  Sr  West Bloomfield
Justin Tuner  6-3  Sr  Detroit Renaissance
Jaron Faulds  6-10  Jr  Holt

Fourth team
Greg Elliott  6-3  Jr  Detroit East English Village
Jamyrin Jackson  6-3  Sr  Lansing Everett
Riley Costen  6-3  Sr  Hudsonville
Kyle Woodruff  6-2  Sr  Holly
Jacob Boonyasith  6-3  So  Jenison

Fifth team
Dylan Alderson  6-5  Jr  Clarkston
Ike Eke  6-9  Jr  Detroit U-D Jesuit
D’angelo Hansbro  6-0  Sr  Romulus
Luke Lamoreaux  5-8  Sr  Sterling Height Stevenson
Payton DeWildt  6-2  Sr  Midland

Sixth team
Qua Southward  6-0  Jr  Saginaw
Chris McGaughy  5-6  Jr  Ann Arbor Pioneer
Michael Flowers  6-0  Jr  Southfield
Kameron Hankerson  6-4  Sr  Novi
Ty Groce  6-7  Sr  Ypsilanti Lincoln

Seventh team
Brandon Wade  6-1  So  Ann Arbor Skyline
Josh Long  6-6  Jr  Detroit Western
Logan Ryan  6-8  Sr  Canton
Jason Bur  6-4  Sr  Petoskey
Austin McCullough  6-4  Jr  Portage Central

Eighth team
Jackson Schrameyer  6-8  Sr  Traverse City Central
Diego Robinson  6-6  Sr  Lansing Everett
Alaric Jackson  6-7  Sr  Detroit Renaissance
Walter Kelser  5-11  Sr  Walled Lake Central
Michael Peterson  6-7  Sr  Rockford

Ninth team
Anthony McIntosh  6-1  Sr  Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills
Billy Burton  6-2  Sr  Saginaw Arthur Hill
Sergio Diaz  6-2  Sr  Grand Rapids Union
KJ Sayre  6-4  Sr  Traverse City West
Micah Rosser  6-4  Sr  East Kentwood

10th team
Emmanuel Gildo  6-4  Sr  Lansing Waverly
Michael Littlejohn  5-9  Sr  Muskegon
Joan Andoni  6-2  Sr  Livonia Churchill
Ben Ritsema  6-4  Sr  Zeeland East
Brayden Smith  6-4  Jr  Byron Center

Underclassman All-State
Jack Ammerman  5-10  So  Ann Arbor Skyline
Terry Armstrong  6-5  Fr  Flint Carman-Ainsworth
Elijah Collins  6-0  So  Detroit U-D Jesuit
Thomas Kithier  6-8  So  Macomb Dakota
Duane Washington  6-1  So  Grand Rapids Christian

Second team
Tyler Bosma  6-4  So  West Ottawa
CJ Robinson  5-9  So  Clarkston
Tanner Reha  6-4  So  DeWitt
Randy Gilbert  6-5  So  Detroit Cass Tech
Jason Dietz  6-2  So  Troy