Bank Hoops College All-American Team

An improved shot and MSU’s success helped Cassius Winston earn MVP honors.

2017-18’s top college players from Michigan high school alumni.

MVP Cassius Winston  6-0  So  Michigan State (Detroit U-D Jesuit): Michigan’s 2016 Mr. Basketball became a vastly improved point guard who led MSU to the Big 10 regular season title. Winston averages 12.6 points and 6.8 assists per game with some incredible shooting numbers — 52 percent overall, 54 percent from the arc and 89 percent from the line.

Zach Hankins  6-10  Jr  Ferris State (Charlevoix): Back-to-back GLIAC MVP for a Bulldogs team that’s reached the NCAA D2 Elite Eight. Averages 15 points, 10 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 64 percent from the field.

Yante Maten  6-8  Sr  Georgia (Bloomfield Hills): While Georgia struggled, Matten carried his weight and more earning SEC player of the year honors. He averaged 19.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 assists per game while shooting, 46 percent from the floor.

EC Matthews  6-4  Sr  Rhode Island (Romulus): This was his lowest scoring season at Rhode Island, but one which has seen the team have its most success. He’s averaging 13 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist for a Rams squad that’s reached the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.

Kyle Steigenga  6-5  Sr  Cornerstone (Holland Christian): One of the most decorated college players the state has ever seen. He’s the all-time scorer for the Michigan college ranks. Steigenga was the NAIA II national player of the year — and the first four-time first-team All-American — after averaging 20.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and shooting 60-percent from the floor as a senior.

Justin Tillman  6-8  Sr  VCU (Detroit Pershing): His offensive game exploded as a senior, with his scoring average jumping over six points to 19 per game along with 10 rebounds per game while shooting 56 percent from the field.

Second team
  • Wes Clark  6-0  Sr  Buffalo (Romulus)
  • Jalen Hayes  6-7  Sr  Oakland (Lansing Sexton)
  • Nick Perkins  6-8  Jr  Buffalo (Milan)
  • Jaylin Walker  6-4  Jr  Kent State (Romulus)
  • Martez Walker  6-5  Sr  Oakland (Detroit Pershing)
third team
  • Jalen Adams  6-5  Sr  Olivet (Saginaw Arthur Hill)
  • Corey Allen  6-3  So  Detroit (Ypsilanti)
  • Kenny Carpenter  6-5  Sr  Cleveland St. (Detroit Cass Tech)
  • Drew Cushingberry  6-2  Sr  Ferris State (Romeo)
  • Eric Williams  6-5  Fr  Duquesne (New Haven)

Freshman MVP: Eric Williams  6-5  Fr  Duquesne (New Haven)

 

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