Class A Player of the Week
Michael Flowers 6-0 Sr Southfield A&T: Many had Clarkston pegged for an undefeated regular season. But Southfield had other plans. Flowers, who signed with WMU, scored 30 points with 5 assists as they upended the Wolves 59-50.
Class A Underclassman of the Week
Isaiah Lewis 5-11 So Wayne Memorial: His performance at last summer’s Bank Hoops Underclassman Camp was no fluke, as he’s been strong all season for one of the top teams in the state. Lewis scored 21 in Wayne’s win over Salem.
Class B Players of the Week
Nick Dekkenga 5-11 Sr Coopersville, Demetri Martin 6-4 Sr Big Rapids, Eric Williams 6-4 Sr New Haven: No King Solomon here, couldn’t decide between these three and their monster games. Dekkenga scored 51 against Mona Shores — playing just three quarters. Martin scored 50 against Central Montcalm — and added 15 rebounds. Williams scored 50 against Fraser — on 20-of-26 field goals.
Class B Underclassman of the Week
Mark Watts 6-2 So Detroit Old Redford Academy: He scored 28 in a one-point win over Michigan Collegiate and 31 in a loss to University Prep in the final of the Charter School league.
Class C Player of the Week
Malik Ellison 5-8 Sr Flint Beecher: Always good, he’s taken his game to the next level with a barrage of 30-points games, including 31 in the defending state champion’s win over Goodrich.
Class C Underclassman of the Week
Garrett VerBerkmoes 6-5 So McBain: The heir apparent to McBain’s all-state center Craig Sterk, he scored a career-high 14 points against Evart as the Ramblers stayed undefeated.
Class D Player of the Week
Brett Dyer 5-8 Jr Northport: He hit the game-winning layup with less than a second to play to give Northport a win over Traverse City Christian and the Cherryland Conference title.
Class D Underclassman of the Week
Ridge Beeman 6-0 So Buckley: Buckley remained undefeated beating the two other top contenders in the Northwest Conference, Glen Lake and Frankfort. Beeman scored 11 against Glen Lake then was the primary defender on Frankfort’s all-state candidate point guard Jaylon Rogers as he was held to single digits.