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Bank Hoops Class A All-State

Class A player of the year Xavier Tillman has led Grand Rapids Christian to the second state semifinals appearance in the school’s history.

Class A Player of the Year

Xavier Tillman  6-9  Sr  Grand Rapids Christian: While Tillman’s stats — 13 points and 10.4 rebounds per game — may seem somewhat pedestrian at first glance, his real value is found in other numbers. Like Grand Rapids Christian’s record, undefeated going into the state semifinals. The hub of everything the Eagles do and nearly immovable at the high school level as a rebounder and post defender. Has great hands and a generous passing nature. Tillman, who signed with Michigan State, finished second in Mr. Basketball — despite receiving the most first-place votes. No democracy here. By dictate, Xavier Tillman is Bank Hoops 2017 Class A Player of the Year.

Class A All-State

Dylan Alderson  6-5  Sr  Clarkston: Wisconsin-Milwaukee signee has helped Clarkston to the state semifinals averaging 21.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

Amauri Hardy  6-2  Sr  North Farmington: Finished third in the Mr. Basketball voting.  Oklahoma State signee and 2016 state finalist averaged 29 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals per game.

Jermaine Jackson  5-10  Sr  Macomb Dakota:  Averaged 26 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals per game. Pondering multiple Division I offers.

Demetrius Lake  5-10  Sr  Holland:  2,000-point career scorer averaged 35.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

Jake VanTubbergen  6-6  Sr  West Ottawa:  Led Panthers to the school’s first district title averaging 18.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Signed with Grand Valley State.

Class A Coach of the Year

Steve Hall, Detroit Cass Tech: A state championship coach at Detroit Rogers, Hall is back from a stint in the college ranks and in his second year at his alma mater has Cass Tech collecting hardware as well. The Technicians won their first Detroit PSL tournament title since 1998, then won a district championship as well. Hall masterfully melded second semester-eligible transfers with the original unit, and won in one of the state’s most talented leagues despite having no sure-fire D1 prospects among Cass Tech’s upperclassmen.

Class A Defensive MVP

Elijah Collins  6-2  Jr  Detroit U-D Jesuit: While his college future now looks more likely on the gridiron, where he has Big Ten offers, don’t forget Collins can still hoop now. When he keys those same explosive running back attributes onto the defensive end, he can make life miserable for any guard. He helped the Cubs to Catholic League and regional titles.

Class A Comeback Player of the Year

Danny Kolp  6-9  Jr  Petoskey: This D1 prospect tore his ACL in the spring, but was back in Petoskey’s lineup in January and played 14 games. He averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 66 percent from the field.

Class A Second team

  • Matt Beachler  6-4  Sr  Lowell
  • James Beck  6-7  Sr  Grand Rapids Christian
  • Michael Flowers  6-2  Sr  Southfield A&T
  • Kevin McAdoo  6-2  Sr  West Bloomfield
  • Rashad Williams  6-2  Jr  Wayne Memorial

Third team

  • Tyler Bosma  6-5  Jr  West Ottawa
  • Gabe Brown  6-7  Jr  Belleville
  • David DeJulius  6-1  Jr  Detroit East English Village
  • Jaron Faulds  6-10  Sr  Holt
  • Duane Washington  6-3  Jr  Grand Rapids Christian

Fourth team

  • Keion Epps  6-5  Sr  Wayne Memorial
  • Thomas Kithier  6-8  Jr  Macomb Dakota
  • Austin McCullough  6-5  Sr  Portage Central
  • Jesse Scarber  5-8  Sr  Detroit King
  • Brandon Wade  6-2  Jr  Ann Arbor Skyline

Fifth team

  • Jacob Boonyasith  6-3  Jr  Jenison
  • Elijah Collins  6-2  Jr  Detroit U-D Jesuit
  • Greg Eboigbodin  6-9  Sr  Detroit U-D Jesuit
  • Kaevon Merriweather  6-1  Jr  Romulus
  • Leonard Silas  5-10  Sr  Detroit Cass Tech

Sixth team

  • Christian Agnew  6-2  Sr  Westland John Glenn
  • Joe Kujat  6-6  Sr  Flushing
  • Jordan Graham  6-5  Sr  Farmington
  • Deric Murray  6-4  Sr  Ann Arbor Pioneer
  • CJ Williams  5-9  Sr  Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

Seventh team

  • Tre Harvey  6-2  Jr  West Bloomfield
  • Ja’kavien Lewis  5-10  Jr  Flint Carman-Ainsworth
  • Traveon Maddox  6-4  Jr  Novi
  • Henry Speight  6-4  Sr  Saginaw
  • Roger Stein  6-5  Sr  Kalamazoo Central

Eighth team

  • Nate Davis  6-3  Jr  Rochester Stoney Creek
  • Jaden Sutton  5-10  Sr  Lansing Waverly
  • Runako Ziegler  6-1  Sr  Walled Lake Central
  • Delano Smith  6-2  Sr  Walled Lake Western
  • Davion Williams  6-2  Jr  Belleville

Ninth team

  • Jack Ammerman  5-10  Jr  Ann Arbor Skyline
  • Brayden Smith  6-5  Sr  Byron Center
  • Dylan Price  6-3  Sr  Romulus
  • Quantes Jackson  6-2  Sr  Grand Rapids Union
  • Jack Ballantyne  6-9  Sr  Macomb Dakota

10th team

  • Juan Warren  6-4  Sr  Battle Creek Central
  • Malik Rogers  6-6  Sr  Dearborn Heights Crestwood
  • Jermayne Golidy  6-4  Sr  Muskegon
  • Jameszell Davis  5-11  Sr  Ypsilanti
  • Westin Myles  6-4  Sr  East Lansing

11th team

  • Justin Fischer  6-3  Jr  Warren De La Salle
  • Sam Cornett  6-5  Sr  Muskegon
  • CJ Robinson  5-10  Jr  Clarkston
  • Zac Holman  6-4  Sr  Grand Haven
  • Chase Vanderklay  6-3  Sr  Wyoming

12th team

  • Danny Kolp  6-9  Jr  Petoskey
  • Ike Eke  6-10  Sr  Detroit U-D Jesuit
  • Jason Dietz  6-4  Jr  Troy
  • Diego Robinson  6-6  Sr  Lansing Everett
  • Mike Green  6-5  Sr  Detroit Cass Tech

13th team

  • Brennen Buszka  6-4  Sr  Grosse Pointe South
  • Xavier Wade  6-2  Jr  West Ottawa
  • Austin Roland  6-0  Jr  Davison
  • Tray Jackson  6-7  Jr  Detroit Western
  • Lawrence Rowley  6-3  Sr  Ann Arbor Huron

14th team

  • Jesse Hillis  6-1  Sr  Caledonia
  • Reme Tolbert  6-1  Sr  Southfield A&T
  • Charles Jones  6-5  Sr  Birmingham Groves
  • Cortez Jackson  6-0  Sr  St. Clair Shores Lakeshore
  • Ross Koella  6-7  Sr  Grand Haven

15th team

  • Tanner Reha  6-5  Jr  DeWitt
  • DJ Swift  5-11  Sr  Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix
  • Ethan Ancick  6-7  Jr  Walled Lake Northern
  • Ben German  6-6  Sr  Temperance Bedford
  • Zach Winston  6-2  Jr  Detroit U-D Jesuit

Class A Underclassman All-State

  • Julian Dozier  5-8  So  Detroit U-D Jesuit
  • Drew Lowder  5-10  So  Ann Arbor Pioneer
  • Jio Miles  6-2  So  Novi
  • Joseph Moon  6-0  So  Westland John Glenn
  • Chandler Turner  6-4  So  Detroit Renaissance

Class A Sophomore All-State

  • Taylor Currie  6-9  So  Clarkston
  • Chris DeRocher  6-4  So  Alpena
  • Nolan Foster  6-10  So  Mattawan
  • Jaivian Fowler  6-6  So  Grand Rapids Union
  • Ryan Wade  6-2  So  Ann Arbor Skyline

Second team

  • Charles Anderson-Louie  6-3  So  Warren Woods Tower
  • Mike Fletcher  6-6  So  Flint Carman-Ainsworth
  • Josh Warren  5-9  So  Woodhaven
  • Gunnar Gustafson  6-6  So  Milford
  • Davis Lukomski  6-6  So  Novi Catholic Central

Class A Freshman All-State

  • Tyson Acuff  6-2  Fr  Detroit Cass Tech
  • Lorne Bowman  6-2  Fr  Detroit Western
  • Maliq Carr  6-6  Fr  Oak Park
  • Jamoni Jones  5-11  Fr  East Kentwood
  • Max Perez  5-9  Fr  Hudsonville

Second team

  • Noah Baylis  5-11  Fr  Holly
  • Freddie McIntosh  5-9  Fr  Saginaw
  • Noah Pruitt  5-8  Fr  Okemos
  • Jay Walker  6-0  Fr  Muskegon Mona Shores
  • Emcee Williams  6-0  Fr  Muskegon Reeths-Puffer


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  1. Joyce Flowers

    June 6, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for reporting Michael Flowers as Class A Second Team. However, Michael is 6ft 2inches; not 6’0″. Thank you

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