MVP Foster Loyer 5-10 Sr Clarkston: A decade after Draymond Green led Saginaw to consecutive Class A state titles, a future Spartan did the same for Clarkston. Loyer averaged 26.8 points per game including 42 in the Class A seminfinals and 40 in the final, and did it as the picture of efficiency shooting 50 percent from the field, 47 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the foul line. He also chipped in 6 assists and 3 steals per game. Foster is a repeat winner as Bank Hoops’ state MVP and will be remembered as one of the most accomplished players in Michigan high school basketball history.
Marcus Bingham 6-11 Sr Grand Rapids Catholic Central: What a rise for Bingham, from being a second semester-eligible transfer last season to leading Catholic Central to the Class B state final as a senior. The future Spartan averaged 16.8 points, 10 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 59 percent from the field.
David DeJulius 6-0 Sr Detroit East English Village: This future Wolverine was largely responsible for state champion Clarkston’s lone loss, scoring 42 points in his showdown with Foster Loyer. DeJulius averaged 28 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals per game.
Brandon Johns 6-8 Sr East Lansing: Another one headed to Michigan, somewhat ironically given Johns’ hometown. He averaged 29 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2.4 assists per game.
Brandon Wade 6-2 Sr Ann Arbor Skyline: He led Skyline to a 20-0 regular season averaging 23.2 points and 7.1 assists per game. Wade signed with Duquesne.
Romeo Weems 6-6 Jr New Haven: He led the defending Class B state champion to a semifinal appearance this time around. The state’s top junior averaged 23.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 5.1 steals and 2.5 blocked shots per game, while shooting 51 percent from the field.