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Division 4 Preseason All-State

A pair of small town Northern Michigan guards who can play anywhere, Lake Leelanau St. Mary senior Dylan Barnkowski and Hillman junior Trenton Taratuta.

Small schools. Big talent.

Division 4 All-State

MVP  Trenton Boike  5-9  Sr  Genessee Christian: He may succeed 2022 D4 player of the year Brady Titus from Tri-Unity Christian, a small but athletic and dominant scoring guard leading his team to the state championship. Last regular season he served notice with 32 points against Flint Beecher; he scored 42 in the quarterfinals against Southfield Christian to give Genesee Christian its first-ever state semifinals berth. This year they’re the favorite, thanks in no small part to Boike who as a junior averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals per game while putting up a shooting line of 55/40/85.

Dylan Barnowski  6-1  Sr  Lake Leelanau St. Mary: He led an historic run for his school and showed the state at the Breslin that this guard from Up North has a city game. Averaged 21.2 points 7.1 assists per game.

Gavin Beble  5-9  Sr  Gaylord St. Mary: Held it down in the snow belt as a junior averaging 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals per game.

Shawn Bramer  6-2  Sr  Lake Leelanau St. Mary: The frontcourt complement to Barnowski, a physical load with skill and touch around the basket. As a junior he averaged 20.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game while shooting 56 percent from the field.

Tyler Chapman  6-1  Sr  Genesee Christian: Along with Trenton Boike led the Soldiers to the most successful season in school history. He averaged 19.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Blake DeZeeuw  6-5  Sr  McBain Northern Michigan Christian: He is poised to succeed Trevin Winkle, now at Calvin, as NMC’s all-stater after playing the Pippen role for an undefeated regular season squad. Superior run-jump athlete with length, particularly at this level.

Damaryon Fishburn  6-5  Sr  Taylor Trillium: The most athletic two-way forward in the division. His junior season he averaged 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3. 5 steals per game for a regional finalist team.

Tavion Fleming  5-10  So  Detroit Douglass: Has a distinct Class D advantage battling out of the Detroit PSL. A gifted young one-on-one scorer poised for a breakout season. He and 6-3 junior Anthony Buford will shoulder the load with Frederick Saunders now at Western.

Jack Currie  6-3  Sr  Oakland Christian: The kind of forward few want to lock horns with in the paint trip after trip. Coming off a junior season which saw Currie average 19 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2 steals per game.

Landon Kulawiak  6-3  So  Buckley: After averaging 16.5 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore proved he’s ot just a small school hero. In the state’s loaded 2025 guard class, he went downstate all spring and summer in AAU and showed as one of the very best. Elite shooter who made 47 percent from 3 as a freshman.

Carmelo Lindsey  5-10  Sr  Baldwin: From a long-time producer of Class D starts, Baldwin’s next 1,000-point scorer averaged 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 5 steals per game.

Michael Lividini  5-9  Sr  Southfield Christian: A modern day Chris Corchiani from Southfield Christian’s regional championship team. He’ll take on an expanded scoring role with the transfer of first-team all-stater Uchenna Amene.

Cam Peterson  5-10  Jr  Rudyard: He’s the leading returning scorer from Rudyard’s regional championship team. Averaged 11 points as a sophomore as a true sophomore playing alongside two senior all-staters.

Trent Rice  5-10  Sr  Marine City Cardinal Mooney: Explosive guard who averaged 15.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game; including a 33-point, 17-rebound game. He will play college baseball for Oakland.

Bradley Richards  6-5  So  Fruitport Calvary Christian: He hit the court running as a freshman, leading Fruitport Calvary to its first winning season in nearly a decade averaging 21 points and 12 rebounds per game.

Trenton Taratuta  6-3  Jr  Hillman: A college-caliber shooter, but so much more as an athlete. He blew up as a sophomore averaging 24.6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 5.7 steals per game.

Bruce Thelen  5-10  Sr  Fulton: He led Fulton to a regional championship last season then was an all-state quarterback-running back in the fall. As a junior averaged 14 points, 3 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

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