Basketball is back on the rise in the Blue Water Area

Basketball is back on the rise in the Blue Water Area

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Basketball is back on the rise in the Blue Water Area

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The high school boys basketball season has just begun.

But there is already a lot to like about the teams and the players that are representing the Blue Water Area.

There is a group of players that are already beginning to stand out and will be intriguing to watch when play resumes next week.

At the top of the list is two sophomores that have shown poise and maturity and also two seniors that hope to lead their teams to long runs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top players in the area so far this season.

St. Clair sophomore Bed Davidson takes a shot during a basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Marysville High School.

St. Clair sophomore Bed Davidson takes a shot during a basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Marysville High School.

Ben Davidson, St. Clair: Davidson is only a sophomore, but if you judged by the way he plays, he would appear to be upperclassmen. He has played guard and forward for the Saints already this season. While the Saints have often subbed out several players at a time, Davidson normally remains in the game to make sure the team runs smoothly.

Mooneys' Daniel Everhart drives to the basket around Ecorses' Drekwon Richmond Monday, Dec. 28, during the annual Christmas Tournament at Cardinal Mooney.

Mooneys’ Daniel Everhart drives to the basket around Ecorses’ Drekwon Richmond Monday, Dec. 28, during the annual Christmas Tournament at Cardinal Mooney.

Daniel Everhart, Cardinal Mooney: The Marine City Cardinal Mooney sophomore is also well beyond his years. He has become one of the best overall players in the area because of his ability to score, defend and rebound. He is capable of getting off to a fast start and carrying the offensive load throughout the game.

Yale junior Cody Kegley is introduced during a Class B district basketball game Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Richmond High School.

Yale junior Cody Kegley is introduced during a Class B district basketball game Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Richmond High School.

Cody Kegley, Yale: The Yale Bulldogs point guard is going to have to carry more of a scoring load this season. But Kegley is skilled, tough and consistent and should be able to provide the scoring punch the Bulldogs need. He is already off to a great start this season and appears to be improving each time he steps on the court.

Port Huron senior Geryd Welsh works the ball toward the basket during the Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Port Huron Northern High School.

Port Huron senior Geryd Welsh works the ball toward the basket during the Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Port Huron Northern High School.

Geryd Welsh, Port Huron Northern: The Northern shooting guard has found his groove right away after missing time his junior year. When Welsh is hot, the Huskies are hard to stop. His scoring prowess gives Northern the chance to compete in every game.

Other players of note include:  Ross Hinkley of Marysville, has the Vikings off to a strong start. Tyler Lee of Port Huron has been dominant in stretches for Port Huron High and Mario Mattson of St. Clair has helped bring balance and energy to the Saints.

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St. Clair sophomore Ben Davidson works the ball down court during the Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Port Huron Northern High School.

St. Clair sophomore Ben Davidson works the ball down court during the Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Port Huron Northern High School.

Mooneys' Daniel Everhart drives to the basket around Ecorse senior Antonie Williams Monday, Dec. 28, during the annual Christmas Tournament at Cardinal Mooney.

Mooneys’ Daniel Everhart drives to the basket around Ecorse senior Antonie Williams Monday, Dec. 28, during the annual Christmas Tournament at Cardinal Mooney.

Port Huron Northern senior Geryd Welsh makes a shot over a host of Port Huron players during the Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Port Huron Northern High School.

Port Huron Northern senior Geryd Welsh makes a shot over a host of Port Huron players during the Ed Peltz Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Port Huron Northern High School.

St. Clair sophomore Ben Davidson drives the ball down court during a basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Marysville High School.

St. Clair sophomore Ben Davidson drives the ball down court during a basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Marysville High School.

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