All-Detroit boys basketball teams

All-Detroit boys basketball teams

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All-Detroit boys basketball teams

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Justin Turner, Detroit Renaissance

Justin Turner, Detroit Renaissance

ALL-DETROIT BOYS BASKETBALL

First-team

Justin Turner

Renaissance

6-feet-3, senior guard

Had a great season for the Phoenix, leading them to the PSL title game. A smooth scorer and shooter, he averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists a game this season.

Coach Venius Jordan: “One of the most versatile kids in the state. He checks the best player. Also has phenomenal attitude. Led us to two city championship games.”

Cassius Winston, U-D Jesuit

Cassius Winston, U-D Jesuit

Cassius Winston

U-D Jesuit

6-2, Sr. G

Won the state’s Mr. Basketball award and led the Cubs to their first Class A state title. Averaged 21.9 points, 7.5 assists, five rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. As a point guard, shot 57% from the field, 43% from behind the arc and 84% at the free throw line. Committed to Michigan State.

Coach Pat Donnelly: “Cassius did so many things for us that he’s impossible to replace. He was playing against varsity guys in the seventh grade. He’s one of the most unselfish players and at times we had to tell him to be aggressive and attack.”

Karmari Newman, Detroit East English

Karmari Newman, Detroit East English

Karmari Newman

East English Village

6-4, Sr. G (captain)

One of the best shooters in the state, Newman led the Bulldogs to their first PSL title. Dangerous off the dribble or with his feathery left-handed jump shot, Newman averaged 22 points, five rebounds and four assists per game. An improved ball-handler, he’s a handful in the open court. Committed to George Mason.

Coach Juan Rickman: “Karmari’s development as a student, basketball player and more importantly as a person has been absolutely astounding. He has an incredible work ethic, which has helped set the foundation of our basketball program. Karmari is also one of the best scorers I’ve coached.”

Brailen Neely, Detroit Western

Brailen Neely, Detroit Western

Brailen Neely

Western

5-9, Sr. G

One of the key cogs in Western’s state championship run in 2015, Neely is one of the quickest players in the state and a nightmare in the open court. This season he was named Mr. PSL after averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He shot 46% from the field, 41% from three-point land and 75% from the free throw line.

Coach Derrick McDowell: “Brailen is a very quiet leader. He has improved his game on both ends of the floor. He can now guard people with the best. Offensively, he’s one of the best point guards in the state.”

James Towns, Detroit Henry Ford

James Towns, Detroit Henry Ford

James Towns

Henry Ford

5-10, Sr. G

The heart and soul of Henry Ford’s run to the Class B state championship, Towns could beat you in a variety of ways. He averaged 24 points, 5.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. Fearless going to the basket, his play helped the Trojans get to the past two state championship games.

Coach Ken Flowers: “He’s one of the best guards in the state, regardless of class. James is fearless and is a leader. He was overlooked at times but we wouldn’t have won a state title without him.”

COACH OF THE YEAR

Juan Rickman, East English Village

Second team

Danny Pippen, Allen Academy

Ikechukwu Eke, U-D Jesuit

Gregory Elliott, East English Village

Jamal Cain, Cornerstone

DeQuan Powell, Loyola

Third team

James Smith III, Douglass

Gregory Eboigbodin, U-D Jesuit

Rashad Zimmerman, Osborn

David DeJulius, Edison

Trevion Williams, Henry Ford Academy

Honorable mention

PJ Mitchell, Loyola

Jeremy Cawley, Henry Ford

Jason Williams, Allen Academy

Kenneth Small, West Side Academy

Terrance Sewell, DCP-Northwestern

Romari Ennis, Loyola

John Long, Western

Elijah Collins, U-D Jesuit

Cedrick Lattimore, East English Village

Mark Watts, Allen Academy

Jaleend Brown, Cody

Alaric Jackson, Renaissance

Chris Rollins, East English Village

David Syfax, Pershing

Luster Johnson, Consortium

Dwight Burton, Delta

Alante Coward, Southeastern

Jesse Scarber, King

Malik Frederick, Cody

Jayson Davis, Central

Richard Talley, Renaissance

Ronald Hill, Pershing

Jaylin McFadden, East English Village

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