Class B all-state boys basketball teams

Class B all-state boys basketball teams

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Class B all-state boys basketball teams

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Leon Redd, Wyoming Godwin Heights

Leon Redd, Wyoming Godwin Heights

CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL

First team

LEON REDD

Wyoming Godwin Heights, 6-0, SR. G

Three-year starter paced the Wolverines to the state title as a junior, and a No. 1 ranking this winter. Averaged 18 points per game with three assists and 3.5 steals while usually guarding the other team’s best player.

Coach Tyler Whittemore: “The intensity he brings to the game — what he brought day in, day out — was unmatched. All the work he put in just made the whole team respond.”

Riley Lewis, Williamston

Riley Lewis, Williamston

RILEY LEWIS

Williamston

6-0, SR. G

Led the Hornets to the Breslin Center with upsets over several highly-ranked foes along the way. Averaged 28.6 points per game, making 49% of his field goal attempts, 57% from three and 81% at the line. Signed with Hope.

Interim coach Tom Lewis: “We had a young team — we started two sophomores and a freshman in the semifinal — and he gave those guys a lot of confidence. He could be counted on.”

James Towns, Detroit Henry Ford

James Towns, Detroit Henry Ford

James Towns

Detroit Henry Ford

5-10, Sr. G (captain)

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.

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.”

Tony Poljan, Lansing Catholic

Tony Poljan, Lansing Catholic

TONY POLJAN

Lansing Catholic

6-7, SR. F

A force around the basket, averaging a double-double with 19.1 points and 10.4 rebounds this winter. Scored 1,345 career points over four seasons for a 16.2 per-game average. Poljan signed with Central Michigan for football.

Coach Eric Trojanowicz: “A lot of what we did went through him, even though he was double-or even triple-teamed some nights. He has some God-given ability but is still the hardest-working kid I’ve ever coached.”

Jalen Martin, Harper Woods Chandler Park

Jalen Martin, Harper Woods Chandler Park

JALEN MARTIN

HARPER WOODS CHANDLER PARK

6-3, SR. C

Charter School League player of the year notched 27 points and 13 rebounds per game, including three games with 40 points or more and three games with at least 20 rebounds. Has a 3.4 GPA. Will attend Iowa State on a football scholarship.

Coach Gregory Martin: “He’s the most underrated kid in the state for athleticism hands-down. He’s so big and strong, and puts in an enormous amount of time in the gym. He’s also a superior athlete who played all over the floor. And I really think he’s one of the hardest-working kids I’ve ever coached.”

Second team

Dylan Carl, Alma

Demetri Martin, Big Rapids

Dylan Patton, Leslie

Mario Whitley, Frankenmuth

Zack Nieuwkoop, Wayland

Third team

Romeo Weems, New Haven

Adam Nolde, Menominee

Lamar Norman, Wyoming Godwin Heights

Cody Kegley, Yale

Quinn Blair, Dearborn Divine Child

Fourth team

Luster Johnson, Detroit Consortium

Jacob Brubaker, Marshall

Terrance Sewell, Detroit Northwestern

Steven Harvey, Ada Forest Hills Eastern

Trey Newsham, Essexville-Garber

Fifth team

Darian Owens-White, River Rouge

Nick Klingel, Paw Paw

Curtis Dawson, Benton Harbor

Ivan Warren, Flint Southwestern

Carl Bow Jr., Hazel Park

Sixth team

Peyton Miller, Birch Run

Delbert Redford, Olivet

Steffen Kinne, Battle Creek Pennfield

Martin Petersen, Hillsdale

Austin Koin, Standish-Sterling

Honorable mention

Nathan Schaar, Kingsley

Tevin Taylor, Flint Southwestern

Kam Cavanaugh, Kalkaska

Innocent Nwoko, New Haven

Sean Cobb, Williamston

Charles Garrett, Bridgeport

Mitch Takens, Hudsonville Unity Christian

Ben Davidson, St. Clair

Delonte Peterson, River Rouge

Kyle Smith, Benzie Central

Quinn Crago, Cadillac

Troy Summers, Grayling

Eric Williams Jr., New Haven

Cortez Watson, Whitehall

Michael Herzog, Flint Powers

James Cooper III, Muskegon Oakridge

David Hearns, Hazel Park

Kylan Shipp, Detroit Northwestern

Zac Latter, Leslie

Mark Brooks, Portland

Ben Stilwell, Ovid-Elsie

Joe Chavey, Ann Arbor Richard

Keegan George, Spring Lake

Nick Dekkenga, Coopersville

Kurtis Kodet, Williamston

Brady Luttrul, Muskegon Oakridge

Jeremiah Davis, Battle Creek Harper Creek

Adam Reed, Three Rivers

Kyle Peterson, Charlotte

Logan Guenther, Cheboygan

DeYuan Heard, Dearborn Advanced Tech

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