Class D all-state boys basketball teams

Class D all-state boys basketball teams

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Class D all-state boys basketball teams

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Gunnar Libby, Hillman

Gunnar Libby, Hillman

CLASS D BOYS BASKETBALL

First team

GUNNAR LIBBY

Hillman

5-10, JR. G

Libby was the Tigers’ only returning starter, yet they won the North Star League title with their first 20-0 season in history. The guard averaged 21.8 points per game with 4.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 4.0 steals. Had 12 steals in game against Whittemore-Prescott.

Coach Eric Muszynski: “Gunnar’s a real special player; he is what Hillman basketball is all about. He’s kind of an old-fashioned point guard, he’s a tough-nosed kid and he’s a National Honor Society student.”

Ben Lubitz, Mio

Ben Lubitz, Mio

BEN LUBITZ

Mio

6-4, SR. G

Committed and unselfish, Lubitz lit up the scoreboard this winter with 35.6 points per game, adding 12.6 rebounds. Scored 2,123 points for the Thunderbolts over a four-year varsity career.

Coach Michael Kann: “Ben was on varsity from his freshman year and always had good players around him. This year he was the only varsity returner we had, and he knew he had to step it up. You don’t find many kids that are that dedicated.”

Andrew Kline, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

Andrew Kline, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

ANDREW KLINE

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

6-4, SR. G (captain)

Hard-nosed player scored a game-high 22 points in the state final vs. Powers North Central. The three-year varsity veteran averaged 18.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists this winter for the Lakers.

Coach Paul Robak: “He has a high basketball IQ and works harder than anyone on the team. He was really coachable and didn’t have an attitude. We could put him anywhere in the lineup and he didn’t care.”

Garrett Kraatz, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist

Garrett Kraatz, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist

Garrett Kraatz

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist

6-0, Sr. G

Lead team with 24.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Shot 51% from field, 82% from line and 39% on three-pointers. Reached top 10 all-time MHSAA for career three-pointers with 229. Set school record for points in a season (596).

Coach Mark Kraatz: “It was the best single season I’ve seen as a coach in 26 years. What he accomplished game in and game out was just unique. He is a special talent and a special shooter not seen at Inter-City before.”

Jason Whitens, Powers North Central

Jason Whitens, Powers North Central

JASON WHITENS

Powers North Central

6-5, JR. G/F

Has led the Jets to 55 consecutive wins and two straight state titles, averaging 22.2 points per game with 5.8 assists. Is 80-1 over three years as a starter. Made 58% of field goal attempts, 44% outside the arc and 80% at the line.

Coach Adam Mercier: “His record speaks for itself. Our success is a direct result of Jason’s play. His basketball savvy and his knowledge of what’s going on in the game is second to none.”

Second team

Arthur Lyons, Lake Linden-Hubbell

Derrick Edington, Pickford

Daniel Everhart, Marine City Cardinal Mooney

Colton Antes, Fulton

Joe Sigby, Onaway

Third team

Dallas Froberg, Climax-Scotts

Hayden Niepoth, Bellaire

Dawson Bilski, Powers North Central

Alex Thomas, Morenci

Jake Rose, Litchfield

Fourth team

Jaylon Rogers, Frankfort

Jake Wright, Owendale Gagetown

Daniel Nocerini, Crystal Falls Forest Park

Willie Otole, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian

Collin Dove, Vestaburg

Fifth team

Troy Helinski, Adrian Lenawee Christian

Preston Granger, Lansing Christian

John Paramski, Newberry

Devin Senerius, Waterford Our Lady

Denver Cade, Buckley

Sixth team

Matt Harvey, Lansing Christian

Qwann Crockett, Webberville

Dylan Plummer, Mendon

Bobby Kleiman, Powers North Central

Josh Hood, Newberry

Honorable mention

Trey Cook, Mendon

Forrest Bouyer, Lansing Christian

Jacob Witt, Ewen-Trout Creek

Troy Ekberg, Powers North Central

Morgan Cox, Powers North Central

Jordan Anderson, Bear Lake

Peter Kalthoff, Hillsdale Academy

Caleb Walden, Fulton

Jake Litwiller, Fulton

Josh Riggs, Brethren

Andrew Senior, Camden Frontier

Clay Senerius, Waterford Our Lady

Noah Robak, Waterford Our Lady

Jeremy Pung, Fowler

Chrstian Martinez, Muskegon Catholic Central

Braydon Sherrod, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian

Gabe Merriweather, Bellaire

Collin Rosendall, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian

Joe Tany, Bay City All Saints

Austin Carter, Akron-Fairgrove

Kylan Pennington, Kingston

Daron Copeland, Baldwin

Nathan Parks, Marcellus Howardsville Christian

Patrick Gomes. Maplewood Baptist Academy

John DelCampo, Dryden

Dylan Dankenbring, Peck

Carlos Molina, Rudyard

Ryan Bailey, Alanson

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