Taryn McCutcheon made quite the impact on the East Lansing girls basketball team upon her arrival in January.
The Michigan State-bound senior point guard helped the Trojans emerge as state title contenders after a 2-5 start and heads the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan all-state team.
McCutcheon was one of 11 players selected to the BCAM Best of the Best all-state team, which also includes Miss Basketball Kysre Gondrezick of Benton Harbor and fellow MSU signee Mardrekia Cook.
After arriving to East Lansing from West Virginia in early January, McCutcheon led the Trojans to the CAAC Blue title and Class A district and regional crowns.
McCutcheon is among several mid-Michigan players to earn BCAM all-state honors.
Holt senior Kamrin Reed, Mason junior Autumn Kissman and St. Johns sophomore Maddie Maloney were named BCAM’s Best in Class A. Honorable mention Class A selections included DeWitt’s Lilly George, East Lansing’s Danni Hanson, Okemos’ Laya Hartman and Haslett’s Megan Mowid.
Williamston’s strong backcourt tandem of senior Renee Sturm and sophomore Maddie Watters were selected BCAM’s Best in Class B. Portland’s Olivia Roe, Perry’s Kelsey Finch, Fowlerville’s Lexa Elzerman and Ionia’s Jaylynn Williams were honorable mention selections in Class B.
In Class C, Ithaca sophomore Kayla Belles, Bath junior Tessa Hosford and Pewamo-Westphalia senior Hannah Thelen were selected BCAM’s Best. Ithaca’s Brookly Dolloff and Carson City-Crystal senior Madi Weese were honorable mention Class C selections.
BCAM’s Best team in Class D features Lansing Christian junior Grace Haley and Morrice senior Averi Munro.
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