The play of these five high school boys basketball players last weekend earned them a spot on the Free Press’ All-Tournament Team:
Cassius Winston (captain), U-D Jesuit: The newly-crowned Hal Schram Mr. Basketball, who has signed with Michigan State, followed a 27-point, 12-assist semifinal game by hitting 14 of 16 shots for 31 points and adding nine assists as the Cubs won the first Class A state title in school history.
Aquavius Burks, Flint Beecher: The 6-foot-4 senior helped capture his third Class C state championship by hitting seven of eight shots for 22 points in the semifinal and six of 10 shots for 15 points in the final as Beecher won its fourth title in five years.
Jason Whitens, Powers North Central: After scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds and five assists in the semifinal, the 6-5 junior guard scored 16 points with seven rebounds and two assists to help the Jets win their second consecutive Class D title.
James Towns, Detroit Henry Ford: The 5-10 senior guard scored 17 points in the semifinal and followed with 15 points in the final to enable Henry Ford to win its first state championship, 61-47, over Stevensville Lakeshore in the Class B final.
Malik Ellison, Flint Beecher: After the 5-8 junior guard hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to win the semifinal game, he scored 21 points in a 63-61 win over Grandville Calvin Christian as Beecher won its fourth Class C title in five years.
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