Son of Swami’s boys basketball state finals picks

Son of Swami’s boys basketball state finals picks


Son of Swami’s boys basketball state finals picks


Son of Swami

Son of Swami

The boys basketball season has one more day left and it should be a doozy.

The Son of Swami isn’t sure which storyline to follow:

North Farmington’s Billy Thomas facing his former teammates at U-D Jesuit in the Class A final, Flint Beecher going its fourth title in five seasons, North Farmington’s Jacob Joubert — son of Detroit Southwestern Mr. Basketball Antoine Joubert — attempting to win a state title that eluded his father, Powers North Central trying to look like the most powerful team in the universe, or U-D Jesuit and current Hal Schram Mr. Basketball winner Cassius Winston shooting for the school’s first state title.

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Class A

U-D Jesuit (27-0) vs. North Farmington (24-2), noon. After the way U-D Jesuit celebrated brilliant senior Matt Burr’s 18th birthday Friday, can the Cubs possibly play any better against North Farmington? Frankly, yes! North Farmington has to play a perfect game to deny the Cubbies the title. DUD-Jesuit 71, North of Harrison 64.

Class B

Detroit Henry Ford (19-6) vs. Stevensville Lakeshore (20-7), 6:30. Henry Ford is going to have to deal with the overwhelming size advantage Lakeshore will have, and that will be a problem. But will Lakeshore be able to deal with the relentless pressure James Towns and his buddies can apply? Henry Ford Hospital 66, Steven’s Villa by the Lake Shore 64.

Class C

Grandville Calvin Christian (21-4) vs. Flint Beecher (24-2), 4:30. SOS was impressed with Calvin Christian’s Tony DeWitte, who had a 31-point Steph Curry-like performance in the semifinals. Beecher had an unBeecher-like performance in its semifinal, needing an off-balance three-point shot at the buzzer to pull out the victory. Beechnut 66, Calvin & Hobbs 61.

Class D

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (22-4) vs. Powers North Central (27-0), 10 a.m. Lakes is a fun team to watch with Andre Kline and the Senerius brothers — Devin and Clay — running-and-gunning up and down the court. But who is more fun to watch than Jason Whitens and Powers North Central? It looks like a repeat for the Jets. Powerhouse North Central 72, Waterford Our Gal 66.

Class A: U-D Jesuit too much for Dakota, 72-51
Class B: Henry Ford’s balance bests Williamston


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