BOYS DREAM TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- Romeo Weems, F, New Haven, Sr.
Heralded as the front-runner for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award heading into this season, Weems did not disappoint. Averaging 27.5 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 4.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game this season, Weems won the Mr. Basketball vote in a landslide.
He had a season high of 47 points in a game and even picked up a quadruple-double among his many triple-doubles this winter. He is also the Division 2 Associated Press Player of the Year and he has been selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic all-star Game in Las Vegas this month.
Leading New Haven to the Division 2 quarterfinals before losing on buzzer-beater against Harper Woods Chandler Park, Weems finished his varsity high school career with a remarkable 99-7 record, which is good for the second-most games played in a high school career in Michigan. He is New Haven's all-time leading scorer with 2,149 career points. The 6-foot-7 talent will play at DePaul next year.
"We were good before but he just took us to a whole new level," New Haven coach Tedaro France said. "Just what he brings, he brings out the best in everybody -- his teammates, us as a coaching staff -- he makes us work harder. Just him being here has really transformed not just our school but the county and how he made history."
BOYS FIRST TEAM
- Daniel Friday, G, Detroit U-D Jesuit, Sr.The best player on the best team in the area this winter, Friday showed his athletic prowess and basketball IQ throughout Jesuit's run to the Division 1 state championship game before falling short against Ypsilanti Lincoln at the buzzer. Capable of putting the team on his back and sparking the offense with powerful dunks, Friday was one of the most entertaining players to watch in the state this year. Heading to play at Brown next year, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 16.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists among a deep lineup of talent.
- Joe Moon IV, G, Westland John Glenn, Sr.Graduating as John Glenn's all-time leading scorer with over 1,300 career points, Moon was a Mr. Basketball finalist this winter. Despite getting bounced out of the state tournament in its first game, Moon's season was still a huge success as he averaged 27.5 points, 5.1 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game in the regular season as John Glenn finished 12-9. On Dec. 20, Moon scored 37 points in a win over Wayne Memorial, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot scoring machine is currently uncommitted with an offer from the University of Indianapolis.
- B. Artis White, G, Canton, Sr.White averaged 21.5 points, 5 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in the regular season and became just the second player in Canton history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for a career. White helped lead Canton to a school record 21-game win streak but Canton lost in the district championships. The Western Michigan signee may be only 5-foot-11 but became the first Mr. Basketball finalist in school history.
- Caleb Bates, F, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore, Sr.Blowing up the stat sheet all season, Bates led Lake Shore to a Macomb Area Conference Blue Division championship and a MAC Blue/Gold tournament title. He brought down a double-double in every game, he averaged 27.6 points and 15 rebounds this season. The 6-foot-6 senior is currently uncommitted.
- Chandler Turner, F, Detroit Renaissance, Sr.Claiming this year's Mr. PSL award -- the award given to the top player in the Detroit Public School League -- Turner was also named a finalist for Mr. Basketball this season. Despite getting eliminated in Renaissance's tournament opener against Detroit U-D Jesuit, Turner helped keep a team together that was reeling from preseason issues with coaches and top players leaving the program. He averaged 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists per game and is signed to play with Bowling Green next year.
- Nigel Colvin, G, River Rouge, Sr.
- DaJion Humphrey, G, Southfield Christian, Jr.
- Isaiah Lewis, G, Wayne Memorial, Sr.
- Lorne Bowman, G, Orchard Lake St. Mary's, Jr.
- Matt Nicholson, C, Clarkston, Jr.
- Ronald Jeffery III, G, New Haven, Sr.
- Tyson Acuff, G, Detroit Cass Tech, Jr.
- Jaden Akins, G, Farmington, So.
- Darien Banks, G, Roseville, Sr.
- Jalal Baydoun, G, Dearborn Edsel Ford, Sr.
- Andre Bradford, G, Harper Woods Chandler Park, Sr.
- Pierre Brooks II, G, Detroit Douglass, So.
- Austin Brown, G, Madison Heights Madison, Sr.
- Maliq Carr, G/F, Oak Park, Jr.
- D’Quarion Cole, G, Pontiac, Sr.
- Julian Dozier, G, Detroit U-D Jesuit, Sr.
- Ethan Emerzian, G, Rochester Adams, So.
- Donavan Freeman, F, River Rouge, Sr.
- De’Jon Gantz, G, Warren Mott, Sr.
- Legend Geeter, F, River Rouge, So.
- Gunnar Gustafson, C, Milford, Sr.
- Caleb Hunter, G, Detroit U-D Jesuit, Sr.
- Yusuf Jihad, C, North Farmington, Sr.
- Lazell Judge, G, Roseville, Sr.
- Fletcher Loyer, G, Clarkston, Fr.
- Davis Lukomski, F, Detroit Catholic Central, Sr.
- Sudi McElroy, F, Ferndale, Sr.
- Cameron McEvans, G., Southfield A&T Sr.
- Brandon Michrina, F, Sterling Heights Stevenson, Sr.
- Jiovanni Miles, G, Novi, Sr.
- Donavan Moore, G, West Bloomfield, Sr.
- Jordan Montgomery, G, Detroit U-D Jesuit, Sr.
- Brody Parker, G, Troy, So.
- Micah Parrish, F, River Rouge, Sr.
- Peyton Prieskorn, G/F, Rochester Adams, Jr.
- Julian Roper, G/F, Detroit Country Day, So.
- Ryan Rollins, G, Macomb Dakota, Jr.
- Justin Rukat, C, Detroit Catholic Central, Sr.
- Jon Sanders, G, Southfield Christian, Sr.
- Tariq Shepherd, G, Farmington, Sr.
- Vinson Sigmon, G, Canton, Sr.
- Nathan Talbot, F, Lake Orion, Sr.
- Tyland Tate, F, Harper Woods Chandler Park, Sr.
- Brian Taylor, G, Detroit Edison, Sr.
- Jalen Thomas, C, Detroit U-D Jesuit, Sr.
- Renel Thrasher, G, Westland John Glenn, Sr.
- Mark Tocco, G, Macomb Dakota, Sr.
- Trey Townsend, F, Oxford, Jr.
- Martell Turner, G, Roseville, Jr.
- John Ukomadu, F, Roseville, Sr.
- Josh Warren, G, Woodhaven, Sr.
- Gunner Walters, G, Rochester Adams, Fr.
- Michael Washington-Hill, G, Detroit Cass Tech, Sr.
- Keegan Wasilk, G, Clarkston, Fr.
- Kalil Whitehead, F, Detroit Cass Tech, Sr.
- Jordan Whitford, G, Detroit Martin Luther King, Sr.
- Jerry Wilson, G, Sterling Heights Stevenson, Sr.
- Omar Zeigler, G, Detroit Martin Luther King, So.
COACH OF THE YEAR
- Hassan Nizam, Roseville
Leading Roseville all the way to the Division 1 quarterfinals with a senior-laden squad, Nizam and the Panthers finished with a 20-5 record after falling to Detroit U-D Jesuit. Nizam's impact on the program in such a short time has been nothing short of impressive.