Way Too Early 2015 Mr. Basketball Candidates

6 Nov

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Last season, Muskegon’s Deshaun Thrower won the prestigious Mr. Basketball award, who will it be in 2015?

Michigan’s annual Mr. Basketball Award is handed out in March, yet it’s never to early to speculate on who the possible candidates will be.  Around February, voters will have a solid idea of who the front runners will be.  For now, everyone is in the mix, the list is not confined or limited to the eight players seen below.

Deyonta Davis 6’10” Center (Muskegon High School)– Everything has been right for Deyonta Davis in the past calendar year.  He’s committed to Michigan State, won a Class A state title, and was ranked a top 50 prospect nationally for 2015 according to various recruiting services.  A second straight title would be icing on the cake for a tremendous prep career.

Eric Davis 6’4″ Guard (Saginaw Arthur Hill High School)– This Saginaw Arthur Hill Lumberjack has been one of Michigan’s most coveted recruits across the country throughout his high school career.  He has all the individual accolades, All-State/Dream teams, the only piece missing from Eric’s resume is a state championship.  Davis will have his best chance this year to capture states, along with sophomore forward Brian Bowen, the number one player for his class in Michigan and a top 10 prospect in the country for his class.

Nick Perkins 6’6″ Forward (Milan High School)– Perkins aided Milan in capturing a Class B title last year, and will look to repeat this year with Youngstown State bound point guard Latin Davis back for the Big Reds.  Perkins averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds a game last year for Milan, and verbaled to Buffalo early in the Fall.

Seth Dugan 7’0″ Center (Otsego High School)– Dugan saw his recruitment increase significantly during the AAU campaign, amassing double digit scholarship offers in just a few months during the Summer.  Seth averaged 16 points and 14 rebounds a game last year, and will look for a strong senior season with Otsego having the luxury of placing five seniors in a starting lineup for a top 5 squad in Class B.

Josh Davis 6’6″ Wing (Detroit Henry Ford High School)– Davis leads a promising group of Trojans into a season with high expectations.  Ford competes in the traditionally difficult Detroit PSL as a Class B team.  Once March comes along, look for the Trojans to make a run for the Breslin Center.  The Western Michigan commit Davis averaged 14 points and seven rebounds per game last season.

Sleepers

Josh McFolley 6’0″ Point Guard (Detroit Western High School)– McFolley, a transfer from Mt. Clemens, will unfortunately be forced to sit-out the start of his senior year per state rules.  Josh, a perimeter shooting specialist, scored 19 points a game for the Bathers a season ago.  Western begins the year as a top five team in Class A, with depth, size, and skill at every position.  If the Cowboys are able to manage the first half of the season, and play at a high level the second half, the team’s chances of becoming “Breslin Bound” will run through McFolley.

Latin Davis 5’11” Point Guard (Milan High School)– Davis and the aforementioned Nick Perkins lead Milan into the new season with hopes of repeating and ending their high school careers as Class B state champs.  Davis tied a state record with seven three pointer in the title game last March vs. Benton Harbor, and averaged  16 points and 4 assists per game a year ago.

Jaylin Walker 6’2″ Shooting Guard (Romulus High School)– One of the state’s most explosive leapers, Walker heads into his senior year after committing to Kent State at the beginning of the school year.  Already with a state championship on his resume from Romulus’ 2013 state crown, Walker leads the traditionally respectable Eagles into the new season as legitimate contender in Class A.

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