2012 All-Washtenaw County boys basketball team
Mike Lewis (sr., F), Huron: Averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds while leading the River Rats to Southeastern Conference Red Division and Class A district tournament titles. At 6-feet, 5-inches and 215 pounds, Lewis always has been a force down low, but added an outside and mid-range game this year that made him especially lethal. He hit 42 3-pointers on the year. And honorable mention Class A All-State selection.
Derrick Richardson (sr., G), Ypsilanti: Bothered by nagging injuries and sickness throughout the season, Richardson still managed to be the area's best lockdown defender, capable of stopping even the most prolific of scorers. He added more offense to his game as the year progressed with a 12.9 scoring average in Ypsilanti's final eight games.
Tristan Simmons (sr., G), Ypsilanti: Simmons averaged 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Phoenix, who won the SEC White and finished the regular season ranked No. 9 in the state. "You could always count on Tristan to be be consistent for you night after night," coach Steve Brooks said of Simmons, who reached double-digit scoring totals in every Ypsilanti game. An honorable mention Class A All-State selection and the AnnArbor.com Player of the Year.
Michael Smutny (sr., C), Saline: The 6-8 center averaged 14.2 points and nearly nine rebounds. The Hornets were more dependent on Smutny than any team in the area was on a single player after injuries and attrition made him the focus of the Hornets' game plan. "After being a role player his entire career, despite being the focus of opposing defenses and the victim of more pushing and chopping than any player should have to endure, he still put up strong numbers," coach Matt Seidl said. Will play for Lake Superior State University next year.
Theron Wilson (sr., G), Skyline: The 6-4 guard ran the point for the Eagles, averaging 14 points, six rebounds and four assists. Wilson's scoring average took a bit of a dip from last year, but it was to the team's benefit as he became more of a distributor and floor general than simply a scorer. "Theron is a dynamic player that has been the backbone of the Skyline basketball program since the beginning," coach Mike Lovelace said.
Mamadou Ba (sr., C), Ypsilanti: A force in the post for the Phoenix, the 6-8 center averaged 8.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and had seven double-doubles on the season.
Andre Bond (sr., G), Huron: Probably the most athletic player in the area, averaged 13 points, three assists and three steals. Will play at Northwood University.
Jimmy Holman (sr., G), Pioneer: A three-year starter at the point, Holman averaged 12 points and 6.5 assists for the 15-7 Pioneers who, according to coach Rex Stanczak, "would be under .500 this year without (Holman)."
C.J. Turnage (jr., F/G), Milan: Averaged 14 points per game despite seeing fourth-quarter action in just five games. Milan went 18-3 with a 19.4-point average margin of victory.
Jordan Woods (sr., F), Skyline: Has always been a superior athlete and tremendous competitor, but this year he utilized those traits to become a solid player offensively and defensively. Averaged 8 points, 2.1 rebounds and recorded 25 steals and 15 blocks.
Lavonte Davis, Ypsilanti
Andre Duffin, Milan
Jay Lewis, Dexter
Mike Mioduszewski, Dexter
Ajay Stovall, Lincoln
CLASS B-C-D FIRST TEAM
Kamari Davis (jr., G), Father Gabriel Richard: Led the Fighting Irish in scoring while leading them to a Class B district title.
Mckenzie Dunlap (jr., G), Willow Run: Despite a midseason coaching controversy, Willow Run managed to make it to a Class C regional final. Dunlap averaged 10.2 points and had five or more steals in seven games.
Jake Fischhaber (sr., F/G), Chelsea: He averaged 11.3 points per game for the Bulldogs.
Andrew Khouri (jr., G), Greenhills: Led Washtenaw County in scoring at 22.8 points per game. Scored more than 20 points in 12 of the 19 games he played before an injury ended his season.
Michael Steinhauer (jr., C), Chelsea: A 6-5 big body, he provided much-needed size for a Chelsea team lacking in depth. He averaged 11.6 points and had three double-doubles.
CLASS B-C-D HONORABLE MENTION
Omar Hasan, Central Academy
Jason Houle, Father Gabriel Richard
Evan Fosha, Father Gabriel Richard
Jamal Poplar, Willow Run
Koji Vroom, Rudolf Steiner