Huron's Mike Lewis, Ypsilanti's Tristan Simmons earn All-State basketball honorable mention
Huron High School senior Mike Lewis and Ypsilanti senior Tristan Simmons are honorable mention performers on The Associated Press Class A All-State basketball team released Friday.
Lewis a 6-foot-5 power forward, averaged 16.9 points and 11 rebounds for the River Rats. Strong inside with a solid mid-range game, Lewis also proved to be dangerous from outside this season with 35 3-pointers.
Simmons (6-3) averaged 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Phoenix, which finished the regular season ranked No. 9 in the state. He reached double-digit scoring totals in every Ypsilanti game.
The AP released its All-State teams by class this week. Players of the Year included Mike Costello of Bay City Western (Class A), Denzel Valentine of Lansing Sexton (Class B), Monte Morris of Flint Beecher (Class C) and Chris Hass of Pellston (Class D).
Player of the Year: Mike Costello, Bay City Western.
First team: Travontis Richardson, Saginaw; Bishop Robinson, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix; Connar Tava, Warren De La Salle; Denzel Watts, Flint Carman-Ainsworth; Kahlil Felder, Detroit Pershing; Malik Albert, Detroit King; Jonathan Williams, Southfield-Lathrup; Wes Clark, Romulus; Jackson Lamb, Temperance Bedford; Fredrick Edmond, Lansing Eastern; Chris Harrison-Docks, Okemos; James Young, Troy.
Coaches of the Year: Julian Taylor, Saginaw; John Pleasant, Rochester; Nate Oats, Romulus.
Special mention: Eric Evans, Jenison; Jalen Adams, Saginaw Arthur Hill; Jordan Hare, Saginaw Arthur Hill; Taylor Perry, Rochester.
Honorable mention: Blake Hibbitts, Hudsonville; Austin Somerfield, Greenville; Zac VanBeek, Zeeland East; Trent Windemuller, Holland; Darren Kapustka, Grand Rapids Northview; Myles Busby, Niles; Nate Taylor, Battle Creek Central; Dean Kolstad, Richland Gull Lake; Zach Cornish, Mattawan; Ryan Hickoff, Fenton; Zak Lewis, Petoskey; Graeme Placek, Traverse City West; Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Detroit Pershing; Martez Walker, Detroit Pershing; E.C. Matthews, Romulus; Chris Jenkins, U-D Jesuit; Tristan Simmons, Ypsilanti; Mike Lewis, Ann Arbor Huron; Tyler Conklin, Macomb L'Anse Creuse North; Tracy Edmond, East Lansing; Rashaun Carroll, Lansing Waverly; Brandon Nazione, Howell; Dorrell Foster, North Farmington; Nick Tatu, Clarkston; Corentae DeBerry, Holland; Kevin Rich, Grand Rapids Northview; Taylor Moton, Okemos.
Player of the Year: Denzel Valentine, Lansing Sexton.
First team: Anthony Clemmons, Lansing Sexton; Bryn Forbes, Lansing Sexton; Lloyd Neely, Detroit Crockett; Derrick Walton Jr., Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy; John Simons, Cadillac; Lance Monroe, Bridgeport; Kevin Badger, Wyoming Godwin Heights; Jared Klein, Otsego; Dontel Highsmith, Dowagiac; Bo Zeigler, Detroit Community; Drake Harris, Grand Rapids Christian; Stevie Repichowski, Lansing Catholic; Sterling Morrow, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood; Kellen McCormick, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.
Coach of the Year: Carleton Valentine, Lansing Sexton.
Honorable mention: Casey Mott, Wyoming Park; Greg Hamilton, Middleville Thornapple Kellogg; Juwon Martin, Muskegon Heights; Ryan Schall, Comstock Park; Javan Thomas, Melvindale; Khaliq Spicer, Dearborn Heights Robichaud; DeAndre Martin, Detroit Community; Martez Asberry, Detroit Douglass; Nate Stepney, Ferndale; Josh Kozinski, Edwardsburg; Jalen Brown, Buchanan; Brady VanderWeele, Parchment; Brian Harris, South Haven; Robert Puleikis, Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day; TJ Vondette, Hemlock; Kent Redford, Frankenmuth; Sebastian Johnson, Adrian; Austin Johnson, Onsted; Matt Russell, Marysville; Cody Edgerton, Yale; Matt Van Dyk, Imlay City; Ben Rodak, Imlay City; Zane Tobin, Grayling; Jared Holmquist, Reed City; Nathan Landsgaard, Goodrich; Kyle Slagell, Alma; Chris Lee, Carrollton; Eddie Rogers, Carrollton; Tony Purify, Saginaw Swan Valley; Brad Wyman, Bay City John Glenn.
Player of the Year: Monte Morris, Flint Beecher.
First team: Spencer Krannitz, North Muskegon; Luke Ryskamp, Schoolcraft; Travon Baker, Detroit Consortium; Vincent Hunter, Detroit Consortium; Damon Bozeman, Madison Heights Madison; Robert Metcalf, River Rouge; Torin Wetzel, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central; Colin Lake, Ottawa Lake Whiteford; Sean Sheldon, Traverse City St. Francis; Stone Beckwith, Beal City.
Coach of the Year: Greg Mitchell, Laingsburg.
Special mention: Antuan Burks, Flint Beecher; Erick Layton, Flint Hamady; Ryan Watson, Delton Kellogg; Corey Green, Madison Heights Bishop Foley; Marshall Leipprandt, Ubly; Nick Spitzley, Pewamo-Westphalia.
Honorable mention: Brad Visser, Grandville Calvin Christian; D.J. Beckman, Shelby; Brandon Moore, Montague; Eric VanSwol, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian; Andrew Wade, Laingsburg; Tanner Nichols, White Pigeon; Phillip Nichols, Detroit PEC; Taron Ramsey, Melvindale Academy for Business and Technology; Albert Hill, River Rouge; Quaron Jones, Ecorse; Justin Sumbur, Hudson; T.J. Baker, Clinton; Charles Baird, Brown City; Rayshawn Griffin, New Haven; Jamael Bell, New Haven; Luke Morrison, Elk Rapids; Keegan LaBlance, Boyne City; Logan Nemeth, McBain; Michael O'Brien, Maple City Glen Lake; James Wezensky, Clare; Charley Helmer, Blanchard Montabella; Terry Calagon, East Jackson; Lee'Andre Hall, Hillsdale; JaVon Flowers, Jackson Vandercook Lake; Jack Ropp, Concord; Lincoln Hackworth; Brad Schaub, Marlette; Shane Adkins, Clare; Trevor Bohnhoff, Saginaw Nouvel Catholic; Brandon Brown, Bath.
Player of the Year: Chris Hass, Pellston
First team: Brett Branstrom, Rock Mid Peninsula; Jordan LaPlant, Ewen-Trout Creek; Joey Blauwkamp, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian; Tyler Walden, Middleton-Fulton; Malachi Satterlee, Climax-Scotts; Chris Hass, Pellston; Calvin Amey, Carsonville-Port Sanilac; Gavin Toma, Southfield Christian; Kenya Oas, Munising; Kaion Seales, Detroit Westside Academy.
Coach of the Year: Stan Sexton, Bellaire.
Special mention: Isaac Mogck, Holland Black River; Ryan Wilcox, Portland St. Patrick; Nate Rosenbaum, St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran; Brad VanCamp, North Adams-Jerome; Josh Puroll, Boyne Falls; Evan Kraatz, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist.
Honorable mention: Jason Ribecky, Muskegon Catholic Central; Josh Spates, Wyoming West Michigan Lutheran; Ben Kronemeyer, Holland Calvary; Corey Hungerford, Middleton-Fulton; Todd Brassow, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary; O'Shay Spencer-Taylor, Kalamazoo Phoenix; Jalen Porter, Adrian Lenawee Christian; Devin Conley, Litchfield; Reece Koepke, Bellaire; Christian Novak, Bear Lake; Kyle Benthem, McBain Northern Michigan Christian; Zach Bialak, Manistee Catholic; Matt Falls, Carsonville-Port Sanilac; David Sharpe, Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic; Justin Asher, Deckerville; Chris Dewberry, Southfield Christian; Nathaniel Packwood, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist; Lindsey Hunter III, Southfield Christian; Garrett Ross, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes; Dillon Gordon, Ewen-Trout Creek; Mitchell Myler, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart; David Kerr, Posen.