Ypsilanti, Milan and Pioneer boys basketball teams represented on AP Class A All-State team
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A trio of Washtenaw County seniors earned honorable mention on the Associated Press Class A All-State team, which was released on Monday.
Pioneer guard Jibreel Hussein, Milan guard C.J. Turnage and Ypsilanti center Lavonte Davis all earned honorable mention on the Class A All-State team.
Davis is a 6-foot-7 center who averaged 9.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.2 rebounds for Ypsilanti during the regular season. The Phoenix won the Southeastern Conference White Division, district and regional titles before being eliminated by the defending state champions, Saginaw High, on Tuesday in the state quarterfinals. Davis will play at Division II Northwood next year.
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Hussein is a 6-4 senior guard who averaged 15 points per game for Pioneer. Pioneer went 15-5 on the year, losing to Ypsilanti in the opening round of district play.
The Associated Press All-State team is voted on by a 10-person panel made up of sports writers from across the state from Associated Press membership publications. The top 10 players to receive votes from the panel are considered first team All-State, players who receive two votes or more are automatically special mention and those who receive one or no votes are honorable mention.
The Associated Press Class A boys basketball All-State team, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sports writers:
James Young, Rochester, 6-6, Sr., Player of the Year
Jalen Adams, Saginaw Arthur Hill, 6-4, Sr.
Wes Clark, Romulus, 6-0, Sr.
Kahlil Felder, Detroit Pershing, 5-10, Sr.
Josh Groenhof, Zeeland East 6-7, Sr.
Jackson Lamb, Temperance Bedford, 6-6, Sr.
E.C. Matthews, Romulus, 6-4, Sr.
Bishop Robinson, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 6-2, Sr.
Denzel Watts, Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 5-11, Sr.
Drake Harris, Grand Rapids Christian, 6-3, Jr.
Eric Davis, Saginaw Arthur Hill, 6-3, So.
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR:
Eric Krause, Midland; Chris Belcher, Grand Blanc
SPECIAL MENTION (nominees receiving two or more votes from the 10-member panel):
A.J. Turner, Warren DeLaSalle; Martez Walker, Detroit Pershing; Bart Williams, Grand Blanc
HONORABLE MENTION (nominees receiving one or no votes from the 10-member panel):
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Nate Oats, Romulus
Pete Cunningham, AnnArbor.com; Mike Eckert, Traverse City Record-Eagle; Ross Maghielse, MLive-Flint; Paul Costanzo, Times Herald (Port Huron); Tom Markowski, The Detroit News; Alan Babbitt, The Holland Sentinel; Dick Hoekstra, Lansing State Journal; Steve Kaminski, MLive-Grand Rapids; Scott DeCamp, MLive-Kalamazoo; Jim Lahde, Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)