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April 03, 2012
By: Scott Keyes

Meet the Sports Scene's Boys basketball Dream Team


This team can do it all

SPORTS:

SCHOOLS:

FIRST TEAM

Name: Jalen Adams

School: Saginaw Arthur Hill

Grade: Jr.

Position: Forward

Comment: This explosive junior made a huge impact this season and has attracted the attention of Division 1 coaches across the country. Adams, who has a 40-inch vertical jump, pumped in 22 points per game for the Lumberjacks this season and was a first-team, all Saginaw Valley selection.

Name: Matt Costello

School: Bay City Western

Grade: Sr.

Position: Forward

Comment: The 2011-12 Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan, Costello turned in a dominant season as he averaged 25.1 points, 17.8 rebounds, four assists, and four blocked shots per game. Costello will be taking his talents to Michigan State University next season, where he looks to become the next great Spartan big man.

Name: Frank Edmonds

School: Lansing Eastern

Grade: Sr.

Position: Forward

Comment: The latest standout swingman produced at Lansing Eastern, Edmonds pumped in 24.5 points per game for the Quakers. A versatile athlete who has outstanding hops and quickness, Edmonds was a rebounding machine, and the Quakers were ranked among the top Class A teams in the state throughout the season.

Name: Chris Harrison-Docks

School: Okemos

Grade: Sr.

Position: Guard

Comment: The consummate point guard, Harrison-Docks led the Chieftains to one of their finest seasons in recent years, as Okemos won district and regional titles. Headed to Butler University to help carry on the Bulldogs' basketball tradition, Chris averaged over 19 points per game and 11 assists and is a threat from beyond the three-point arc.

Name: Denzel Valentine

School: Lansing Sexton

Grade: Sr.

Position: Guard

Comment: The runner-up for Mr. Basketball, the versatile Valentine will also join Costello at Michigan State, in what was a grand slam for the Spartans. Valentine averaged 15 points per game this season, but his all-around game is his strong point, as evidenced by his 12 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals per game.

SECOND TEAM

1. Monte Morris, Flint Beecher, Jr., Guard; 2. Anthony Clemmons, Lansing Sexton, Sr., Guard; 3. Travontis Richardson, Saginaw, Sr., Forward; 4. Steve Ripchowski, Lansing Catholic, Sr., Forward; 5. James Wezensky, Clare, Sr., Center.

THIRD TEAM

1. Stone Beckwith, Beal City, Sr., Forward, 2. Trevor Bohnhoff, Nouvel Catholic Central, Sr., Center; 3. Bryn Forbes, Lansing Sexton, Sr., Forward; 4. Nick Spitzley, Pewamo-Westphalia, So., Guard: 5. Tyler Walden, Fulton, Sr., Guard.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Todd Brassow, Michigan Lutheran Seminary; Austin Head, Michigan Lutheran Seminary; Rashaun Carroll, Waverly; Lukas Genther, Laingsburg; Jalen Hayes, Lansing Sexton; Cory Hungerford, Fulton; Cody Johnson, Fulton; Lance Monroe, Bridgeport; Mitchell Myler, Sacred Heart Academy; Kent Redford, Frankenmuth; Ty Simon, Pewamo-Westphalia; Austin Somerfield, Greenville; Marcus Sura, Shepherd; Denzell Watts, Carman Ainsworth; Yenta Sanders, Saginaw Arthur Hill; Jordan Hare, Saginaw Arthur Hill.