Boyne Falls’ Matelski, Hillman’s Muszynski Named AP Class D First Team
POWERS, Mich. (AP) — North Central High School’s Jason Whitens has been named Associated Press Class D boys Player of the Year.
He averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.6 steals a game this season, while making 58 percent of his field goals to lead the top-ranked Jets.
Others named to the First-Team All-State were Marcus Matelski of Boyne Falls, Andrew Kline of Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, Ben Lubitz of Mio, Garrett Kraatz of Allen Park Inner-City, Derrick Edington of Pickford, Nathan Parks of Marcellus Howardsville Christian, Arthur Lyons of Lake Linden-Hubbell, Dallas Froberg of Climax-Scotts and Gunnar Libby of Hillman.
Eric Muszynski of Hillman was named AP Coach of the Year for Class D boys.
The 2016 Associated Press Class D basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters.
Player of the Year
Jason Whitens, Powers North Central, Jr.
Marcus Matelski, Boyne Falls, Sr.
Andrew Kline, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, Sr.
Ben Lubitz, Mio, Sr.
Garrett Kraatz, Allen Park Inner-City, Sr.
Derrick Edington, Pickford, Jr.
Nathan Parks, Marcellus Howardsville Christian, Sr.
Arthur Lyons, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Sr.
Dallas Froberg, Climax-Scotts, Sr.
Gunnar Libby, Hillman, Jr.
Eric Muszynski, Hillman
Second-Team All-State (Nominees receiving two or more votes from the 10-member panel)
Jacob Wright, Owendale-Gagetown, Sr.
Colton Antes, Fulton-Middleton, Sr.
Daniel Nocerini, Crystal Falls Forest Park, Jr.
Alex Thomas, Morenci, Sr.
Joe Sigsby, Onaway, Sr.
Reggie Manville, Frankfort
(Nominees receiving one or no votes from the 10-member panel)
Collin Dove, Vestaburg; Daniel Everhart, Marine City Cardinal Mooney; Preston Granger, Lansing Christian; Matt Havey, Lansing Christian; Qwann Crockett, Webberville; Dawson Bilski, Powers North Central; John Paramski, Newberry; Josh Hood, Newberry; Dylan Plummer, Mendon; Trey Cook, Mendon; Gabe Meriwether, Bellaire; Denver Cade, Buckley; Jaylon Rogers, Frankfort; Willie Otole, Tri-unity Christian; Jordan Anderson, Bear Lake; Hayden Niepoth, Bellaire.
Voting panel: Brian Calloway, Lansing State Journal; David Goricki, The Detroit News; Jason Schmitt, The Oakland Press (Pontiac); Matt Wenzel, MLive-Jackson; Eric Woodyard, MLive-Flint; Corky Emrick, Sturgis Journal; James Cook, Traverse City Record-Eagle; Steve Kaminski, MLive-Grand Rapids; Matt Opfermann, MLive-Muskegon; Nate Schneider, The Morning Sun (Mt. Pleasant).