Throwback Thursday: Hines, Anderson Earn State’s Highest Honors in 2011

MISportsNow’s Throwback Thursday is looking back at northern Michigan’s greatest games, from buzzer beaters to state finals. This marks the 17th in the series.

As the most prolific scorer in Michigan high school basketball history, Jasmine Hines, is set to have her No. 40 jersey retired by her alma mater Central Lake on Thursday, MISportsNow is looking back at winter 2011, when Hines and former Suttons Bay star Dwaun Anderson left their mark on the northern Michigan high school basketball scene by sweeping Michigan’s Miss and Mr. Basketball awards.

Central Lake’s Jasmine Hines became the most prolific scorer in Michigan high school basketball history back on February 24, 2011.

Having already surpassed the girls state record for career points and rebounds (1,692), Hines entered Central Lake’s home game against Traverse City Christian 19 points shy of becoming Michigan’s all-time leading scorer for boys and girls – a mark established by former Mio star and college basketball head coach Jay Smith back in 1979.

“It’s a great accomplishment, but I honestly couldn’t do it without my team,” Hines said following the game. “We’ve played together forever, and they know how to get me the ball, and I can’t get the ball to myself and score. I owe it all to them really, because they’re all unselfish and we play great together.

“It’s still special because it’s our last home game. The last time I’ll ever play in this gym. It’s nice to go out with a bang.”

In addition to state career marks, Hines also owns the single season records for rebounds (478) and points (935).

Following her prep career, Hines starred for Michigan State’s women’s basketball program and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. She also spent time with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and Pallacanestro Bellinzona of Switzerland.

Hines was the eighth area player to be named Miss Basketball, joining Julie Polakowski (Leland, 1981), Michele Kruty (Manistee, 1983), Sally Sedlar (Manistee, 1993), Vicki Krapohl (Mt. Pleasant, 1999), Liz Shimek (Glen Lake, 2001), Krista Clement (St. Ignace, 2003) and Brenna Banktson (Frankfort, 2006).

Suttons Bay’s Anderson made history in March 2011 by becoming the first area player to be named Mr. Basketball.

“I was speechless for like the next 5 or 10 minutes,” Anderson said after finding out he had won the state’s top honor. “I didn’t know what to do, I was just really happy.”

As a senior, Anderson averaged 20.1 points, 10 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.9 blocks per game en route to capping off his prep career with 1,503 points and 295 steals. A three-time all-stater and four-year varsity member, Anderson led the Norsemen to a 2010 MHSAA Class C state runner-up finish.

Over Anderson’s junior and senior seasons, Suttons Bay went a combined 42-8.

After graduating, Anderson initially attended Michigan State before transferring to Wagner (N.Y.) College early in his freshman year. Anderson went on to play in 96 games over four seasons and graduate from Wagner.

Categories: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball