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Burney’s Mr. Basketball Bonanza: Ranking the last decade of Michigan Mr. Basketball recipients

By: Scott Burnstein, March 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

Burney’s Top 10 Mr. Basketball Winners Over The Last 10 Years

1 Cassius Winston (Detroit U-D Jesuit G: Class of 2016) — Smartest point guard the state had in its midst since Magic Johnson.

College: Michigan State

2 Foster Loyer (Clarkston G: Class of 2018) — Craftiest, most coldblooded prep floor general the Mitten witnessed since Magic Johnson.

College: Michigan State

3 Monte Morris (Flint Beecher G: Class of 2013) — Motor, moxie, warrior’s mentality, the essence of a winner and the consummate competitor.

College: Iowa State

4 Romeo Weems (New Haven F: Class of 2019) — Triple-double threat like few the state has ever produced.

College: DePaul

5 Keith Appling (Detroit Pershing G: Class of 2010) — As natural a scorer out of the backcourt as any playmaking guard in MHSAA history.

College: Michigan State

6 Deyonta Davis (Muskegon C: Class of 2015) — This Westside Wonder and workhorse in the paint dominated like few other post players in his team’s run to a Class A state title as a junior.

College: Michigan State

7 Matt Costello (Bay City Western F/C: Class of 2012) — Tough as nails, put Auburn on the map as a junior during a final four journey and then as a senior when he averaged a behemoth 25 points and 20 boards per game.

College: Michigan State

8 Isaiah Livers (Kalamazoo Central F: Class of 2017) — Quiet assassin in the frontcourt for KC, lulled his opponents to sleep and then smothered them to death with a proverbial pillow.

College: Michigan

9 Deshaun Thrower (Muskegon G: Class of 2014) — Top two-sport athlete of the group, was a straight killer on the hardwood and the gridiron.

College: Stoney Brook/Ferris State

10 Dwaun Anderson (Suttons Bay F: Class of 2011) — The Beast of the Bay … Enough said!!!

College: Wagner