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Burney’s Way-Too-Early 2020 Michigan Mr. Basketball rankings

By: Scott Burnstein, April 17, 2019, 1:30 pm

Five For Fighting — The Top 5 Early Favorites For Mr. Basketball 2020

1 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor 6-foot-6.5 F) — The most exciting player in the state, perfect balance of finesse and fundamentals.

2 Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher 6-foot-0 G) — The definition of what it means to be a dynamic presence at the helm of an offense, mad quicks and ultra-slick moves out of the backcourt.

*Committed to Michigan State

3 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 6-foot-2 G) — The No. 1 shooter in the state, both from 3-point land and mid-range, fierce competitor and scary efficient.

*Committed to Wisconsin

4 Tyson Acuff (Detroit Cass Tech 6-foot-2 G) — Total thoroughbred of a point guard, one coldblooded customer with the game on the line.

5 Matt Nicholson (Clarkston 7-0 C) — The premier big fella in the state, triple double material (points, rebounds, blocks) every night.