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Burney’s 2021 Mr. Basketball (Way Too Early) Power Rankings — “The Dirty Dozen”

By: , March 25, 2020, 2:41 pm

With the 2020 Mr. Basketball award going to Benton Harbor’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson on Monday, here’s Scott Burnstein’s look at who might be in line for the hardware next season:

1 Pierre “P.J.” Brooks (Detroit Douglas F) — One of the best pure scorers in PSL history and that’s saying quite a bit.

2 Kobe Bufkin (Grand Rapids Christian G) — Simply a powerhouse of a two-guard in every way, shape and form.

3 Jaden Akins (Farmington G) — Just as coldblooded as they come, so much swagger, it’s downright scary!

4 Julian Roper (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) — Total package of a combo guard.

5 Legend Geeter (River Rouge F) — Definition of toughness in the front court.

6 Foster Wonders (Iron Mountain F) — One of the most dominant playmakers the UP has ever seen.

7 Julian Lewis (Ann Arbor Huron F) — Most underrated player in the Class of ’21.

8 Brendan Sullivan (Davison G) — No. 1 two-sport star in the state, will probably play QB at an FBS school in college, but can light defenses up like a pinball machine on the hardwood and would have the chance D-I hoops if he chose to.

9 Omar Ziegler III (Detroit King G/F) — Tenacity personified in everything he does on the floor.

10 Jayden Nunn (Flint Carman-Ainsworth G) — Another Flintstone with crazy finesse.

11 Brody Parker (Troy G) — Top scorer from the Metro Detroit suburbs.

12 Ty Fortney (Wayne Memorial C) — Most difficult post player to contain in Metro Detroit.