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