FIVE FOR FIGHTING: The best boys basketball players you don’t know about
1 Ke’Ontae Barnes (Muskegon Orchard View Jr. G) — Leading scorer in the state, has gone for 40 or more points four times this season.
2 Brad Simonsen (Houghton Sr. F) — Signed with Michigan Tech, Simonsen is the total package on the wing. The best D-II baller you’ve never heard of but need to know about. Dropped 63 points in a game earlier this month.
3 Charlie Woodhams (Ostego Sr. G) — Signed with Hillsdale, Woodhams is as clever and heady as they come out of the backcourt.
4 Trey Townsend (Oxford Sr. G/F) — Signed with Oakland University, Townsend is a silky smooth swing man and the most underrated DI-inked prospect in the state.
5 Joe Francis (Adrian Soph. G) — Just a pure sniper and a gutty gamer in every way, Francis is the best player in the state’s stacked Class of 2022 you don’t know about … yet!
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN