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THE DIRTY DOZEN: Burney’s top 12 boys basketball players in the MHSAA for 2018-19

By: Scott Burnstein, December 5, 2018, 3:00 pm

1 Romeo Weems (New Haven Sr. G/F) — The Lebron of the Mitten. … ’NUFF SAID!!!

*Signed with DePaul

2 Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher Jr. G) — The next great Flintstone floor general, flashy and fierce.

3 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor Jr. F) — The quintessential playmaker, the definition of a winner, the heart of a champion.

4 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Jr. G) — Sweetest shooting stroke, best pull-up J in the state.

*Committed to Wisconsin

5 Emoni Bates (Ypsilanti Lincoln Fr. G/F) — The phenom of all phenoms, Josh Jackson with more athleticism, explosiveness and a better jumper.

6 Daniel Friday (Detroit U-D Jesuit Sr. G) — The most versatile, fundamentally-sound guard in the state.

*Committed to Brown

7 Chandler Turner (Detroit Renaissance Sr. G) — The No. 1 player in the PSL, a monster taking it to the tin.

*Signed with Bowling Green

8 Jalen Thomas (U-D Jesuit Sr. C) — The top big guy in the state, one righteous rim protector.

*Signed with UMass

9 Maliq Carr (Oak Park Jr. F) — Force of nature baseline-to-baseline, think Baby Barkley!!

10 Donavan Moore (West Bloomfield Sr. G) — Coldblooded lefty who is a straight savage in transition and probably the best slasher out of the backcourt in the state.

*Signed with Toledo

11 Tyson Acuff (Detroit Cass Tech Jr. G) — Super smart and savvy pace setter at the point with a GINORMOUS upside at the next level.

12 Julian Roper (Birmingham Detroit Country Day Soph.) — Mr. Basketball 2021?


For TJ Kelley’s top 40 player rankings, CLICK HERE.