Sleepless Nights In The Mitten — Listing Dark Horses In The 2023 Mr. Basketball Race

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, December 16, 2022, 12:45 pm

An Elite 8 of 2023 Mr. Basketball Sleepers To Look For In ’23




Amari Allen & Chuck Bailey III (Hamtramck PG/SG) — Maybe the most explosive backcourt duo in the state, Allen is a fearless and smooth floor general, while Bailey is a bulldog of a swag nasty scoring the rock recently returned from a two-year stint hooping out on the West Coast

John Blackwell & Xavier Thomas (Birmingham Brother Rice G/F)

Signed with Wisconsin, Blackwell is shifting into Beast Mode 24/7 gear and is as difficult to check as any floor general in the MHSAA

Signed with Toledo, Thomas has a game that is all heart & soul, hustle & flow and crafty versatility

Jordan Briggs (Muskegon G) — Signed with Wayne State, Briggs is the top pure point guard on the Westside of the state

Anthony Benard (Grosse Pointe South G) — Signed with Mercer, Benard is the definition of a gunner and a gamer in every sense of the words

Ryan Hurst (North Farmington G) — Simply put, a warrior on the hardwood, a scoring-threat the second he crosses halfcourt

Noah Adamczyk (Bloomfield Hills G) — Will put up really, really big numbers in the OAA, natural playmaker and one of Metro Detroit’s great hidden gems out of the backcourt