2011 Mr. Basketball Finalists revealed

Submitted by gebe659 on March 3rd, 2011 at 3:01 PM

The 2011 Mr. Basketball finalists are:


- G Dwaun Anderson from Suttons Bay (MSU commit)

- G Carlton Brundidge of Southfield (UM commit)

- F LaDontae Henton of Lansing Eastern (Dayton commit)

- G Brandan Kearney of Detroit Southeastern (MSU commit)

- C Amir Williams of Detroit Country Day (OSU commit)


People who know MI HS basketball think Henton will win it. If not Henton, it will be Kearney.



March 3rd, 2011 at 3:13 PM ^

My father is an MHSAA official in the Lansing area and he has very high praises for the kid out of Eastern, from the times he's worked his games. He thinks the kid can really play. It is nice to see Brundidge getting in their as well.


March 3rd, 2011 at 3:36 PM ^

I've seen Henton play. Kid's a baller... however, he also has some character issues and is a bit undersized (these things kept MSU and UM away).

Him and Kearney were, in my opinion, the best MI HS players this year. Henton put up bigger numbers so most people think he'll win.

Anderson plays in too small a school, Brundidge didn't really put up ridiculous stats (and Kearney outplayed him badly when they went head-to-head), and Williams was ridiculously disappointing (OSU has a project in their hands).

Laser Wolf

March 3rd, 2011 at 3:33 PM ^

As a Dayton fan, I can't even express how excited I am for LaDontae Henton to suit up next year. I've heard that Izzo wanted to offer the kid but just couldn't find the room in this class. Obviously hearsay, but Henton puts up some absolutely monster stats.

Naked Bootlegger

March 3rd, 2011 at 3:37 PM ^

Kudos to Carlton for this well-deserved recognition.  He's probably at least 3rd or 4th in the pecking order, but it's still a tremendous honor to be a finalist. My only beef with the finalist list is that my U.P. basketball brethren get shut out again.   When, oh when, will some hot prospect from Escanaba, Houghton, or Iron Mountain get their due respect for Mr. Basketball consideration?!  I guess Suttons Bay is as close as we get.  (/S)




March 4th, 2011 at 8:16 AM ^

How did we get on the subject of the thumb? anyhow....

Eric D from Bay City ALMOST transferred to Saginaw Arthur Hill instead of Oak Hill.  That team would have been crazy.  That would have been 2005.  Arthur Hill won the state championship in 2006, likely would have won it in 2005 as well with Devendorf (2005 was Dar Tucker's sophomore year).

fwiw, Draymond Green almost went to Arthur Hill as well.  If Devendorf and Green had both gone there, Arthur Hill likely would have had 4 straight state championships.


Staying in Saginaw there are probably some upset that Tommy McCune (WVU commit) did not make the list, but his season was so erratic that statistically he just doesn't deserve to be there.

Now, back to Bay City (and Saginaw), it will be interesting to see if Matt Costello (BC Western, MSU commit) or Jordan Hare (Arthur Hill, uncommitted) make the list next year.