Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis named Mr. Basketball; Big Reds make it two winners in a row

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For the second year in a row, Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan is from Muskegon High School.

Deyonta Davis, a 6-foot-10 post player for the Big Reds, is the 35th winner of the Hal Schram Mr. Basektball Award, which is given to the state’s top senior. He signed with Michigan State University.

The award is chosen by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan, in conjunction with the Detroit Free Press.

Davis, who will play at Michigan State next year, was chosen from among three finalists,  including Eric Davis from Saginaw Arthur Hill and Trevor Manuel from Lansing Everett.  Davis was a runaway winner with 5,223 points, followed by Davis with 3,757 and Manuel with 2,837.

Muskegon’s Deshaun Thrower was named Mr. Basketball a year ago.

Davis is averaging 19 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots per game. He makes 67 percent of his shots.

Incidentally, Davis will be taking on Manuel in a head-to-head battle on Tuesday night in the Class A quarterfinals at Lansing Eastern High School. Manuel is signed to play at the University of Oregon.

Eric Davis is signed with the University of Texas.

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