Local Sports Journal

Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis has been nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game.

The game is scheduled for April 1 at the United Center in Chicago. The announcement of the 24 participants for that game will be made on Jan. 28.

Davis, a 6-foot-10 post player, is one of more than 800 nominees, including 18 from the state of Michigan.

Davis helped lead the Muskegon Big Reds to a 28-0 record and a Class A state title a year ago. This season, Davis is averaging 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Big Reds, who are ranked No. 3 in Class A. He has signed to play for Michigan State University next season.

Also nominated is Baldwin’s Brandon Childress, a 6-4 guard who is being recruited by numerous Division 1 programs in two sports – basketball and football.

Other Michigan nominees include:

* Stefan Arkel Young, Hanover-Horton

* Brad Bechting, Cedar Springs

* Donovan Carpenter, Grand Rapids West Catholic

* Eric Davis, Saginaw Arthur Hill

* Kevin Day, Father Gabriel Richard High School

* Tanner Eubank, Paw Paw

* Clay Francisco, Thornapple Kellogg

* Curtis Garza, North Branch

* Jalen Gibson, River Rouge

* Hunter Hale, Kalamazoo Central

* Steve Harris, University of Detroit-Jesuit

* Cassel Jones, Grand Ledge

* Antonio Reviere, Allen Park

* Jacob Taylor, Wyoming

* Dennis Towns, Flint Powers

* Khari Willis, Jackson Lumen Christi