By Craig Beilfuss

Fruitport Calvary Christian freshman Bradley Richards was selected first team all-state by the Associated Press in Division 4.

Richards led the Eagles to their first winning season (16-6) since 2013. He was a first-team all-conference selection and averaged 21 points and 13 rebounds per game.

Richards is the fourth member of the Richards family to earn first-team all-state honors. Taylor (2013, 2014, 2015), Allyson (2016, 2017) and Kelsey (2018, 2019, 2020) also were honored in past seasons.

“Bradley dedicated himself in the off-season from last year to this year to getting stronger and improving at the game,” Calvary coach Brad Richards said. “His work ethic was very impressive when no one was watching and it showed this year come game time.”

What also helped Richards develop his game through the season was the solid senior class along with coaches Jim Warren and Steve Herbert.

Bradley is a special blessing to my wife, Joy, and I and the rest of the family,” Brad Richards said. “It’ll be fun to see how much he and the rest of these younger boys at Calvary can improve by next November.”

Calvary has four freshmen on this past season’s team.

Jaden Johnson, a 6-4 senior from Muskegon Catholic Central, was named to the honorable mention team.

Johnson was a dominant post presence for the Crusaders this past season.

Johnson’s highlight of the season was a 34-point, 25-rebound effort in a victory over Orchard View. That included 25 points in the second half.

Johnson had 13 double-doubles and averaged 14.8 points and 12.7 rebounds per game. He was selected first-team all-conference in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.

Jaden Johnson of Muskegon Catholic Central