Mr. Basketball of Michigan

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Each year the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award is given to the person chosen as the best high school boys basketball player in the U.S. state of Michigan. The award is named in honor of the late Hal Schram, a sports writer at the Detroit Free Press who covered high school sports for 40 years before retiring in 1983.[1]

The award has been given since 1981 by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).[2] Most of the award winners have gone on to play at the highest levels of college basketball, and many have gone on to play in the National Basketball Association.

Voting is done on a points system. Each voter selects first, second, and third-place votes. A player receives five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote, and one point for a third-place vote. The player who receives the most points receives the award. Beginning for the 2007 award, votes may only be cast for a predetermined group of five finalists, whereas in the past, the pool was unlimited.[3]

Mr. Basketball winners[edit]

Year Winner Highschool University NBA Draft
2014 Deshaun Thrower Muskegon High School Stony Brook
2013 Monte Morris Flint Beecher High School Iowa State
2012 Matt Costello Bay City Western High School Michigan State
2011 Dwaun Anderson Suttons Bay High School Wagner
2010 Keith Appling Detroit Pershing High School Michigan State
2009 Derrick Nix Detroit Pershing High School Michigan State
2008 Brad Redford Frankenmuth High School Xavier
2007 Manny Harris Redford High School Michigan
2006 David Kool Grand Rapids South Christian High School Western Michigan
2005 Wilson Chandler Benton Harbor High School DePaul 2007 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 23rd overall by the New York Knicks
2004 Drew Neitzel Wyoming Park High School Michigan State
2003 Dion Harris Redford High School Michigan
2002 Paul Davis Rochester High School Michigan State 2006 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 34th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers
2001 Kelvin Torbert Flint Northwestern High School Michigan State
2000 Marcus Taylor Lansing Waverly High School Michigan State 2002 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 52nd overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves
1999 Jason Richardson Arthur Hill High School Michigan State 2001 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 5th overall by the Golden State Warriors
1998 Dane Fife Clarkston High School Indiana
1997 Shane Battier Detroit Country Day School Duke 2001 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 6th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies
1996 Winfred Walton Detroit Pershing High School Fresno State
1995 Robert Traylor Murray-Wright High School Michigan 1998 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 6th overall by the Dallas Mavericks
1994 Willie Mitchell Detroit Pershing High School Michigan, UAB
1993 Jon Garavaglia Southgate Aquinas High School Michigan State
1992 Kenyon Murray Battle Creek Central High School Iowa
1991 Chris Webber Detroit Country Day School Michigan 1993 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 1st overall by the Orlando Magic
1990 Anthony Miller Benton Harbor High School Michigan State 1994 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 39th overall by the Golden State Warriors
1989 Michael Talley Detroit Cooley High School Michigan
1988 Matt Steigenga Grand Rapids South Christian High School Michigan State 1992 NBA Draft: 2nd Rnd, 52nd overall by the Chicago Bulls
1987 Mark Macon Saginaw Buena Vista High School Temple 1991 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 8th overall by the Denver Nuggets
1986 Terry Mills Romulus High School Michigan 1990 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 16th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks
1985 Glen Rice Flint Northwestern High School Michigan 1989 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 4th overall by the Miami Heat
1984 Demetreus Gore Detroit Chadsey High School Pittsburgh
1983 Antoine Joubert Detroit Southwestern High School Michigan 1987 NBA Draft: 6th Rnd, 134th overall by the Detroit Pistons
1982 Robert Henderson Lansing Eastern High School Michigan 1986 NBA Draft: 7th Rnd, 143rd overall by the Chicago Bulls
1981 Sam Vincent Lansing Eastern High School Michigan State 1985 NBA Draft: 1st Rnd, 20th overall by the Boston Celtics

Retro Mr. Basketball winners[edit]

In 2010, the BCAM began a 10-year project to honor basketball players from the period prior to the inception of the Mr. Basketball award. Each season for the next 10 years, "Retro" Mr. Basketball award winners will be announced. The initial awards were given to players from the years 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980. Next year, awards will be announced for the seasons xxx4 from each decade. This pattern will be continued through the year 2019 when the final award winners will be selected for the seasons xxx9 from each decade.[4]

Year Winner High school University
1980 Tim McCormick Clarkston Michigan
1974 Tony Smith Saginaw Nevada-Las Vegas
1973 Tom LaGarde Detroit Catholic Central North Carolina
1972 Larry Fogle Cooley Canisius
1971 Michael "Campy" Russell Pontiac Central Michigan
1970 Rick Drewitz Garden City West Kentucky
1964 Willie Betts River Rouge Bradley
1963 Craig Dill Saginaw Arthur Hill Michigan
1962 Ernie Thompson Saginaw Bradley
1961 Reggie Harding Detroit Eastern
1960 Peter Gent Bangor Michigan State
1954 Pete Tillotson Ludington Michigan
1953 Ron Kramer East Detroit Michigan
1952 Frank Tanana Detroit St. Andrew
1951 Webster Kirksey Saginaw Eastern Michigan
1950 Charlie Primas Detroit Miller Wayne State
1944 Dick Rifenburg Saginaw Arthur Hill Michigan
1943 Don Boven Kalamazoo Central Western Michigan
1942 Larry Savage Saginaw Northwestern
1941 Don Osterman Detroit St. Theresa
1940 Ralph Gibert Flint Northern Michigan
1934 Earl Brown, Jr. Benton Harbor Notre Dame
1933 Lincoln Dodson Truss Flint Northern
1932 Lowell Matteson Portage
1931 Edward Huttenga Grand Haven Western Michigan
1930 John Tooker St. Augustine Michigan
1924 Bennie Oosterbaan Muskegon Michigan
1923 Henry Schrumpf Niles Western Michigan
1922 Royal Cherry Grand Rapids Union Michigan
1921 George Haggarty Ypsilanti Michigan
1920 Harry Kipke Lansing Central Michigan

Most winners by university[edit]

Number University
14 Michigan State
10 Michigan
1 Ten other universities

Most winners by high school[edit]

Number High school
4 Detroit Pershing High School
2 Benton Harbor High School
2 Detroit Country Day
2 Flint Northwestern High School
2 Grand Rapids South Christian High School
2 Lansing Eastern High School
2 Redford High School

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