All-state honors for 9 Ann Arbor area basketball players
The final chapter of the 2021 high school basketball season is complete for boys basketball players from the Ann Arbor area.
Nine outstanding local figures were recognized by the Associated Press in all four divisions, ending the unorthodox season.
Two players were named first team, while one received the second team award and six others received an Honorable Mention.
Julian Lewis of Ann Arbor Huron and Malcolm Clements of Ypsilanti Arbor Prep were recognized as the first team members in Division 1 and Division 3 respectively, followed by Braelon Green of Ypsilanti Lincoln, who finished with the second team praise in D1.
Lewis, a William & Mary signatory, was a key component of Huron’s runner-up season as he averaged 12.5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Clements, who signed up for Eastern Michigan this week, led the Gators to their first-ever regional title, leading the area with 24 points per game. He also scored 10 rebounds per game.
Green was Lincoln’s top performer in his sophomore year when he finished the year with 18.6 points, 5.2 rebound, and 2.2 steals per game. He was also the first team on the Ann Arbor Dream Team and the first team of all conferences.
Lewis’ teammates Kingsley Perkins, Devin Womack and Tyson Edmondson all received honorable mentions after Huron’s outstanding season, and Dexter’s Colin Parachek was also on the roster for D1.
Perkins averaged 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, Womack was tied for team leadership with 12.5 points and 4.5 assists, and Edmondson was the team’s top defender averaging 10 points per game.
Parachek built a strong junior season with a memorable senior campaign that led Dexter to a conference and district championship.
The 6-foot-5 forward led the Dreadnaughts in almost every category as he averaged 14.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 3.1 assists.
Jordan Fansler from Chelsea in Division 2 and Patrick Kombo from Ypsilanti Arbor Prep in Division 3 completed the selection.
Fansler considered the Bulldogs a stake in SEC-White as he finished the year with 12.2 points, 6.1 rebounds per game for his senior season, and Kombo averaged 14 points and 6 assists to get the Gators in theirs historical year to help.
Division 1 all-state basketball team
Division 2 all-state basketball team
Division 3 all-state basketball team
Division 4 all-state basketball team
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