A handful of Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area players were named to the Associated Press Division 3 boys basketball All-State team.
Tyler DeGroote and teammate Ty Ryske, who led Schoolcraft to a state championship in Division 3, both earned First-Team All-State honors. Kaden Johnson of Hartford was a First-Team pick as well.
Aden Hathaway of Bronson and Tyler Swanwick of Centreville each were honorable mention selections.
The 2021-22 Associated Press Division 3 boys basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 12 Michigan sportswriters.
Player of the Year: Carmelo Harris, Flint Beecher
Carmelo Harris, Flint Beecher, Sr.
Tyler DeGroote, Schoolcraft, Sr.
Malik Olafioye, Ecorse, Jr.
Kaden Johnson, Hartford, Sr.
Ty Ryske, Schoolcraft, Sr.
Evan Solomon, Charlevoix, Sr.
Daquan Coleman, Burton Bendle, Sr.
Aidan Bellisle, Menominee, Sr.
Jamison Eklund, Pewamo-Westphalia, Jr.
Robert Lee, Flint Beecher, Jr.
Coach of the Year
Sam Larson, Menominee
Wyatt Nausadis, Traverse City St. Francis, Jr.
Michael Calhoun, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Sr.
Patrick Kombo, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep, Sr.
Jermaine Buckner, Vandercook Lake, Sr.
ayce Warren, Bridgman, Sr.
Zach Carlson, Ishpeming-Westwood, Sr.
Ethan Swenson, Bath, Sr.
Derrick Kemp, Ecorse, Sr.
Owen Varnado, Western Michigan Christian, Sr.
Johnny Schutz, Painesdale-Jeffers, Sr.
Preston Marlatt, Johannesburg-Lewiston, Sr.
Preston Malpass, East Jordan; Ryan Martin, Detroit Loyola; Kenneth Morrast Jr., Ecorse; Carson DeHaan, Grandville Calvary Christian; Zach Gritters, Covenant Christian; Joseph Hayes, Shelby; Ryan Young, Buchanan; Collin Miller, Marlette; Damarquss Troublefield, Reese; Tyler Swanwick, Centreville; Aden Hathaway, Bronson; Graeley Sprague, Concord; Quinn Zickert, Benzonia Benzie Central; Luke Hazelton, Maple City Glen Lake; Connor Simmer, Mesick; Nick Szczechowski, Riverview Gabriel Richard; Brayden Wilkerson, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian; Zach Reinsma, Wyoming Potter’s House Christian; Kyle Beebe, Ravenna; Grant Roberson, Marlette; Gaden Muclow, Brown City; Curtis Stanley, Brown City; Aaron Sowles, Bad Axe; Jacob Rau, Reese; J.T. Smith, Blanchard Montabella; Jacob Shelagowski, Hemlock; Levi Foco, Reese; Hunter Krohn, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker; Michael Gepfrey, Oscoda, Carter Patrick, Cass City; Jared Simon, Montabella; Omari Byrd, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep; Brady Wright; Jonesville; Colton Wiler, Reading; Blake Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia; Eli Irelan, Reading; Alden Stefanovski, Whitmore Lake; Gibson Marr, Ithaca; Brendan Wood, Ithaca; Jalend Brock, Burton Bendle; Ambrose Horwath, Hudson; Marcus Hosner, Montrose; Max Muenzer, Lake Fenton; Ty Kohlmann, New Lothrop; Nate Childers, Benzonia Benzie Central; Jaxon Childers, Benzonia Benzie Central; Dylan Cragg, Grayling; Caleb Caul, Grayling; Mason Malpass, East Jordan; Gavin Bisballe, Lake City; Joshua Lavely, Elk Rapids; Mason Travis, Elk Rapids; Adam Gerberding, Traverse City St. Francis; Kyler Larson, Kent City; Caleb Stuck, Charlevoix; Oumar Sy, Mancelona; Deshawn Martin, Detroit Loyola; Tyler Schut, Fennville; Wyatt Monette, Holton; Will Chye, Mason County Central; Trevon Jeffery, New Haven, Finn Klein, Ann Arbor Greenhills, Mason Smith, Carson City-Crystal.
Mitch Bohn, Sanford-Meridan; Randy Small, Schoolcraft.
Bill Broderick, Battle Creek Enquirer; Brian Calloway, Lansing State Journal; James Cook, Traverse City Record-Eagle; David Goricki, Detroit News; Steve Kaminski, Grand Rapids Press; Josh VanDyke, MLive (Muskegon); Brendan Savage, Flint Journal; George Pohly, Macomb Daily; Hugh Bernreuter, MLive (Saginaw); Greg Wickliffe, Ann Arbor News; Jason Juno, Ironwood Daily Globe; Doug Donnelly, Adrian Daily Telegram.
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