SAGINAW, Michigan — One is left to wonder how Maurice Jones finished fourth in the voting for the Mr. Basketball award this month, now that the AP has named the 5-foot-6 Arthur Hill guard the class A player of the year. (Two of the players ahead of Jones in the voting are in class A, by the way.)
The AP is right and the coaches are wrong this time around. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Jones is the Great Lakes Hoops player of the year for 2010.
The senior guard has quite a resume.
He poured in 49 points in a win over Detroit Pershing, the popular pick to repeat as class A state champions. He had 39 points and for the Lumberjacks in a win over Kalamazoo Central, the reigning class A champions. He beat Saginaw three times and got the dunk in a game that proved the doubters wrong.