Steve Bell posted on his message board at Bankhoops.com that Dwaun Anderson of Suttons Bay has been named Mr. Basketball. This is another decision by the BCAM coaches that will test the integrity of the award, historically given to the state’s best senior.
Personally, I don’t know anyone who believes that Anderson was the best senior in Michigan this year. Further, there aren’t too many who will tell you that he was the best senior in class C. Bell actually named Saginaw BV’s George Goodman as class C player of the year based on both his head-to-head performance against Anderson as well as his performance against top competition.
I figured Anderson would finish 4th based largely upon his scholarship offer to MSU, not because I believe he had the fourth best year among seniors in Michigan.
It’s clear that the voters simply do not take the award very seriously. I would have voted for either Amir Williams or LaDontae Henton, just for the record. Of course I’ve seen all five candidates play. I wonder how many of the BCAM coaches have.