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2016-17 All-News-Herald Boys' Basketball 1st Team PHOTO GALLERY

  • De'Lantae Peterson, River Rouge
  • Antonio Peeples, Melvindale
  • Brandon Hill, Southgate Anderson
  • Renaudd Broaden, Taylor Kennedy
  • Cristian Kelley, Melvindale
  • DeAndre Walker, Woodhaven
  • Donovan Ebo, Allen Park
  • Jairus Grissom, River Rouge
  • Justin Moores, Grosse Ile
  • Matt Frost Frost, Grosse Ile
  • Nathaniel Pardo, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist
  • Seth Bogataj, Flat Rock
  • Stephen Moore, Trenton
  • Tim Augustyniak, Riverview Gabriel Richard
  • Nijuan Jefferson, Lincoln Park

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DeAndre Walker, Woodhaven: Walker was yet another reason for the Warriors’ recent success. The senior averaged 12 points a game for Woodhaven this season. On the other end he was tasked with defending the opposition’s top guard on a regular basis.

Antonio Peeples, Melvindale: Peeples played a key role in the Cardinals’ run to a league title. The senior averaged 11 points and 2.7 rebounds a game. He shot 40 percent from behind the arc, with 46 total 3-pointers, and he shot 78 percent at the free-throw line.

Nijuan Jefferson, Lincoln Park: Jefferson served as a leader for the Railsplitters during a tough rebuilding season. The senior averaged a double-double a game, with 12 points and 10 boards a night, including 24 rebounds in one game. He also averaged 2.5 blocks a game this winter.

Jairus Grissom, River Rouge: After a huge season on the football field, Grissom was also a big reason for the Panthers’ run to the basketball state semifinals. The senior averaged 14 points and eight rebounds a game. On the other end, he helped Rouge shut down opponents on a nightly basis. Grissom has signed on to play football at Eastern Michigan.

Cristian Kelley, Melvindale: Kelley was described as the “heart and soul” of the Cardinals by Melvindale Coach Mac Horvath. The senior averaged seven points and 5.7 assists per game, along with 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 steals a night. He shot 39 percent from behind the arc and 71 percent from the free-throw line. Horvath said Kelley was the “quarterback” of the offense and “set the tone” on defense.

Stephen Moore, Trenton: Moore shined on both ends of the court in what was his senior season. Trojans Coach Jay Babyak said he was the best defender on the team. Overall, Moore finished with per game averages of 14.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 3.4 steals.

Tim Augustyniak, Riverview Gabriel Richard: Augustyniak is one of the big reasons for the Pioneers’ recent success. This winter, the fourth-year senior averaged 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. The two-time All-Catholic selection was also a top-notch defender and had 64 total steals along the way.

Justin Moores, Grosse Ile: Moores followed up a big season on the football field with another impressive year on the basketball court. The fourth-year senior and team captain averaged about 14 points a game. He was second on the team in both points and rebounds.

Seth Bogataj, Flat Rock: Bogataj was a bright spot for the Rams this season. The junior averaged 12.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. He scored 10 or more points in 11 consecutive games this winter.

De’Lantae Peterson, River Rouge: After a strong junior season, Peterson was back on the court and helped lead the Panthers to the state semifinals. The senior averaged a double-double every game, with 13 points and 10 rebounds a night.

Donovan Ebo, Allen Park: Ebo gave the Jaguars quite a bit to look forward to next season. The junior averaged 11 points and three rebounds a game, along with 3.5 assists and 1.7 steals.

Renaudd Broaden, Taylor Kennedy: Broaden’s versatility was a huge asset for the Eagles, as he successfully played several roles for the squad. The junior finished with an average of 14.8 points a game, along with six rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.5 assists.

Nathaniel Pardo, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist: After picking up all-state honors in soccer, Pardo hit the basketball court for the Chargers and came up big again. The senior and three-year varsity starter averaged 14.9 points, 4.3 assists and 4.1 steals per game.

Brandon Hill, Southgate Anderson: Hill capped off his high school basketball career with a big season for the Titans. The senior leader averaged 10 points and four rebounds a game, along with four assists and 1.5 steals. He scored 10 points in Anderson’s first-round playoff victory and set up the game-winning shot.

Matt Frost, Grosse Ile: Frost helped guide the Red Devils to another winning season. The junior, who served as a captain, led the team in scoring with an average of more than 14 points a game. Grosse Ile Coach Mohamed Elhaj said Frost was also the team’s best defensive player.

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Last Updated: 4/18/2017 4:08:36 PM EST