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2013-14 All-News-Herald Team PHOTO GALLERY

  • Malik Boynton - Melvindale
  • Garrett Kraatz - Inter-City
  • Devante Schofield (12) Baptist Park
  • Cory Hicks - Summit
  • Luke Barber (24) - Inter-City
  • Nolan Glime (11) - Riverview
  • David Szczesny - Cabrini
  • Dejon Matthews- Anderson
  • Devain Newbill (15) - Truman
  • Donovan Stewart - Roosevelt
  • Wissam Saeed - Melvindale
  • Jacob Lavis (2) - Roosevelt
  • Tommy Daly - Grosse Ile
  • Tyler Moores - Grosse Ile
  • Tyler Olson - Huron
  • Jarett Shinault (3) - Allen Park and Garrett Kraatz (44) - Inter-City
  • Tyler Thorington (#33 white jersey) - Roosevelt and Matt Woloszyk (#33 red) - Kennedy
  • Christian Mercure - Trenton
  • Colton Jarratt - Richard
  • Christian Flannigan - Summit
  • Tyler Blaszczak - Richard

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Jacob Lavis, Roosevelt: As the go-to guy this season for Roosevelt, Lavis averaged 12.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. The senior was recruited by several colleges and recently signed with Notre Dame College of Ohio. During the year he hit one of the areaís most memorable shots, as he drilled a 3-pointer as time expired to complete a comeback victory at home.

Malik Boynton, Melvindale: One of the best overall athletes in the area, Boynton stood out on the basketball court this past winter at Melvindale. His ability to both shoot and drive to the basket led to a senior season that featured an average of 12.7 points per game. Along the way he also averaged six rebounds per game and this fall he will be playing football at Austin Peay University.

Luke Barber, Inter-City: Barber shined this winter for Inter-City and was an integral part of the teamís success. His per-game stat averages for the 2013-14 campaign featured 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds, which helped him earn fifth team all-state in Class D.

Jarett Shinault, Allen Park: It what was a strong senior year for Shinault, who was one of the quickest and most talented point guards in the Downriver League. For the season he averaged 8.6 points, 3.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

David Szczesny, Cabrini: As the leader of the Cabrini team this winter, Szczesny averaged 13 points and more than five rebounds per game. The senior, who holds a 4.36 grade point average, served as team captain and earned All-Catholic honors this season.

Dejon Matthews, Anderson: Matthews played a key role in Andersonís winning record and district title this year. In what was his junior season, he averaged 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and three assists per game for the Titans.

Devante Schofield, Baptist Park: On what was a 16-5 Baptist Park team this year, Schofield often finished in double figures in both points and rebounds. The senior averaged 13 points and 11 boards per game for the 2013-14 campaign.

Matt Woloszyk, Kennedy: Again as a senior, Woloszyk was one of the areaís top big men and played a key role in Kennedyís second-place league finish this winter. At 6-foot-7, he dominated under the basket, as he turned away opponents on defense and helped create opportunities on offense. Woloszyk finished with an average of 6.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Also, heís committed to play baseball next year at University of Cincinnati.

Wissam Saeed, Melvindale: On a Melvindale team with multiple scoring threats, Saeed led the way with an average of 13 points per game. The all-league senior shot 3-pointers with a 38 percent success rate and also drew a team-high 33 charging calls.

Devain Newbill, Truman: Assigned to play point guard on one of the stateís best teams, Newbill proved he was up to the task. The senior averaged 11.2 points and 4.7 steals per game, while also averaging 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game.

Tommy Daly, Grosse Ile: Along with fellow senior Danny McCarty, Tommy Daly helped lead a Grosse Ile team that finished with a winning record of 14-10 and won a district title. Daly averaged 10.1 points, eight rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.8 steals per game for the Red Devils.

Cory Hicks, Summit: Thanks to Hicks, Summit got out to a strong start this season and nearly came away with a district title at the end. With only 12 games played for the Dragons, the junior averaged 23.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 3.5 assists per game. In a double overtime battle in the district final, Hicks scored 31 points against Grosse Ile.

Tyler Blaszcak, Richard: Only a junior, Blaszcak helped guide Richard to its first Catholic League title in a decade. He averaged 13.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game and was named to the 2013-14 All-Catholic team.

Tyler Moores, Grosse Ile: Moores played a key role in helping Grosse Ile put points on the board this past winter, as he averaged 11 per game for the district champion Red Devils. In what was his junior season on the court, Moores also averaged 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Nolan Glime, Riverview: This season, Glime was a bright spot on a Riverview team that struggled for most of the 2013-14 campaign. The junior finished with an average of 15 points per game, which included 43 3-pointers. He also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and two steals per game.

Garrett Kratz, Inter-City: Playing alongside older brother Evan, Garrett Kraatz was also a major force for the state-ranked Inter-City squad this year. As a sophomore, he averaged 12 points and 1.2 steals per game and his clutch three-point shooting in the regional final nearly led the Chargers to victory against Southfield Christian. Also, Garrett picked up an honorable mention on the Class D All-State team.

Christian Mercure, Trenton: It was a tough year for Trenton, but Mercure still stood out as one of the areaís best scorers, as he averaged 15.8 points per game in what was his junior season. Along the way he also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

Tyler Olson, Huron: Olson was Huronís leading scorer this winter, as he averaged 10.1 points per game and along the way also averaged 2.4 rebounds, two assists and 1.4 steals.

Donovan Stewart, Roosevelt: As a junior point guard, Stewart ran the Roosevelt offense and helped lead the team to a winning record and a third-place finish in the league. He finished with a balanced stat line that featured an average of 5.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

Colton Jarrat, Richard: Jarrat was a big part of Richardís success this winter, as he averaged 12.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. During the season, the senior also helped shut down opponents with a total of 23 blocks.

Tyler Thorington, Roosevelt: In the 2013-14 season, Thorington stood out as Rooseveltís best player in the post. Just a sophomore, he led the team with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game and was second in points with an average of 8.1 per game.

Christian Flannigan, Summit: In his junior campaign as a Summit Dragon, Flannigan averaged 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, which helped the squad jump out to a 5-0 start early on and later a trip to the district final game.

Kevin Fritz, Flat Rock: A bright spot for the Rams this winter, Fritz averaged 10.8 points per game. Only a junior, he has a shot to return next winter and help the 2014-15 squad build towards a successful season.

Honorable Mention:

Allen Park: Richard Gamble; Anderson: Trey Harris, Terrance Johnson, Blake Sloan; Cabrini: Scott Smith; Flat Rock: Mike Mayberry; Gabriel Richard: John Lemiux; Lincoln Park: Joe Decoster; Melvindale: Ricky Cripps, Albert Webster, Jamary Taylor; Roosevelt: Donnie Corley; Summit: Leavhohn Lewis; Trenton: Jerry LaBell; Truman: Kendarius Slaughter, DeVonte McGregor, Demarco Woodward; Woodhaven: Rashod Johnson

Last Updated: 4/22/2014 11:36:00 PM EST