Top boys basketball players honored after 2017-18 OAA season

By: Mike Moore | C&G Newspapers | Published April 13, 2018

 West Bloomfield High’s Donavan Moore was recently named All-Association in the OAA Red.

West Bloomfield High’s Donavan Moore was recently named All-Association in the OAA Red.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

OAKLAND COUNTY — As teams, players and coaches returned from spring break anxious to dive headfirst into the condensed spring season, let’s take one last look back at the winter season that was in the Oakland Activities Association and acknowledge the top players from the boys basketball campaign.


Red Division
Before crushing its way to a state title in Class A, Clarkston High rolled to a title in the Red Division with a 12-0 record. The Wolves were followed by Hazel Park High (10-2), Troy High (8-4), West Bloomfield High (6-6), Bloomfield Hills High (3-9), North Farmington (2-10) and Southfield A&T (1-11).

Foster Loyer, C.J. Robinson and Taylor Currie, Clarkston; Carl Bow and Devin Pettus, Hazel Park; Danny Sully, Leon Ayers and Jason Dietz, Troy; and Tre Harvey and Donavan Moore, West Bloomfield, earned All-Association honors. 

Clarkston’s Dan Fife was named Coach of the Year.


White Division
Oak Park High (12-1) took home the top spot in the White Division, getting past Troy Athens (9-4), Rochester Adams (8-5), Auburn Hills Avondale (6-7), Birmingham Groves (5-8), Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (5-8), Birmingham Seaholm (4-9) and Oxford High (3-10).

All-Association honors went to Maliq Carr, Jeremiah Pettiway and Sanna Sisawo, Oak Park; Taylor McCaskill and Jacob Brantley, Athens; Ethan Emerzian, Adams; Martone Cole, Avondale; Mitchell Pitts, Groves; Nate Davis, Stoney Creek; and Brady Flynn, Seaholm.

Coach of the Year honors went to Oak Park’s Bobby Thompson.


Blue Division

The Blue Division was a race to the wire, as Rochester High and Lake Orion High (12-2) tied for the top spot just ahead of Farmington High (11-3). Ferndale High (5-8), Berkley High (4-10), Pontiac High (4-9), Royal Oak High (4-10) and Farmington Hills Harrison (3-11) rounded out the group.

All-Association honors went to Jamie Lewis and Nate Talbot, Lake Orion; LeMarkco Gulledge and Hunter Schattler, Rochester; Ray Bryant, Farmington; Greg McGee, Berkley; Teonta McKeithen, Ferndale; Muhammad Zoure, Royal Oak; D’Quarion Cole, Pontiac; and Shaun Nelson II, Harrison. 

Lake Orion’s Jim Manzo took home the Coach of the Year award.