West Bloomfield High’s Robert Johnson plays defense during a game earlier this season. Johnson was named to the All-OAA Red Division team along with teammate Donavan Moore.

West Bloomfield High’s Robert Johnson plays defense during a game earlier this season. Johnson was named to the All-OAA Red Division team along with teammate Donavan Moore.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


OAA hands out boys basketball honors

By: Zachary Manning | C&G Newspapers | Published March 21, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Boys basketball season has officially come to an end with state champions being crowned March 16 at the Breslin Center. The Oakland Activities Association didn’t have any champions, but the league did hand out All-League honors. Following is a division-by-division breakdown of this year’s winners.

OAA Red
Clarkston High cruised to the top spot in the Red Division, going 12-0. North Farmington and Lake Orion High tied for second, finishing at 6-6 in league play. Oak Park High (5-7), West Bloomfield High (5-7), Bloomfield Hills High (4-8) and Troy High (4-8) rounded out the division.

Coach of the Year honors went to Clarkston’s Tim Wasilk.

All-League honors went to Matt Nicholson, Keegan Wasilk and Fletcher Loyer, Clarkston; Yusuf Jihad, North Farmington; Nate Talbot, Drew Van Heck and Jake Rydquist, Lake Orion; Donavan Moore and Robert Johnson, West Bloomfield; Maliq Carr, Oak Park; Mason Canfield, Bloomfield Hills; and Brody Parker and Clay Sebastian, Troy.

 

OAA White
The White Division was a bit more competitive, but Rochester Adams was able to take the top spot, finishing at 13-1 against division opponents. Farmington High finished second, collecting an 11-3 division record. Birmingham Groves (9-5), Southfield A&T (9-5), Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (6-8), Auburn Hills Avondale (6-8), Troy Athens (2-12), and Rochester High (0-14) made up the rest of the division.

Coach of the Year went to Adams’ Brad Crighton.

All-League honors went to Ethan Emerzian, Gunner Walters and Peyton Prieskorn, Adams; Jaden Akins, Tariq Humes and Tariq Shepherd, Farmington; John Garrett, Groves; Cameron McEvans and Brandon Baldwin, A&T; Kobe Anthony, Avondale; Trevor Smith and Patrick Ghaly, Stoney Creek; and Cameron Caggins, Rochester.

 

OAA Blue
In the Blue Division, Oxford High was able to edge out Pontiac High for the top spot, finishing league play with a 13-1 record. Pontiac had a 12-2 mark. Rounding out the division were Ferndale High (11-3), Berkley High (7-7), Birmingham Seaholm (5-9), Farmington Hills Harrison (4-10), Royal Oak High (3-11) and Hazel Park High (1-13).

Coach of the Year went to Oxford’s Steve Laidlaw

All-League honorees were Trey Townsend, Michael Raisch and Connor Nicholson, Oxford; D’Quarion Cole, DeVeaun Cole and Dominique Stovall, Pontiac; Teonta McKeithen, Sudi McElroy and Keelan Lucas, Ferndale; Ari Yaker, Berkley; Alec Tripp, Seaholm; London Young, Harrison; and Jovan Martin, Royal Oak.

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