North Farmington senior Deon Hayes drives the ball against an Oak Park defender in a game earlier this season. Hayes and teammate Basheer Jihad were named to the All-League list in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division.

North Farmington senior Deon Hayes drives the ball against an Oak Park defender in a game earlier this season. Hayes and teammate Basheer Jihad were named to the All-League list in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division.

Photo by Deb Jacques


OAA honors top local boys basketball players

By: Jacob Herbert | C&G Newspapers | Published April 20, 2021

 Southfield A&T’s Caleb Banks gets up for a shot over two Rochester Adams defenders in a game earlier this season. Banks was named to the Oakland Activities Association White Division All-League list.

Southfield A&T’s Caleb Banks gets up for a shot over two Rochester Adams defenders in a game earlier this season. Banks was named to the Oakland Activities Association White Division All-League list.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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OAKLAND COUNTY — With another boys basketball season in the books, the Oakland Activities Association recently released its annual All-League list to honor players for their efforts this season. Following is a list of the players who made the cut.

 

OAA Red
Ferndale High took home the OAA Red title this season with an 8-1 record. Following the Eagles were North Farmington (7-2), Clarkston High (5-3), Oak Park High (3-7), West Bloomfield High (2-6) and Farmington High (2-8). Ferndale’s Juan Rickman and Clarkston’s Tim Wasilk shared coach-of-the-year honors.

The All-League team in the OAA Red consists of Trey Lewis and Jason Drake, Ferndale; Deon Hayes and Basheer Jihad, North Farmington; Keegan Wasilk and Mike DePilla, Clarkston; Robert Davis Jr., Farmington; Ryan Hurst, West Bloomfield; and Keon Henderson and Ashton Henderson, Oak Park.

 

OAA White
Bloomfield Hills High finished first in the OAA White this season with a 6-2 record. Following the Black Hawks were Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (5-3), Rochester Adams (4-3), Troy High (4-5), Birmingham Groves (3-6) and Southfield A&T (3-6). Bloomfield Hills’ Phil Kurajian was named coach of the year.

The All-League team is made up of Trevor Smith Jr. and Alex Reiter, Stoney Creek; Brody Parker and Ethan Emerzian, Troy; Daniel Lee, Groves; Caleb Banks, Southfield; Noah Adamczyk and Mason Canfield, Bloomfield Hills; and Jonathan Ursuy and Justice Mims, Adams.

 

OAA Blue
Lake Orion High and Troy Athens tied for the top spot in the OAA Blue with a 5-1 record. Following them was Berkley High (3-4), Birmingham Seaholm (2-5) and Oxford High (1-5). Athens’ Dave Scott was named coach of the year.

The All-League team consists of Mason Mulholland, Oxford; Arshad Walker and Jacob Thomas, Berkley; Alden Ritt and Brennan Jones, Lake Orion; Jonny Cross, Seaholm; and Jacob Thorton, Jordan Sebagh and Michael Justice, Athens.

 

OAA Gold
Pontiac High finished with the best record in the league at 6-2. Following them was Rochester High (5-1), Auburn Hills Avondale (5-2), Royal Oak High (2-5) and Ferndale University (0-8). Pontiac’s Damon Odneal was named coach of the year.

The All-League team is made up of Dylan Hoffmann, Royal Oak; Matt Stone, Louis Bowes and Armaan Hussaini, Rochester; Jeremy Neal, Jy Smith and Javonn Carter, Avondale; and Shawn Jones and Octave Lawrence, Pontiac.

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