JAYLEN HALL, DAKOTA, SENIOR: “Jaylen was a presence for us on defense. He played the top of our press, which resulted in many steals and fast break dunks. Jaylen took pride in his defense and guarding some of the best players in the state of Michigan. Jaylen has committed to play football at Western Michigan University,” said coach Paul Tocco.
Hall averaged nine points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks a game. His 24 points against Romeo included seven dunks. He had six rebounds five assists and six steals against the Bulldogs.
CHRIS MAGEE, DAKOTA, SENIOR: “Chris took pride in defending some of the best point guards in the state,” said coach Paul Tocco. “Chris was a leader for us in many ways on the floor. Coaches always stress talking on defense, well Chris was our best communicator on defense. Ball pressure and defensive rebounding were two things he really excelled at.”
Offensively, he averaged five points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal a game. He scored 17, had five assists, five rebounds and four steals in the Romeo game..
JOSH VAILLANCOURT, DE LA SALLE, SENIOR: Had 24 steals, 22 deflections and 10 blocks. He also scored 6.5 points per game. He knocked down 21 points against West Bloomfield and had 13 points in the fourth quarter in the Sterling Heights game. An all-league player who will be heading to La Salle University. Has done community service work with the Knights of Columbus. “He’s got great movement side to side. He battled defensively. Quick hands, guarded the toughest forward on the other teams,” said Greg Esler, his coach.