IM’s Wonders is Michigan’s Mr. Basketball award runner-up
Honor goes to MSU recruit Pierre Brooks of Detroit Douglass
DETROIT (AP) — Pierre Brooks of Detroit Douglass has been named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball as the top senior player.
Brooks, who plans to attend Michigan State, was given the award Friday. He averaged 33 points and 9 rebounds and led his team to a state title.
The 6-foot-6 Brooks received 2,889 points in the voting of Basketball Coaches Association members.
Iron Mountain’s Foster Wonders finished second at 2,573 points, followed by Kobe Bufkin of Grand Rapids Christian, 2,143.
Of the 1,187 votes cast before the MHSAA tournament semifinals, Brooks accumulated 383 first-place votes and Wonders had 339.
Brooks led Douglass to the state title in Division 4.
Wonders, 6-foot-5, averaged 34.5 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.5 steals for the Mountaineers, who finished as state runner-up to Flint Beecher in Division 3. Wonders will play college basketball at Southern Illinois University.
Brooks is the first Michigan State signee to take home the prestigious award since Foster Loyer in 2018.