The 1,000-point plateau for career scoring is a milestone many high school basketball players dream of achieving. In the last week, three players on MLive’s Mr. Basketball watch list had their 1,000-point dream fulfilled.
Detroit Douglass’ Pierre Brooks II and Iron Mountain’s Foster Wonders have had very impressive scoring campaigns as of late, averaging well north of 30 points in their previous handful of games. Julian Roper also had an impressive double-double in a matchup of the top two ranked team in the state.
Players on the Mr. Basketball watchlist below are presented in alphabetical order of last name.
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Pierre Brooks II, G, Detroit Douglass
Commitment: Michigan State
Brooks continues to score at an incredible clip and averaged 37 points his last three games. Brooks had 38 points and 12 rebounds in a win over St. Clair Shores South Lake. He scored 38 points again with 13 rebounds and 5 assists against Sterling Heights Parkway Christian. He then piled on 35 points in a loss to Ferndale.
Kobe Bufkin, G, Grand Rapids Christian
Last week was a bit of a rollercoaster for Bufkin. After scoring 29 points to reach 1,000 career points in a win over Grand Rapids Northview, Bufkin suffered a fractured wrist one day later in the early minutes of Christian’s loss to Grand Rapids Catholic Central. There is no timeline for his return yet. He also had 26 points in a win over Forest Hills Central earlier last week.
Tyson Davis, G, Goodrich
Commitment: Central Michigan (football)
Davis was busy last. In in two wins, he had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists against Corruna and 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists against Ortonville Brandon. In a loss to Carman-Ainsworth, he had 28 points.
Gavin Etter, G, Marcellus
Etter reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in a win over Three Oaks River Valley when he scored 31 points. He also had 21 points and 5 rebounds in a win over Bangor and then scored 24 points in a loss to Cassopolis.
Legend Geeter, F, River Rouge
Geeter started off last week with a strong performance in a win over Detroit University Prep, scoring 25 points while collecting 11 rebounds and 5 assists. River Rouge then lost its first game of the season to Hamtramck and Geeter tied for a game-high 16-points.
Basheer Jihad, G, North Farmington
Commitment: Ball State
In a win over rival Farmington, Jihad led the game with 23 points. He then had 8 points and 8 rebounds in a win over West Bloomfield.
Thomas Kurowski, G, Sturgis
Commitment: University of Chicago
Kurowski reached the 1,000 career point plateau last week when he scored 28 points in a loss to Edwardsburg. He also scored 31 points in a win over Plainwell.
Keyon Menifield, G, Flint Beecher
Menifield continued his torrid start with 34 points and 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals in a win over Burton Bendle. He then scored 30 points in a win over New Standard Academy. In a win over Hamady, he scored 31 points.
Brody Parker, G, Troy
Commitment: Oakland University
Parker and Troy did not play last week. Currently, the Colts are scheduled to return to action against Rochester Adams on Friday.
Julian Roper, G, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
Roper only had one game last week and he certainly made the most of it. In a game against then second-ranked Grand Blanc, Roper put up 29 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to help lift St. Mary’s to a 65-52 win. This week, he already put up a team-high 15 points in a win over Hamtramck.
Foster Wonders, F, Iron Mountain
Commitment: Southern Illinois
Wonders continues to put up excellent numbers, pouring in 42 points in a win over Kingsford. He also had 36 points in a win over West Iron County, 32 points in a win over Hancock and 37 points in a win over Ironwood.
On the bubble
Ke’ontae Barnes, G, Muskegon Orchard View
Derrick Campbell, G, Saginaw High
Ethan Emerzian, G, Troy
Joshuah Hines, G, Macomb Dakota
Jason Jergens, G, Howardsville Christian
Julian Lewis, G, Ann Arbor Huron
Owen Lobsinger, F, Flint Powers
Blake Lund, G, Linden
Javantae Randle, F, Detroit Douglass
Will Smythe, G, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
Caleb Taylor, G, Richland Gull Lake
Javier Whitaker, G, Hamtramck
Devin Womack, G, Ann Arbor Huron
Omar Zeigler, G, Detroit King