MLive’s Mr. Basketball watch list update for Feb. 24


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.

NOTE: MLive’s Mr. Basketball watch list neither officially associated with BCAM nor its Mr. Basketball voting process. Also, if there is a senior we are missing or you would like to pass along stat updates on anyone, please let us know in the comments section or email [email protected] with your thoughts.

Detroit Douglass’ Pierre Brooks II shoots a free throw during a boys basketball game against Benton Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Grand Rapids Union High School. (Courtesy Lenny Padilla)

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


Commitment: Michigan

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


Commitment: Uncommitted

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.

MHSAA basketball: Hamtramck vs. River Rouge – February 19, 2021

River Rouge’s Legend Geeter (4) dribbles up the court during their high school basketball game against Hamtramck at River Rouge High School in River Rouge, on Friday, February 19, 2021. (Mike Mulholland | Mulholland |

Legend Geeter, F, River Rouge


Commitment: Providence

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


Commitment: Uncommitted

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.

Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. Beecher – February 11, 2021

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Julian Roper II (1) reacts after a 3-pointer during their basketball game against Beecher at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School in West Bloomfield Township, on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Mike Mulholland | Mulholland |

Julian Roper, G, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s


Commitment: Northwestern

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

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