After weeks of gathering data, reaching out to all area coaches and considering other criteria, the Joe Insider crew finalized its St. Joseph County Boys Basketball Elite Team for the 2017-18 season. We picked what we thought were the top players from this past winter. Now it’s up to the fans to vote for a Player of the Year.
Voting is unlimited until April 9 at midnight. Refresh the page to vote again. Due to various browser caching configurations, total votes might take a while to update. Once the poll closes, the Player of the Year selected by Joe Insider staff, as well as the fans’ pick, will be announced.
Zach Boyd, Sr., G – Burr Oak
All-SCAA First Team – Averaged 22 points (league best), 4 steals, and 4 rebounds per game. Reached 1,000 career points in three years on varsity.
Austin Stoll, So., G – Colon
All-SCAA Second Team – Averaged 12.6 points, 2.8 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 assists per game. Shot 40.2 percent from the field and 60.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Seth Wright, Jr., F – Constantine
All-SAC Valley Division First Team – Averaged 14.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.4 blocked shots per game. Wright shot 42 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free-throw line.
Thomas Kurowski, Fr., G – Sturgis
All-Wolverine Conference Second Team — Averaged 12 points, 4.5 assists and 2 steals per game.
Keaton Crotser, Sr., G – Mendon
All-Southwest 10 Conference First Team – Averaged 15.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals per game
Hunter Lovell, Sr., C – Mendon
All-Southwest 10 Conference Second Team – Averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game
Hayden Stauffer, Sr., C – Centreville
All-Southwest 10 Conference First Team – Averaged 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game
Dylan Jergens, Jr. – Howardsville Christian
All-BCS White Division First Team – Averaged 31.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.4 steals per game. Shot 57 percent from the field, 41 percent from 3-point land and 76 percent from the free-throw line.
Tirrell Hausmanis, Sr., F –Three Rivers
All-Wolverine Conference First Team – Averaged 15.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Hausmanis is a three-time All-Wolverine Conference honoree, with a First Team nod as a junior and Second Team selection as a sophomore. Hausmanis had 13 double-doubles this season.
Brecken Stewart, Sr., F/C – Sturgis
All-Wolverine Conference First Team – Averaged 19 points and 8 rebounds. Stewart had 7 double-doubles this season, and scored 20 or more points 11 times this season. The season-high for Stewart was 35 points against Dowagiac.