Posted On: 03/20/20 10:11 AM
The 2019-2020 season highlighted all of the basketball talent that Michigan has to offer. There were a lot of juniors that played big roles for their respective teams. Some of these players had “breakout seasons”. This could mean a few different things. Maybe they improved a ton before or during the season, their name had been looked over in the past, or their role increased during the season. We will look at some Finalists and name our 2019-2020 Breakout Player Of The Year for the junior class.
Check out our Break Out Player Of The Year and Finalists for the sophomore class:
Jackson BarathJacksonBarathCGMonroe Jefferson | 2021StateMI (SG, Monroe Jefferson)
Barath is really starting to turn heads and college coaches will want to follow. He’s an explosive shooter and scorer.
Logan CarsonLoganCarson6'9" | PFBuchanan | 2021StateMI (PF, Buchanan)
Carson is another player that showed out at the Prep Hoops Top 250 and rode the momentum into the season. He should be considered an elite post prospect in his senior season.
Emerzian found his niche and excelled at this season. He became a defensive stopper and an energy player.
Deon HayesDeonHayes6'2" | PGNorth Farmington | 2021StateMI (PG, North Farmington)
Hayes has always been super talented. The wiry guard proved just that this year. He plays a calm and controlled game and showed an improved jumper.
De’Ovion PriceDe’OvionPricePGPort Huron | 2021StateMI (PG, Port Huron)
Price was a really steady floor general and he scored with good efficiency. Price should move up the prospect rankings.
Kentrell PullianKentrellPullian6'0" | CGBenton Harbor | 2021StateMI (CG, Benton Harbor)
Pullian is as explosive as they come, using an aggressive dribble and hip movement to drop defenders.
Javantae RandleJavantaeRandle6'9" | PFDetroit Frederick Douglass | 2021StateMI (PF, Detroit Frederick Douglass)
Randle really developed quickly over the last year. He’s long and athletic, and a defensive game changer.
BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Trinidad ChamblissTrinidadChambliss6'0" | PGForest Hills Northern | 2021StateMI (PG, Forest Hils Northern)
The rise of Trinidad ChamblissTrinidadChambliss6'0" | PGForest Hills Northern | 2021StateMI started well before the season and was probably stamped at the Prep Hoops Top 250 in September. Chambliss let the entire state see when high school season tipped off. He and shooting guard Ethan EricksonEthanErickson6'1" | SGForest Hills Northern | 2021StateMI formed one of the most dynamic and talented backcourts in the state. Chambliss put the ball where he wanted on the dribble and hit teammates with crisp and accurate passes. He showed a high basketball IQ, recognizing when to get a bucket and when to dish it off. Chambliss drew a crowd, and often hit Erickson for a dagger triple. Chambliss will be a highly targeted prospect from here on out.