Posted On: 01/4/21 10:01 AM

The Mr. Basketball award is probably the most prestigious distinction in Michigan high school basketball. Since 1981, 18 of the winners of this award have gone on to be drafted in the NBA. It has been won by legends such as Chris Webber, Terry Mills, Cassius Winston, Glen Rice, and Sam Vincent. Last year, Benton Harbor’s Scooby Johnson claimed the honor. In a condensed season, the Mr. Basketball award may be even tougher than normal to determine. It seems like the right time to introduce some realistic candidates for the award this season.

We start by looking at Kobe BufkinKobeBufkin6'4" | SGGrand Rapids Christian | 2021State#71NationMI, a star combo guard at Grand Rapids Christian. He projects more as a 2 guard at the next level but his ball handling and leadership should make him a viable option for minutes at the point as well. Bufkin is ranked as the number 1 prospect in the state by Prep Hoops Michigan and number 71 nationally by Prep Hoops. Other publications have him ranked as high as number 47 in the country. Bufkin is committed to Juwan Howard and the University of Michigan. He’s part of what is considered to be the number 1 ranked recruiting class in the

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