Davis named Michigan Mr. Basketball

Michigan State inks award winner for the fifth time in seven years as the Muskegon forward took the award Monday.

It had been two years since Michigan State signed the Mr. Basketball winner from Michigan, a streak that ended Monday.

Muskegon forward Deyonta Davis, who signed with the Spartans, was named the 35th winner of the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award. The award is given annually to the top senior in the state by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press.

The 6-foot-9 Davis is averaging 19 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks as a senior.

Davis is the fifth Mr. Basketball to sign with Michigan State in the past seven years -- a streak which was at four in a row prior to the past two years.

Detroit Pershing's Derrick Nix and Keith Appling won in back-to-back years and signed with Michigan State before Suttons Bay's Dwuan Anderson signed, but never enrolled at Michigan State. Current junior center Matt Costello was the 2012 winner and brought the streak to four for Tom Izzo.

Davis committed to MSU in December 2013 and signed in November 2014.


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