This award goes to athletes who shine off the court, as well as on the court. Herzog has a 3.978 grade-point average, and plans to enroll in MSU's Honors College.
He also serves an an eucharistic minister in his church.
On the court, Herzog, who is a nominee for the McDonald's All-American Game, is averaging 16.8 points per game for a Powers team that is now 14-0 and ranked No.1 in the state Class B poll.
In related news, Powers beat Swartz Creek last night, 79-56 to win to run it's record to 14-0. In that span Powers has beaten opponents by a margin of 26.4 points.
Herzog had 14 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Rising star Laval Lucas-Perry had 20 points, twelve of which came in the third quarter. Lucas-Perry continues to get a lot of serious looks from Division I colleges for both football and basketball.
Lucas-Perry's sister Victoria is a star right now on the MSU basketball team, and that could help MSU.
Laval averaged 15.8 points per game as a sophomore last year and made first team All-Big Nine and was special mention All-State. He is considered the third best player in the entire Flint area behind Herzog and Grand Blanc's K'len Morris, and yet he is only a junior as well.
This means he probably will be the top basketball player in Flint next year in a city that has been good to MSU over the years. He also has good hands and some envision him as a wide receiver, perhaps in the mold of a Matt Trannon as a two-sport star, but with totally different games.
If you want to see Herzog and Lucas-Perry play, Powers has it's three toughest games of the season in road games to Orchard Lake St Mary on Friday night, and Detroit Country Day next Wednesday, and then have Grand Blanc on Febuary 21st. This will give fans a good glimpse at these players against good competition.
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