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The Drive For Five - Metro Detroit Boys Basketball Power Rankings

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1. Clarkston (11-0)

The Wolves have looked like the top team in the state all season long and they’ve been able to win games in several different ways. The backcourt tandem of Foster Loyer and Dylan Alderson has caused nightmares for opposing teams and Taylor Currie has been a constantly improving force inside for Clarkston.

2. East English Village Prep (10-1)

Aside from a slip up against Detroit Osborn a couple of weeks ago, the Bulldogs have been nearly perfect all season long. Led by Greg Elliot and David Dejulius in the backcourt, East English has been unstoppable on the offensive end, but it’s how well the Bulldogs play defensively that will determine their ability to make a deep postseason run.

3. Detroit U-D Jesuit (8-3)

The Cubs suffered their third loss of the season against Detroit Catholic Central this week and haven’t quite returned to their dominant form from a season ago, but the talent and ability remain and there’s no doubt that Pat Donnelly will have his team ready for the Tournament.

4. River Rouge (12-0)

The Panthers have been dominant all season long and have shown no signs of slowing down as they’ve won each of their last 10 games by double digits this season. Rouge will have some tough games down the stretch of the regular season, playing Detroit Cornerstone, Romulus and Southfield Christian, but there is no doubt that the Panthers are a favorite to make it to the Breslin in Class B.

5. Macomb Dakota (10-3)

The Cougars are finally healthy and now starting to roll through the competition in the Macomb Area Conference, winning each of their last five league games by no less than 15 points. With Mr. Basketball candidate Jermaine Jackson Jr., Michigan State commit Thomas Kithier and Jack Ballantyne leading the way, Dakota will be a dangerous team in Class A in the postseason.