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BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: State crowns up for grabs & it's anyones for the taking as '14 hoops campaign gets underway

   | Scott Burnstein

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: State crowns up for grabs & it's anyones for the taking as '14 hoops campaign gets underway

The Top 20 boys basketball teams in the state (alphabetical):

Birmingham Detroit Country Day – Mr. Basketball candidate Edmond Sumner (Xavier) will make first-year head coach Mark Bray’s job a lot easier as the Yellowjackets try to claim a repeat a Class B state title. Senior Maceo Baston, Jr and junior Deshawn Lewis gives Bray a pair of gunners on the wing that know how to score the basketball and have wide wing spans for stellar defense. Taylor Graffa is a sniper in the backcourt and judging by his bloodlines Nazir Wallace (Rasheed's son) will be a force to be reckoned with in the paint.

Bloomfield Hills – Senior standouts Yante Maten  (center), Armand Cartwright (guard) and Khalil Gracey (forward) form a “Big 3” that is one of the best in the state. Maten is probably the most fundamentally-sound big guy in Metro Detroit. The enticing trio took BH Lah