Two local players received Honorable Mention on the Associated Press Division 2 Boys All State Team.
Braiden McDonald of Fremont and Seth Schuitema of Grant earned the spots for their on court contributions to the Packers and Tigers.
We asked their coaches for a few words on the players.
Tiger Coach Joe Schuitema:
“It's a nice honor for him during this strange season.
“First, we couldn't get into the gym as a team to figure out how to manage ourselves without Carter for a full 10 months. When we finally get in the gym, we can't come into close contact with our teammates. We finally get the surprising news that we can play and get one real practice before traveling to Reed City. Seth went down in the 3rd with a blown ankle that still hasn't healed to 100%. Under normal circumstances, he would have been out 3-4 weeks, but that was basically our season. I think he battled through it despite his lack of mobility and discomfort. He certainly left a mark on the season with his play and it keeps him hungry to come back stronger next season."
Packer Coach (ret.) Peter Zerfas:
"Associated Press all state Honorable Mention is a very deserving honor for Braiden, the second year in a row, as he is one of the best players in the state averaging 21.3 points per game and scoring 1,063 points for his career. This also qualified him for Academic All-State as he has a 3.8 GPA, a very talented and well rounded young man."