Basketball

Michigan Mr. Basketball 2022: Meet the Finalists

King's Chansey Willis Jr. (2) makes a layup against Cass Tech's Christian Hairston (12) during the second half at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in Detroit on Friday January 21, 2022.

Time is running out, you are one point behind and you need someone to fire the last shot.

You are in the right place.

The five finalists for the 42nd annual Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Awards are players who live to pull off the winning shot for their school.

Jack Karasinsky of Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Treyvon Lewis of Ferndale, Kareem Rozier of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, Chansey Willis Jr. of Detroit King and Kyler Vanderjagt of Grand Rapids Northview have all been staple players since the day they entered high school.

They are finalists for the most prestigious award a Michigan high school male athlete can receive. The state’s Mr. Basketball award is named after Hal Schram, the former Free Press sportswriter who covered high school athletics for more than 40 years.

It is awarded annually to the top senior in the state by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan in conjunction with the Free Press.