Wildcat senior Lacey James named all-state in Class B

Lacey SCWayland High School senior center Lacey James has been named to the Associated Press Class B all-state basketball team.

The 6-7 pivot averaged almost 20 points and 15 rebounds per game for the Wildcats, who fashioned a 19-4 overall record, but bowed out of the state tournament to Wyoming Godwin Heights, which is playing today in the state semifinals.

He also was one of the top 10 finalists for the Mr. Basketball award.

James transferred to Wayland after his freshman year at Grand Rapids Catholic Central. During his junior year, he helped the Wildcats win district and regional titles before losing to eventual state champion Milan in the quarterfinals.

Two Wildcat basketballers have made all-state this past season, as senior point guard Presley Hudson won the same honor on the girls’ side a week ago.

Otsego 7-footer Seth Dugan also was selected all-state. The Wildcats bested the Bulldogs earlier this winter in a nonconference game.

Delaney Blaylock of Godwin and South Christian’s Jon Wassink earned all-state special mention recognition.

The all-state roster:

Austin Davis, Onsted, Jr., Player of the Year

Dylan Carl, Alma, Jr.

Josh Davis, Sr., Muskegon

Latin Davis, Milan, Sr.

Seth Dugan, Otsego, Sr.

Dmonta Harris, New Haven, Sr.

Lacey James, Wayland, Sr.

Rashad Johnson, Flint Northwestern, Sr.

Nick Perkins, Sr.

LaMonta Stone II, Sr.

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