MARQUETTE - Few players or teams - if any - managed to stop Tyler Jandron of Negaunee High School this season.
Wednesday at a boys basketball meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in Marquette, Jandron had no opposition, either, to being named the Class ABC Player of the Year.
A unanimous selection, the 6-foot-1 junior averaged 18.1 points, 4.3 steals, 3.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds a game for the Miners.
Player of the Year
File photo by Paul Gerard, for The Mining Journal)
An Associated Press state Class C First Team pick, the two-time Mid-Peninsula Conference Most Valuable Player helped lead NHS to a 19-1 overall record and an M-PC title-winning 12-0 mark.
"He seemed to excel when we needed him the most," Miners' head coach Mike O'Donnell said. "He had his biggest games of the season against the best teams.
"He plays the game 100 percent at both ends of the floor ... and his motor doesn't stop until you pull him of the court."
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In Class D, Brett Branstrom of Mid Peninsula took the top U.P. honor in the division by a 14-9 vote over Ewen Trout-Creek's Dillon Gordon.
A 6-5 senior and a state AP Class D First Team pick, Branstrom tossed in 25.2 points each game while hauling down 21.1 rebounds a contest. He finished with 1,785 career points with the Wolverines.
Gordon is a 5-11 senior and also a Associated Press state Class D First Team selection who has reportedly committed to Michigan Tech.
He wound up with 1,797 career points after notching 569 (28.5) this season.
He also averaged 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.0 steals.
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