TRI-CITY AREA — From game one to the season finale these athletes excelled with their play out on the court.

Here is a look at who made the 2021-22 edition of The Tri-City Tumes All-Area boys’ basketball lineup and the numbers they put up along the way:

Jacob Burgess, Dryden.

Burgess amassed 360 points over 21 contests, good for a Tri-City Area best output of 15.7 points per game, this season.

He also contributed 97 rebounds, 61 assists and 57 steals to Dryden’s cause.

This was his second year on Dryden’s varsity.

The 6-1 sophomore guard completed the season as an All-North Central Thumb League Stars Division first team selection.

Merrick Maris, Dryden.

Maris netted 235 points in 17 games, leaving him with an average of 13.8 points per contest, this winter.

That placed him second on the Dryden squad and out of those who achieved Tri-City Times All-Area first team accolades.

The 5-9 senior guard also provided Dryden with 56 rebounds, 46 assists and 44 steals.

This was his second year on Dryden’s varsity.

Maris finished the campaign as an All-North Central Thumb League first team choice as well as the recipient of his conference’s Defensive Specialist Award.

Blake Campbell, Almont.

Campbell produced -246 points over 22 contests, good for an average output of 11.2 points per game, this season.

That ranked him first on the Almont squad and third among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees.

He also contributed 86 rebounds, 71 assists and 61 steals to Almont’s cause.

This was his third year on Almont’s varsity.

The 5-10 senior guard completed the season as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team choice.

Grady Nash, Imlay City.

Nash wound up with 244 points in 22 games, leaving him with an average of 11.1 points per contest, this winter.

That placed him first on the Imlay City squad and fourth out of those who achieved Tri-City Times All-Area first team accolades.

The 6-6 senior forward also provided Imlay City with 152 rebounds, 33 steals and 22 assists.

This was his second year on Imlay City’s varsity.

Nash wrapped up the campaign as an All-Blue Water Area Conference All-Defensive team selection.

In addition to that, Nash’s name appeared on the All-Blue Water Area Conference second team.

Beau Hund, Imlay City.

Hund managed 231 points over 22 contests, good for an average output of 10.5 points per game, this season.

That ranked him second on the Imlay City squad and fifth among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees.

He also contributed 163 rebounds, 46 steals and 44 assists to Imlay City’s cause.

This was his second year on Imlay City’s varsity.

The 6-1 junior guard ended the season as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick.

Logan Walton, Almont.

Walton supplied 198 points in 20 games, leaving him with an average of 9.9 points per contest, this winter.

That placed him second on the Almont squad and sixth out of those who achieved Tri-City Times All-Area first team accolades.

The 6-4 senior forward also wound up with 94 rebounds.
This was his second year on Almont’s varsity.

Walton concluded the campaign as an All-Blue Water Area Conference second team choice.

Second team- Dylan Ledford, Dryden; Rich Rockey, Almont; Zander Nash, Imlay City; Andrew Badder, Imlay City; James-Limon Berry, Capac; Wyatt Hurley, Capac; Dominic Ljuljdjuraj, Imlay City; Clayton Roszczewski, Almont; Luke Coltson,  Capac; and Danny Laskowski, Capac.

Honorable mention- Zack Lemke, Dryden; and Sonny Coscione, Dryden.

Coach of the Year- For directing Imlay City to a 14-8 overall mark and a 10-4 Blue Water Area Conference showing (good for third), Spartan Coach Don Gauthier earns Tri-City Times All-Area Coach of the Year accolades.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.