Performance of the Week: Cass Tech's Darius Acuff

April 6, 2023

Darius AcuffDarius Acuff ♦ Detroit Cass Tech
Sophomore ♦ Basketball

One of the elite among the state’s loaded sophomore class, Acuff tied team highs with 19 points and four assists to help Cass Tech to a 78-63 win over Muskegon in the Division 1 Final on March 25 at Breslin Center – clinching the Technicians’ first championship in boys basketball. His most memorable moment may have come during the Semifinal the day before, however, when Acuff drilled a 3-pointer, off the glass, to force overtime in an eventual 62-56 win over Grand Blanc.

The 6-foot-2 guard entered the season’s final week averaging 21.6 points and 5.8 assists per game, and he started it with 30 points in Cass Tech’s 55-49 Quarterfinal win over Ann Arbor Huron. Acuff then finished with 19 points, five assists and three steals – making 50 percent of his shots from the floor and all four free throws – against Grand Blanc. He scored his team’s first four points of the championship game and seven during the fourth quarter as the Technicians pulled away.

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PHOTO Detroit Cass Tech's Darius Acuff (5) makes his move into the lane during the Division 1 Final.