To casual high school basketball fans who hadn't heard about him coming up, Monte Morris introduced himself during Flint Beecher's run to last season's MHSAA Class C championship.
On Monday, the Iowa State recruit won a close competition among the top three finalists for this season's Mr. Basketball award, as voted on by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.
Morris gives Flint its first Mr. Basketball since Kelvin Torbert in 2001.
PHOTO: Flint Beecher's Monte Morris brings the ball upcourt during a game against Rockford this season. (Click to see more at HighSchoolSportsScene.com.)
1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Traverse City St. Francis avenged its lone Lake Michigan Conference loss with a 54-31 win over Harbor Springs – Up North Live
2. GIRLS BASKETBALL Elyssa Kincaid reached 1,000 career points in Riverview’s big win over Carleton Airport – Detroit News
3. WRESTLING Division 1 No. 2 Hartland avenged last season’s loss to Brighton with a 62-8 victory – Livingston Daily Press & Argus
4. WRESTLING Division 1 No. 4 Macomb Dakota finished a perfect run through the Macomb Area Conference Red with a 66-12 win over New Baltimore Anchor Bay – Macomb Daily
5. HOCKEY Division 1 No. 5 Hartland came back from an early deficit to get past Division 2 No. 3 Marquette 4-2 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus
6. BOYS BASKETBALL North Farmington won a key matchup in the Oakland Activities Association Red, 52-40 over Clarkston – Oakland Press
7. BOYS BASKETBALL Parker Hovey put up a triple-double in Hart’s 74-48 victory over Manistee – CatchMark SportsNet
8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Zoie Bamm put up 22 points and 25 rebounds as Brooklyn Columbia Central nearly doubled up Onsted – Jackson Citizen Patriot
9. SKIING Traverse City West swept wins at the second Big North Conference meet – Cadillac News
10. BOYS BASKETBALL St. Joseph avenged its earlier loss to Battle Creek Central with a 30-point victory – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium