The 2020 finalists for Michigan Mr. Basketball were announced on Monday and one of them is future Duquesne guard Tyson Acuff, from Detroit’s Cass Tech.
Acuff is having a monster season, averaging 27.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 4.2 steals per game. Not only did he have a great season, Acuff’s 32-point effort in the championship game helped lead his school to their third PSL Championship in the last four seasons.
According to writers in that cover Acuff, the 6-foot-4 guard has improved his outside game, shooting above 40% from 3-point range but he’s also added a post-up game to his arsenal, when added to his ability in the open court, make him a dangerous and sometimes almost impossible player to defend.
Acuff is going to add talented depth to Dambrot’s backcourt next season, having the ability to play behind Maceo Austin, Lamar Norman Jr. or Maceo Austin. The Dukes will lose just one graduating senior in forward Baylee Steele.
The Michigan Mr. Basketball Award, which is in its 40th season, is presented by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and is awarded to Michigan’s top senior player.
The other finalists are Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Lorne Bowman (Wisconsin), Benton Harbor’s Carlos Johnson (Butler), Clarkston’s Matt Nicholson (Northwestern) and Jalen Terry (Oregon) from Flint Beecher.