The B.O.B. is hitting the court.
The Best Of Battle Creek series in the Enquirer returns and will take a look at the top players on basketball courts throughout the area.
Each week, throughout the winter, we are going to ask, "Who is the Best Of Battle Creek?" as we look at each position in basketball among the city/area high school teams.
Nominations for each position have come from the city/area coaches with a little information on each player. It will be a tougher list to make this year as we expand the field to city and area teams, but once we do, then it will be up to the Enquirer readers to decide who is the B.O.B.
Each week we will give readers choices and open our online poll for voting, with a winner decided by the following Tuesday.
First up are the point guards for the city/area boys basketball teams:
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Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: One of the top playmakers in the area, Luke Davis was a starter on a Pennfield team that advanced to the state finals a year ago. Davis played off the ball last year but is now the team's point guard and is averaging 18 points per game with 7.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
School: Harper Creek
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A senior leader and returning starter for Harper Creek. Brings great energy to the game on both ends of the floor with elite quickness. Is averaging 5.2 points per game and 5.2 assists with 3.1 steals. According to his coach, "His table-setting ability and distribution has been greatly improved this season."
School: Gull Lake
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A four-year varsity standout who played off the ball last year, but is now handling point guard duties for Gull Lake. Corstange is averaging 19.8 points per game with 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds. According to his coach, "He has played a big role on defense and offense the past two years and has stepped up even more this year."
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A four-year varsity player who has great size at point guard, playing at 6-foot-5. An all-league and all-area player a year ago, Crabtree averaged 13.7 points per game and 7.1 rebounds. According to his coach, "Prep Hoops (website) has recognized him as one of the top players in his class."
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A three-year varsity player and two-year starter, Braylon Robbins has helped the Broncos to a 38-7 record over his tenure. Currently leads the team in scoring at 15.7 points per game with 5.1 assists and 5.2 steals.
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: Aiven Roach has helped Athens to a 4-2 start and is averaging 20.1 points per game. According to his coach, "Aiven is a great all-around player and leader ... he is a good team player and wants to get everyone involved."
School: Calhoun Christian
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A two-year starter who is among the team leaders in points and assists, averaging 12.2 points and 3.7 assists, while adding 4.8 rebounds. According to his coach, "He has matured a lot this year as a distributor and a protector of the ball."
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: An all-around athlete who is also an All-State soccer player, Josh Pugh has great speed at the point guard position and is averaging 12.2 points as a returning starter. According to his coach, "He is the fastest player I have ever coached who can finish at full speed and has the uncanny ability to score at the rim for being undersized."
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A third-year varsity player as a junior and returning starter, Jashaun Boggerty was All-City last year and is a leader on and off the court for the Spartans. He averages 11.5 points per game. According to his coach, "He works tirelessly to improve his game and is our vocal leader on the court."
School: Battle Creek Central
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: A standout leader in his second year on varsity and earning a bigger role in the Bearcat offense, Young is averaging 10.2 points and shooting over 40-percent from the 3-point line. According to his coach, "He is exceptional off the dribble and able to beat his defender and finishes well in the paint."
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: Lincoln was the leading scorer and MVP of a 13-3 Olivet team as a freshman. This season, he has moved from shooting guard to point guard and is averaging 13.3 points with 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists. According to his coach, "He is extremely unselfish, scores in multiple ways and plays defense at a high level."
School: St. Philip
Why he is the best point guard in the city/area: Myers played varsity as an 8th-grader a year ago and is now the starting point guard for the Tigers. He is a hard-working defensive player and is looking to find his offensive game with more experience. According to his coach, "We look forward to seeing him grow through the years."
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