Each week, we'll take an in-depth look at our preseason All-State basketball team and let you know how a few of those athletes are faring as the season progresses. We'll feature a Prime-Time player (PTP), an Other Top Player (OTP) and an under the radar star who is making a bid to be one of the state's top players (UTR).
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PTP: Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Pershing, Senior
Thanks to its superstar, Pershing is off to a stellar start and is currently No. 3 in the POWERADE Michigan Weekly Rankings. Dorsey-Walker has put up consistent numbers and has established himself as one of the best players in the PSL. He scores when he needs to, and he's contributed on the boards as well.
OTP: Malik Albert, Detroit King, Senior
King is off to a 7-1 start this season thanks to a trio of scorers — King, Marquan Armstrong and Dennis Norfleet. Any of the three is capable of shouldering the scoring load on any given night, and King's been one of the best. He dropped 20 against Bay City Western in a 73-72 overtime win and has been in double figures in nearly every game this year.
UTR: Delandon Laye, Mumford, Senior
Mumford looks strong early thanks to an early 6-1 record, and Laye's impressive shooting has been a big reason why. In a game against Renaissance on Dec. 29, Laye scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, despite the team's OT loss — the team's only loss so far this season.