The senior point guard is the first-ever player from Muskegon to earn the honor and the first West Michigan player to be named Mr. Basketball since Grand Rapids South Christian’s David Kool won it in 2006.
Thrower has led Muskegon to a perfect 25-0 record and the Class A Quarterfinals. This marks the first time in Muskegon’s history that it has finished the regular season 20-0. During the regular season he averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3.3 steals per game. He also shot 50-percent from the field and 40-percent from three-point range.
“In the more than 20 years that I have been involved in coaching, Deshaun is without a doubt the most complete and best player I have ever coached,” said Muskegon head coach Keith Guy. Guy has coached Thrower all four years of his high school basketball career with the first two being at Muskegon Heights.
Thrower also shines on the football field for the Big Reds, quarterbacking the football team to the Division 2 state championship game. He has already committed to play college basketball at Stoney Brook University, a NCAA Division 1 program in New York.