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Blitz Rewind: 2014 Muskegon Basketball

The Big Reds finished a perfect season at 28-0
Posted at 10:53 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 23:01:57-05
Blitz Rewind: 2014 Muskegon Basketball

The 2013-2014 Muskegon High School boys basketball team won a class A state championship, finished undefeated at 28-0 and senior DeShaun Thrower won the state's Mr. Basketball award.

Heading into that year the team thought it could be special because of the talent it had and the way the players got along on and off the court.

"Everybody worked hard but we was cool off the court too," Thrower said. "We hung together, we was friends, a lot of us grew up together. Once you got that chemistry off the court it is easy to have it on the court."

While the team had Thrower and Deyonta Davis, who would go on to win Mr. Basketball in 2015 and play at Michigan State, the Big Reds had a bunch of guys that took turns stepping up to help carry the load.

"We know some people are going to have their nights but we know once we all click together we knew it would be good," Will Roberson, who was a senior guard on the 13-14 team, said. "If we were all playing good or not we knew once we played good as a team, it was a done deal."

Muskegon went unbeaten in the regular season and ran the table in the class A state tournament finishing it off with a 91-67 win over Bloomfield Hills to bring home the state championship.

"I was so happy for our kids and the journey," head coach Keith Guy said. "To be perfect in anything in this life is tough and this was one time in our lives where we could say we were perfect."

The Big Reds were just the 18th class A school to finish off a perfect season.