2009 Michigan State Basketball commitment Derrick Nix won the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award yesterday. The award is given annually to the state's top senior by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. Nix, of Detroit Pershing High School, is one of two commitments for MSU's 2009 class. Additionally, MSU football commitment Dion Sims, who finished 4th in the balloting for this award, is expected to play basketball after the football season is over.
Nix is MSU's 10th Mr. Basketball.
Past MSU winners include:
2004: Drew Neitzel, Wyoming Park (Michigan State)
2002: Paul Davis, Rochester (Michigan State)
2001: Kelvin Torbert, Flint Northwestern (Michigan State)
2000: Marcus Taylor, Lansing Waverly (Michigan State)
1999: Jason Richardson, Saginaw Arthur Hill (Michigan State)
1993: Jon Garavaglia, Southgate Aquinas (Michigan State)
1990: Anthony Miller, Benton Harbor (Michigan State)
1988: Matt Steigenga, Grand Rapids South Christian (Michigan State)
1981: Sam Vincent, Lansing Eastern (Michigan State)