PSL Champions. The former home to the Detroit Pistons, Cobo Arena has been a regular host to the PSL Championships since 1968. Please follow the links below to view PSL Champions by decade. We’ve included sites, attendance (where known), results of championship and consolation games (if played), and names of winning coaches. 2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s.
Seven other notables were former Detroit Martin Luther King High head basketball coach Benny White, who also coached at many colleges; two-time Big Ten Scoring champ, Cleveland Cavalier draft choice, and PSL legend Mike Robinson; Kansas City Kings draft choice Bob Chapman; former Ferris State University men’s basketball coach Edgar Wilson, who also played football at MSU; New York Knicks draft choice Pete Davis; New Orleans Saints draft choice Tanya Webb; and Portland Trailblazer draft ...
You’ve stumbled upon a site that, in time, will be the home to just about every historical nugget regarding Detroit Public School League basketball three like-minded historians and hoop nuts have been able to compile. Our goal for this site is to provide the basics (PSL Champions, All-PSL Performers, Operation Friendship Champions, etc.) and the more in depth (40-point performances, PSL prep and collegiate All-Americans, PSL players in the NBA, etc.).
Detroit Free Press All-PSL/Detroit — 1960s. Northwestern’s John Mayberry was a 1966 and 1967 Detroit Free Press All-PSL first-teamer before he traded in his basketball shoes for baseball spikes and belted 255 homers over 15 big-league seasons — including his first four with the Houston Astros. (Editor’s Note: Every attempt has been made to include accurate information on players, coaches, and teams.
Consolation: Detroit East Catholic beat King, 45-44 . 1996 at Calihan Hall (att. n/a) Championship: Pershing beat Redford Catholic Central, 88-69; Consolation: Detroit Benedictine beat Redford, 74-56. 1995 at Calihan Hall (att. n/a) Championship: Pershing beat Detroit St. Martin DePorres, 58-50. Consolation: Cooley beat Orchard Lake St. Mary ...
1982 at Calihan Hall (att. 9,000) Championship: Southwestern beat Birmingham Brother Rice, 57-45. Consolation: Detroit DeLaSalle beat Northwestern, 69-65. Consolation: Cass Tech beat Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 64-32.
For years the Detroit PSL has been a major player in the Michigan boys’ basketball state championship. Even predating the actual tournament, Detroit teams claimed state bragging rights six times. Since the inception of the statewide tournament in 1917 the PSL — formerly the Metropolitan League — has had at least one representative in the state’s highest classification title game on 39 occasions and in five of those the state final was an all-PSL affair.
Detroit PSL Basketball . The history of this great game, the league, and its players! ... Mr. Basketball Winners; PSL All-State Selections; PSL and the Pros; PSL ...
The Detroit Public School League (PSL) is a high school conference based in the city of Detroit, Michigan and is governed by Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Office of Athletics. The PSL is affiliated with the MHSAA .
Program accomplishments: Three consecutive Class A state titles (’87,’88,’89). One Mr.Basketball winner (Talley-’89). One Retro Mr.Basketball winner (Fogle-’72). Two PSL city titles. 7.St.Theresa Pirtates. History: It opened in 1919, up until its closing in 1967. A Detroit charter school now occupies the school building, Allen Academy.