Ypsilanti’s Jaylen Johnson finishes third in Mr. Basketball voting

Ypsilanti senior Jaylen Johnson moves the ball around Southgate Anderson senior Connor Phee during regional basketball at Saline High School on Monday, March 10, 2014. (Melanie Maxwell | Ann Arbor News file)

Ypsilanti senior forward Jaylen Johnson did not become the Ann Arbor area's first-ever Mr. Basketball on Monday, but he came within two spots of it.

Johnson finished third in voting for the 2014 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award, the results of which were announced Monday.

Johnson, who is committed to play at Louisville next year, averaged 13.1 points per game this season, leading Ypsilanti to a regional final for the second straight year and a 21-3 record. He recorded double-digit rebounds in 11 games.

Deshaun Thrower of Muskegon won the award, and Justin Tillman of Detroit Pershing finished second in the voting. Edmond Sumner of Detroit Country Day and Darrell Davis of Detroit Douglass were also finalists.

The Mr. Basketball winner is determined by a vote of members of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. Players earn five points for a first-place vote, three for a second-place vote and one for a third-place vote.

No Washtenaw County player has ever won the award, which has been given out annually since 1981.

Mr. Basketball Voting

1. Deshaun Thrower, Muskegon, 1,952 points

2. Justin Tillman, Detroit Pershing, 1,743 points

3. Jaylen Johnson, Ypsilanti, 1,351 points

4. Edmond Sumner, Birmingham Detroit Country Day, 1,090 points

5. Darrell Davis, Detroit Douglass, 821 points