Detroit News All-State — 1950s

(Note: At this time we just have 1950-52 Detroit News All-State teams. Class distinctions apparently started for the News beginning with the 1952 teams; prior to this, players were all grouped together.) 

Class A: George “Swinging Gate” Gatewood, Cass Tech; Andy Shepard, Saginaw (Harlem Globetrotters); Dave Parks, Highland Park; Bill Stuifbergen, Kalamazoo; Carl Diener, Saginaw Arthur Hill
Class B: Frank Tanana, Sr. Detroit St. Andrews; Gary Lowe, Trenton; Terry Thompson, Ishpeming; Leland Ayotte, Alpena C.C.; Lynn Beadle, Hastings
Class C: Pete Kutches, Escananba St. Joe; Jim Swoish, Detroit St. Gregory; Fred Corbus, St. Louis; Ed Urbanek, Mt. Carmel; Norb Purol, Ironwood St. Ambrose
Class D: Bob Lennis, Detroit All-Saints; Alan Thelen, Fowler; Gerry Erickson, Gwinn; George Colovas, Edison Inst.; Doug Steward, Vermontville
No Honorable Mention Listed

(No Class Distinction)
First Team: Webster Kirksey, Saginaw (Harlem Globetrotters); Jerry Armstrong, Port Huron; Ron Jackson, Kalamazoo; Frank Tanana, Sr., Detroit St. Andrews; Terry Thompson, Ishpeming
Second Team: Val Dreffs, Johannesburg; George “Swinging Gate” Gatewood, Cass Tech; Bruce Allen, Grosse Pointe High; Frank Fazi, Soo Loretto; Bill Werner, Alpena
Third Team: Keith Cutler, Cooks; Dave Crokcer, Chelsea; Dick Weston, Brimley; Jerry Olesko, Detroit(?) St. Andrew; Don Franz, Saginaw SS Peter and Paul
Honorable Mention: Ken Prather, U of D High; Gerald Hutchins, Miller; Walt Owens, Northwestern

First Team:
Jim Plecas, Detroit Catholic Central; Milt Mead, Bay City Central; Art Spoelstra, Godwin Heights (NBA); Charlie “Kingsnake” Primas, Miller (Harlem Globetrotters); Rex Corless, Coldwater
Second Team: Ed Foster, Niles; Dennis McCotter, Detroit St. Theresa; Paul Hinkin, Saginaw Arthur Hill; Esmo Woods, Pontiac; Buddy Piirto, Ishpeming
Third Team: Walter Thompson, Central; Don Eaddy, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills; Ron Jackson, Kalamazoo; George Woods, Detroit(?) Holy Redeemer; Steve Tassos, Battle Creek
Honorable Mention: Guy Sparrow, Pontiac (NBA); Dick Lisabeth, East Detroit; Ernie Wagner, Northeastern (Harlem Globetrotters); Frank Tanana, Sr., Detroit St. Andrews; Ken Prather, U of D High; Totten, Cass Tech .

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