2013 Michigan commitment Zak Irvin was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana today.
Irvin’s full reaction to the award can be found at the Indy Star.
“That was one of the goals that I set,” Irvin said. “We both thought it would be pretty cool to see it happen.”
“He improved more than any other player I’ve coached in a high school career,” Satterfield said. “He definitely had some tools as a freshman, but he’s improved greatly in all facets. From not playing varsity as a freshman to starting three years and winning Mr. Basketball, he’s come a long way. Especially his defense; he really took that to heart. For as talented as he is offensively, he’s very versatile and special on the defensive end.”
Irvin is the first Indiana Mr. Basketball winner to attend Michigan. Irvin averaged 24.6 points, 9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior for Hamilton Southeastern.
Irvin and fellow Michigan commitment Derrick Walton were both named Gatorade Players of the Year in their respective states but Walton fell just short of Mr. Basketball honors in Michigan, despite receiving the most first place votes. Irvin and Walton will be joined by big man Mark Donnal at Michigan next season.