Working hard both on and off the court, the Bloomfield Hills High School varsity boys basketball team recently was named a top Academic All-Star Team by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The team finished with the fourth best grade point average in the state and has won the award three of the last four years.
“We are extremely proud of this award as it was one of our top team goals we made at the beginning of the season,” said Boys Basketball Head Coach Phil Kurajian. “We knew it would be especially challenging during an adverse year with COVID, so I am very proud of our student-athletes for taking care of business in the classroom.”
The team had an overall record of 8-5 and a league record of 6-2, taking the League title in a COVID-shortened season before dropping to Waterford Mott in the district semi-finals.
Coach Kurajian said that it is no accident that success in the classroom and on the basketball court are joined. Kurajian explained, “We always talk about giving 100% in everything that you do and being consistent, and that relates to basketball, school and your home life as well. Setting good habits and remaining focused on your goals always carries momentum for all avenues!”
This is not the only award for the team this season. Player Noah Adamczyk (grade 10) was an honorable mention designee on the Michigan Associated Press Division 1 All-State boys basketball team, another honorable mention in the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s “BCAM’s Best” for Division 1, and a coach-voted inclusion in the All-Oakland Area Athletic League White Team. Additional congratulations are due to Mason Canfield (grade 12) for also being voted All-OAA White by the coaches and to Carson Brodsky (grade 11) who was an Honorable Mention designee.
For spearheading this incredible success, Head Coach Kurajian was voted All-OAA Coach of the Year by the other league coaches.
Congratulations to the BHHS boys basketball team and all the scholar-athletes!
Photo Credits: Susan Adams Photography