2021 - 2022 MICHIGAN
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CHANSEY
WILLIS
GUARD
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SENIOR HS
DETROIT, MICHIGAN
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-3
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
24
POINTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
9.3
REBOUNDS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
4.5
STEALS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
10.3
ASSISTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
“Chansey truly dominates a game. He rebounds, he gets others involved, he plays defense. A lot of guys can score or shoot, but Chansey is the difference between winning and losing.”
Anthony Paciero
Head Coach - head coach of Detroit Southeastern High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior guard had led the Crusaders to a 19-2 record and a berth in the Division 1, District 24 championship game at the time of his selection. Willis averaged 24.0 points, 10.3 assists, 9.3 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game through 21 contests. A member of the 2021 MLive.com Dream Team as a junior, he recorded a triple-double of 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in a 66-38 win over Detroit Western High in the Detroit Public School League championship game.

Academic Achievement


Willis has maintained a B average in the classroom. He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

Exemplary Character


Willis has volunteered locally with CeaseFire Detroit, speaking to youths about the perils of gun and gang violence. He has also donated his time as a youth basketball coach and mentor.