2016 Hall of Fame Class has been announced

The Detroit Catholic League and Catholic Coaches Association are proud to announce the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Class.

Headlining this year’s class are the following athletes who have excelled in inter-collegiate athletics after graduating from a Catholic High School League member school.

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Cassius Winston leads U-D Jesuit boys to first Class A title

Cassius Winston’s bucket list is now complete.

Four-time Catholic League champion.
Michigan’s Mr. Basketball.
Class A state championship.

After two years of final four frustration, the U-D Jesuit senior guard brought his young crew along sure-handedly in a 69-49 win over North Farmington Saturday at the Breslin Center.

He finished his prep career with 31 points on 14 of 16 shooting from the field. He also recorded nine assists, nine turnovers, four rebounds and two steals in leading the Cubs to a 28-0 record and the first state title for a Class A Detroit Catholic League team since 1976 when Detroit Catholic Central beat Saginaw.

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Associate members can "opt-in" to full CHSL benefits

“We didn’t want them treated like second-class citizens.”

That was one athletic director’s assessment about the Catholic League’s decision to welcome participation by associate members in the CHSL’s season-ending championship tournaments.

“It was a long time coming,” said league director Vic Michaels. “We are happy to do this.”

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Detroit Loyola tops Hanover-Horton to earn first Breslin Center berth

For the first time in program history, the Detroit Loyola boys basketball team is headed for the Breslin Center.

The Bulldogs outlasted Hanover-Horton 58-47 in a Class C state quarterfinal on Tuesday night at Tecumseh to move on to Michigan State’s campus.

“It’s been a year of firsts here these last few weeks,” said Loyola coach John Buscemi, whose team won its first regional title last week. “It means everything to the program, to the school to the whole community. We’ve had incredible support this year.”

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