(3-29-23) Buchanan’s Faith Carson (Sr. 6’4 C) has been named Michigan’s AP Division 3 Player of the Year. Carson averaged 19.3 points, 11.4 rebounds and 6.2 blocks per game for the top-ranked Bucks this season.

The Ohio State University commit helped Buchanan to a 23-2 overall record, a Lakeland Conference championship, district title and their first regional title in 20 years.

During this year’s tournament she averaged 25.2 points and 16.8 rebounds per game, including her second triple-double of the season with 29 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 70-47 regional championship win over Kalamazoo Christian.

Carson missed almost her entire junior season at Buchanan due to an ankle injury, that makes her Senior season even that more impressive.

Carson joins a Buckeye program that just ended its deepest NCAA Tournament run in 30 years in the Elite Eight losing to No. 1 seed Virginia Tech, 84-74, in the regional finals in Seattle on Monday night. .

So how does Ohio State grab one of Michigan’s top high school girls basketball players?

Buckeye Coach Kevin McGuff is married to Letitia (Bowen) McGuff…she is a Buchanan graduate and one of the all-time great players for the Bucks during her high school career.

In 1990 she led the Bucks to a Class C State title beating Detroit Country Day 42-34. scoring 31 of Buchanan’s 42 points in the win.

The ‘Buchanan connection‘ paid off for Coach McGuff…sometimes its not what you know, but who you know.