Wednesday, August 20, 2008

News and Notes 8/20/08 6:10 AM

-Make sure to tune in Friday on ESPNU at 8 PM EDT, to watch the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Game at the legendary Rucker Park. Top players that will be playing include Jared Sullinger 2010 6'8 PF/C Columbus, OH/Northland, Tony Wroten 2011 6'5 Wing Seattle, WA/Garfield, Lance Stephenson 2009 6'5 Wing Brooklyn, NY/Lincoln, and Laquinton Ross 2011 6'8 Wing Raleigh, NC/Word of God Academy, among others. This will be the best all-star game of the summer.

-Omari Lawrence a 6'4 SG from South Kent, CT/Prep is expected to verbally commit to St. John's tomorrow morning after a meeting with Coach Norm Roberts and staff. Lawrence is a Top 100 player, and would have been a Top 5 Player in New York City had he not transferred to South Kent from St. Raymond's in the Bronx.

-Ray McCallum, JR a 6'1 dynamo PG from Country Day in Detroit is really getting love from Kansas and Louisville. His top 2 at this present time are Kansas and Detroit, according to a source close to the situation.

-The University of Detroit is really turning up the heat on two elite junior college players from the powerhouse Mott in Flint, MI. They are 6'3 Wing Bobby Lewis who hails from Saginaw, MI/High and 6'8 PF DeAndre Neely from Detroit, MI/Central. Central Michigan is also on Neely hard, while Butler, Mississippi State are also recruiting Bobby Lewis. Bobby signed with Jackson State out of Saginaw High.

-OK, Memphis may have lost Joey Dorsey inside to the Houston Rockets, but help is on the way. Although I have never seen their recent commitment Will Coleman, the 6'9 PF/C from Miami, FL/Dade JC appears incredibly athletic. Check out his highlights...they are amazing.

-Ray Lee a 6'2 2012 Wing from Dearborn, MI/Robichaud and Cameron Fowler a 6'1 2012 G from Detroit, MI/U-D Jesuit, represented Michigan well, last weekend at the Buckeye Prep Report Showcase, Both were named top 5 performers. I may have have Fowler to low in my last rankings... (look for updated ones soon if you have subscribed) Reportedly, Elijah Macon a 6'7 F from Columbus, OH/Marion-Franklin was the top player in the 2012 division, and Marc Loving a 6'5 Wing from Toledo, OH/Deveaux Middle was the top player in the 2013 division.

-Obviously, my readers think that Keith Appling, not Trey Ziegler is the #1 overall player in the state. Keith is bigtime, that's for sure. One thing we can agree on is the best player in Michigan does come from the 2010 class. Although I really do love Keith's game, Trey is still the best player in Michigan, in my eyes. VOTE on the new poll.

-My Boot Camp this pass weekend had lots of talent in it. 6'6 2012 Wing Jordan Hare, 6'6 2012 PF Kevin Marshall, and 6'8 2011 PF Tommie McCune all of Saginaw High, showed why Saginaw is still one of the more talented areas in the state. 5'10 2010 PG Terrance Sherman, 6'4 2011 CG Trey Babers and 6'3 2010 Illinois transfer Malcolm Shaw also were standout campers from Saginaw High. Other standout campers included 2011 6'3 Flint, MI/Hamady Wing Pierre Brackett, 2011 5'9 Connor McCane from Rockford, MI/High, 2012 6'2 PG Christian Vaughn Southborough, MA/St. Mark's, 2010 Mark Maloney 6'3 Wing from Ohio, 2010 Roy Jackson a 6'2 PG from Flint, MI/Hamady, AJ Thomas a 5'9 2010 PG from Saginaw, MI/Heritage, 2011 6'1 SG Jaylen Bland from Saginaw, MI/Arthur Hill and 2013 Dorian Dawkins a 5'10 PG from Saginaw, MI/Central Middle.

-But don't forget about the LADIES! Diamond Tolliver a 5'5 2010 PG from Saginaw High, Porsha Fluker a 5'7 2011 PG from Flint Hamady, Daviel Thomas a 5'6 2010 PG from Saginaw Heritage were also bigtime campers on the female side.

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