Sunday, October 26, 2008

Last 4...

Kalamazoo Central-The last few years, it was obvious that there talent level was heavy, now they have a great up-and-coming young coach. Mike Thomas, once one of my staff members, and a former assistant coach at Northwood, is a good enough coach to win state titles in the future at Kazoo. This year his team will be headlined by two of the top players in the state for their classes. 6'6 2009 F Doug Anderson, is the most athletic and highest-leaper from Michigan since NBA Dunk Contest winner Jason Richardson. Doug's hops are downright unbelievable. If Doug had the skills to play on the wing, the NBA could really be in his future, but his skills are not even ready right now to play on the wing at the D1 Level. 6'5 2010 Wing Devin Oliver is one of the best wings in the state for his class. Oliver will play D1 one day, the level is up to him. Oliver was solid for the Mustangs 16s this year in Vegas. Oliver is an athletic, lefty who has the potential to be really good. 6'3 2009 Wing TJ Cameron will also contribute. Kazoo also has a wealth of good young players...Watch out for this program in the future.

Warren DeLa Salle-When you combine the fact that they are always one of the top defensive ball clubs in the state, they always have great shooters, and great coaching they are always a force in Michigan high school basketball. Then you throw in the fact they have a Big Ten commit in 6'3 SR SG Alex Marcotullio, who is headed to Northwestern, and they have one of the top bangers in the state in 6'9 2009 C Kevin McCarthy, and a great role player in 6'1 2009 SG in Alex Harville then you have to put them in your Top 10 teams, this isn't a team you want to play in March.

Flint Powers-Can the 3rd Lucas-Perry lead Powers to the Class B State Title? 5'10 Soph PG Patrick Lucas-Perry who already has D1 offers from schools like Oakland and Ohio will be the difference maker if this team wants to be the top in Class B. 6'2 JR SG D'Marco Sanders will also be a scoring presence in the back-court, and 6'2 SR SG Shane Moreland will be the most productive player in Class B this year. Add in the athletic front court presence of 6'6 SR F Rodney Anderson, and you have another very good powers team! Lucas-Perry was great in the playoffs last year as a freshman, will he be good enough this year for Powers to take the whole thing?

Benton Harbor-Another team who is traditionally one of the states top teams, and it is that way again with the emergence of 6'6 JR G Terrell Clinton as one of the top players in his class, and a high major sleeper prospect. Clinton can play the 1 at 6'6 and is one of the more versatile players in the state. If he starts putting up big scoring out. 6'6 SR PF Tyrone Black is also one of the states top power-forwards. Black is a horse in the paint, who finishes well around the cup. Helping Black out on the inside will be 6'6 SR PF Aaron Clyburn...expect Benton Harbor to once again be in the thick of things come March.

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