Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Updates

-Isaiah Sykes, a 6'5 Sr G, Rashad Reeves, a 6'1 Sr G, and Brandon Williams, a 6'7 Sr F, will all transfer to Detroit Denby. Detroit Finney, was supposed to be a force in the PSL this year, with the seniors leading the way, but after the school shut down last year, and Coach Ray Reeves, Rashad's father, going to take the head coaching position at Detroit Community, it has sent a ripple effect through the entire PSL as players from the 2008-2009 Finney team have now joined other teams, and should help them a great deal this year. Sykes is a player who has schools like South Florida and Dayton recruiting him. Expect Denby to be much improved this year!

-Indiana picked up a commitment from Victor Oladipo from Dematha Catholic in Maryland. Oladipo was a do-everything player for the Team Takeover 17u squad who won the AAU Supershowcase in July this year. The 6'4 Wing is extremely athletic and is a very efficient slasher. Oladipo's name would be in most peoples National Top 150 list, but while he may not be ranked the highest, Oladipo is the kind on player you win with at the D1 level.

-Don't be surprised to see Big Ten powers, Michigan St. and Indiana throw out a official offer to 6'7 Soph Wing Kenny Kaminski from Medina, OH/High in the very near future, the Spartans have definitely turned up the heat on Kaminski, and he and his family met with Tom Izzo this weekend at the Montana State game. This will be a Big Ten battle regarding his recruitment as Ohio State, Purdue, and Iowa also tracked Kaminski's Team Pride 15u this July. Kaminski is a Top 30 type talent nationally in the 2012 class and with continued improvement, could go higher. 

-Charles Tucker, Jr, who some consider the top 2013 prospect in Michigan, will attend Lansing Eastern high school according to Tucker. "Cha-Cha" as he is affectionally known struggled with his high school decision all summer. He actually played at the Tom Izzo Spartan Shootout in June with the Eastern team under Coach Rod Watts. I wouldn't be surprised to see Tucker start at PG from Day One at Eastern, and make a good one-two punch with 6'5 Jr F LaDante Henton, a Top 10 player in Michigan's 2011 class.

-James McAdoo, a 6'9 PF from Norfolk,VA/Christian committed to North Carolina this weekend. McAdoo is a player who is a beast on the boards, a terrific shot-blocker, and an efficient scorer down low. The sky is the limit for McAdoo, who is a Top 5 player in the country by BOTB. McAdoo plays in the summer for the loaded Boo Williams Summer League program.


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