Tonight is the first big night of high school hoops in Mid-Michigan.  Below are some regional games that highlight the first Tuesday of the season.  Give credit to some area teams for scheduling tough games right out the gate.

 

Saginaw High at Carman-Ainsworth

Two class A teams with high hopes this season, due to amount of experience both bring back.  The High has its 3-headed monster with 2020 standouts Freddie McIntosh, Sir’Real Smith, and James Babers.  Carman did loose alot with JK Lewis and Omari Duncan graduating. Mike Fletcher and Jayden Nunn will carry the load, and may have even more on their plate if 6-4 Dustin Fletcher can’t go tonight due to an ankle sprain.  Carman freshman Mekhi Ellison and Isaiah Jones also make their varsity debut for the Cavaliers.

 

Detroit Renaissance at Flint Beecher

Renny should own the paint with skilled wing forwards 6-5 Chandler Turner and 6-7 Carrington McCaskill, but will they be able to run with them Beecher boys, particularly guards Jalen Terry and Ern Sanders who are both explosive in the open court.

 

Lansing Everett at Grand Blanc

The new era stars tonight for the Bobcats!  New head coach Mike Thomas has plenty of toys to play with starting with 6-5 wing Ty Rodgers, throw in junior transfers Trell Fordham, Kevin-David Rice, and Matai Swain and Grand Blanc is talking state championship now.

 

Holt at Williamston

Holt will not be an easy win but Williamston is legit in Class B.  6-7 Sean Cobb is a skilled big man and will be able to play the 3 with plenty of size under the paint.  Freshman Mason Docks has D1 potential at the point.

 

Swartz Creek At Davison

Sophomore Brendan Sullivan and senior Cade Coleman can fill it up fast for Davison, a team that is coming off a district title last season.  Point guard Cam Baker may be the most important piece to the puzzle as a true floor general that can make things happen off the dribble.

 

Heritage at Sanford Meridian

Sanford made a quarterfinal run last year and returns everyone, most notably 6-5 Lucas Lueder.  They should be set for another March run, but tonight Class A Heritage will have too much fire power with PG LB Booker, silky smooth wing Cade Beall, and skilled 6-6 big Parker Day.