Author: Next Gen Staff

Jaylen Hodges, Bridgeport

When you talk Saginaw basketball, those Mighty Trojans and Lumberjacks jump to mind, and deservingly so!  However, Bridgeport is another school that has been representing Saginaw on a high level for years.   It seems like every year the Bearcats and their players take a back seat in the city because they play in a smaller conference.  Which sometimes leads to Bridgeport players going underrated or lacking attention in their recruitment.   Jaylen Hodges has broken that notion! The junior floor general is having a standout season leading his team, and Bridgeport has rolled to a 16-1 record. While the lanky...

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Chris Smith, Arthur Hill

Going into Saturday’s city rivalry vs Saginaw High, Chris Smith was a believer of his talents and what he can accomplish on the court.  A few hours later the whole city of Saginaw became believers in what the 6-6 sophomore can do! Smith dominated the game and was a bully on the glass as he racked up 25 points and 22 rebounds to give The Hill a 68-63 win.  It took a dominating performance from the sophomore to give his Jacks their first win over The High since March of 2015.   Arthur Hill has had a roller coaster season,...

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Young Jacks Are Ready!

The underclassmen are ready to lead the way at Arthur Hill.  You may not recognize all the young faces on the Lumberjack roster this season…but get use to them because they are ready to make an impact this year and for the next handful of years to come.  The Jacks opened their 2019-2020 season with a 74-56 win at Ecorse last night. Leading the way were a pair of sophomores in Chris Smith and Elvis Machul.  Smith dominated inside the paint for 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Machul played his all-around game to go with 15 points. ...

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The Introduction: Hunter Krohn, Lakers High

Quick way to make yourself a recruiting target is to stand 6-8.  Stand 6-8 as a freshman and you’ll really draw some attention. But when that 6-8 freshman is also a gym rat now you lay the foundation for something special.  Hunter Krohn hails from Lakers High School in Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port.  Lakers High isn’t your traditional state power in Michigan for basketball, but that hasn’t slowed down Krohn from working on his craft and dedicating himself to the game he loves.  “Basketball became my true love in the 7th grade, that’s when I started to play AAU,” states Krohn. ...

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Player Feature: Lavell Brodnex, Saginaw High

As a 6-3 sophomore Lavell Brodnex gave Saginaw High a frontcourt toughness they needed. Brodnex was consistent all season and averaged a straight double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds per game for a Trojan team that fell in the state quarterfinals.  A year later Brodnex is ready to take his game to the next level and try to help his Trojans take that next step towards a state title.  Alot has changed for Brodnex since his sophomore season. For starters he has grown 3 more inches- making him a legit 6-6 swingman. His game has also evolved making...

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