Author: Next Gen Staff

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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The Introduction: HJ Dillard

HJ Dillard is a 6-3, 12 year old, 7th grade student at Carrollton Middle School. Dillard has always played multiple sports but as of lately he has really taken off. At 6-3 he towers over classmates and opponents. He has a strong frame that starts with his bulky shoulders. Most kids who shoot up with height so quickly can be slow footed or clumsy, not Dillard. He is athletic, quick, and has great footwork.  Dillard possesses such a high skill level he is able to do so much in both basketball and football. Take football for instance, where he...

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Player Feature: Ty Rodgers, Grand Blanc

When you average 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assist in high school basketball people will take notice. But when you do it as a freshman, the top college coaches in the country take notice.  That is the case for Grand Blanc’s 2022 Ty Rodgers. The Saginaw native made a huge splash for Grand Blanc in his debut season, putting up the numbers while helping the Bobcats to a tournament run in March.  Size, strength, skill, explosiveness, toughness, athleticism, are all words that describe Rodgers’ game. However his greatest attribute is probably upstairs as his basketball I.Q. test off...

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