Author: paul

Bridgeport vs Frankenmuth Recap

Bridgeport and Frankenmuth combined to put on a show Tuesday in a Tri-Valley Conference rivalry.  The visiting Bearcats went home with the 69-59 win, but both teams were impressive.  With the win Bridgeport improves to 3-0 and the Bearcats look more than capable of being a Class B power.  And if that isn’t the case this year, then you can bank on it next year as Coach Eugene Seals throws out a very young line-up. Headlining that line-up are brothers Charles Garrett (2018) and Markele Garrett (2019).  Charles “Tre” Garrett is anxious to prove he is D-1 worthy and...

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Nike Showcase: Underclassmen Awards

With over 30 players in attendance from the 2019 class here is your Nike Showcase Underclassmen MVP, First-Team, and Second-Team.   MVP: Julian Dozier, U of D Jesuit With a very good group of players from the 2019 class, especially at the point guard position- Dozier stood out above the rest. Throughout the day he showcased why he already holds a handful of D-1 offers. He was dominate on both ends of the floor and was as smooth as can be in transition. Fellow campers quickly learned to always be prepared for the pass when teamed up with Dozier. In games Dozier made highlight assist after assist…then he would go into his own scoring mode. If you’re a fan of basketball then you’ll love Dozier’s approach to the game. Showed all the traits to be one of the state’s elite players- skilled, tough, always in control.   1st Team Brian Booker, Heritage 6-0 lead guard has transferred into class A Heritage after having a successful freshman campaign at Class B Carrollton. After his performance at camp he looks more than ready to take on the Saginaw Valley League. He showed in both games and drills the ability to score from all 3 levels. Has a very polished midrange game, great on-ball defender. In games excelled in pick-and-roll situations, always making the right decision. Cade Coleman, Davison Of all the...

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Nike Showcase: Upper-Class 1st Team

With close to 50 players in attendance from the 2017 and 2018 class. Here is your Nike Showcase Upper-class MVP and First-Team.   MVP: Anthony Crump, Plymouth, 2018 After dealing with a broken wrist the combo guard is finally healthy and proved it at camp. Crump has also added some beef to his long 6-6 frame. During camp he spent a lot of time at the point, and did everything you want your point to do. He kept a tight handle against smaller guards and does a great job using his size out on the perimeter. After crossing the 3-point line it took Crump only 2 to 3 dribbles to get to the basket, where he finished regularly during games. In his first game he scored a camp high 26, all within the flow of his offense. Crump could have gone for bigger numbers but that’s just not his nature as a complete player, as a coach’s son he took pride in feeding teammates. All morning long he showed off a great skill set for a 6-6 junior-to-be.   Camp 1st Team Rob Carpenter, Berkley, 2018 6-5 freak athlete and it’s just crazy that he has only been playing organized ball for two years, giving the Berkley guard a huge upside. Carpenter was the most exciting player to watch at camp as he turned it out with a handful...

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Saginaw Shootout: Day 2 Notes

Plenty of good games came down to the wire on Sunday of the Saginaw Shootout, and with good games comes clutch play and standout performances.  Below are a list of players who stood out.  (alphabetical order) Jimmy Bell, Arthur Hill- Bell was just as impressive on day 2,  as he was on day 1.  He may not have registered the same type of numbers as day 1, but he out played other quality bigs and did it with a chip on his shoulder. Anthony Bethea, Muskegon- tough, physical, and defensive minded, just how Muskegon likes to play.  Just one...

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Saginaw Shootout: Day 1 Notes

Day 1 of the Saginaw Shootout is in the books! Over the weekend close to 20 of the state’s top teams will play, which means plenty of prospects will showcase their skills. A few teams stood out in day 1 as well, starting with the host team Arthur Hill. The Hill is young but the future looks bright as the Jacks have 8 players from the 2018 & 2019 classes with D-1 potential. Flint Beecher looks like they’ll be ready to compete for another state title next year. The Bucs were without leader Malik Ellison, but a handful of...

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