Author: paul

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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Flint Affiliation Showdown Recap: 6th grade division

Last weekend one of Michigan’s oldest running AAU programs, Flint Affiliation hosted their annual Flint Affiliation Showdown tournament.  One of the more intriguing and competitive divisions was the 6th grade division.  When the dust finally settled The Family was left standing and went home with the championship.  The road to the trophy however was hard fought as all four teams that advanced to the final four were more than capable of winning the bracket.  The Family first fought off Saginaw’s Booker’s Ballers 29-24 in the final four before taking down the Michigan Playmakers 38-35 in the Championship.  The Playmakers...

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SVL Championship Preview: Carman vs Saginaw

The Saginaw Valley League Championship is set for tonight at Davison high school and the match-up between Saginaw High and Carman-Ainsworth could turn in to an instant classic with the amount of D-1 talent that will be on the court. The game is a rematch from a January 8th meeting when Carman took a 63-56 win on Saginaw’s home court. But a lot has changed since that meeting, particularly to the Trojans’ front court who have added plenty of grit and size in 6-5 Henry Speight and 6-7 Al Eichelberger, both are currently averaging double-doubles in points and rebounds....

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