Archive | January, 2013

Interview with Cass Tech’s DeAngelo Stewart

10 Jan

DeAngelo is a 6’5″ forward senior forward for the Cass Tech Technecians.  DeAngelo’s game is endless on the offensive end of the floor.  He can shoot the three-point shot and can also play pretty well from the high post.  DeAngelo has already committed to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Do not think that this kid is just an offensive player.  He is an intimidator on defense.  Whether he is blocking you shot or not, he makes you think twice about putting the ball up.

Interview with Cass Tech’s Kyle Steward

9 Jan

 

Kyle Steward Kyle Steward is a long armed 6’7″ small forward/shooting guard transfer from Crockett.  After Crockett closed, and merged with Finney to form East English Village Prep Academy, Kyle decided to take his talents to Cass Tech, and join up with already well-known players in the state, D’Andre Johnson, and DeAngelo Stewart.  Kyle’s game is a unique one.  He is a freak of nature.  He can bounce out of the gym and bring the crowd down with.  He excels in the open floor.  Either pulling up or driving to the basket.  He will absolutely add  much-needed height, and athleticism to Cass Tech if they wish to compete for a state title.

 

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Please list weight, height and position?

Kyle Steward: 195 lbs, 6’7″, SG/SF.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: First game started on varsity?

Kyle Steward: At Crockett vs. Harrison.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Most memorable game since being on varsity?

Kyle Steward: Today [1/8/13 vs. Renaissance] actually. The atmosphere was crazy.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What was the best individual performance you have had in high school?

Kyle Steward: We played in Kalamazoo last year against Benton Harbor.  I had like 23 [points] and 10 [rebounds].

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: You are a transfer from Crockett.  What adjustments have you had to make both athletically and academically at Cass Tech?

Kyle Steward: Not much athletically, but academically, just balancing time and having to work harder?

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some strengths of your game and what are some areas that are up and coming?

Kyle Steward: My strengths are my athleticism and my pull up game.  I need to get stronger and handle the ball better.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some goals the team has set and some you have set for yourself?

Kyle Steward: We want to win the City Championship and State Championship.  And I just try and dominate every time I step on the floor.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: You have a Cleveland State offer, but what are some other schools that are showing interest?

Kyle Steward: Jacksonville, UMKC, Youngstown State.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How enjoying is the recruiting process knowing that you will continue your career at the next level?

Kyle Steward: It’s a great feeling knowing that I’m going to be playing at the next level.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: If Cass plays East English, what do you think the outcome would be?

Kyle Steward: I know we’d get the job done.  I’m confident in my team.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Predictions for remainder of the season?

Kyle Steward: City and state champs.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: I like to call you, D’Andre, and DeAngelo the “Big Three”, is this the best triumverate in the city?

Kyle Steward: Most definitely we are.  When were all playing well, there isn’t a team who can beat us I don’t think?

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some other players that will have to step up if CT wishes to accomplish their goals?

Kyle Steward: Kenny [Carpenter], and Len [Lenard Hall], just need to keep playing at a high level.  And I wish my guy Darnell [Cox] would play more.  He can really help.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Kyle Steward: Something most people don’t know about me is that I love to sing.  I don’t do it around a lot of people.


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Interview with Jermaine Lynch

9 Jan

Jermaine caught my eye when I saw him play at the Motor City Roundball Classic.  In that game he scored 28 points, hauled down three rebounds, and dished out six assists, for his Windsor (Canada) Forster team.  Jermaine, can shoot the lights out of the ball.  He has a beautiful stroker.  He knocked down 11-15 shots and went 4-6 from beyond the arch.  Not to bad a ball handler too.  A player to watch from Canada for sure this year.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Please list height, weight, graduation year, and position.

Jermaine: Height: 5’11, Weight: 155 lbs, Class of: 2013, Position: Point Guard

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: First game started on varsity in high school?

Jermaine: On Varsity in grade 11.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Best game you’ve ever had?

Jermaine: A basketball tournament at Wayne State.  I hit 11 3’s and ended up with 37 points.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Any goals for the season?  Individual and team wise?

Jermaine: Individually one of my major goals are to win Mr. Basketball this season, and get looks to play at the next level.  Team wise I want to lead my team to a championship.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What players do you model your game after?

Jermaine: I don’t really try to model my game like certain players, but I would say I model my game like Brandon Knight the most.  Because of the way he can get his own shot off and set up teammates.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some strengths you have?

Jermaine: Shooting the ball, playing unselfish, and my basketball IQ.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Any big games coming up?

Jermaine: We play [Windsor] Catholic Central on [January] the 15.  And that’s a team who everyone predicts to win it all this year so we have to be ready to play.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: You have some Canadian colleges looking at you, but if I had a NCAA coach with me, and asked you what would you bring to his program, what would you say and why?

Jermaine: I would definitely try to make everyone around me better.  Bring a positive attitude and work as hard as I could everyday.  And someone who isn’t afraid to step up and take on a challenge.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: And lastly, what is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Jermaine: Hmm.. I’d say that I like to joke a lot and be silly.

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Cass Tech 82 vs. Renaissance 64

9 Jan

The Cass Tech Technecians traveled to take on their rival the Phoenix of Renaissance and pulled out with a 82-64 victory.  Much like the state championship football team at Cass Tech, the basketball team is full of division one talent.  Players like D’Andre Johnson, DeAngelo Stewart, and Kyle Steward, all have received some division one interest.  Not to be left behind are rising juniors such as Kenny Carpenter, and Charles Key.

CT built a 11-2 lead in the first 3:55 of the game.  In that first quarter, the Technecians hit six three-point shots, as Johnson, Stewart and Carpenter all hit two threes apiece.  Cass thought it would be smooth sailing from their, but not so fast.  CT was never able to create much separation in the second and third quarters as Renaissance on some occasions only trailed as much as five points.  In the fourth is where things changed.  Led by Stewart, Cass was able to put the game out of reach and left with a convincing victory.

According the my game notes, DeAngelo Stewart amassed 25 points to lead CT.  Clark Bishop, struggled through most of the early portion of the game, but came back nicely to finish up with 26 points to lead Renaissance.

Interview with Loyola’s Richie Gold

6 Jan

Richie Gold is a 6’4″ junior forward at Detroit Loyola.  Richie had a complete game for a forward in Loyola’s 88-73 win over Southfield-Lathrup, scoring 26 total points, and hauling down nine rebounds.  In the game against Lathrup, it seemed as if most of Richie’s points were coming from him being down low in the post.  Whether it was him cleaning up someone’s mess and putting it back in, or catching the ball and driving to the basket.  The kid loves contact.  Richie will have to play big this year if Loyola wishes to compete in the Catholic League AA this year.

Interview with Christien Wright of Country Day

6 Jan

Christien Wright took home the MVP for Country Day in their big 70-66 win over Walled Lake Western to conclude the 18th annual Motor City Roundball Classic.  Wright finished the game with 19 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.

Interview with Kahlil Felder

5 Jan

Where do I begin with Kahlil Felder? Felder has carried the torch of elite point guards to come out of Pershing, the last being Keith Appling, who plays currently at Michigan State. Kahlil has been touted one of the best rebounding point guards in the state. And that held true against Chandler Park at the Motor City Roundball Classic. Kahlil recorded 13 rebounds. Not bad for a guard who is listed at 5’10”.

Last year, Pershing was expected to contend for a state championship, carrying future Iowa State commit Sherron Dorsey-Walker, but fell to Romulus in the quarterfinal. This year, I am a firm believer in this, Pershing will only go as far as Kahlil takes them. Yes they have talent in other places, such as Matez Walker and Justin Tillmon, but they all feed off of Kahlil. When Kahlil is playing well, they play well and vice-versa. This is Felder’s year, a chance for him to win a city and state title, something his predecessor Keith Appling accomplished in the 2008-2009 campaign.

Interview with Poet Thomas

5 Jan

Poet Thomas, also known for his football skills at DCD, took home the MVP trophy in their 80-51 win over Bowling Green Ohio at the Motor City Roundball Classic.  Poet took on the challenge of guarding Wisconsin commit, Vito Brown, and Thomas did a superb job of guarding Brown.  Brown struggled all night the get into a rhythm.  Poet is the senior leader of Country Day and you can tell, that he give it his all on every single play, and he has to.  Poet will be a key contributor this year considering the fact that he is their only post player above 6’4″.

Interview with Tyquone Greer

5 Jan

Tyquone is a 6’7″ junior at Orr High School in Chicago, Illinois.  Orr is not a bad team this year, but I would have to say, the player who seems to get the most touches a game is Tyquone Greer.  Tyquone possesses every antribute you love about a 6’7″ guard, long armed, ability to battle down low, mid to three point jump shot, and athleticism.  In one game at the Motor City Roundball Classic, Tyquone took home the MVP with an impressive 23 point  and nine rebound performances.  Tyquone has already seemed some interest from Baylor and Illinois.  But I am telling you Chicago, I know you want to see Simeon and Jabari Parker, but really check this kid out.  A future star is in the making.

Interview with Marcus Smith

3 Jan

Playing in a talent rich city such as Chicago, it is possible to get overlooked when playing in the same city as names such as Jabari Parker. But there is a junior at Hyde Park High School in the Windy City that should get some recognition as well. Marcus Smith is a combo guard who is a two way player, meaning he can play on both the defensive and offensive player. In one game at the Motor City Roundball Classic, he scored about 20 points. Marcus is already receiving some interest from some schools, but will in the future receive more if he keeps up the performances he put on at the Motor City Roundball.

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