Archive | August, 2013

Player Profile: Lumen Christi’s Hunter Page

31 Aug

hp• Height, Weight, and position?

              5’11, 160 lbs., point guard, shooting guard

• High School, summer team and Graduation Year?

             Jackson Lumen Christi, Common Bond, 2016

• Players you try to model your game after?

                        Rondo, Nash, Isaiah Thomas

• Important Stats

Averaged double-double freshman year (points, assists)

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

Any division 1 or 2 is my goal

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Setting up a visit to Holy Cross

• What makes you unique from other players at your position?

Ability to drive to the basket and create my own shot.

• Strengths and Weaknesses?

Strengths are ball handling, passing, quickness,  free throw shooting,            perimeter shooting, basketball IQ.

Weaknesses are defensive shuffling, communication on defense

• How did the offseason go?

Great. Played in many tournaments and involved in many camps

• Goals for the upcoming season?

Start for the Varsity and be a contributor.

• What role do you see your self having this year for your team? 

I believe I will be a distributor…will be involved in scoring and counted

on to play good defense…get some steals and move the ball in transition.

• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?

  Hard worker, hustle, leader, scorer, team player

• What will will go into your decision about choosing a college?

 Playing time, chemistry with other players, coach, location

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

Coach Tyler Aldridge because he has taken an interest in me and believes I can do great things academically and athletically.

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

Oldest brother of 3, Quarterback of the football team, andMVP award at the Izzo Camp.

• Academic Information

Freshman year…3.2 gpa

• Contact Information

Twitter handle – @huntpage630

Email – geopage1@comcast.net

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Player Profile: Mohamed Bazzi

28 Aug

image• Height, Weight, and position?

5’10 160lbs PG/SG

• High School, summer team and Graduation Year?

Star International Academy, HYPE Athletics/Michigan Lakers, 2016

• Players you try to model your game after?

Monta Ellis, Steve Nash, Rajan Rondo, Derrick Walton

• Important Stats

Led the state in scoring among 2016s (18.1 ppg) 411 Points Last season

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

All the schools interested in me.

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

UofD , Oakland, WMU , UofToledo, Akron, Michigan St, Bowling Green, Bowling Green State, CMU, UMass, Indianapolis

• What makes you unique from other players at your position?

I can flat out shoot the rock, and get to the basket with ease, I can finish with contact, and set teammates up to score.

• Strengths and Weaknesses?

Strengths: Shooting, Tight handle on the ball, Play Making

Weaknesses: Left Hand, Quicker Feet, Consistent good Defense.

• How did the offseason go?

Training wise, it went amazing, had multiple trainers that knew the game of basketball inside and out. AAU wise, I played for HYPE athletics, didn’t go as well is I wanted it too. But more importantly I got better. AAU with the Michiagn Lakers went well.

• Goals for the upcoming season?

Bring the first ever district championship to Star, All-State Selection, All-Conference 1st Team( Had 2nd team last season), Pick up some more High-Major Offers, Lead the State in scoring.

• What role do you see your self having this year for your team?

Same as last year, but with bigger expectaions. Score the ball, lead by example, get everyone involved. FIND A WAY TO GET THE W.

• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?

A hard working players that is willing to learn, a player that can lead and score, no matter what kind of competition is on the court. A player that loves to win.

• What will go into your decision about choosing a college?

A family orientated university, a historic program that is known for winning, and helping it players play on the next level. A school where I can be me.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

My parents (cant choose one), they’ve been through so much, and such strong and mentally tough individuals.

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

I still have the Iphone 3g…

• Academic Information

3.1 Student, Honor roll student

• Contact Information

Star Inernational Academy

24425 Hass St. Dearborn Michigan

My email: mobazzi@rocketmail.com

 

Player Profile Form: Hunter Powell

27 Aug

54910• Height, Weight, and position?

6’8’’ 215 Small Forward Power Forward

• High School, summer team and Graduation Year?

McBain High School 2013, Grand Rapids Storm, Midwest Elite Prep Academy 2014, Merrillville Indiana

• Players you try to model your game after?

Kenneth Faried, Dwayne Wade, Reggie Evans, Gerald Wallace, and Denis Rodman

• Important Stats

Leads team in rebounding, scoring, blocked shots and field goal percentage.

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

Ferris State, Saginaw Valley, Grand Valley, Central Mich, Eastern Michigan,Western Mich, Michigan Tech, Valpraso, or any Mid-Major fit.

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Trine, Calvin, Northwood, Davenport, Spring Arbor, and Albion.

• What makes you unique from other players at your position?

Most players don’t have the motor to come up with big rebounds at the end of games and play with the heart and emotion to win like I do.

• Strengths and Weaknesses?

Strength is my athleticisms; First step and ability to defend any position and shoot inside and out.

Weakness are, sometimes I am just content getting offensive and defensive rebounds and not being a major offensive threat so, I need to improve all around strength.

• How did the offseason go?

This offseason we got the gun going a lot putting up a lot of shots and working on ball handling everyday

• Goals for the upcoming season?

Improve ball handling, and passing, and pull up jumper

• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?

Big rebounds at the end of games, Nobody will crash the boards harder, Very responsible off the court with grades and staying out of trouble

• What will go into your decision about choosing a college?

Rich college winning tradition and fan base also the community that surrounds that college. And what type of players that team already has.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

My dad because he never missed one of my games and took me to all of my AAU tournaments he was always there for me and taught me to play hard like I do.

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

If I’m not playing basketball I’m probably fishing

• Academic Information

3.4 GPA 19ACT

• Contact Information

Email: hunterpowell15@gmail.com

Hunter Powell Cell Phone: 231-944-6850

McBain Coach Bruce Koopman: 231-920-9700

Making a Point: Muskegon’s Deshaun Thrower

24 Aug

180While Muskegon High School is known for their football program, winning three state titles in the last ten years, their basketball program is quietly becoming a contender for Class A basketball championships . Last year, Muskegon made it all the way to the Class A quarterfinals, losing to Drake Harris and Grand Rapids Christian 64-61. However, the Big Reds this year are looking to improve on last year’s season and make it to the Breslin Center. The team returns guard Will Roberson, wing Joeviar Kennedy, and 6’8″ forward Deyonta Davis, who destroyed the AAU circuit hauling in multiple division one offers over the Summer. But the one player that will determine the success of the Big Reds’ season is senior dual sport star and one of the most underrated guards in Michigan, Deshaun Thrower.

Thrower is also currently the starting quarterback for the Big Red football team, who are one of the early season favorites to win the division two title in Michigan. And although Deshaun will choose basketball at the next level, interestingly enough, playing football for Deshaun has helped develop his skills on the basketball court.

“Football helps me in basketball with contact” Thrower had to say, “I don’t mind contact and it helps me stay aggressive, and the fact that I play quarterback and point guard helps because I need vision and awareness [on the floor].”

Playing football has certainly helped shaped Deshaun’s game when it comes to his individual skill set. You can tell that he lives in the weight room with the football team because he has the size and explosiveness that is hard in Michigan’s 2014 guard class. He can get to the rim at will putting a shoulder down and out muscling his way to the basket, and keeps defenders honest with a solid mid-range and pull-up game in transition. Thrower is one of those players that always has a constant motor running, he likes to push the ball on the break and whether he is on offense or defense, you know that he is going to give the team 110% effort.

Over the Summer competing with ACB Bankhoops 17U, one of the top AAU travel teams in the western part of Michigan, Deshaun pulled in three offers from the likes of Northern Michigan, Stoney Brook, and UIC after impressing during the July Live Evaluation Period. With added interest coming from U of D Mercy, Northern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, and Western Michigan, all the hard work that Deshaun has spent playing two sports is starting to pay off.

“Basketball recruiting has been going well” Thrower said, “A couple offers and I hear from coaches everyday but football is ok, no offers yet but I’m sure if I have a good season they will come.”

The Class of 2014 in Michigan is a front-court dominated class with many of the state’s top players being either power or small forwards, so it is easy for a guard to slip under the radar when it comes to exposure at the next level. And to go on top of that, Deshaun knows that he must outwork his competition because of the fact that he is from Muskegon.

“I don’t think it’s fair that they overlook me because where I am from” Deshaun had to say, “I truly think if I was to live in Detroit or Saginaw [or] somewhere I would have way more offers and looks than I do now, but I mean it is what is and I’m happy with the offers that I do have and coaches that took their time to come see me play so I can’t worry on too much what I have no control of.”

We know that Thrower is an accomplished high school athlete on both the football and basketball court, and it would be easy for such an athlete to forget about where he comes from. But Deshaun wants to leave a mark on the future generations of Big Reds that attend Muskegon High School and become recognized for more than just winning games.

“I would like to win states in both sports, and be the first to go D1 in basketball from here in a while, and go on and have a good career in college and go play professional somewhere and come back a give back for everybody to remember me as a hard worker, a leader, and a winner.”

Deshaun and the Muskegon Big Red football team take the field August 30th to open the 2013 season at Grand Haven.

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Lucky Number Three for Laster

19 Aug

Mike_LasterMike Laster of Detroit Cass Tech has seen his recruitment improve drastically during the offseason as well as his individual game.

Laster recently picked an offer from Buffalo New York, his third to go along with offers already from Bowling Green and SIU-Edwardsville.

The 6’4″ Laster is a completely different player compared to his junior season at Cass Tech.  He has improved on the offensive side of floor, becoming a player who now demands attention whenever he touches the ball.  He can now drive to the basket, shoot the three to go along with an already solid mid-range game.  Good athlete with length that will transition well to the college game.

Laster also mentioned interest coming from New Hampshire, Northeastern, IPFW, and Youngstown State.  With no decision date soon, Mike is in the process of setting up visits to colleges, and will no doubt pick up a few offers before his senior season starts.

Michigan Elite 25 Preview

16 Aug

UnknownThe highly anticipated Michigan Elite 25 program will hold its first basketball camp this weekend at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Michigan.  25 of the state’s top ranked player were mailed invitations from the classes of 2014 through 2017, who will come and participate for three, two-day sessions in a training camp-style practice with hopes of improving their skills before the high school season starts in November.

The Michigan Elite 25 was an idea that came to the mind of two local former hardwood stars and friends Tim McCormick and Mike Dietz.

McCormick, prepped at Clarkson, went onto to star in the Big Ten Conference  at the University of Michigan, and later became the 12th draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1984 draft.  Through his NBA career, Tim bounced around the league playing for a total of eight season with six different teams before retiring following the 1991-1992 season.  But Tim’s love for the game of basketball did not end once his playing days were over.  Tim currently runs the NBA Players Association Top 100 Basketball Camp, an invite only camp to the top high school players in the country, whose alumni include Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.

Mike Dietz went onto play collegiate ball at Western Michigan University after starring in high school at Brother Rice.  Dietz previously worked as the vice president of sales and marketing for Ilitch Holdings Inc. before opening his very own sports management firm Dietz Trott Sports and Entertainment, the official sponsor of the Michigan Elite 25.

The week’s festivities started on Tuesday night with the Michigan Elite 25 Coaches Academy at U of D Mercy’s Calihan Hall.  The Academy featured presentations from just about every division one basketball program in the State of Michigan, including John Beilein [Michigan], Tom Izzo [Michigan State], Steve Hawkins [Western Michigan], Keno Davis [Central Michigan], Ray McCallum Sr. [U of D Mercy], and Greg Kampe [Oakland].  Who stressed the importance off academics, the dangers of social media, and what it means to be a great teammate in the sport of basketball.

These players are likely to attend but surely other high quality players are to participate:

2014- Justin Tillman [Pershing], Jaylen Johnson [Ypsilanti], Yante Maten [Bloomfield Hills], Edmond Sumner [Country Day], Mory Diane [Country Day], Aaron Foster-Smith [Taylor Truman], Darrell Davis [Frederick Douglass].

2015- Jeron Rogers [North Farmington], Eric Davis [Saginaw Arthur Hill], Xavier Cochran [Ann Arbor Huron], Marquel Ingram [Pershing], Bakari Evelyn [Southfield Christian], Jaylin Walker [Romulus], and Deyonta Davis [Muskegon].

2016- Josh Jackson [Consortium], Cassius Winston [U of D Jesuit], Corey Allen [Ypsilanti], Brailen Neely [Detroit Western], D’Angelo Hanbro [Romulus], Algevon Eichelberger [Saginaw], and Marlo Brown [Southfield Christian].

2017- Brian Bowen [Saginaw Arthur Hill], Will Weems [Detroit Western], Christian Rodriguez [Godwin Heights], Jermaine Jackson Jr. [Mt. Clemens], Armonee Felder [Pershing], and Xavier Tillman [Forest Hills Central]

The Prep Ball Report plans on attending all of the sessions for the Michigan Elite 25 camp, look for recaps on all the day’s actions here and for live coverage of the camp, please follow me on Twitter: @PrepBallReport

Stewart Pledges to Hornets

12 Aug

dsc_0042After previously committing to SIU-Edwardsville before his senior season started, Detroit Cass Tech 6’6″ wing DeAngelo Stewart has decided to play college basketball next year for the Hornets of Alabama State.  Stewart is a long, left-handed athletic wing who rebounds the ball very well for his position, but is truly talented on the offensive side of the game.  DeAngelo has to unique ability to keep defenders honest with the ability to score in the paint and finish above the rim, in addition to playing on the perimeter and shooting mid to three point jump shots.  He was a vital part for Cass Tech winning the PSL West Division championship, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks per game.

The Prep Ball Report recently caught up with DeAngelo to talk about his move from SIU-Edwardsville to Alabama State.

“It was very hard.  I just had to stay positive.  I stayed in the gym and worked on my game.  God told me to be patient because my time was coming.  My high school coach, Coach Dixon, helped me a lot throughout this process.”

Not too many players from Michigan play down in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and DeAngelo is eager to meet up with his future teammates and coaches and learn how he can be used in the Hornet system.

“It’s a couple of players from Michigan that play their [Alabama State].  I will meet with everybody Thursday.  Coach said I can come right away. I am just going to play my game and nothing more.”

DeAngelo played with two fellow division one players who were seniors at Cass Tech, so it was easy for him to be overshadowed when it came to being recognized as an elite player in the state.  However, Stewart wants to prove his worth with Alabama State and make a name for himself.

“They will be getting a versatile wing that can play inside and outside, on both ends of the court.  A player that will rebound the ball, and also block shots, and that is going to work his but off to be the best.”

Commitments from the 2013 class are very rare at this time of year. but DeAngelo is a late great pick up that can come in, and make an immediate impact of the Alabama State program, they are truly getting a steal.

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Bass Happy with U of D Decision

6 Aug

VG Paris Bass 1When the 2012-2013 boys basketball season for the MHSAA started in December, Birmingham Seaholm 6’7″ wing Paris Bass was not usually in the conversation regarding division one basketball prospects in the State of Michigan.  However, Bass quietly put up an excellent senior campaign, averaging a double-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds, to go along with three steals, rebounds and assists respectively.  But where Paris really started to make a name for himself was competing with the 17U Michigan Warriors AAU team.   “Well it was a big part of my team getting me the ball and helping my confidence,” Paris had to say for the improvement of his game with the Michigan Warriors, “but also I started to work on my game and not just be satisfied where I was.”   Traveling through the midwest and partaking in some of the most prestigious AAU tournaments the region has to offer, Paris was exposed to division one basketball coaches in the month of July where offers started to pour in for him, and the one school that stood out to him the most was U of D Mercy.

Paris had accumulated double-digit offers during the Live Period of July, where division one college coaches may attend AAU games.  Paris eventually cut his list down to five schools including the Titans, Rhode Island, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, and Eastern Michigan before deciding on U of D Tuesday.  “Basically I feel real close and comfortable with Coach Ray [McCallum]” said Bass, “and also the staff made me feel like I was at home.”  And regarding how U of D plays, Paris is excited to get on the floor because “They play my style of basketball and I also feel I can continue to improve the program.”

Paris is a unique and versatile wing that seems to cause mis-match problems wherever he steps on the floor.  Bass is a long athletic wing, that can fill the ball up in a variety of ways, off-the bounce going to the basket, facing up from the perimeter with a jump-shot, and slashing and finding wholes in the defense from the off-guard position.  The one thing that is intriguing about Paris is that he is so tall, one would not think that he could handle the ball.  But at times this Summer  with Warriors, Paris controlled the ball like a point guard out there pushing the ball after he got a rebound on the break and finding teammates for the assist.

At the college level, Paris does not what to be labeled as just being able to play one position, “Guard, post, anything I can do to help the team.”  Paris is a late great pick-up for the Titans this time of year, and is a future star in the Horizon League.

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Upcoming Camps and Showcases

3 Aug

arloNow that the July Live Period is now over, one of only ways for prospects to get their name out there is through camps and showcases.  Recruiting websites, like yours truly, will attend these camps scouting the courts for talent and writing up recaps filled with notes from the day’s of action.  I am providing a list of camps that will help the recruit improve their stock over the last couple of months before the high school season begins.  This list of camps will continue to grow as I find more camps in the state.  Although there is usually a fee to participate in these camps, players, it is important to attend these camps for multiple reasons, to get your name out to recruiting websites, two, to improve your own individual game, and three, see your competitions game and learn on what you need to be to become the best in your class.  I hope everybody has an opportunity to get out to a least one of these camps.

Bank Hoops Underclassmen All-State Mini Camp (Aug. 3 10-5 pm at The Cage in Swartz Creek)

Hype Athletics Triple Threat 2 Day Camp (Aug. 15-16, 9 am-12 pm at Hype Athletics in Dearborn Heights)

Michigan Elite 25 Camp (Aug. 17-18, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 13, 20 at Detroit Cass Tech) *invitation Only

Inside Prep Sports Fall Super Showcase (Sept. 15 10 am-4 pm at Hype Athletics in Dearborn Heights)

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July Evaluation Report

1 Aug

With the July evaluation period now over, recruits around Michigan now have a greater knowledge of where they stand in relation to getting scholarships from schools. Some players separated themselves from the rest of the pack making statements to school that they are worthy of an offer.

Kyle-KuzmaKyle Kuzma 6’7″ 200 lbs SF Rise Academy (PA) 2014- Kyle was one of the top performers at the Las Vegas Fab 48 last weekend, resulting in new offers from the likes of Missouri, Memphis, UConn, and Florida State. Kyle, who competed with Dorian’s Pride 17U, is the definition of a mis-match. He can score in all facets of the game, Kyle can post up smaller defenders and take bigger post players to the basket on either side of the rim. However, Kuzma does have some ballhandling skills he can use. He has the ability to take a defensive rebound and push the ball up the ball and scoring in transition. Quality athlete and shooter to make defenders respect both areas of his offensive game. Kyle is still growing into his 6’7″ frame and will be dangerous once he adds a bit more muscle.

 

JoshJackson-227x300Josh Jackson 6’6″ 165 lbs SF Detroit Consortium 2016- Detroit area high school basketball fans are thinking to themselves as they read this, “We already know Josh is an elite prospect.” Well, he is. But Mr. Jackson solidified himself as one the nation’s top 2016 players at the Las Vegas Fab 48 playing with Dorian’s Pride. One national recruiting analyst said it best when stating Josh is the best shooting guard prospect regardless of class in the country. At one game in Vegas, Josh scored 22 points in the first half, and remember AAU first halves are only 16 minutes. Josh’s best side of the ball is offense, he has the handles, athleticism to get into the lane, the mid-range game, the three-point shot that defenders don’t know what he is going to give them. But what is the best attribute about his offensive game is that he is a facilitator like LeBron James on the floor. He is not always thinking about himself, and has extremely good floor vision. Josh has grown since last high school season and has added some weight too working out with Team USA, watch out Michigan, the next great one has arrived.

 

Ray Croon 6’5″ 170 lbs SG/SG Redford Thurston 2014- Another wing that can light a defender up. Ray and Team Detroit went down to both the Peach States Summer Showcase in South Carolina and Las Vegas 48 , and Ray lit defenders up scoring 20+ points in just about every game. Croon is a tall, long, athletic wing that gets into the lane with ease against smaller defenders and finishes with authority above the rim with high-flying dunks. He can also play some point, and is a quality outside jumper once he see’s a few go in early. Ray needs to go 100% all of the time while he is on the floor and not taking plays off on defense. He has too much talent for it not to be showcased on the floor.

 

yanteYante Maten 6’8″ 210 PF Bloomfield Hills Lahser 2014- Yante is a big powerful stretch-four forward that recently received offers from Hofstra and UNC-Greensboro during July. After making the transition from The Family to Team Detroit, Yante looked much more comfortable on the court. Yante dominated both the defensive and offensive paint for Team Detroit. He defends the post really well making it hard for opponents just to get a shot off, and sometimes even rebounded the shot he just defended. Offensively, Yante can shoot both the mid-range and three-point shot very well for a 6’8″ big man, set a high pick-and-roll and finish with authority at the rim, and runs the floor well in transition. Just needs a little bit more polishing up with his back to the basket game.

 

milesMiles Bridges 6’5″ 190 lbs SF Huntington Prep 2016- Miles was one of the best wings at the Indianapolis Adidas Invitational regardless of grade level. The 6’5″ wing has a unique game where he can be both a physical inside presence and play with skill and finesse on the perimeter. He can shoot the ball well to the three-point line, get to the basket against any defender, and jump out of the gym if needed. How much taller Miles grows from now to senior season will determine on what position he will seek to play at the college level. And speaking of college, Miles already has an Oakland offer, with interest coming from Indiana, Kansas, and Michigan State.

 

darrellDarrell Davis 6’4″ 170 lbs Guard Detroit Douglass 2014- Darrell pulled in a few high-major offers at the Las Vegas Fab 48 coming from the ACC’s Florida State and the Big East’s DePaul, putting a nice cap on a fantastic final month of AAU for Davis. Darrell is a combo guard that is effective playing both off the ball and playing the one. He is a scoring machine with a variety of ways to fill it up, either slashing with a quick first step and taking defenders one-on-one to the basket with a strong handle on either side, or from the mid-range and pull-up game. He is a crafty playmaker and good decision maker with the ball in his hands who rarely makes mistakes resulting in turnovers. Adding some more muscle would make him a nightmare for defenders in Michigan.

munisMunis Tutu 6’0″ 160 lbs PG La Lumiere (IN) 2015- Munis played with Michigan’s own The Family for AAU and is a native of Canada. Tutu is a blinding quick point guard with the ball in his hands who is dangerous in transition. But don’t think that he is a careless player out there, he is a quick but not in the hurry point guard who sees the floor really well and plays with a very high basketball IQ, and has a strong handle to go along with it. He has recently added shooting to his game over the Summer which will make him a much more complete offensive player. Already has offers from the likes of Detroit, Kent State, Charleston and Binghamton, with added interest coming from Butler. Munis will need to put on some weight in order to achieve his full basketball potential which very well could be at the high-major level.

leonardLeonard Harper-Baker 6’5″ Wing Detroit Southeastern 2014- One of Michigan’s more underrated wings in the 2014 class. Leonard came along way from his junior high school season and became much more of a complete ball player with the Michigan Hurricanes this Summer. He can play up to three different position on the basketball court, but is best suited for a slashing get to the basket scoring type of wing position. He improved both his jump shot and ball handling skills, and was really a tough match-up for defenders out on the perimeter. But what I like about Leonard was that he was always one the toughest and athletic players not backing down from anybody on both sides of the ball and would be an absolute steal for any college programs that would take him. Expect big things for both him and Southeastern in 2013.

 

MtClemensHoops_0-fullJosh McFolley 6’0″ PG Mt. Clemens 2015- The lefty McFolley made the jump from the Michigan Hurricanes 16u to 17u team and did not miss a beat. Josh might be the best deep range shooter in the State of Michigan for the 2015 class, whether it be off the dribble or catching a pass from a teammate, when he starts the game making a few quick shots that is when you know you are in for a long night as a defender. He improved getting to the basket and finishing through contact over the Summer. The only question for Josh now is can he be a true point guard, run a team, not only scoring for himself, but also for his teammates. He will pair nicely with fellow backcourt mate Jermaine Jackson Jr. next year for the Bathers as they have hopes of getting to the Breslin Center to compete for a Class C title. Josh is being recruited by mostly A-10 and MAC schools.

Mike_LasterMike Laster 6’4″ SG/ Wing Detroit Cass Tech- I don’t think anyone plays the game the right way more than Mike Laster from Detroit Cass Tech. Mike recently pulled in a Bowling Green State offer at the Las Vegas Fab 48 competing with the Reach Legends. Mike has great length, size, and athleticism for a division one wing player. He can shoot the mid-range shot, spot up on the perimeter for a three, rebounds the ball well for a guard, and has now added a more aggressive style of play getting to the free-throw line over the Summer. With improving defense and ball handling skills, Mike is set to have an outstanding senior season at Cass Tech.

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