2013-2014 Playoff Preview

3 Mar

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It’s March!  Which means Spring is near, and playoff basketball is upon us.  Districts are the first round of the playoffs, and there are plenty of intriguing matchups on deck for the upcoming week.  District playoffs usually compose of teams within the same league or conference, which brings about great atmospheres and rivalries for games.

All four classes in Michigan this year are relatively competitive, and are open for multiple teams to win.

Class A

Best District: Belleville

Belleville
Romulus
Taylor-John F Kennedy
Taylor-Truman
Wayne Memorial
Westland-John Glenn

Contenders: Pershing, Muskegon, University of Detroit Jesuit, Saginaw Arthur Hill, Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Battle Creek Central, Ypsilanti

Sleepers: Romulus, Cass Tech, Oak Park, Jenison, Holt, Mt. Pleasant, Detroit Southeastern, Taylor Truman, Saginaw, East English Village

Class B

Best District: Central Collegiate Academy

Detroit-Central Collegiate
Detroit-Frederick Douglass
Detroit-Old Redford Preparatory
Ferndale
Ferndale-University
Hazel Park
Warren-Fitzgerald

Contenders: Wyoming Godwin Heights, Grand Rapids South Christian, Jackson Lumen Christi, Milan, Detroit Country Day, Otsego

Sleepers: Millington, Detroit Community, Wayland, Comstock Park, Ferndale University, Goodrich, Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy, Detroit Douglass, Detroit Henry Ford

Class C

Best District: Auburn Hills-Oakland Christian
Auburn Hills-Oakland Christian
Mt Clemens
New Haven
Pontiac Academy for Excellence
Rochester Hills-Lutheran Northwest
Warren-Michigan Collegiate

Contenders: Detroit Consortium, Mt. Clemens, Negaunee, Shelby, Boyne City, Detroit Allen Academy, Muskegon Heights

Sleepers: Southfield Bradford, Marlette, Detroit Loyola, Flint Beecher, Pewamo-Westphalia

Class D

Best District: Bark River-Harris
Bark River-Harris
Carney-Nadeau
Felch-North Dickinson
Powers-North Central
Rock-Mid Peninsula
Stephenson
Wilson-Nah Tah Wahsh PSA

Contenders: Southfield Christian, Powers North Central, Bellaire, Hillman, Cedarville

Sleepers: Munising, Crystal Falls Forest Park, Battle Creek St. Phillip

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