Archive | June, 2014

King 2015 Wing Armani Lee Player Profile

30 Jun

photo (9).PNG• Height, weight, and position?

6’4, 185, Shooting Guard/Small Forward

• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?

King High School, Loyalty Of Detroit, 2015

• Players you try to model your game after?

Paul George

• Important Stats

36 pts, 10 rebounds, 3 assists during AAU season at the Michigan Playmakers tournament.

• Most memorable game in your career so far?

City Championship game against Pershing.

⁃ How did this past high school season go for you and your team?

It went well, but it could’ve been better.

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

A Division 1 college that will offer me a full scholarship.

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Temple, Albion, Youngstown State, U of D, Xavier, Northeastern and Ferris State

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

What makes me unique from others is that I am hardworking on both ends of the court.

• Strengths and areas you are improving in?

I’m improving in my shooting percentage and my range is becoming like free throws to me.

• Goals for the upcoming AAU season?

To win Nationals

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

To keep scoring and rebounding for my team.

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

Blood, sweat, and tears.

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

Basketball Division, tuition, and scholarship.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

Kevin Durant because everything he does means something.

• Legacy you want to leave at your school?

First person to lead King H.S. to a Boys State Championship.

• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

Giving back to my community

• Highlight Tape

Coming soon, look for it on http://www.loyaltyofdetroit.org

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

I like to have fun with friends, outgoing and love to joke around.

• Academic Information: G.P.A. 3.2

• Contact Information

My number: (313) 648-5126
Roderick Bonner (AAU Coach): (313) 515-7640
Coach Ward (H.S. Coach): (313) 399-1472

King 2015 guard Davion Mobley Player Profile

30 Jun

photo (8)• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?

King High School, Loyalty Of Detroit, 2015

• Players you try to model your game after?

Danny Green

• Important Stats

At Youngstown University 31 pts (26 in the 1st half 7 three pointers in 1st half) 5 rebounds & 3 assists

• Most memorable game in your career so far?

Championship game at Central Michigan with my AAU team winning by 1 point.

⁃ How did this past high school season go for you and your team?

It went ok, but I wish it could’ve went better.

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

I would love to attend a HBCU, but honestly any college that would offer me a full scholarship.

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Albion, Sienna Heights hopefully more to come.

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

I’m a very humble player and I have confidence in my shot, also I can get my shot off quicker than others.

• Strengths and areas you are improving in?

Good perimeter shooter and I’m improving getting to the basket more.

• Goals for the upcoming AAU season?

To win Nationals and get more looks from colleges.

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

As a scorer and a defensive player.

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

The coach will be getting a hard worker that loves the game and loves to get better with every opportunity.

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

Scholarship, tuition, division of basketball program and graduation rate.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

My mom because she is so hard working and will give her last to someone who needs it more than she does. She inspires me to be the best that I can be and to stay humble and dedicated.

• Legacy you want to leave at your school?

My amazing overall personality

• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

I see myself with a great career, wonderful family and giving back to my community.

• Highlight Tape

Coming soon, look for it on http://www.loyaltyofdetroit.org

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

I’m an outgoing, fun to be around, love gym shoes, joke around and free hearted person.

• Academic Information G.P.A. 2.9

• Contact Information

My number: (313) 970-9656
Roderick Bonner (AAU Coach): (313) 515-7640
Coach Ward (H.S. Coach): (313) 399-1472

Consortium 2016 Guard Charles Figueroa Player Profile

30 Jun

photo (7).PNG• Height, weight, and position?

5’9″, 150, point guard

• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?

Consortium, Loyalty Of Detroit, 2016

• Players you try to model your game after?

I don’t really try to model my game after anyone, I just play.

• Important Stats

44 points, 4 assists, 8 steals & 1 block

• Most memorable game in your career so far?

The game against Paw Paw when I scored 44 points, 4 assists, 8 steals & 1 block on my home court.

⁃ How did this past high school season go for you and your team?

I think this past school season went ok, but I would’ve liked to have more wins!

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

Syracuse, Michigan & USC

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

None so far

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

My ability to create open looks for myself and my team.

• Strengths and areas you are improving in?

Shooting off the dribble, dribbling & on ball defense.

• Goals for the upcoming AAU season?

To average 10 pts, 5 assists, 5 rebounds & 3 steals

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

My role will be handling the ball, creating shots for my teammates & scoring.

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

Defense and scoring

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

Scholarships, their academic & basketball program, and the coaching staff.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

The most influential people in my life is my mom & my dad. My mom because she supports me in everything I do, I can always count on her to be there and to get me everything I need. My dad because he’s shown me how a real man takes care of his family & he’s taught me a lot about basketball.

• Legacy you want to leave at your school?

The legacy that I want to leave is that I was a leader and hard worker on and off the court.

• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

Playing basketball overseas

• Highlight Tape

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhlea-avHjs

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

I love spending time with family.

• Awards, Accomplishments, other comments?

Honor Roll & United States Achievement Academy Nomination

• Academic Information: 3.73 G.P.A.

• Contact Information:

My number: (313) 739-0408 cbonner661@icloud.com
Faith Moton (mom): faith.motonbonner@gmail.com
Roderick Bonner (dad) & AAU Coach: (313) 515-7640 roderick.bonner@mail.com
Tobias Tuomi High School Coach: (313) 522-2959 coachtuomi@mail.com

King 2015 Guard Brandon Jones’ Player Profile

25 Jun

IMG_3674• Height, Weight, and position?

5’7, 155, Point Guard

• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?

Detroit King, Loyalty Of Detroit, 2015

• Players you try to model your game after?

Rajon Rondo

• Important Stats

AAU- 10 pts, 8 assists, 3 steals & 3 rebounds

• Most memorable game in your career so far?

The game against Mount Clemens and Detroit Western.

⁃ How did this past high school season go for you and your team?

It wasn’t as successful as it should’ve been, but it was ok.

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

I would like to attend a HBCU, but any college that will offer me a full scholarship.

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Albion College has shown some interest and a few other recruiters have contacted my AAU coach as well.

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

I play with my speed, with a lot of energy, I am a full court defender & I am a pass first guard.

• Strengths and areas you are improving in?

My strengths are passing, ball control, defense and attacking the rim. Areas that I’m improving in is my pull up mid range game.

• Goals for the upcoming AAU season?

To win Nationals and to gain more interests.

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

The role I see myself having this year will be the pass first guard to get my team into the offense, make my teammates aware of their role, creating good shots for others and to be the loudest on the floor at all times.

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

They will be getting a small but tough, coachable guard that loves to play defense and get his teammates involved.

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

Making sure the school is right for me.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

My mother and sister because they are always there for me, their at all my games and they tell me about myself whether it’s good or bad. They want to see me play at the next level so I go hard for them.

• Legacy you want to leave at your school?

Legacy I want to leave, is that I was a go-getter type of person that stayed humble and used the opportunities that was given to me. Also, I want to be the first team at Detroit King to win a state title.

• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

Around the game of basketball.

• Highlight Tape: Coming soon

• Academic Information: 3.0 overall

• Contact Information: Mom:jonesba327@yahoo.com

High school coach: Coach Ward (313) 399-1472
AAU Coach: Rod Bonner (313) 515-7640 roderick.bonner@mail.com

Walled Lake Western 2015 Guard D.J Young Player Profile

23 Jun

• Height, Weight, and position?
6’0, 195, Pg,Sg,Small Forward
• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?
Walled Lake Western, Team Loyalty, 2015
• Players you try to model your game after?
Boris Diaw
• Important Stats
Soph. Year: 6ppg 4ast, Junior Year: 10ppg 5Ast
• Most memorable game in your career so far?
AAU 9th Grade 35 Points the bucket felt wide open
⁃ How did this past high school season go for you and your team?
Decent 11-10 on the season
• Colleges that you would like to attend?
Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M
• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?
Albion
• What makes you unique from other players at your position?
My IQ and Passing
• Strengths and areas you are improving in?
Strengths are scoring and Passing and improving my speed and jump shot
• Goals for the upcoming AAU season?
Win and get college interest
• What role do you see your self having this year for your team?
Defense and to score the ball
• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?
Defensive minded, coachable, and unselfish player
• What will will go into your decision about choosing a college?
Location, coaching staff, and minutes
• Most influential person in your life? Why?
Mom because she influences me to keep going everyday
• Legacy you want to leave at your school?
He left it all out on the court every time played
• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
Having a job dealing with basketball no matter what it is
• Fun/ interesting fact about you?
I know how to skate
• Awards, Accomplishments, other comments?
Honor roll, 3 year varsity starter
• Academic Information
3.0 GPA
• Contact Information
313-570-3379

demondyoung967@yahoo.com

Romulus’ Kris Clyburn to Prep at Notre Dame Prep (MA)

23 Jun

romulusNotre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts is one of the premier post graduate schools in America. Turning out a multitude of division one prospects over the course of its 50+ year existence, as well as current NBA veterans Michael Beasley, and Ryan Gomes. Romulus 2014 guard Kris Clyburn had a plethora of options to continue his basketball career following high school, but chose Notre Dame Prep and is relieved the process is now over.

“It feels great,” Clybrun had to say. “I’ve been stressed for a while now and it’s just a relief to finally make a decision.” “I choose the prep route because I felt that it can better prepare me for the next level.” “I feel like I can go to prep, put on some weight, and become a more of dominant player.”

Kris’ older brother, Will, also attended Romulus in the mid 2000s before starring at Utah and Iowa State, and is currently enjoying a career in Europe. Like his brother Kris, Will was no stranger to taking a difficult path to college. After his senior season, Will’s only offer was a community college in Iowa, but made the most of it and became one of nations best JUCO wings at the end of two years of eligibility. Now it Kris’ turn to work hard, and he notes to term hard work is a unifying factor between the two brothers.

“We both like to work hard,” Clyburn had to say. “I could’ve went right to the NCAA but I just feel like it will be much better and beneficial for me to take the prep route, and just see what that has in store for me.”

Clyburn comes to Notre Dame Prep off of what he calls pretty good season. A bit of a disappointment in Romulus standards, especially considering winning the Class A state championship the year prior, the team won the league championship, again, as well as district and regional titles before bowing out in the quarterfinals vs. U of D Jesuit. But if only looking at Kris individual output, the pretty good can turn into very good. Kris went from serving primarily as a role player his junior season to developing as one of his team’s leading scorers. He notes the aspect of his game that best serves him transitioning to the prep school is his versatility, he can shoot the three, as well as finish around the basket, and jump out of the gym. But for him to be great, he notes, he will continue to gain strength, and develop his ball handling and isolation moves on offense.

The State of Michigan has been hard hit by the influx of prep schools across the nation. Each year, there are multiple talented kids that leave the state to continue both their education and athletic careers at prep schools. And while Clyburn stayed for all four years in high school, the general consensus regarding prep school is skeptical. With NCAA investigations about the education and eligibility surrounding the schools, many ask is it worth it? For Clyburn, he see the opportunity for a prep year as what you put into it, that is what you get out of it.

“If you’re going to put in the work, (both education and athletically), then it can help you a lot, if you’re not going to put in the time and dedication then can be a bad decision for some.”

Ypsilanti Guard Ray’Jon Williams-Jackson Profile

20 Jun

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  • Height, Weight, and position?

6’1    ,   175  ,    combo guard

  • High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?

Dearborn Heights Robichaud , Michigan United Elite , 2016

  • Players you try to model your game after?

                     Isiah Thomas and Marcus Smart

  • Important Stats

                    9.6 ppg 3.2 apg 8 rpg 2 spg 2 charges per game

  • Most memorable game in your career so far?

Against Detroit Northwestern 20 points 10 rebounds 8 assist took 4 charges .

How did this past high school season go for you and your team?

It was a shaky start but we got it together towards the end of the year lost in the second round of districts to River Rouge .

  • Colleges that you would like to attend?

                      Iowa State , Oklahoma State , University of Michigan

  • Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Central Michigan ,Albany , U of D Mercy

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

                       I’m willing to do whatever it takes and I look to create for others first .

  • Strengths and areas you are improving in?

                       Strengths Ball handling , creating for others , getting in the paint with ease

                       Improving Shooting , finishing with contact , pull up jumper  

  • Goals for the upcoming AAU season?

                  To become a better leader and shooter .

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

                 Being the anchor and leader on and off the court .

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

                 A scrappy guard who will do anything to get the job done .

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

                Whatever college has my major , also rich college tradition , do I fit in the program , people around me on the team .

  • Most influential person in your life? Why?

                 My mother because she pushes me when nobody else does , she knows when I’m settling and I can go talk to her about anything .

  • Legacy you want to leave at your school?

                   A student that you should not only try to model your game after but a student that had grades and the work ethic in the classroom .

  • Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

                   I see myself playing professionally or becoming a personal trainer to help kids out to make it to the next level .

  • Highlight Tape

                Early Season highlights   

  • Fun/ interesting fact about you?

                 Great personality , fun to talk with , smart guy , play football also

  • Awards, Accomplishments, other comments?

                 National Honor Society , All league , All area , spirit award , leadership award

  • Academic Information

                  3.1 gpa             

  • Contact Information

            My phone number (313 ) 718-5426

High School Coach Number (313) 598-0628 Vernon Crump

AAU Coach Number (734) 658-7430  Coach Mac

Interview with Detroit Henry Ford 2015 wing Josh Davis

18 Jun

joshDetroit Henry Ford 2015 wing Josh Davis has seen his recruitment sky rocket over the past few months.  With seven offers as of now with high major interest, it will for sure be a interesting July for the 6’5″ wing.  With no sure time table for his decision, Josh will most likely take all his official visits, and is open to all schools now.

Link to interview.

U of D Mercy Shootout Day 2

18 Jun

UnknownDay 2 News and Notes following Day Two of the U of D Mercy Team Shootout

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2017 Amauri Hardy 6’0″ guard Southfield- Hardy is starting to prove himself as one of the top 2017 guard prospects in the state.  With size, speed, and strength at such a young age, Hardy is particularly hard to handle in the open floor.  With an aggressive left hand dribble and attack mentality, Amauri always looks to attack the basket and absorb contact when he gets to the lane.  He can play either guard position, and can fill it up from anywhere on the court.  With an improving consistent jump shot from the perimeter, Hardy is primed for a big July with The Family 15u.

2015 Jerald Booker 6’0″ point guard Walled Lake Western- There is no more underrated point guard in the state than Booker.  If you’re a D2 school in the GLIAC right now, you should be all over this kid.  He has a knack for taking games over when his team needs him the most.  He is dangerous both on the perimeter and in the lane, creating and taking defenders off the bounce, Booker loves driving to the hole, but his jump shot is what keeps defenders honest.  He is also an exceptional attacker of the basket for his size, and crafty finisher with either hand to go along with it.  Booker always seems to be one step ahead of the defender, reading their tendencies and attacking their weaknesses.  His size limits him a bit defensively, but can defend guards with equal physical tools and traits.

2015 Khary Fanning 6’5″ wing Southfield- Few in the state are better true athletes than Khary Fanning.  He is truly a spring machine in basketball shoes.  Fanning has exceptional hops that allow him to get off the floor quick and glide easily.  Combined with his athleticism, Fanning doesn’t shy away from contact.  When he’s not dunking on you, he’s looking for and-one opportunity going right through defender to the basket.  He can also rebound the ball well both offensively and defensively for his position.  What would make Fanning truly dangerous if he developed a consistent jump shot, at least a midrange game to keep defenders guessing whenever he gets the ball.  But with his size and strength, Khary is an interesting prospect to keep tabs on for the Class of 2015.

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2016 Kamari Newman 6’2″ guard East English Village- Newman is one of the fast rising soon to be juniors in the state.  If Newman can continue his performance he had at the U of D Mercy camp, he will no doubt be in consideration for a top 5 player in the state.  With the Bulldogs starting point guard not playing, Newman was forced to handle the ball and facilitate The Ville’s offensive attack, and there where no let downs.  Known primarily as a shooter coming off screens and spotting up in the high school season, Kamari has developed a nice off-the bounce game this Spring.  Newman was able to use his length combined with ball handling to create space to to do what he does best shoot the three ball, but he was also dangerous in the mid-range game, finishing a few nice step backs on defenders to indicate the day was his.  He was also efficient running the point at times for EEVP, whipping some nice passes into the lane, and getting fellow guards involved from around the floor.

2016 Justin Turner 6’3″ point guard Detroit Renaissance- It’s hard to both the teams leading scorer and facilitate the game, but that is what Justin Turner does.  Turner is a wizard at creating his own offense, as he can both slash to the basket off the bounce and get to the lane or create space on the perimeter.  He was feeling it from the three point line all day, which kept his team alive in the championship game.  But what makes him unique is that he’s unselfish with the ball.  It feels as if he looks to create shots for others first before he does for himself.  He’s come along way as a defender on the perimeter, so there’s really nothing he can’t do on the basketball court.  Turner came away with U of D Mercy offer as soon as the camp was over.

2015 Joeviair Kennedy 6’3″ wing Muskegon- With the absence of big man Deyonta Davis, Kennedy showed that he is no slouch to be a team’s leading scorer.  He’s mid-range game really stood out, primarily off the catch from the wing and than facing up.  Kennedy also created offense for himself, slashing to the basket and using his length and agility  to finish around taller defenders.  He’s a good rebounder for his position, and is certainly beginning to play as a scholarship player as the Spring/Summer moves on.

2016 Cassius Winston 6’1″ point guard U of D Jesuit– One of the hardest to guard individually in the state regardless of class.  The game just comes so easy to him.  Winston gets around the floor so easily it looks as if the defense is in slow-motion.  His consistent three point jump shot really stood out the day, regardless of either off the catch or the bounce, its just another weapon at his disposal for a talented guard already.

2016 Jaylin McFadden 6’3″ wing East English Village- Yet another weapon for the already stacked Bulldogs, McFadden comes to EEVP via Southfield Bradford Academy.  McFadden is a high energy scoring with athleticism and length.  He did most of his damage in the paint, finishing around the rim against taller defenders.  His guard/ball skills are still developing, but at times during the day he set a high ball-screen and dove to the rim like a 6’8″ forward to perfection.  McFadden will also bring rebounding to and undersized Bulldog front line.

 

U of D Mercy Team Shootout Day 1

17 Jun

UnknownSummer League is what you make of it, and at the U of D Mercy Team Shootout, the two sessions revealed some indication of what this upcoming season will turn out to be for some of the top teams, and players in the state.

 

 

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2015 Antonio Capaldi 6’5″ wing Bishop Foley- Capaldi was one of the more versatile players at the camp.  With the ideal size for the wing, Capaldi can play and guard both guard positions as well.  He can serve as both his team’s primary scorer or facilitate and create for his teammates.  Very good rhythm shooter from the 20ft and in, just needs to see one and get his confidence up.

2015 Demarco Dickerson 6’2″ guard Detroit Loyola– Dickerson is the classic version of a combo guard.  When he has the ball in his hands, he looks to get his teammates involved from all areas of the floor.  But throughout the day, he played more of an off-the-ball role.  He likes to takes defenders off the dribble and slash to the basket, either finishing or getting to the line.  Demarco also made his presence felt on defense.  When the Bulldogs went to a half-court trap, Dickerson was at the top causing havoc for opposing ball handlers with quick hands, footwork, and length, creating steals and deflection which resulted in easy run-outs for his team.

2015 Mykel Tyson 6’6″ forward Detroit Consortium- Tyson is undersized for the power forward position, but with a big-body and workman like attitude, Mykel still finds ways the affect the game.  He’s a very physical inside presence on either side of the floor, battling for rebounds and using his size to create space.  Offensively, he has a decent touch around the basket with a left or right hand, and even ran the high-low well sometimes sealing defenders and allowing his fellow forward a wide open area to pass.  Still working on a back to the basket/post-up game.

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2015 Josh Davis 6’5″ wing Detroit Henry Ford- Josh was no doubt one of if not the best players in the gym throughout the whole day regardless of AM or PM.  Davis has a reputation for being a knock-down shooter on the perimeter, as he still did, but what caught the attention of Calihan Hall was the thunderous dunks the young man provided.  One a back-door alley-oop which brought the whole court to their feet, as well as a few momentum swinging baseline dunks off the dribble.  Just another reason as to why he has seven offers currently and high major interest on the way.

2016 James Towns 5’10” point guard Detroit Henry Ford- What Towns lacks in height or weight, he makes up for with heart and gritty determination, a true competitor on the floor.  As a point guard, James is a solid decision maker on the offensive side of the floor, he can run a half-court offense efficiently, but at times can create plays an scoring opportunities individually.  Despite his size, Towns is an exceptional leaper, as he pounded one down with his dominant left-hand beating his defender off the dribble.  But where Towns likes to leave his presence felt is on defense.  He’s a lockdown defender.  In the championship game, Towns made the game winning scoop and score to give his Trojans the w, but that is not to say he did not apply ball pressure and high intensity throughout the afternoon.

2016 Devon Daniels 6’4″ guard Kalamazoo Central– Very skilled offensive player at the two guard position.  Can create his own shot off the dribble, and was primarily effective in the mid-range section of his game throughout the day.  He is the type of player that a team can run an offense through and receive quality contributions.

2015 Arlington Hambright 6’4″ forward Belleville- On a team predicated on guard play, Hambright was a pleasant surprise for the Tigers.  Hambright is undersized for his role on the team, power forward, however, his big body and high motor give opposing teams problems.  Hambright did the dirty work for Belleville, playing physical down low, rebound, and get loose balls.  What caught the attention of Hambright offensively was the times when he got the ball on the elbow, faced up, and knock-down a contested jumper on the opposing teams forward.  He didn’t just do it once, Hambright did it at least five times.  It will be interesting to track Hambright’s development as the Summer moves on and what type of player he will become by the Fall.

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