2015 Floyd Mayweather Classic Recap

18 Jan

IMG_1998-2The third annual Floyd Mayweather Classic met and succeeded expectations.  Four of the fives games were relatively competitive, and the man Money himself made an appearance as well.

Results

Toledo Rogers 69 Detroit Allen Academy 66

Lansing Sexton 62 Benton Harbor 59

Kalamazoo Central 87 Westland John Glenn 53

Muskegon 69 Romulus 59

Lansing Everett 79 Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills 71

MVP: Trevor Manuel (Pictured) Manuel recorded his second forty point performance of this season, pouring in 42 on the host Ottawa Hills, while also amassing 17 rebounds, and seven blocks.  The future Oregon Duck commit scored in every variety, isolation threes, mid-range pull-ups, around the basket, and highlight reel slams.  Everett will look to ride Manuel to the Breslin Center this season, and are off to a 7-2 start on the season.

Other First Team Members Deyonta Davis (Muskegon 6’11” Center)

The Future Michigan State Spartan didn’t have the dominating offensive production, at least from Deyonta’s standards at 15 points, but owned the paint for the Big Reds, hauling down 22 rebounds, and deflecting 13 Eagles shots.  After the night, there is only one question left to be answered, Deyonta or Trevor?

Joeviair Kennedy (Muskegon 6’3″ Senior Guard) Kennedy erupted in a decisive first quarter for Muskegon, tallying 15 of his game high 31 points in the opening eight minutes of action.  Joeviair, or “Hip-Hop” as he’s referred to, did a lot of his work in the paint for Muskegon.  Getting in the paint for floaters, finishing around the rim, and even displayed a fancy spin-move.  Kennedy also hit two threes on the night, and went 8-9 at the free-throw line.

Jaylin Walker  (Romulus 6’3″ Senior Guard) Walker did all he could to keep the Eagles within striking distance of the defending Class A champions, his 11 third quarter points cut a once 13 point lead down to five at one point.  The future Kent State Golden Flash finished with a team high 26, including three threes, to go along with a few impressive open floor finishes.

Jason Williams (Allen Academy 5’10” Junior Guard) Down 6’7″ junior Danny Pippen with an apparent hand injury, Williams shouldered an even greater load for the Wildcats, scoring 29 of his team’s points.  Williams is extremely quick with the ball in his hands, and a good handler too.  He consistently beat his man off the dribble, and initiated contact at the rim, but also converted on several mid-range jump shots. Williams could’ve even finished with more than he had, missing five free throws on the day.  But Williams showed he has the qualities to play as true point guard, assisting on five Wildcat buckets.

Second Team

Carlo Marble (Lansing Sexton 6’3″ Junior Guard) Carlo is the brother of Roy Marble, a prep standout at Southfield-Lathrup before a successful collegiate career as an Iowa Hawkeye and eventually finding a roster spot as a member of the Orlando Magic.  Carlo is in his first year at Sexton, after transferring from Iowa over the Summer.  He play’s receiver on the football team, meaning he’s naturally athletic and agile.  On the hardwood, Marble blends his size, speed, and athleticism into a promising high school wing.  He played more off the ball on the day, but was effective when he got his opportunities, finishing in traffic with floaters, slashing to the rim, and connected on two threes on the day.  Marble scored a team high 22 points, and is a name to remember in Michigan for the next year and a half.

Jaton Gunn (Benton Harbor 6’3″ Junior Guard) Gunn, one of the state’s best deep threat, lives and dies by the three.  He has deep range, meaning NBA deep range.   Jaton took six, made four, and finished with 20 points for the Tigers.  Gunn could become an even more promising player if he could develop more off the bounce.

Drequan Bell (Allen Academy 6’2″ Sophomore Guard) Bell struggled in the first, missing the first four shots he took.  But it didn’t discourage him, he kept on letting it fly and eventually the shots started to fall.  Bell was vital in the attempted Wildcat comeback, scoring 13 of his 18 points in the second half.  Drequan has the size for the guard position, he can create his own shot, handle the ball, competes on the floor, and has the tools to become a versatile perimeter defender.  Bell hit four threes on the day, and rebounds well for a guard, with five overall.

Devon Daniels (Kalamazoo Central 6’4″ Junior Guard) Daniels looked as if he would have a career night in the team’s route of John Glenn, scoring all 13 of his points in the first half, doing what he does best, attack the rim.  Devon can finish with either hand around the rim and has the size to take contact from defenders.  However, Central built an insurmountable lead over Glenn, and the Maroon Giants decided to display their depth which might put them at the Breslin Center this season

Shayne Scruggs (Lansing Sexton 6’6″ Freshman Center) Not a typo, a 6’6″ freshman center that also plays football.  Shayne is a mobile, high-energy, long armed athlete full with potential.  He finished with 12 points, and hauled in five rebounds.  Shayne had one nice spin move in the lane, but did most of his work on tip-backs and second chance opportunities.  He could be a dominating force for years to come in the capital city.

Other Standouts On The Day

RJ Parker (Lansing Sexton 6’3″ Senior Guard) Fisty, plays fearless, and competes on both ends of floor.  Finished with 13 on the day for the Big Reds, another football member as well.

Malik Hall (Benton Harbor 6’4″ Senior Forward) Long, active, athletic, defensive presence. Hall is Benton Harbor’s tallest forward at 6’4.” He blocked six Sexton shots on the day, and scored eight points.

Curt Dawson (Benton Harbor 5’10” Junior Guard) High-volume scoring lead guard that looked to attack from anywhere on the court.  Got into trouble at times with a few charging calls where he could’ve pulled up for a floater instead.  Quick and athletic, good on ball defender.

Rog Stein (Kalamazoo Central 6’3″ Sophomore Forward) Gets the most out of his 6’3″ frame for a forward.  Finished around the rim for 13 points, and used his wide frame to carve out space for 12 rebounds.  Another member of a talented group of Maroon Giant sophomores.

Jeremiah Richard (Kalamazoo Central 5’7″ Junior Guard) Richard came off the bench and contributed 10 points to go along with three assists.  The Maroon Giant offense “clicked” more with Richard at the point.  He’s a fundamentally sound guard that isn’t going to make the dramatic play, Richard gets the ball where it needs to be and solid mid-range game.

Jordan Hunt (Kalamazoo Central 6’4″ Senior Guard) Adding to the Maroon Giant depth was Jordan Hunt.  Hunt buried his first two shots, spot up threes.  Jordan finished with 12 points, and is another weapon at the disposal of Ramsey Nichols.

Ontario Burnett (Kalamazoo Central 6’3″ Sophomore Guard) Starting to get the theme Central is loaded?  Burnett, just a sophomore, starts at shooting guard.  Burnett was very effective in transition for Kalamazoo Central, he got up for one crowd pleasing dunk, and then fundamentally ran another one to perfection, making a beam line to the rim after hitting the outlet man.  Ontario contributed 11 points and five rebounds.

Tyrikh Hunter (Westland John Glenn 6’0″ Senior Guard) Hunter led Glenn with 20 points and 11 rebounds.  Tyrikh isn’t afraid about getting his shot off, and looks to attack off the bounce any time available.

Rio Washington (Romulus 6’7″ Senior Center) For all intensive purposes, Washington did the best job he could given the situation on Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis.  Rio was in foul trouble for greater than half the game.  But when he was on the court, Rio didn’t shy away from Davis.  He went right at him with his physical wide frame, and finished against Davis at the rim for 10 points.

Lance Clanton (Ottawa Hills 5’6″ Senior Guard) Throw size out of the question when watching Clanton, he plays with poise and confidence bigger than his height.  Clanton is a three point assassin, he rained in all four of his three 3s in the first half.  He started to slow down a bit in the second, only finishing with five points, still good enough for a team high 19.  Aside from just offense, Clanton was a pesk for Everett, his on ball pressure forced five steals and run outs for the Bengals.  But as an all around player, Lance assisted on four Ottawa Hills scores and rebounded the ball the same amount as well.

Anthony McIntosh (Ottawa Hills 6’3″ Junior Guard) Loves to attack the rim off the bounce with his right hand, developing shooter. Made several trips to the free-throw line. Finished with 15 points.

 

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