Archive | October, 2016

Owens Community College Jamboree Recap

20 Oct
Isaiah Leads a Standout of Performers at Owens Jamboree

Isaiah Leads a Standout of Performers at Owens Jamboree

Another strong Jamboree at Owens C.C. as the Express hosted a quality field of teams with high-level players in an environment with a plethora of coaches to view and evaluate.

Isaiah Green 6’7″ sophomore forward (Lansing C.C.)- Even back to his days at Southfield High, Green is a monster on the offensive and defensive glass.  Isaiah finished with huge rebounding numbers in all three games.  Now Green has a few nice back-to-basket moves.  But he was also highly effective playing in the high-post and draining consistently mid-range jumpers with an effortless form.  Would be a steal in the GLIAC but could play in the MAC or Horizon due to mobility and skill-set.


James Mann

James Mann 6’7″ Post-grad forward (Kingston Prep)- Arguably the best player at the Jamboree, Mann was a man all day.  He used his frame to beat defenders off post-catches and off the dribble using his quickness.  MAC and Horizon coaches better start calling otherwise you will see him on the scouting report soon.

Nikos Okekvoven 2018 6’11 forward (Spire Institute)- Great footwork for the big guy from overseas.  Good touch in the mid-range jumper.  Needs to work on slimming down and getting his conditioning in order to work effectively in any match-up.

Jordan Kenning 2017 6’9″ center (3Kings Prep)- Kenning is a thick 6’9″ with a wide body.  Crashes the offensive glass with reckless abandon.  A bit raw in the post but still has some upside.  3.06 GPA makes him a solid recruit in the GLIAC but could also see some high-academic schools getting involved as well.

D'Angelo Hansbro

D’Angelo Hansbro

D’Angelo (Delo) Hansbro freshman 6’1″ combo guard (Schoolcraft)- Knockdown shooter that looks to have brought his potent offensive ability to the junior college level as he set the in-game three-point record with 10 at Romulus.  Will pair well with a other Ocelot guards that will look to make each game a track-meet.

Derrik Jamerson sophomore 6’5″ shooting guard (Owens C.C.)- Michigan knows Jamerson can shoot the rock with unlimited range and quick trigger.  But what stood out about Jamerson was that his foot-speed has improved on the defensive end to where he is no longer a liability there.  Derrik still has one more year to grow with ball skills and individual offense, but colleges coaches have and should take notice of this budding star.

Antwan Johnson 6’5″ Post-grad forward (Kingston Prep)- Johnson’s name is familiar in the Detroit-area because he played his first three years at Detroit Henry Ford before transferring to Cincinnati Taft for his senior campaign.  An undersized combo forward, Johnson looks to have improved upon his upper-body, looking slimmer and more muscular.  Antwan is known as a high-flyer, but his ball skills have greatly improved, and his spin move is deadly on helpless defenders.  Has one thing players just have that is difficult to coach, is always around the ball on both ends.

Dwight Burton 6’2″ freshman guard (Macomb C.C.)- Instant offense with this wing guard.  Great isolation scorer with an impeccable first step when driving the lane as he uses pump-fakes to draw separation on the perimeter to get into the paint.  Should be in-store for a monster year at Macomb.


Bankhoops Camp Highlights

8 Oct

The 12th annual Banks Hoops All-State camp featured about 160 campers and about 20 college coaches in attendance. The event event draws top talent from all around the state.
Two campers had their way in team play:
2018 6-8 forward Trevion Williams /Henry Ford Academy- Holds aboutseven  division one offers.   William’s offensive skill-set was extremely polished on this day.  He decided to show of his passing ability mostly.  Set up his teammate Gabe Brown for dunks all day long.

2018 Gabe Brown 6-7 Wing /Belleville- Brown holds five division one offers now and you can see why.  With a 7-1 wingspan, Brown runs the floor like a deer and the camp was a personal dunk contest.
A few noteworthy bigs:

2018 Cass Phillips 6-9 Lakeland- Good foot-work and soild frame.  Phillips cleaned the glass and didn’t shy away from contact.  Phillips considered himself baseball prospect first (pitcher).

2019 Nate Talbot 6-8 Lake Orion- Talbot showed good touch around the rim.  At 6-8 with a 3.1 GPA, Talbot will be getting some attention.

On the way:

2020 William Dunn 6-6 Quincy- Nice touch offensively.

2021 William Brooks 6-3 (8th grade)- Just a beast in the making.

Much improved:

2018 Daniel Everhart 6-0 Marine City- Look out Catholic League kid can really score now.

2017 Charles Jones 6-5 Birmingham Groves- Just received an Adrian (MI) offer.

2017 A J Crawford 6-0 New Haven- tough gritty guard that can finish.

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