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Hype Scrimmage Day One Recap

1 Dec

Talent was abundant at Michigan’s largest pre-season scrimmage event.  Here’s a look at the standouts on day one of action.

Allen Academy

Danny Pippen (6’7″ forward)- Pippen had a strong battle against fellow 2016 sought after recruit Austin Davis and Onsted.  Danny was extremely active on the offensive boards, retrieving rebounds even from his own missed shots, and finished around the rim with a soft touch.  He also looked more confident with his three-point jump shot and not hesitant to pull the trigger, and more vocal on the floor for his team.  Pippen has also bulked up more since the AAU circuit to go along with his size twenty shoe, and combined with his inside-outside skill set, should make a nice mismatch problems for defenses.

Jason Williams (6’0″ combo guard) and Drequan Bell (6’2″ combo guard)- The Wildcats also have the backcourt duo of Williams and Bell to go along with stud forward Danny Pippen.  Both got after it on defense with their quick hands and played the passing well picking off lazy passes which resulted in easy fast-break opportunities where the Wildcats thrive.  Bell can shoot the ball from the perimeter, but did most of his damage in the lane and attacking the basket.  He’s also showed he can create for his teammates when defenders leave their assignment.  Both Williams and Bell will share the point guard duties for Allen this season.


Austin Davis (6’8″ power forward)- Just by looking at Davis, you can tell he’s a division one player.  A mobile big bodied frame are just a few reasons why he already holds scholarship offers from division one schools.  A back to the basket type player, Austin possesses soft hands and can finish around the basket with either hand.  He’s a type of forward an opponent is always going to have to boxout on either end of the floor.  A true blue-collar no nonsense type of player.

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep

Kyle Hayes (6’7″ power forward)- Kyle already holds a division one scholarship offer from Eastern Michigan.  He has the potential to become a promising wing/forward prospect with length, and athleticism.  He can rebound the ball in his area well, pass the ball, defend the rim, run the floor, and took defenders off the bounce from the wing and was rewarded with several trips to the free-throw line, playing with an added edge to his game.

Detroit Osborn

Christian Littlejohn (6’7″ power forward)- The Knights have three players on their roster with heights over 6’7.”  Littlejohn was the leader of the bunch.  As he crashed the boards hard, finished around the basket, displayed quick feet, defended the post, and blocked shots.  Osborn will be an interesting team to track in 2015.

Other standouts on the day:

Josh Davis (6’5″ wing Detroit Henry Ford)

Esa Abduljami (6’3″ guard Dearborn Heights Crestwood)

D.J. Mayo (6’3″ guard Dearborn Heights Robichaud)

Brock Washington (6’2″ guard Southfield Christian)

Marlo Brown (6’3″ guard Southfield Christian)


Player Profile Form: Crestwood’s Esa Abuljami

3 Sep
image-1• Height, Weight, and position?
 6’2         160lb       SG/SF
• High School, summer team and Graduation Year?
 Crestwood Highschool , Dearborn Elite,HYPE, 2015
• Players you try to model your game after?
Kevin Durant, Dwayne wade.
• Important Stats
 Averaged 17+ in high school Summer league, 18+ in my AAU national tournament.
• Colleges that you would like to attend?
 Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan.
• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?
• What makes you unique from other players at your position?
Quick First, can finish at the basket with or without contact,quick pull-up jumper.
• Strengths and areas you are improving in?
Ball handling, jump shot.
• How did the offseason go?
Led team to 30-0 high school summer league, became more of a dominate player!
•Goals for the upcoming season?
Give crestwood high school there first state championship!                                  
• What role do you see your self having this year for your team?
Scorer, Rebounder,Defense
• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?
My scoring ability, My ability to lock down the opposition best opponent.     
• What will will go into your decision about choosing a college?
The college that best fits me and that has a key role for me.
• Most influential person in your life? Why?
My parents because they’re the most ambitious people i know.
• Legacy you want to leave at your school?
Greatest player to ever come out of my school!
• Fun/ interesting fact about you?
Im funny, and I’ve heard that I’m a fun person to be around.
• Awards, Accomplishments, other comments?
MVP 8th grade year, led my freshman team to a 15-5 record, went 5-0 on jv, and was moved up in the middle of the season to varsity.
• Academic Information
                                  2.7 GPA
• Contact Information
                           My phone number: 313-948-7669
                           Address: 1346 Plainfield Dearborn heights, Michigan
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