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First Annual Coaches Against Violence Review

25 Jan

3L9A6857On behalf of Detroit Westside Christian head coach Greg Boler, The Prep Ball Report would like to thank all schools, players, coaches, parents, and fans who participated in the first annual Coaches Against Violence Invitational.  We would also like to send kind regards to our gracious hosts, Southfield Bradford Academy.  From 12 AM to 10 PM, five competitive games were played and accounted for a tremendous post-holiday basketball showcase atmosphere.  The defending Class C state champions made an appearance, and a new member of the 1,000 point club was admitted.

Game Results

Detroit Public Safety 38 Taylor Prep 19 (Girls)

Detroit Public Safety 62 Taylor Prep 29

Detroit Collegiate Prep-Northwestern 65 Southfield Bradford 49

Detroit Consortium 59 Farmington 49

Detroit Allen Academy 92 Detroit Westside Christian 68


Guards, guards, and more guards.

On the day, the Coaches Against Violence Invitational witnessed three stellar performances by guards from the City of Detroit.

3L9A6613The four o’clock game featured a breakout performance from Northwestern junior guard Terrance Sewell (pictured left).  Sewell stands 6’3,”and already has the presence and build of a college level athlete.  Terrance was not hesitant when he received a pass, he took the ball straight to the rim and finished strong with defenders repeatedly draped on him.  His points either came within five feet of the basket or at the free-throw line.  Yet, Sewell not once committed a charge or offensive turnover, he knows when to attack and read situations.  Sewell also had the highlight of the event, a flying alley-oop which brought the fans to their feet.  Sewell accumulated a game high 25 points, and nine rebounds.  Defended both forwards and guards efficiently throughout the day.

In the night cap of the day, fans were treated to an entertaining showdown between two of Detroit’s best point guards, Allen Academy’s Jason Williams and Westside Christian’s DeShawn Brocks (pictured top first).  For Brocks, he needed only 25 points to become a 1,000 point career scorer, and he exceeded that margin, pouring in a team high 38 points.  He’s a lefty, shifty, quick yet strong ball handler, and shot creator for himself anywhere on the court.  Brocks drew fouls in the paint, converted on high-difficulty isolation midrange pull-ups, and hit three threes on the day.

3L9A6798His counterpart, Williams (pictured left), matched his former AAU teammate with 38 points, but contributed eight rebounds, and five assists.  In a span of 4:30 seconds left, Williams scored a total of 15 points, and 27 overall in the second half.  Williams’ offensive game is centered around his quick first step, creating separation from defenders and getting in the paint.  Many of his points came from the mid-range department, floaters, and runners.  On the defensive side of the floor, however, Williams has quick hands that allow him to force turnovers, six of them on the night.

Consortium Shows Toughness In Tough Victory

3L9A6722-2The defending Class C state champions have had to adjust to two changes from a year ago, the departure of Josh Jackson, and a transition from Class C to B.  Yet, the Cougars find themselves with a 6-2 record with their two losses against Class A top 25 teams U of D Jesuit and Rochester Adams.

In the Cougars’ latest victory, Consortium trailed throughout much of the game against Farmington.  Coach Tobias Tuomi found his spark in 6’0″ senior Larry Williams.  Williams erupted for ten second half points and five within the final 4:39 seconds of the fourth to give the Cougars the separation needed to win an old-fashioned slug out.

Fellow senior Mykel Tyson (pictured) was also effective for the Cougars.  Tyson’s first basket didn’t come until deep in the second quarter, but somehow and someway, Mykel managed to finish with a team high 16 points and six rebounds, including the go-ahead score midway through the fourth.  Tyson is currently one of Michigan’s best remaining low-post senior options.

Junior point guard Charles Figueroa connected on four free throws to end hopes of a Falcon comeback.

Public Safety Shows Promise In Onslaught Of Taylor Prep

3L9A6595Detroit Public Safety is in their second season of varsity competition.  The Class D charter school sits in the city’s historic Corktown neighborhood, with an enrollment of barely 150.  With no senior on the roster, let alone a senior class in the school, the Eagles are a primarily a sophomore/junior laden team.  6’0″ junior shooting guard DeMario Sanders led the Eagles with 18 points, including three threes. 6’4″ sophomore guard Michael Smith had been averaging double figure scoring totals in games prior, but recorded only eight points.  Regardless, Smith found other ways to succeed.  He’s long, lanky, and a reliable facilitator with size for the position.  Smith corralled a team high 12 rebounds, assisted on four scores, and stole three Tiger passes.

DPSA had at least six players score six points.  Aside from Smith, the most complete stat line went to Eddie Rhodes, a 6’4″ powerfully built junior.   Rhodes tallied six points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, three steals, and two assists.

DPSA will not be eligible for playoff contention in 2014-2015.  However, with a young nucleus that will have played with each other for at least three years, the Eagles are a program to take notice next year and in the future of Detroit city basketball.

Other Individual Standouts On The Day

3L9A6703Jordan Graham (pictured) 6’4″ guard Farmington- Smooth and skilled wing.  Gets to the basket off the bounce, and solid mid-range game.  Promising defender.  Scored 14 points, and recorded seven rebounds.

Jawan Snoddy 6’3″ guard Allen Academy- Snoddy had arguably the best game he played all year for the Wildcats, with 15 points, and nine rebounds.  Often the tallest player on the court for Allen, it will be interesting to see when Snoody transitions to his more natural position of wing when 6’7″ junior Danny Pippen returns from injury.

Kylard Shipp guard Northwestern

Marvin Stewart guard Westside Christian



Announcing The First Annual Coaches vs. Violence Classic

2 Dec

In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Prep Ball Report is honored to announce, in collaboration with Detroit Westside Christian Head Coach Greg Boler, the First Annual Coaches vs. Violence Classic, held on Saturday, January 24th at Southfield Bradford High School.

From established state powers, to up and coming programs, the Coaches vs. Violence Classic hopes to promote the messages of Dr. King in a positive, family friendly, athletic environment.

Game one features the upstart Taylor Prep Tigers, in their first year of varsity competition, against fellow charter up and coming Detroit Public Safety Academy, tip-off is set four 2:00 PM.

The second game on the day is a PSL vs. charter school tilt, with the Colts of Detroit Northwestern, led by 6’1″ junior guard Terrance Sewell and 6’2″ backcourt mate Ketquan Gatewood, taking on Southfield Bradford.  Bradford, under the guidance of first year head coach Ra Murray, will look to build off a 19 win campaign a year ago.  Tip-off is slated for 4:00 PM.

In the third game of the day, the defending Class C state champions Consortium Cougars, now in Class B, square off against the Falcons of Farmington High School.  Consortium is led by junior 6’0″ scoring machine Luster Johnson, and 6’6″ paint punisher Mykel Tyson.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

The nightcap on the day will pit another PSL vs. charter contest, as Detroit Allen Academy, one of the favorites to capture Class C and winners of 20 games a season ago, play the rising Communication Media Arts Phoenix from the Public School League.  The Phoenix only lose four players from a season ago, while Wildcats return junior division one recruits Jason Williams, and Danny Pippen, to go along with sophomore Drequan Bell.


Taylor Prep vs. Detroit Public Safety Academy @ 2:00 PM

Detroit Northwestern vs. Southfield Bradford @ 4:00 PM

Detroit Consortium vs. Farmington @ 6:00 PM

Detroit Communication Media Arts vs. Allen Academy @ 8:00 PM

Finding Southfield Bradford:

The address is 24218 Garner St Southfield, MI 48033.  North of 9 Mile and just off Telegraph.

Interview with WR Dontae Clark

23 Sep

Dontae Clark, a junior wide-receiver and middle-line backer had 73 yards receiving against Detroit Northwestern.

9/21/12 Western 20 Northwestern 18

23 Sep


Romello Ross sprints into the end-zone for the first score of the day.


Romello Ross interceps a pass before half-time.


Western recovers a fumble.


Northwestern celebrates their first touchdown on the day.


Romell Ross accumulated 164 yards on 16 carries vs. the Colts.


Dontae Clark sprints into the end-zone.


Malik Anderson picks of Western and takes it to the house.


Colt tight-end James Reed dances in the end-zone to cut Western’s lead to 2.

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