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Bass Happy with U of D Decision

6 Aug

VG Paris Bass 1When the 2012-2013 boys basketball season for the MHSAA started in December, Birmingham Seaholm 6’7″ wing Paris Bass was not usually in the conversation regarding division one basketball prospects in the State of Michigan.  However, Bass quietly put up an excellent senior campaign, averaging a double-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds, to go along with three steals, rebounds and assists respectively.  But where Paris really started to make a name for himself was competing with the 17U Michigan Warriors AAU team.   “Well it was a big part of my team getting me the ball and helping my confidence,” Paris had to say for the improvement of his game with the Michigan Warriors, “but also I started to work on my game and not just be satisfied where I was.”   Traveling through the midwest and partaking in some of the most prestigious AAU tournaments the region has to offer, Paris was exposed to division one basketball coaches in the month of July where offers started to pour in for him, and the one school that stood out to him the most was U of D Mercy.

Paris had accumulated double-digit offers during the Live Period of July, where division one college coaches may attend AAU games.  Paris eventually cut his list down to five schools including the Titans, Rhode Island, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, and Eastern Michigan before deciding on U of D Tuesday.  “Basically I feel real close and comfortable with Coach Ray [McCallum]” said Bass, “and also the staff made me feel like I was at home.”  And regarding how U of D plays, Paris is excited to get on the floor because “They play my style of basketball and I also feel I can continue to improve the program.”

Paris is a unique and versatile wing that seems to cause mis-match problems wherever he steps on the floor.  Bass is a long athletic wing, that can fill the ball up in a variety of ways, off-the bounce going to the basket, facing up from the perimeter with a jump-shot, and slashing and finding wholes in the defense from the off-guard position.  The one thing that is intriguing about Paris is that he is so tall, one would not think that he could handle the ball.  But at times this Summer  with Warriors, Paris controlled the ball like a point guard out there pushing the ball after he got a rebound on the break and finding teammates for the assist.

At the college level, Paris does not what to be labeled as just being able to play one position, “Guard, post, anything I can do to help the team.”  Paris is a late great pick-up for the Titans this time of year, and is a future star in the Horizon League.

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