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Southfield’s Amauri Hardy Breaks Down Buffalo Offer

3 Sep

SunBB-fullNot too many freshman start for their school’s varsity team, and not too many sophomores around the state are fortunate enough to receive division 1 offers.  Class of 2017 Southfield combo guard Amauri Hardy answers yes to both of those statements, and picked up his first collegiate offer from the Buffalo Bulls of the Mid-American Conference.

“Words cant describe the happiness right now,” Hardy had to say, “but It feels real great to actually be able to pick up my first D1 offer.”  “And knowing that I am only sophomore, hopefully more opportunities should come along the road through out my high school career.”

Hardy, who played AAU this Summer for The Family and 1Nation, noted Buffalo had the opportunity to watch him play at the Brawl for the Ball in Grand Rapids, playing two levels up from the 15u to the 17u division.  According to Amauri, Bulls assistant coach, Nate Oats, who guided the 2013 Romulus Eagles to the Class A crown, has had a continuous relationship well before the Summer of 2014.

At 6’2″ and still growing, Hardy has the size needed to become a division one guard.  He’s athletic, likes to attack the basket off the bounce, and can handle to ball well.  But Hardy says college coaches like his ability of “being able to manage, to be a good teammate, and to score and pass/share the ball with others.”

Still early in the recruiting process for Amauri, Hardy noted he has heard from Central Michigan, U of D Mercy, and Eastern Michigan.  However for the time being, Hardy will focus on the upcoming 2014-2015 campaign.  Amauri shares a bright and talented Southfield Blue Jay backcourt with fellow sophomores Reme Torbert and Michael Flowers.  Expectations will be high this year at Southfield, and Amauri is ready to prove himself worthy of a division one scholarship.

“You can expect alot of wins most importantly,” Hardy had to say, ” but also excitement and entertaiment that will be showcased each game that I play this year.”


Update on Southfield’s Lawrence Marshall

12 Dec



I recently had a chance this week to talk to one of the State of Michigan’s most celebrated defensive ends, Lawrence Marshall of Southfield High School.  Lawrence told me that some schools that have offered have been Bowling Green, San Diego State, Toledo, Indiana, and Pitt.  This past Friday, the Orange of Syracuse have placed an offer to Lawrence.  The two in-state school, Michigan and Michigan State, have offered Marshall, with MSU offering the first week of the state playoffs, and Michigan offering two weeks ago.  Lawrence also has had a chance to visit Indiana, Bowling Green, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State.  Some schools that are showing interest in Lawrence’s talents are West Virgina, and the University of Alabama.

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