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Walled Lake Western’s Jerald Booker to Concordia

13 May

image1Did you visit the campus? What did you like about it?

Yes I visited the campus.  I liked it because seemed peaceful and it wasn’t huge but it wasn’t small either which I like.

Did you meet the coaches? How do they plan to use you?

I only met the head coach once but he was down to earth and was honest which is very important.  They plan on using me as a combo guard and there will be minutes for me to come in and make an impact as a freshmen.

How would you describe yourself as a player?

I would describe myself as unselfish, dedicated, and hardworking player.  I try to make the smart decision every play.

How would you describe the recruiting process?

I waited so long because I didn’t find a right fit for me and my family until I came across Concordia.  Northwood, U of M Dearborn, Albion, Findlay University and Spring Arbor University were some schools recruiting me.  They were different because I didn’t feel comfortable and I didn’t feel like it was the right place for me.

How did this past season go for you? And what was your overall career like?

It was my best high school season it was fun. Our record was 21-2 which was a school best.  My overall high school experience has been great.  I have so many memories that I will cherish forever and a group of friends that I can truly call my family I loved all the ups and downs.  Our bond is unbreakable because of it.

What do you plan to study?

I plan on going into sports management.

Walled Western Betters Rival Walled Lake Central 73-66 For Lakes Title

1 Mar

Walled Lake Western was struck with a dilemma against rival Walled Lake Central Saturday night. Not only was one Warrior member of the KLAA Lakes’ All-Conference team forced to sit extensively with foul trouble, but two.

Senior guard Jerald Booker and Marcus Bailey both were plagued with fouls throughout the contest. Bailey, a Wayne State football commit, received his second personal foul with 1:53 remaining in the first, his Warriors led 21-12. His classmate, Booker, led Walled Western seven points in the first.

However, less than three minutes into the second, Booker picked up his second foul, and was forced to the Warrior bench. However, Western’s play did not suffer, sophomore Delano Smith, and seniors DJ Young, Daryl Porter, and John Flowers all increased their play during the absences of Bailey and Booker. Western survived the first half 33-25.

“I think John Flowers just played outstanding, he came over ran the point,” Western first year head coach Chip Lutz said. “I thought Delano Smith stepped up in a big time game. DJ Young is kind of the unsung hero, he played great on the boards, and then Porter (Daryl) was Porter, athletic, guarding people.”

The one ailment for Western the entire night was 5’10” junior guard Walter Kelser. Kelser led the Vikings with a game-high 41 points, with 25 of those from the free-throw line.

“Kelser is just a great player,” Lutz said following the game. “We tried to keep him out of the lane.”

In one stretch during the second half, Kelser scored 9-10 of Central’s points. He single-handedly kept the Vikings hopes of defeating Western for a second time on the year alive.

Western was able to lead by margins of 6-8 early in the fourth. Leading 62-54 with 3:27 remaining, Booker fouled out of the game for good. Central’s other guard Nate Collins managed to score six straight in a one minute span to put the Vikings down four. With one minute remaining, Central had trimmed Western’s lead to three and held the ball, but were unable to get any farther. Collins and Kelser both picked up their fifth fouls in the final minute, and Western hit 5-8 free-throws to secure the Warriors’ first conference championship since 2000, and first in the KLAA.

Bailey played roughly seven minutes the night. Booker led Western with a Warrior-high 24, Delano Smith added 14 points, John Flowers contributed 11 points and six rebounds, and Daryl Porter scored 12 points.

Western improves to 18-1 on the year, and will wait until Thursday for an affair with Plymouth for the KLAA Association title.

Coach Lutz feels he is laying the groundwork for Western to build into a perennial contender not only in the KLAA, but state as well.

“We’ve talked about doing things the right way,” Lutz said. “We’re playing the right way.”

Walled Lake Western 2015 Guard D.J Young Player Profile

23 Jun

• Height, Weight, and position?
6’0, 195, Pg,Sg,Small Forward
• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?
Walled Lake Western, Team Loyalty, 2015
• Players you try to model your game after?
Boris Diaw
• Important Stats
Soph. Year: 6ppg 4ast, Junior Year: 10ppg 5Ast
• Most memorable game in your career so far?
AAU 9th Grade 35 Points the bucket felt wide open
⁃ How did this past high school season go for you and your team?
Decent 11-10 on the season
• Colleges that you would like to attend?
Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M
• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?
• What makes you unique from other players at your position?
My IQ and Passing
• Strengths and areas you are improving in?
Strengths are scoring and Passing and improving my speed and jump shot
• Goals for the upcoming AAU season?
Win and get college interest
• What role do you see your self having this year for your team?
Defense and to score the ball
• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?
Defensive minded, coachable, and unselfish player
• What will will go into your decision about choosing a college?
Location, coaching staff, and minutes
• Most influential person in your life? Why?
Mom because she influences me to keep going everyday
• Legacy you want to leave at your school?
He left it all out on the court every time played
• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
Having a job dealing with basketball no matter what it is
• Fun/ interesting fact about you?
I know how to skate
• Awards, Accomplishments, other comments?
Honor roll, 3 year varsity starter
• Academic Information
3.0 GPA
• Contact Information


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