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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



Westside Christian Hangs On To Beat Redford Union

4 Jan

The Westside Christian Warriors were able to hang on and beat Redford Union 74-68 to improve to 5-1 on the young season.  It was a tale of two halves for Christian, in the first half, everything was going right for the Warriors.  They were getting steals, easy buckets in transition and playing great team defense, heading into the locker room with a 35-21 point lead.  However, Union waited until the fourth quarter to make their move, led by a strong performance by point guard J.C. Wade, the Panthers were able to get the lead down to 4 with 2:41 left in the fourth quarter.  But WCA used DeShawn Brocks and Derrick Brocks Jr. to hit crucial free-throws and ice the game 74-68.

Westside Christian has an underrated senior point guard in D’Juan Williams.  Williams finished up with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and a game high 8 steals.  He is a quick, scrappy, nimble guard that brings defense to the floor.  Williams has a high basketball IQ and plays bigger than his size would indicate, his perimeter jump shot wasn’t falling in the game, but got to the basket and made some nice finishes at the rim.  Junior DeShawn Brocks led Westside in scoring with a game high 16.  Brocks got most of his points from the free-throw line when attacking the basket in the open floor.  Coming off the bench and scoring 11 points for Christian was senior Justin Green.

The Panthers of Redford Union were led by J.C. Wade with 15 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Westside Christian’s Justin Green Profile

15 Sep

photo• Height, Weight, and position?

5’10, 165, point guard.

• High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?

Westside Christian Academy, Michigan Playmakers, 2014.

• Players you try to model your game after?

Isaiah Thomas (From the Bad Boys)  Gary Payton.

• Important Stats

I average a lot of assists, I only score when needed, and I like being a true point guard.

• Most memorable game in your career so far?

This summer in summer league…We had no big tallest guy was 5’11 and we still won by 30.

• Colleges that you would like to attend?

I would like to attend a HBCU I love the feel everyone college is like a family.

• Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?

Hillsdale College, Northwood, a couple of Juco’s.

• What makes you unique from other players at your position?

Nobody will outwork me… Ever.

• Strengths and areas you are improving in?

I see the floor well. I can score when  needed and I have a a high IQ.  I can improve in my defense and being a vocal leader on the court.

• How did the offseason go?

The offseason went well but I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to play July session.  My high school team had a great summer league. I got stronger,faster, and my handles are better.

• Goals for the upcoming season?

My goals are to be a leader, average a double-double and stay healthy.

• What role do you see your self having this year for your team?

I have a big role this year I was captain last year but I didn’t have the confidence I have this year im ready to take my team to the top.

• What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?

A coach will be getting a dedicated point guard that refuses to be outworked. I know how to get my team in the game and I can keep their confidence up.

• What will will go into your decision about choosing a college?

Whether or not I will actually play and contribute to the team and help get wins. Also whether or not my coach has my back and won’t give up on me.

• Most influential person in your life? Why?

The most influential person in my life is my Dad because he gets it by any means. He is a Christian and the hardest worker I know that’s where I get my work ethic from.

• Legacy you want to leave at your school?

I want to be the first Student Athlete to attend a Division 1 College.  Somebody that has the grades, skill, character, and integrity.

• Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

In 15 years I see myself in the NBA or overseas a lot people probably don’t think I can but I have faith in myself and God.

• Highlight Tape

• Fun/ interesting fact about you?

I can golf.  I love classic music

• Awards, Accomplishments, other comments?

Player of game awards. Class President.

• Academic Information

Overall GPA 3.0

• Contact Information



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Twitter: @Jrock12_

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