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Lathrup Landing – The Chargers Elite

By: Scott Burnstein, March 11, 2016, 4:00 pm

In honor of Southfield-Lathrup’s boys basketball program shuttering due to the fall 2016 school merger, Burney gives his opinion on the best Chargers cagers ever 

Burney’s All-Time Southfield-Lathrup Cage Club

Jonathan (Jon-Jon) Williams – Definition of dynamic, deadly and determined in the backcourt, current All-MAC selection in college at the University of Toledo

Roy (Devyn) Marble, Jr. – Rough, rugged and raw on the hardwood just like his dad was, star in the Big 10 with the Iowa Hawkeyes (again just like his pops), now punching the clock for the Orlando Magic of the NBA

Mike Chappell – The No. 1 Lathrup Hoop Hound of All-Time in Burney’s humble opinion, took ChargersNation to Class A state finals in 1996, played in college at Duke and Michigan State, where he won a National Championship in 2000

Greg Grays – Straight gunner in every sense of the word on the court at the two-guard spot, was Chappell’s running buddy on the ’96 squad that went to the state championship game, dropped a 60-ball his senior year in ’97, played in college in the Big 10 at Penn State and then for coach Perry Watson at UD-Mercy

Bill Phillips – Big-time scorer for the Chargers on the wing in the late 1970s, JUCO National Player of the Year honors, played at the DI college level for Oral Roberts

6th Men: Jason Jones & Paul Bobbitt (couple of football stars that could throw down on the basketball floor with the best around during their respective eras – Jones is currently in the NFL, Bobbitt played safety at Michigan State in the early-to-mid 1980s)