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McArthur of Cousino de-commits to Clemson, opens up recruiting process

By: Scott Burnstein, April 30, 2018, 12:38 pm

Hardwood Hankerings

DI Notes

Warren Cousino all-state junior wing Kate McArthur recently de-committed from Clemson and opened back up her recruitment. McArthur could be the best pure shooter in the state and is an early candidate for the 2019 Miss Basketball award. As a fab frosh, she started on Cousino’s 2016 Class A state championship squad.

Wayne Memorial sophomore guard-forward Mikaela Griggs-Ziegler committed to Michigan last week. Griggs-Ziegler should blossom these next two seasons after coming off the bench of the Zebras Class A final four club this past winter.

Clarkston senior forward Madison Beck signed with the University of Hawaii over the weekend. Beck helped take the Wolves into the Class A quarterfinals last month.

Ypsilanti Arbor Prep junior guard Mahri Petree committed to Bradley late last week following in the footsteps of her big sister Lasha, who will land at the school this fall. The Petree sisters led Arbor Prep into the Class C finals in 2018. Lasha Petree was a finalist for Miss Basketball. The youngest Petree sister, Jala, will return next year at Arbor Prep, too.

River Rouge junior guard Mo Hammill just committed to Niagara. Hammill is one of the top floor generals in the state’s Class of 2019.

DII notes

Fresh off winning a Class A state title last month, Saginaw Heritage junior guard Mallory McCartney committed to Ferris State. McCartney and Co. will be favored to get back to the state finals again in 2019.

Earlier this month, Holly junior guard Rebecca Fugate committed to Wayne State. Fugate led the Flint Metro League in scoring in 2018, averaging 21 points per night.

Diamond Darlings

South Lyon East sophomore softball star Lucy Cronin committed to Central Michigan, becoming only the third athlete in the school’s short history to earn a Division I scholarship. Cronin is also a star hoopster.

Clarkston is 12-0 out of the gate this spring. The Wolves (Class A state semifinalists in 2017) played their first six games without star senior shortstop Paige Blevins (Central Michigan), sidelined due to internal team issues. When you know the kind of firepower TEAM PETERS is stocked with this year the fact that Blevins absence had no effect on its performance should come to nobody’s surprise. Clarkston’s entire starting infield is DI-college bound. Besides Blevins, the Wolves sport an arsenal made up of sophomores Sierra Kersten (2B-Michigan), Abbie Tolmie (1B-Central Michigan), Hannah Cady (C-Northwestern), junior Olivia Warrington (P-U-D Mercy) and senior captain Hannah Chadwell (3B-Oakland University).