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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Pair of state’s best snipers, Blackwell and Jergens, commit in-state at OU and CMU

By: Scott Burnstein, October 30, 2018, 3:05 pm

Two of the state’s best shooters on the basketball court found homes at the Division I college level over the weekend and both are staying in Michigan:

East Kentwood’s Alona Blackwell committed to Oakland University and Marcellus Howardsville Christian’s Dylan Jergens committed to Central Michigan.

Blackwell connected on 45 percent of her 3-point bombs last year. Her backcourt mate Mo Barnes committed to South Carolina State earlier this fall.

As sophomores, Blackwell and Barnes helped lead East Kentwood into the Class A state finals.

Jergens was a first-team all-state selection out of Class D in 2018 and took his Howardsville Christian club on a trip to the quarterfinals. He fired in 32 points per game as a junior and hit close to 50 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.