MIDWEST RECRUITING: River Rouge’s Nigel Colvin lands at LSSU, Lincoln’s Jalen Fisher heading to Kentucky State
Shooting stars were lighting up the sky last week, as a handful of the 2019 boys basketball state tournament’s hottest hoopsters out of the backcourt made college connections:
After making history at the Breslin Center during March Madness, Ypsilanti Lincoln point guard Jalen Fisher, the Tennessee Tornado aka the Memphis Mauler, inked with Kentucky State. Fisher nailed the game-winning jumper at the buzzer to send Lincoln to a stunning 64-62 upset of Detroit U-D Jesuit in the Division 1 state finals last month. He arrived in Ypsilanti his junior year from Memphis, Tennessee and averaged 15 points and five assists per night.
River Rouge sniper Nigel Colvin signed with Lake Superior State bringing a happy ending to a recruitment process that was surprisingly slow. Colvin was one of the Mitten’s most lethal weapons from long distance this season — his 3-pointer at the horn forced overtime in the Division 2 semifinals against Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy in a game won by the Panthers 72-66. River Rouge lost to Hudsonville Unity Christian in the finals 58-55. In his two games last month at the Breslin Center, Colvin drilled 7 of 11 attempts from 3-point range.
Hudsonville Unity Christian floor general Noah Wiswary, aka the Westside Wizard, will play his college ball at Olivet and Okemos combo guard Evan Thomas is ready to ball out at Hope. Wisary spearheaded Unity Christian to a D2 state crown last month with his cagey playmaking and stellar leadership — he had 17 points and five dimes in both the semifinals and finals. Thomas booked 18 points, eight boards and four assists per game in a 2019 campaign where he led Okemos to its first appearance in the final four in 13 years.