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Transfers and Recruiting: Renaissance boys team picks up a notable guard; MSU gets 2 football commits

By: Scott Burnstein, July 2, 2018, 9:09 am




Basketball transfer wire


Jiovanni Miles – The long, lean and mean senior shooting guard is now at Detroit Renaissance after helping lead Novi to the Class A final four last season.


Tariq Sheppard – This super steady and smart senior point guard, who shared a backcourt with Michigan fab frosh David DeJulius last winter at Detroit East English Village, has made the move to the OAA and enrolled at Farmington.


Jayshawn Moore – This intriguing junior wing prospect is following his former East English coach Juan Rickman to Ferndale.


Noah “Baby Nash” Baylis – The Flint Metro League’s defending scoring champ and shake ‘n bake specialist of a floor general has departed Holly, where his dad recently stepped down as the coach following a successful 13-year run, and will be at the helm of the offense at Flint Powers the next two years.


Blue Chippers off the board


Over the weekend, Michigan State nabbed football stars Tre Mosley (West Bloomfield) and Mike Fletcher (Flint Carman-Ainsworth), and Penn State picked up a commitment from Army All-American Lance Dixon (West Bloomfield). Mosley is a big-play wide receiver, while Fletcher and Dixon do their damage on defense, with Fletcher being a premier pass rusher off the edge and Dixon displaying speed and instinct at outside linebacker.


A passing fancy


Showing off its new quarterback, Southfield A&T won the annual Wayne State 7-on-7 football team camp tournament last Wednesday. Junior dual-threat Anthony Romphf looked sharp under center and has developed a nice rapport with receivers Saunders Carter and Cam McEvans, and tight end Devin Baldwin. He was the back-up on West Bloomfield’s Class A state finalist team in 2017. 


Questions linger in Grosse Pointe


Longtime Grosse Pointe North football and baseball coach Frank Sumbera is no longer at the school he’s been coaching at for more almost 50 years. Sumbera says he was fired as a result of allegations of verbally abusing players he adamantly denies. GPN administrators claim he retired.

Sumbera has headed the football program since 1981 and the baseball program since 1973. He ranks third all-time in state history for wins on the diamond (1,097).