• Michigan

The Big Orange Baller Breakdown – Spring 2022 Brother Rice Cage Squad Check-In

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, April 20, 2022, 2:41 pm

Birmingham Brother Rice Spring Hoopster Roll Call:




Junior point guard Johnathan Blackwell committed to Wisconsin last week. The rangy 6-foot-4 playmaker averaged 14 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds per night in 2022.

Junior wing Curtis Williams went bonkers in an AAU tournament (scoring 27 points on 11-of-14 from the field in the championship game for The Family against a favored L.A. squad) and scooped offers from Florida State and Xavier.

Junior point forward Xavier Thomas has been his usual beast self and as versatile as ever on the AAU circuit this month, averaging 12 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds per game for The Family.

Junior shooting guard Henry Garrity, who is also a Division I football recruit at the tight end spot, collected an offer to play in college on the gridiron at Dartmouth last week.

Sophomore wing guard Warren Marshall looked mighty sharp for his Defy the Odds Elite AAU club last weekend, pacing the 16-U team with a 17 point average.

Sophomore big guy Keithen Gilmore — The hardest working man in the CHSL on the blocks has put in some major league work this month for his 16-U Great Lakes Warriors. He dotted the stat sheet for 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 floor burns an outing.

Sophomore forward Chase VanAmeyde — Could the Notorious CVA be the X-Factor in ’23?

Sophomore combo guard Xavier Bowman — A thoroughbred no matter what sport he plays.

Freshman floor general Logan Hamama — Future is so bright at the point for TEAM PALMER, I think this kid should start wearing shades to school!