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April 23, 2018, 11:26 am

Verbeek signs with Holy Cross, GR Christian hires a new boys hoop coach

        Grandville Calvin Christian center Blake Verbeek signed with Holy Cross this week. The versatile 6-11 Verbeek was a first-team all-state pick in Class C and is the top post recruit left on the board for the state’s senior class. He averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds per game this past winter, ...

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April 19, 2018, 11:48 am

Chippewa Valley linebacker commits to MSU; Oak Park defensive back receives offers from Ala., Auburn, Ga.

The best defensive player in Macomb County, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley junior inside linebacker, Marcel Lewis, committed to Michigan State this week. Lewis (6-2, 215 pounds) is a 3-star prospect and registered 88 tackles in 2017. According to multiple scouting sites, he decided between MSU and Michigan. He also had power conference offers from Minnesota, ...

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April 15, 2018, 9:21 pm

Jenison hoopster signs with American U.; Henry steps down as Pershing boys basketball coach

      College connections Jenison senior guard Jacob Boonyasith signed with American University, a Division I college out of the Patriot League. The 6-3 gunner poured in 25 points per game this past winter on his way to becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer. Grand Rapids Catholic Central senior forward Jacob Polakovich inked with ...

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April 12, 2018, 2:05 pm

Okemos junior, Laya Hartman, commits to Northwestern for basketball

Like the song says, Okemos’ Laya Hartman thinks Chicago is her kind of town. The 5-10 wing, one of the top girls hoopsters players in the state’s junior class and an early contender for next year’s Miss Basketball award, committed to Northwestern this week. Northwestern’s campus is in Evanston, Illinois, just a few miles north ...

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April 10, 2018, 9:37 pm

Clarkston’s seldom-used bench were a talented group, and here’s the proof

A few weeks removed from the most recent boys basketball season, it dawned on me that the bench for two-time defending Class A state champion Clarkston, which didn’t get much clock this past season, would have probably won 15 games on its own. I firmly believe that. I’ve always joked that the legendary Dan Fife, ...

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April 8, 2018, 6:34 pm

Everhart of Cardinal Mooney signs with Saginaw Valley State for basketball

The pride of Marine City Cardinal Mooney boys basketball this past season, Daniel Everhart, has signed with Saginaw Valley State. The 6-1 point guard was the best small-school player in the Catholic League this past season, averaging 22 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game. He was a three-time all-state selection and will depart Cardinal ...

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April 7, 2018, 9:00 am

A look at small-school hoopsters who should make a splash this fall

Here’s a list of a handful of small-school hoopsters from Metro Detroit to watch for next season: Da’Jion Humphrey (Southfield Christian Soph. G/F) – The next great playmaker in Class D Brian Taylor (Detroit Edison Jr. F) – The recently-crowned Class C state champion is pure power on the blocks Noah Robak (Waterford Our Lady of ...

Football

April 4, 2018, 10:08 pm

Flushing receiver commits to Missouri; SEC schools again follow Yes to Michigan slogan

The SEC came shopping in Michigan again. Flushing junior football star Aidan Harrison recently committed to Missouri. Harrison is a smart, instinctive and athletically-gifted 6-3, 180-pound free safety and accepted the Tigers bid following a visit to Columbia (MO) in March. He’s considered a 3-star prospect. Flushing (9-3) competes in the Flint Metro and won ...

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March 26, 2018, 2:00 pm

Letting My Thoughts Wander – Musings On The ‘Ships In East Lansing

Thoughts from this past weekend’s MHSAA boys basketball final four: Clarkston point guard Foster Loyer (Michigan State) has such a sick game I think this young man chugs bottles of THER-A-FLU for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kid just hit another 3 from the Breslin Center parking lot by the way. Never seen a two-game ...

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March 8, 2018, 10:20 am

The Line Is Long – Pigskin Prospects On Westside Abound

The Westside of the state has a great deal of up-and-coming football talent on the line. Here are four college prospects to watch for this fall:   Adam Berghorst (Zeeland East Jr. DE) – This 6-foot-7 monster of mayhem eats quarterbacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Boston College and Kentucky, among others, have already ...

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February 26, 2018, 4:40 pm

The OAA Fab Frosh Index – Young Hoopsters Coming Into Their Own

These freshmen are practically already vets on the varsity boys basketball scene. Here’s a breakdown on the most intriguing young bucks the OAA has to offer in the upcoming state tournament:   Jaden Aikens (Farmington) – Sensational finisher and growing playmaker…..simply put – silky smooth out of the backcourt, just going all Bruno Mars this season ...