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April 26, 2019, 4:50 pm

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. ...


April 17, 2019, 1:55 pm

Burney’s Way-Too-Early 2020 Indiana Mr. Basketball rankings

Five For Fighting — The Top 5 Early Favorites For Mr. Basketball 2020 1 Trey Galloway (Culver Academies 6-foot-5 G) — Elite shooter and the consummate competitor, 24K Magic is in the air the second this kid walks in the building. 2 Anthony Leal (Bloomington South 6-foot-5 G) — Diverse skill set, a stick of dynamite ...


April 17, 2019, 1:30 pm

Burney’s Way-Too-Early 2020 Michigan Mr. Basketball rankings

Five For Fighting — The Top 5 Early Favorites For Mr. Basketball 2020 1 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor 6-foot-6.5 F) — The most exciting player in the state, perfect balance of finesse and fundamentals. 2 Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher 6-foot-0 G) — The definition of what it means to be a dynamic presence at ...


April 15, 2019, 12:00 am

CHSL BBALL UPDATE: Stanczak returns to bench; UDJ’s Jalen Thomas decommits from UMass

Rex Stanczak is back on the bench. After a two-year hiatus from the sidelines, Stanczak was named the new boys basketball coach at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard this week. It’s his foray first into the Catholic League. He previously headed the programs at Ann Arbor Pioneer, Walled Lake Western, South Lyon and Ypsilanti. While at ...


April 5, 2019, 11:00 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Handful of Detroit-area prospects show out at The Opening’s Midwest regional recruiting event

Nike’s The Opening college-football prospect camp is in full swing for 2019 and once again recruits from The D were shining bright.The Detroit area was well represented and making its presence felt in a major way. Oak Park junior Maliq Carr (wide receiver), Detroit Cass Tech sophomore Kalen King (cornerback), Harper Woods sophomore Davion Weatherspoon ...


April 2, 2019, 8:00 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Scooby scoops up MSU offer, flurry of commits conclude March

Benton Harbor junior forward Carlos (Scooby) Johnson has scooped an offer from Michigan State. One of the most exciting players in the Mitten and a savage beast on the wing, Johnson is an early frontrunner for Mr. Basketball in 2020. As a sophomore, Johnson (6-foot-6 ½) led Benton Harbor to a Class B state championship. ...


March 25, 2019, 3:45 pm

LET’S BE FRANK: The rainmakers of coach O’s reign at Country Day

The Godfather of girls basketball in the MHSAA, the venerable Frank Orlando, who has led the nationally-prominent Birmingham Detroit Country Day program for the past 38 years, called it a career last week. Orlando, a true legend’s legend, won a state record 797 games and 13 state championships. Let’s honor his historic legacy by looking ...


March 17, 2019, 11:30 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Dearborn TE Tommy Guajardo commits to Michigan State

Everything was turning up green, from the holiday, to the weather, to the Big Ten basketball title to the football recruiting trail. The top tight end in the state’s junior class, Dearborn’s Tommy Guajardo, decided to “Go Green” over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. The versatile, high-upside three-star pass catcher committed to Michigan State. He’s the ...