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January 18, 2020, 7:56 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s Fab Frosh Dirty Dozen — Baby Baller Love Fest

The best freshman boys hoopsters Burney has watched ball out in Michigan this season: 1 Curtis Williams Jr. (Birmingham Brother Rice F) — High-wattage talent on the wing dripping with finesse, whale of a college prospect. 2 Braelon Green (Ypsilanti Lincoln G/F) — Electric playmaker, explosive finisher. 3 Sonny Wilson (U-D Jesuit G) — Lightning ...

Basketball

January 14, 2020, 4:48 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Pike guard Davion Bailey has raised recruiting stock as a senior

Playing the role of a basketball ninja, Pike senior guard Davion Bailey has stealthily turned himself into a must-see talent. Bailey is doing all the right things on the hardwood this winter to raise his recruiting stock and make himself a true college hoop commodity. The 6-foot-2 combo guard has upped his scoring average from ...

Basketball

January 14, 2020, 4:14 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: SB Washington’s Mila Reynolds, Carmel’s Kate Clarke are big-time guards in Indiana’s sophomore class

South Bend Washington’s Mila Renyolds and Carmel’s Kate Clarke are intriguing college recruits out of the backcourt in the state’s sophomore class, both are big guards with big-time futures on the hardwood. Thoroughbreds, through and through. The lanky 6-foot-2 Reynolds is being touted as the next Skylar Diggins — but off the ball — and ...

Basketball

January 14, 2020, 10:52 am

Nominees announced for 2020 McDonald’s All-American Games: Michigan nabs 10 bids, Indiana 14

The nominees for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Games were announced on Tuesday, and both states covered by STATE CHAMPS! Network were well-represented, with Indiana having 14 overall nominees, and Michigan 10. Prior to last year, when Detroit Edison’s Rickea Jackson (Mississippi State) went, Michigan had not had a player selected for the girls game since ...

Football

January 10, 2020, 12:18 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Mooresville OT Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter commits to Purdue, following in cousins’ footsteps

This kid has Boilermaker written all over him. The Black & Gold runs in his blood. Mooresville junior offensive lineman Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter committed to Purdue this week, following in the footsteps of two esteemed relatives. The 6-foot-7, 280 pounder plays tackle and is a cousin of Boilermakers all-time greats Mike Alstott (retired Pro-Bowl NFL fullback) ...

Football

January 9, 2020, 11:52 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s half-dozen QB underclassmen in Michigan to watch out for in the offseason

A half-dozen MHSAA quarterbacks to watch for this offseason: (in alphabetical order) Class of 2021 Austin Myers (New Boston Huron 6-foot-4, 210) — One word comes to mind when you watch Myers throw: upside. This fireballer has tons of potential and fantastic footwork. His technique is flawless and he’s a gutty competitor. Colin Parachek (Dexter ...

Football

December 18, 2019, 7:27 pm

First DI offer from Western Michigan is jumping-off point for Cathedral WR Camden Jordan

The floodgates will open soon. You can bet on it. The first dent in the dam came over the weekend. Indianapolis Cathedral junior wide receiver Camden Jordan received his first DI college football offer from Western Michigan Friday night. Scouting services are predicting Jordan will eventually land with a school in the Big Ten and ...

Basketball

December 17, 2019, 4:05 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top 10 big men on the MHSAA hardwood

Burney’s Top 10 Big Men On The Boys Basketball Floor in Michigan 1 Isaiah Jackson (Waterford Mott 6-9 Sr.) — Signed with Kentucky, Jackson is the No. 1 college prospect in the state and the Mitten’s top power forward. 2 Matt Nicholson (Clarkston 7-0 Sr.) — Signed with Northwestern, Nicholson is the best pure center ...