Michigan Invitational: Recap

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


The Michigan Invitational hosted by the REACH Legends was another very competitive weekend in preperation for the upcoming live period.  There were plenty of standout players in each age division and here's a look at a dozen that stood out as well as the tournament results:  (Read More)


Grand Rapids’ Storm Classic: Recap 1

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


The best group of talent amassed in the Grand Rapids Storm Classic’s 18 year history.  The vast majority of Michigan’s top teams that included The Family-who won the 15u, 16u, and 17u Platinum Championships, 1 Nation, ACB Hoops, REACH Legends, King James 16u, 15u, 17u KJ-Runnin’ Rebels, W. MI. Lakers, the tournament host, and many more.  Quality teams brought quality talent and players from the 2016 class reigned supreme.  Here’s a look at the some of the Tournament’s standout players and tournament results:  (Read more)


Michigan's Weekend Commitments

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


While the majority of Michigan's 2015-2017 players were busy with spring tournaments this past weekend, the 2014 were decidin their future on the next level.  Central Michigan, Ferris State, Florida Atlantic, and Michigan State picked up commitments over the last three days days before the spring signing period.  (Read More)


Storm Classic: Day 1 Recap

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


The first day of the Grand Rapid Storm Classic gave the opportunity to transfers - shut out by the Michigan High School Athletic Association' transfer rule - an organized arena to compete for the first time in Michigan, the King James Shooting Stars 16u played in the 17u age bracket and made a 29-point statement, and the host team won handily.  Here's a look at the standouts:  (Read More)


Maten is a Dawg

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


With a mad rush of offers due to a fantastic senior season and keying Bloomfield Hills' run to Michigan's Class A Championship, 6'8" 2014 power forward Yante Maten committed to the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday afternoon.  (Read More)


UTEP Scores in Detroit, Again

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


For the third year, UTEP has received a commitment from a basketball player who has played for a city high school.  In 2014 it's Detroit E. English Village's 6'4" 2014 shooting guard Marq'ywell Jackson.  (Read More)


Legacy Adds to Eastern Michigan Front Court

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


Less than a week after the MHSAA playoffs have concluded with the teams enjoying their new hardware, individuals are receiving rewards for their hard work and potential.  Ann Arbor Skyline's 6'8" 2014 center/power forward Triston Wilson's commitment to Eastern Michigan is a solid pickup for their 2-3 zone as he provides a lot of length and athleticism.  (Read More)


2014 Playoff Winners

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


Congratulations to the MHSAA State Championship Winners!  Muskegon put in a dominant performance in their defeat of Bloomfield Hills for the Class A title, Milan couldn't miss in their Class B win over Benton Harbor, Detroit Consortium had too many weaopons for Pewamo-Westphalia in Class C, and Southfield Christian held on to beat Adrian Lenawee Christian in D.  (Read More)


Bloomfield Hills Bounces to Class A Final

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


The Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks furthered school history on Friday but not before a big scare from the University of Detroit-Jesuit.  The Cubs fell behind by as much as 21 points in the third quarter, but went to a desperation full court trap that wittled the Balckhwaks lead to as little as five points.  However, too much Yante Maten in the fourth quarter as Bloomfield Hills advanced to Saturday's noon Class A Final vs. Muskegon after their 85-75 win.  (Read More)


Big Red's Advance to Class A Final

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


Muskegon's 6'3" 2015 wing Joeviar Kennedy led Muskegon with 11 in the first quarter and an 18-9 advantage.  That first quarter lead and Kennedy's ability to score showed that Muskegon was far more than a two-man team of Mr. Basketball DeShaun Thrower and MSU commit Deyonta Davis.  Count in a big second and third quarter by senior guard Will Roberson and the recipe is hard to overcome for the state's top ranked team as they advance to Saturday's final after today's 63-47 win. (Read More)


Consortium Rolls to Class C Final

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


Detroit Consortium's Class C semi-final opponent Negaunee only trailed 12-11 after the first quarter, but would never get closer as the Cougars blew the doors open outscoring the team from the Upper Peninsula 20-7 in the second.  They will face Pewamo-Westphalia in Saturday's 4:30 final after today's win.  (Read More)


Spizley Leads PW to Class C Final

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


After trailing Muskegon Heights 27-24 at the half, Nick Spitzley and Pewamo-Westphalia opened up the third quarter on a 17-4 run and end the quarter up 43-35.  THe Heights were never able to get closer than four points and the Lansing area team advanced to the Class C final after this afternoon's 54-44 win.  (Read More)


Great Quarterfinal Matchups

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


There were a few surprises in last week's Regionals and some expected outcomes setting up great Quarterfinal games on Tuesday.  The 2013 Class A, C, and D Champions can still repeat and while D looks like a one horse race, it's hard to say who will win the other classes.  There's a lot of new blood and there will be a lot of tickets sold for each game at the Breslin on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. (Read More)


Winning Has Benefits

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


Winning means playing another day as well as another day to be recruited.  Win and everyone benefits.  It's an easy recipe that have allowed these teams to survive the first week of Michigan's playoffs.  Five more wins to go and one at a time.  (Read More)


MHSAA State Playoffs: Five Potential Great Games

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


Good thing the state playoffs are here to remind us that spring is near and as Michiganders we have to hope that the weather is kind.  Last season's most anticipated playoff match up was the eventual Class A State Champion, Romulus, and Pershing in a down to the wire quarterfinal at Calihan Hall.  Last season's Southfield Christian/Allen Park Inter-City Baptist regional final would be a close second.  This year, one can assume that there are more than a handful of highly anticipated  games with the "State Championship" tag.  (Read more)


Saturday's Teaching Day

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


It was great to see a record breaking night in Muskegon Heights home victory against Baldwin followed by a break out night for Muskegon's Deyonta Davis in their win over Mt. Clemens.  The 2015 class is deep, Deshaun Thrower should be a final five Mr. Basketball candidate, and the Spartan commit posted a triple-double with Michigan State assistant DJ Stephens amongst the near capacity crowd.  Overall it was very beneficial to see a lot of talent and big ups to Mr. Scrib's Pizza.  (Read More)


Huron Holds Home

By Kyle Baker


Ann Arbor Huron 54 Ypsilanti Lincoln 50 (OT)

After points were at a premium in the first half 19-11 Huron lead, both offense’s picked it up in the second half/ overtime. At one points Huron lead 19-3 and Lincoln ended the half on a 8-0 run. After scratching their way back 2015 F Lincoln’s Lazon Hicks jumped a passing lane...(Read More)


2015 National Players

Video of the Day, 1/23/14
(Michigan State commit and Muskegon 6'9" 2015 pf Deyonta Davis highlights vs. Saginaw Arthur Hill at the Floyd Mayweather Classic)

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