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Austin Hatch, Kameron Hankerson, and Tim McCormick at the Michigan Elite 25

Phoenix Scoop Novi Wing

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


After a busy four days of colege visits following the Michigan Elite 25, Novi's senior point guard Kameron Hankerson pulled the string and committed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Hankerson was offered by the Phoenix' head coach Linc Darner on his visit this past weekend.

"I got a call at the (Michigan) Elite 25 asking me to come visit (Wisconsin-Green Bay)."

"Coach Darner called us in his office and offered," said Hankerson referring to he and his father, Kevin Hankerson.

"I like what they're doing and didn't want to leave the decision up to fate."

He went on to add, "Coach Tim McCormick told us at the (Michigan) Elite 25 "Never leave it up to chance, because it isn't always in your control."

Hankerson averaged 9 points and five assists as a junior on a team that was 13-8, an eight win improvement from the previous year.

Novi's heac coach Brandon Sinawi spoke highly of his captain, "(I) expect him to be a leader, continue his work ethic, not be content now that he's committed to playing college basketball, take the reins of the team, and win some playoff games."

"Kam had a strong junior year and a great spring and summer (with Powerstroke 17u).  He'll continue to play the point (this season) and will also be able to play the wing because he is 6'4".  He'll be our captain on and off the court."

For the second year in a row, Hankerson was a standout at the Michigan Elite 25 as his versatility on the court was shown through his ability to guard and play multiple positions on the court.  He has good size and is a very good athlete who can score from the the perimeter, mid-range, or going to the basket.

Novi will get a strong test as they host Detroit Edison PSA (Dec. 11) in the opening week of the season and will also have a game in the Motor City Roundball Classic (Dec 26-30).

Hankerson is the #16 player and the #2 wing in Michigan's 2016 class.

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