Several Michigan JUCO players are on the move, and they are all headed in the same direction.
Jody Hill, one of the top players in the MCCAA at Delta College near Saginaw, will a few Saginaw-area players at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina this fall. Hill, a 6-0 scoring guard, was a one-man wrecking crew at Delta, scoring more than 25 points per game as a sophomore and being named to the All-American team.
Hill will join former Saginaw Heritage and Delta College point guard AJ Thomas in the backcourt. Thomas spent one season at Delta before transferring.
Also in the mix is former Saginaw Heritage and Jackson CC wing, 6-4 James Johnson. There’s potential for Livingstone to have three players with ties to Saginaw in its starting lineup.
Two former Oakland CC Raiders will also make the trek to North Carolina. Darius and Anthony Welch, a nice guard-forward tandem from Chicagoland, will also contribute to a major JUCO overhaul at the school.
Former Flint Northern High School head basketball coach Tony Holiday is an assistant coach at LC and, hopefully, will continue mining Mid-Michigan for talent.