Syro McDonald, a 5-11 power guard from Flint Northwestern, is another impact signee in the 2012 class for Mott head coach Steve Schmidt. McDonald joins Schmidt’s best recruiting class in recent memory, probably on par with the Kevin Tiggs and Terrance Watson class back in 2005 (more on that later).
McDonald played U-17 basketball for the Mid-Michigan Lakers a couple years back after our U-15 coach at the time (Marcellus Miller) invited him to practice. He was an instant impact guard and truly one of the best finishers we’ve ever had. He has a knack for staying with the play. He can take punishment, hang in there and score against bigger players.
Talent has never been a concern with McDonald. He’s stronger, quicker and more athletic than most players his size (he has a stocky build). If Coach Schmidt and company can keep him focused on academics and athletics, he can be an impact player at the next level.
I think his greatest appeal to Coach Schmidt, knowing how he operates, is that McDonald was sold out to Mott from the start. He wanted to be a Bear and he wasn’t going to take no for an answer.
Read more about McDonald from E-Wood on Mlive.