The Flint area’s top seniors took to the court Thursday night for the 22nd annual Bruin Club Classic All-Star game at Ballenger Fieldhouse. Unlike in recent years, the game was exciting and highly-competitive. The crowd was among the largest in the game’s history.
Four future Mott players participated, the most since I’ve been covering the game.
Former Flint Beecher standout Tez Thomas gave Mott fans an eyeful, showing off his inside-outside game. He led all scorers with 26 points en route to game MVP honors for the Gold Team.
Malik Young (Southwestern) and Cam Morse (Carman-Ainsworth) scored 20 apiece for the Black Team.
Marquavian Stephens (Swartz Creek) and Ray Ray Lewis (Southwestern) added 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Black Team.
The most intriguing prospect in the game was future Mott point guard Justice Green. The former Powers and Carman-Ainsworth standout is one of the most fluid and athletic point guards I’ve seen at the high school level. He’s a better prospect than Morse, though with a much slighter build.
The winning coach in the game was former Mott All-American Kevin Tiggs. The 6-4 small forward is now playing professionally in Australia.
The play of the game was an alley-oop from Swartz Creek’s Torandis Mack to Green late in the second half.