Posts Tagged ‘Cody Campbell’

After every season, we try to give players around Mid-Michigan some love with our postseason awards. This year, we will hand out awards for the Flint area, the Tri-Cities and Lansing. Flint is first.

Hardwood Hardware: Flint Area Edition

Most Valuable Player: Cody Campbell, senior, Swartz Creek: Campbell led the Dragons in scoring, assists and 3-point shooting percentage (44%). He’s the best ballhandler I’ve ever seen in that league and among the best players. Campbell helped turn a .500 team into a league champion. He led the league in scoring at 17.6 points per game and played several games early on with a broken wrist.

Player of the Year: Demarco Sanders, senior, Flint Powers — This award came down to two players on the same team: Sanders and fellow senior Patrick O’Brien. Sanders gets the nod, however, for emerging as one of the state’s top shooting guards after playing second fiddle for the previous two seasons. The southpaw led the Big Nine in scoring at 19.1 ppg and shot nearly 55% from the floor.

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By Gavin Raath

SWARTZ CREEK, Michigan — Someone asked me at the start of the Holly/Swartz Creek game on Friday night, “why did you come to this game?”  I chuckled in response, but wanted to say to that Holly fan, “because I think Creek wins this one.”

Holly is without two key transfers in Thomas Lovachis and Josh Fugate, but should have been the favorite in this game.  But at home, and with its new coach Jeremy Trent looking to send a message against the conference’s best, I had hunch it would go another way.

After a low scoring game that saw Creek outscore Holly the last three quarters to secure the win, I would say Coach Trent’s message was received — and the Metro had better serve notice. (more…)

Every season players whose names even basketball junkies don’t recognize seem to emerge as stars by the end of the season.

Who will those players be in 2009-10?

Get in the comments section and throw out some names.

I’ll take Mack McKearney at Okemos and Cody Campbell (right) at Swartz Creek for starters. Neither are household names but both have tremendous point guard skills.

Rarely does a short game recap and box score really tell the whole story.

Case in point is Friday night’s game between Fenton and Swartz Creek in the Flint Metro League. In the paper it looked like a pretty typical game, close throughout with the eventual winner (Fenton) pulling away at the end.

But, look closer and you’ll find what may go down as the most impressive performance from any player in Flint this season.

Swartz Creek’s Cody Campbell, a 5-9 senior point guard, scored 25 points on seven 3-pointers  just one game removed from a hairline fracture of his wrist he suffered on Tuesday night against Flint Southwestern.

Campbell could only dribble with one hand as the other was in a cast.

I wish I could have been there to see it, but I guess the sight of seeing Campbell dribbling through a crowd and going around his back (with one hand) was something to behold.

Nice work.

– Jared Field

The Metro's best player?

The Metro's best? Or will his new teammates outshine him?

The Flint Metro League has always been a bit of a wasteland for subpar class A schools.  If you can’t hack it in a regular conference, then move to the Metro like Swartz Creek, Clio and Kearsley [and for heaven’s sake don’t let competitive teams like Grand Blanc and Davison follow].

What develops is some of the worst basketball you can imagine.  Point guards that look down when they dribble, undersized posts, and disastrous open court situations.  I’ve often been to Metro games, asking myself could this really be A basketball?  This is the way it has always seemed: subtract any team’s best player, and you may as well be watching a team from the GAC or class D.

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