Carman-Ainsworth’s Denzel Watts is part of the talented crop of Flint area sophomore point guards that also includes Monte Morris (Beecher), Richie Lewis (Northern) and Cullen Turczyn (Lapeer West). Watts is having a fantastic season, averaging more than 20 points per game, and his mix of size and quickness is garnering high major interest. He recently talked to UM Hoops about his college prospects: (more…)
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Tags: Cullen Turczyn, Denzel Watts, Monte Morris, Richie Lewis, Zeshawn Parker-Jones
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The Michigan State basketball team has obvious problems at the point guard position, with the flaws of both Kalin Lucas and Korie Lucious on display most nights.
The last time Michigan State had a great leader and efficient playmaker at the point guard spot, it was Flint Northern grad Mateen Cleaves.
So it’s only natural to think Tom Izzo might look Flint’s way again, right?
There are certainly other point guard prospects both in-state and out-of-state that Michigan State will consider, but if Izzo is looking for a tough-as-nails leader to plug into that position, both Watts and Morris are smart kids who have been raised in the Flint basketball tradition and already display some of the toughness, talent and intangible qualities that many of the best players Flint has produced over the years showed during their high school and college careers.
Check out the whole post and share your thoughts. Michigan State certainly needs to add depth at that position over the next two years.
– By Patrick Hayes | Great Lakes Hoops
Get over to Delta College today to watch a great day of hoops, including a battle of Class C powers, Beecher vs. Detroit ConsortiumPosted: January 17, 2011 by Patrick Hayes in GAC, High School, Saginaw Valley League
Tags: Antuan Burks, Christian Vaughn Dawkins, Dorian Dawkins, Monte Morris, travon baker
Dawkins, son of Saginaw High coach Lou Dawkins, collapsed and died at a basketball camp at Michigan State in 2009. Dawkins had an undiagnosed heart condition (acute myocardial ischemia).
To honor his brother, as well as raise money for the American Heart Association, Vaughn-Dawkins organized the first-ever Show Your Heart Memorial Classic last season, featuring some of the best high school teams in the Midwest. (more…)
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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.