Here’s my list of top 15 players in the Flint area for 2009-10. I had decided to do 10 players, but there’s too much talent here for so few.
It’s early, but these are my guys:
2.) Patrick Lucas-Perry, Junior, Flint Powers: Great floor general.
3.) Glenn Cosey, Senior, Flint Carman-Ainsworth: Tough lead guard hampered by stodgy C-A offense.
4.) Shaq Smith, junior, Flint Northern: Mostly unguardable.
5.) William Sams, Senior, Montrose (transfer): Gets better every time I see him. I could see him scoring 20+ per game in the GAC Blue.
6.) Travon Mitchell, Senior, Flint Northwestern: Big-time athlete that can shoot a little, too.
7.) Rick Dent, Senior, Flint Northern (transfer): B-U-C-K-E-T-S.
8.) Dee Chapman, Senior, Carman-Ainsworth: Could be great, but will he?
9.) Jojuan Graham, Senior, Flint Southwestern: Smooth scorer.
10.) Roy “The Snake” Jackson, Senior, Hamady: Slinky, quick and improving as a shooter.
11.) Gerald Williams, Senior, Flint Northern (transfer): He looks like a stud all the sudden.
12.) Demarco Sanders, Senior, Flint Powers: He’d probably be the best player on most teams in the area and he’s Powers’ third option.
13.) Andrew Patrick, Senior, Goodrich: Great all-around player who seems like he’s been around forever.
14.) Thomas Lovachis, Senior, Holly (transfer): A known commodity in Lansing area; I’ll wait and see.
15.) Joey Jerisk, Senior, Burton Bentley: Tough as nails point guard that can lock up.
On the cusp: Jaylen Larry, Flint Carman-Ainsworth; Patrick Haggin, Grand Blanc; Lance Hopkin, Holly; Mitch Vallie, Goodrich; Josh Young, SWA; Cody Campbell, Swartz Creek; Tyler Hamilton, Fenton; Lucas Sorenson, Clio; Justin Fowler, Holly; Kiontae Brown, Flushing; Zach Treib, Flushing; Thomas Jean, Genesee; Dominez Burnett, Flint Hamady; Quinn Langston, Flint Hamady; Pierre Bracket, Flint Powers; Trevor Lucas, Goodrich.
— Jared Field