Jackson CC’s Nick Minnerath verbals to University of Detroit Mercy

Posted: February 8, 2010 by Jared Field in College
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JACKSON, Michigan — Jackson Community College stud sophomore Nick Minnerath has made a verbal commitment to the University of Detroit Mercy.

Minnerath has been arguably the MCCAA’s most dominant force this season. The 6-8 forward orginally from Massachusetts is averaging 21 points per game with 7.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. Better still are his field goal percentages: 57 percent from the field and a ridiculous 47 percent from 3-point range.

Minnerath will replace former Mott Community College standout Thomas Kennedy at UDM. Kennedy has filled the hybrid forward role for Coach Ray McCallum and the Titans for the last two seasons.

Best of luck to Jackson Head Coach Steve Finamore, who will have to go out and find the talent to replace him.

“It’s a great boost for our program,” Finamore said on 1450 AM  in Jackson on Monday. “I think this is going to help us big-time now.”

Here’s Minnerath doing his best Shane Ross impression…

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  1. PJR says:

    Excellent pickup for UoD. Kid is a force and does it all. Minerath’s been a force for opponents to focus on and stop in JuCoLand for two years, which makes his stats even more impressive. Think Finamore’s coaching has helped his game a lot as well, as he’s only improved. Frankly, while UoD’s staff is found dang smart here, you gotta ask why wasn’t Michigan on this fella? He’s a whole lot better than a Gibson or Wright or any of the recruits Beilein’s brought in for frontcourt work like Morgan, etc.. Indeed, not only Minnerath. You could pick five guys from Michigan’s JuCo league’s this year and teamed with or without Harris they’d do real well in the Big Ten, as in lots better than Michigan’s done to date. The mid majors and high majors really are missing out on solid hoopsters right in their own backyard, many of the ones they let fall through the cracks the first time around.

    • Jared Field says:

      I’m done asking that question.

      Michigan (who sucks, by the way) is elitist. They won’t lower themselves to recruiting JUCO players.

      Meanwhile, bigger and better programs do it with regularity.

      Let’s face reality: Michigan should be desperate for talented big men. D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-E.

      And this kid can shoot it, too. And here’s a scary thought for UM fans: What’s stopping UD from actually being better than Michigan in a year or two? Ray Mac is a good coach and an even better recruiter, IMO.

      • Kyle says:

        I would love to see Detroit and Michigan play in the NIT THIS year … UDM battled U-M in A2 earlier (led at halftime) and if not for a couple blown layups should have been right there down the stretch.

        McCallum (and to be granted his assistants who work their tails off on the recruiting trail) >>>>>>> Beilein, Mike Jackson, Jerry Dunn

        Style of play: Detroit >>>>>>>>>>> Michigan

        Talent once DeShawn and Manny peace out: Detroit >>>>>>>>>>> Michigan

        I am going to miss TK he is a ROCK and Mott CC coach Schmidt should take pride in his development.

        Man, if Ray lands Ray Jr. UDM is going to be off the chain and Minnerath has found a great home for the next two years. Both those kids can PLAY the game!!

  2. Jared Field says:

    I totally agree.

    Style means so much in the recruiting game. Belein needs talent. I just don’t know how he’s going to get it.

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