Grassroots: OAA Select sends seven to the next level

Posted: May 10, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

I have a great deal of respect for many grassroots AAU basketball programs. These programs don’t get the elite players, but they often give good players the opportunity to become great.

Here’s an example of one program that’s doing it right: OAA Select. These ‘Select’ seniors will be playing college ball next season:

1. Justin Fowler – Holly: Lake Forest

2. Kyle Sherwin – Holly: Dominican

3. Mitchell Vallie – Goodrich: Calvin

4. Andrew Patrick – Goodrich: Concordia

5. Brenden Rizzo – Fraser: Rochester College

6. Brian Bolin – Brighton: Aquinas

7. Thomas Lovachis – Holly: Concordia

  1. BasketballMom says:

    Michael Fugate SVSU

  2. BasketballMom says:

    Michael Fugate- Saginaw Valley
    Brandon Pokley Western Michigan
    Matt Kaminicki – Ball State
    Kevin Truitt-Delta
    Alex Harville- Albion
    Dan Owens- Ashland
    Cole Moore- Ashland
    Matt Carden- Spring Arbor
    Kevin McCarthy- Lehigh
    and there are more, I just can’t think of them right now!

  3. Hoopsguru says:

    Very nice – here is another, COMMON BOND 17U from last year – 7 guys playing at the next level – 5 in the GLIAC, one D1, and one CC as follows:

    Mohamed Conde – SVSU
    Glenn Cosey – Columbus Community College
    Brandon Crane – Hillsdale
    Tyler Dwyer – Ferris State
    Brandon Gouch – Northwood
    Keith Mackie – Cleveland State
    Pat O’Brien – SVSU

    Dominique Pointer – ??????? Played senior year at a prep school in North Carolina

  4. Ty says:

    I think Pointer has been reclassified (class of 11)and will be at Quality Education Academy in NC again this year.

  5. SBell says:

    We (Parallel 45) had a couple battles (and one ugly loss) with OAA last year, so glad to see those guys doing well. That P45 team will have 7 of its 10 playing college basketballball next year, and two more playing D2 football.

  6. Hoopsguru says:

    Oh yeah – Gabe Martin form that Common BOnd team from last year wll be playing football at Bowling Green. That’s 9 out of 11 doing something next year in college or prep school.

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