Mid-Michigan Lakers finish second in CDBA/Bankhoops tourney in Lansing

Zach Hurth: 6-1 point guard, class of 2011 – Lansing Catholic

LANSING, Michigan — The Mid-Michigan Lakers fell in the championship final of the gold division Sunday night in the CDBA/Bankhoops tournament in Lansing. Tested by prom on Friday night (three starters missing) and in the toughest U-17 pool, the Lakers managed to get in the gold bracket and make a run.

Two Lakers were selected to the all-tournament team: Ahasuerus McDonald(Flint Northwestern) and Nathan Sauvola(Grand Blanc). McDonald averaged more than 20 points per game. In three games versus ACB White and ACB Gold (the eventual champions), he scored 84 points. He was also second on the team in assists. If McDonald isn’t the most underrated point guard prospect in Michigan’s 2011 class, I will eat this keyboard. I’ll just leave it at this: He’s better than a lot of the PGs you’ve heard of.

Sauvola, a euro-style 6-4 forward, nearly averaged a double-double in the tournament and was the team’s leading 3-point shooter. He has the ability to score in the post as well due, in large part, to remarkable agility for a 240-pounder.

U-17 Lakers: Darius Wilson, 5-10 Guard, IAF; Ahasuerus McDonald, 5-10 Guard, Flint Northwestern; Joe Seitz, 6-0 Guard, Swartz Creek; Jordan Donnelly, 5-10 Guard, Goodrich; Zach Hurth, 6-1 Guard, Lansing Catholic; Brandon Hill, 6-0 Guard, Grand Blanc; Ke’aris Perryman, 6-1 Forward, IAF; Mike Shaw, 6-4 G/F, Lansing Catholic; Nathan Sauvola, 6-4 Forward, Grand Blanc; Andrew Robeson, 6-2 Forward, Lansing Catholic; Fred Perkins, 6-7 Forward, Burton Atherton.