Saginaw’s Marquavis Ford tops a list of players to watch this season in Mid-Michigan

Posted: October 15, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

I’m dispensing with the biggest of the big names, but here are some of the guys who should really breakout this upcoming high school season in Mid-Michigan. Get in the comments section and let me know who you think is going to breakout in 2010-11:

Marquavis Ford (6-1 senior guard, Saginaw High): Big-time talent. Quick, athletic and energetic. Has a propensity to look like a stud on the AAU circuit. He should look like a stud more often at The High. He’s not too shabby as a quarterback, either.

Tracy Edmonds (5-9 junior point guard, East Lansing): A pass-first point guard who probably helped himself as much as anyone in the state during the AAU season with Camp Darryl. As an added bonus, defenders can’t give him open looks. Edmonds is one amongst a great crop of point guards in Lansing including rising 6-1 senior Zach Hurth (Lansing Catholic).

Nathan Sauvola (6-4 senior small forward, Grand Blanc): Skilled Euro-style forward should have his way in a weak conference. Sauvola should be among the most accurate outside shooters in Mid-Michigan. Grand Blanc could be really, really good.

Ahaureus McDonald (5-11 senior point guard, Flint Northwestern): Has the potential to be a great defender. He’s strong, athletic and an elite finisher to rival the touch in transition of former NW standout Deandre Upchurch.

Trey Babers (6-6 senior forward, Saginaw High): Babers is finally starting to show the potential that many had given him credit for much too soon. He needs to put it together for a season. This is his last chance.

Eric Cooper (5-11 sophomore guard, Flint Beecher): Cooper is the least known of the young Bucs and could turn out to be the best all-around athlete of the bunch. He’s quick, strong  and tough. Cooper, even at his size, can play three positions because of his strength and athleticism.

Steve Repichowski (6’4” junior wing, Lansing Catholic): Repichowski has the size and skill combination that’s truly rare at the high school level. He’ll look nice next to 6-4 senior forward Mike Shaw who, like Repichowski, is multi-dimensional.

Josh Fugate (6-2 senior guard, Holly): Had the reputation of a great shooter before he was actually a great shooter. Now’s he a great shooter. He’s just athletic enough to be a threat to score with the drive. Leaving him open behind the 3-point line is simply not an option.

Vince Adams (6-1 senior guard, Flint Powers): I just have a feeling Adams could have a breakout season for Powers much like former Charger guard Demarco Sanders. Very few knew how talented Sanders actually was entering his senior season, and the same can be said for Adams. Smooth guard with a nice perimeter game. Very much underutilized at Powers, but all that should change this season.

  1. AJ says:

    my bro sirus finna drag

  2. Dave12 says:

    Nate Sauvola and Brandon Hill will be two top seniors for Grand Blanc and around flint-area.

  3. HEW says:

    Bay City Western is the team to keep an eye on this year. Except for one player, everyone will be over 6’1″, and they have 4 players that I think GLH should at least keep an eye out for. Especially since I KNOW they don’t get out to BCW games often, and due to past records I can understand why, however this season will be a special one, and if you ask around, they have a strong chance at winning the valley, and with the talent they have, shouldn’t lose a game. Not even to the Saginaw/Flint schools. I know my predictions sound a little off the wall from what you have seen or heard in the past, but just try and get out to a game or 2 this year.

    Players to watch for:

    -Tyler Ellis, 6’1″, Sr., G – Shooting is his main weapon. If you don’t put a hand up, he’ll pull it on you. Also, starting to jump out of the gym. He is underrated, and a very key part to the success, so he is someone the state shoud keep an eye on. BIG things are expected from him this season. It will be a long time before BCW has a guard like him come through again.

    -Aaron Tithof, 6’5″, Sr., SG/SF – 3 point shooter. Skinny, and no defense, but his offense and shooting ability usually makes up for it. However, he does need to get stronger and play D. If he can do that, he could be a D2 player.

    -Brandon Havercamp, 6’8″, Sr., PF – SVSU commit. Tall and lanky. Scores down low with ease, and is a great defender. But I mean when you’re that tall, that’s what happens. (Unless you’re Brandon Crane) But he has already committed and is in for a big season this year.

    -Matt Costello, 6’9″, Jr., C – Michigan State commit. You can find out about him on any recruiting sight. Proably the best 2012 player in Michigan, and a reason most fans will come out. The players listed above however should get some attention as well, due to all of the fans coming to see Matt. Great defender, set the school record with 14 blocks in a game as a sophomore. Still needs work on O, but I have to assume he’s done it over the summer, not to say he was bad before, but that was his weaker spot. BEAST on the inside though, and can step back and shoot it.

    Anyway, I feel that Bay City basketball has not been the greatest since Devendorf, and before that proably 30 years ago with Mark Wittbrodt. But this is a new season, and with so many seniors on the team, this is being looked at as Bay City Western’s year. Defeated Detroit Pershing in the summer league, and went 8-0 at the Hope tournament. I’m not on here trying to brag up my old school but I am merely trying to give a heads up. So if you have time, check them out. The players listed, and the team.

    Thank you guys

    • Jared Field says:

      I was a little surprised that Havercamp committed as early as he did. I felt like he was just getting his name out there.

      • HEW says:

        I actually felt the same way. He isn’t Matt Costello by any means, but I did think he could get some D1 interest, maybe not anywhere great, but hey, SVSU definitely seems like a good fit for him.

  4. flintown says:

    Vince Adams is a very smooth high skill player.
    Matt Costello will be very unhappy at MSU.

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