J.D. Tisdale leads MML U-16 to silver finals in Mt. Pleasant

Posted: April 25, 2011 by Jared Field in High School

As many of you know, several of our GLHers also spend most of the spring and summer (or so it seems) all over the state with our AAU program.

Over the weekend we had our first tournament in Mt. Pleasant and, needless to say, it wasn’t always pretty. What was, however, was the play of our U-16 team. This group has talent and heart, which will make them a tough out for anyone.

The team was led by Flint Northern’s J.D. Tisdale, who averaged more than 20 points and five assists in five games. He was the most talented player I saw in the U-16 bracket. He totally dominated the second half against CDBA to give the Lakers a come-from-behind victory.

He’s easily the best PG prospect we’ve ever had, and he plays the post for his high school team.

The quick forward tandem of Zeshawn Parker-Jones (Lapeer West) and Rayshon Thomas (IAF) is really tough to defend. The team also boasts a stable of guards including Max Cummings (Swartz Creek), Cullen Turcyzn (Lapeer West) and Raheen Dudley (Flint Northwestern).

They lost in the silver final to ACB in a very competitive and well-played game.

Here’s the roster:

#32 Guard- Dewrell Tisdale Jr.- Northern 6’4”

#33 Forward – Cal Henry- Swartz Creek 6’3”

#41 Forward – Rayshon Thomas- International Academy 6’4”

#34 Forward – Zeshawn Jones-Parker- Lapeer West 6’3”

#3 Guard- Cullen Turczyn- Lapeer West 5’8”

#1 Guard- Jaylen Randle- Carman-Ainsworth 6’0”

#5 Forward- Max Cummings- Swartz Creek 6’0”

#2 Guard- TJ Nichols- Grand Blanc 6’0”

#24 Guard- Raheen Dudley- Beecher 6’1”

#45 F/C- Kendrick Wallace II- Northwestern 6’5”

#50 F/C- Shawn Brouwer- Swartz Creek 6’5”

#12 Guard- James Richards- Swartz Creek 5’7”

#40 G/F- Tyler Black- Swartz Creek 6’0”

#10 Guard- Rece Visnaw- Kearsley 5’11”

#11 Guard- Kyle Babcock- Linden 6’0”

Coaches: Marcellus Miller

Assistant: Ivan Brouwer

  1. Jared Field says:

    After what I saw this weekend, he has to be one of the most underrated players in 2013. I’ve never been able to say this about any of our players, but he had his way with every team we played.

  2. Gavin Raath says:

    He’s a sick talent. Has to improve his three-ball, but maybe the most unguardable kid out there one-on-one.

  3. Anthony Coggins says:

    How did Zeshawn look? I know it is “Metro League” playing, but the kid looks to have some real talent. His combination of size and strength in this league could be dominating…

  4. Marcellus Miller says:

    Let me also add that a real surprise was the play of Kendrick Wallace II. His activity around the glass was effective and once he learns to fully control his footwork and athleticism, watch out…

  5. Brandon Hill says:

    Nice.! Keep up the good work Lakers.

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