Has the balance of power shifted totally from city to suburb in Genesee County? This season we will get our answer. My guess: Probably so.
Here is my top 10, in two sentences or less…
1.) Buctown: Breslin bound once again.
2.) Fenton: It all comes down to guard play for the Tigers. With solid guard play, they can win the conference yet again with the Creek rising.
3.) Goodrich: Some very promising transfers including Mitchel Rubio to go with Nathan Landsgaard.
4.) Flint Powers: Without Hawkins, are you kidding? Team looked very solid over the summer.
5.) Flint Carman-Ainsworth: Wilson and Watts is now Watts and Morse. Not hearing good things about this team, but there is still a lot of talent there.
6.) Swartz Creek: Sounds crazy to say it, but this could be the number one Flint area team this time next year. J.D. Tisdale is a game-changer, but now it’s time to prove it.
7.) Grand Blanc: Can GB’s twin 6-6 forwards produce on both ends of the floor? Time for Bobcats to start winning in their new conference.
8.) Flint Northern: Lewis and Lewis need help. Conditioning won’t be an issue with new head coach Garner Pleasant.
9.) Holly: Loads of seniors including area’s most underrated player, Nic Stoll.
10.) Flint Northwestern: New head coach Lamont Torbert knows the game, but is the talent pipeline drying up?
So there you have it. I don’t have a single city school in the top seven. I don’t feel good about it, but it is what it is. I hope I’m wrong.
Shout out your 10 in the comments.