Pick ’em: Ranking the top 10 basketball teams in Flint area

Posted: December 6, 2011 by Jared Field in High School

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.

  1. Dean Oakwood says:

    Dean Oakwood and the transfer police checking in here:

    So I guess Mitchell Rubio had to flee the mean streets of Davison and their crumbling public schools for the warmth and safety of Goodrich High School? When will you guys do a feature on these “new” Goodrich players? Laferney (’09) Vallie (’10), Kamani Jackson, Carlos Fordham (’11) now Rubio and the others for the 2012 season. The tradition of Goodrich recruiting lives on and is stronger than ever.

  2. itiswhatitis says:

    By my count you could say 7 of the 10 teams listed here have benefited from transfers over the last few years……

  3. itiswhatitis says:

    Actually make it 8 out of 10! Just read that Beecher got a transfer from Detroit Consortium.

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