Former Flint Northwestern PG signs with Mott Community College

Posted: August 8, 2012 by Jared Field in High School

Syro McDonald, a 5-11 power guard from Flint Northwestern, is another impact signee in the 2012 class for Mott head coach Steve Schmidt. McDonald joins Schmidt’s best recruiting class in recent memory, probably on par with the Kevin Tiggs and Terrance Watson class back in 2005 (more on that later).

McDonald played U-17 basketball for the Mid-Michigan Lakers a couple years back after our U-15 coach at the time (Marcellus Miller) invited him to practice. He was an instant impact guard and truly one of the best finishers we’ve ever had. He has a knack for staying with the play. He can take punishment, hang in there and score against bigger players.

Talent has never been a concern with McDonald. He’s stronger, quicker and more athletic than most players his size (he has a stocky build). If Coach Schmidt and company can keep him focused on academics and athletics, he can be an impact player at the next level.

I think his greatest appeal to Coach Schmidt, knowing how he operates, is that McDonald was sold out to Mott from the start. He wanted to be a Bear and he wasn’t going to take no for an answer.

Read more about McDonald from E-Wood on Mlive.

  1. Freddie McCoy says:

    really, it look like a rebuilding year for Mott since losing Eason and Perry for the upcomming season, they will be in the hunt but will have the season they did last yearbecause it take time to build chemistry

  2. Kev says:

    I may be late but why aren’t 4 guys returning back for Mott(Specifically Eason and Perry).

    • Jared Field says:

      Typically, players choose not to return based on their opportunity to play. For some of those players, their role on the team would not change from their freshman to sophomore season. So I don’t blame those guys for looking for another opportunity that might afford them a larger role. In addition, some players are asked not to return based on failure to comply with team standards regarding behavior.

      Once the shine is off a great season, some players just do not have the self-discipline to finish strong academically and to stay out of trouble. It’s a shame, of course, since there is no reason to believe Mott can’t be right back in the national title hunt this season.

  3. Kev says:

    I knew there had to be a reason Eason wasn’t coming back, you don’t have that great of a season, win an national championship and have a great chance of contending for NJCAA player of the year this upcoming year and not return back.

    Glad Schmdit does it the right way, and wont kiss ass no matter who you are, im not implying Eason didn’t make grades or anything, just have a feeling Schmdit told him not to return.

  4. Freddie McCoy says:

    Jared, experience and chemistry beat a quick fix, you forget that Mott also have five strong Sophomores such as Davis, Marshall and Taylor who played before he got to Mott. I am sorry it look like Lansing this year because of their five freshman from last year and their chemistry is very strong. If had Mott had Eason and Perry, i would have said a repeat

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