The following Flint area seniors have been invited to participate in the 21st annual Bruin Club All-Star game at Mott Community College. The game will tip at 8 p.m. on June 20, 2013:
Darian Welch, Lake Fenton, guard
Markell Lucas, Beecher, forward
J.D. Tisdale, Swartz Creek, guard
Richie Lewis, formerly of Flint Northern, guard
Mitchel Rubio, Goodrich, g/f
Nick Sullivan, Flint Powers, guard
Eric Thompson, Flint Powers, forward
Cory Cox, Fenton, forward
Max Cummings, Swartz Creek, guard
Eric Readman, Fenton, guard
Jomontae Wheeler, Hamady, guard,
Erick Layton, Hamady, g/f
David Battle, Grand Blanc, forward
Zeshawn Jones-Parker, Lapeer West, forward
Tyler Centilli, Clio, forward
KJ Miller, Grand Blanc, guard
Cullen Turczyn, Lapeer West, guard
Michael McFadden, Flint Northern, guard
J.C. Carrizales, Davison, guard
Jaylen Randle, Carman-Ainsworth, guard
Matt Romano, Kearsley, forward
Framar Harris, Flint Southwestern, g/f
Quinton Cook, Ortonville-Brandon, forward
Andre Yancy, Flint Northwestern, forward
Unfortunately, two of the best players in the state, Mr. Basketball Monte Morris (Beecher) and Denzel Watts (Carman-Ainsworth), will not be able to participate. Both players will have already left for their respective colleges (Iowa State and UAB). Luckily, this year’s game has a couple division one caliber players including Swartz Creek’s J.D. Tisdale and the former Flint Northern Viking Richie Lewis. There will also be a pretty substantial group of lower-level college players including Markell Lucas, Nick Sullivan and the Fenton tandem of Cory Cox and Eric Readman.
For college coaches, this is a great opportunity to find an unsigned senior. There are several players on this list who are worth a first or second look. This is one of the deepest classes to come out of the Flint area in the last decade (especially when you throw in Morris and Watts).
The Black team will be coached by Jeremy Trent (Flint Powers) and the Gold Team will be coached by Lance Baylis (Holly). The rosters will be created in a draft format.
The women’s game begins at 6 p.m. and the men’s game follows at 8 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door.