Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Patrick’

After every season, we try to give players around Mid-Michigan some love with our postseason awards. This year, we will hand out awards for the Flint area, the Tri-Cities and Lansing. Flint is first.

Hardwood Hardware: Flint Area Edition

Most Valuable Player: Cody Campbell, senior, Swartz Creek: Campbell led the Dragons in scoring, assists and 3-point shooting percentage (44%). He’s the best ballhandler I’ve ever seen in that league and among the best players. Campbell helped turn a .500 team into a league champion. He led the league in scoring at 17.6 points per game and played several games early on with a broken wrist.

Player of the Year: Demarco Sanders, senior, Flint Powers — This award came down to two players on the same team: Sanders and fellow senior Patrick O’Brien. Sanders gets the nod, however, for emerging as one of the state’s top shooting guards after playing second fiddle for the previous two seasons. The southpaw led the Big Nine in scoring at 19.1 ppg and shot nearly 55% from the floor.

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Andrew Patrick, Goodrich’s four-year varsity do-all guard signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday. He will be playing his college ball at Concordia University in Ann Arbor.

Patrick has been among the best players in the GAC Red since 9th grade and, for practical purposes, is a bit of a steal for Concordia. I thought Patrick could sneak his way onto a D-II roster, but give the kid credit — he wants to play.

I love this quote from his coach, Gary Barns: “The beauty of him playing there is he’s going to get to play. They want him. A lot of kids get it in their head they’re going to go Division I or Division II and find out everybody else is as good as they are…”

Patrick is averaging 17 points per game on the no. 6-ranked team in class B.