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Bowling Green fans love Torian Oglesby's highwire act.

Check out this story from Bowling Green about former Mott forward and Saginaw BV product Torian Oglesby. The junior is starting to become a fan favorite with his displays of athleticism, but also a coach’s favorite with his new-found productivity.

From BGNews:

It’s a moment of perfect synergy.

Jordon Crawford, running the offense from the point, sends a lob pass toward the basket; his target, Torian Oglesby, has already started his approach. In a matter of seconds, it’s resulted in another crowd-pleasing alley-oop dunk, bringing the Anderson Arena crowd to its feet.

Considered non-factors at the beginning of the season, Oglesby and Crawford have become key cogs in the BG offense, combining for 15.6 points per game in Mid-American Conference play and connecting for alley-oops on an almost once-a-game basis.

Here’s the video you’ve all been waiting see: Doug Anderson and Torian Oglesby, Mott Community College’s flyboy forwards, making their case to be honorary members of next year’s NBA slam dunk contest.

Watch it on ABC 12…

I’m just a reporter, right? What exactly would I know about a storyline?

I just assumed that Mott’s loss of Torian Oglesby on Wednesday night to the flu was the big story, the obvious lede to Mott’s stunning 75-70 loss to archrival Lansing on Wednesday night.

I guess not. My line of post-game questioning compelled Mott head coach Steve Schmidt to put me right in my place: “That’s not the story.”


Doug Anderson and Torian Oglesby (among others), star in this early season Mott Community College highlight video.

The Bears are currenty 8-1 and sharing the top spot in the MCCAA’s eastern conference with Henry Ford, Detroit.


Pretty good win for the Bears without their best guard sophomore Bobby Lewis. From Hotbed Hoops:

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Bears haven’t dealt with a whole lot of adversity so far this season.

Save for their lone blemish on the road against Kalamazoo Valley, the Bears have been winning games going away.

And then came Saturday.

The Bears were forced to scratch and claw their way to an 81-72 victory over Grand Rapids without two of their top guards, sophomore Bobby Lewis and freshman Demetrius Miller.

Miller was out with bronchitis and Lewis played only six minutes in the game with a lingering bad back.


Schoolcraft saw a lot of this on Saturday, as Mott’s freshman forward Doug Anderson accounted for six of the team’s nine dunks:

Here’s the story from Hotbed Hoops…

The no. 5-ranked Mott Community College Bears will renew their rivalry tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Lansing Community College.

The Bears come into the contest at 3-1, fresh off a near-blowout victory over Sinclair (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon. Mott has gotten the best of Lansing more times than not over the past several years, but this matchup is almost always competitive.



Just another night at the office for Doug Anderson: 14 points, seven dunks.

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Bears rode a ridiculous 32-2 run in the first half to outlast Sinclair (Ohio) on Saturday night in Flint, 78-64.

The Bears uber-athletic pair of forwards, 6-6 Doug Anderson and 6-7 Torian Oglesby, had 11 dunks between them.

Oglesby had 16 points with eight rebounds, five steals and four assists to lead the Bears. Anderson had 14 points on seven dunks.

Freshman point guard Demetrius Miller, a 2009 graduate of Flint Central, was a major bright spot for the Bears in the backcourt Saturday night.

Miller looked very comfortable leading the team when starting point guard Sam Burton was on the bench with foul trouble.

“(Miller) is showing me that he has the confidence that he can play either guard spot,” said Mott head coach Steve Schmidt. “I need for him to be steady at that position for us to be our best. He looked good out there tonight running the team.”

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops