Recruiting Roundup (2-2-09)

Dylan Burkhardt


Matt Vogrich

Matt VogrichLake Forest tallied two more wins this week. The first was a 51-40 win over Round Lake, Vogrich had a game high 16 points.  Vogrich had 19 points in second win, a 84-66 victory over Mundelein. Matt continues his great season and is 16 points shy of Rob Pelinka’s school record for points scored.

Darius Morris

Darius Morris had a 27 points in a big 82-68 win over San Diego Hoover (18-5). Darius also added 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists in a blow out win over Brentwood. Windward is on a 6 game winning streak and really seems to be coming into their own down the stretch. They have four games remaining in the regular season including a rematch with rival Campbell Hall.

Jordan Morgan

Jordan Morgan had 15 points in an 84-72 loss to De La Salle. Jordan also had 14 points as U-D Jesuit managed to knock off Divine Child.

Blake McLimans

Worcester was dismantled by Brewster by a score of 92-56.

Eso Akunne

Eso had 17 points in an easy Gabriel Richard win over Detroit Community. He was helped out by junior prospect Josh Herbeck who added 18.

2009 Recruits

Angus Brandt

Angus BrandtAngus had 16 points in a 55-38 win over Highland Park. He followed that up with a disappointing performance in a blow out loss to the Zion-Benton with 8 points and 2 blocks. The Aussie has been a little bit inconsistent but with Michigan’s size issue I wouldn’t mind figuring out a way to fit him in.

2010 Recruits

Trey Zeigler

Trey Zeigler kept up his all around play in a 73-61 win over Cadillac and Drake commitment Ben Simons. Zeigler posted 31 points, 7 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and four steals. Simons scored 38 for Cadillac.

“Trey is very good, very unselfish and when he knows somebody’s hot on the team, he’ll find him,” said Mount Pleasant coach Sam Taylor, whose team buried 10 3-pointers.

Zeigler added 19 points in a 57-45 win over Bay City Central.

Moses Morgan

Moses Morgan led Palo Verde to revenge over Cheyenne. Morgan had 20 points and 6 boards in the big win for Palo Verde. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a video feature on the game.  Moses added 9 points in a low scoring win over Legacy earlier in the week.

Will Regan

Will Regan

Regan didn’t show many signs of rust with a 14 point and 14 rebound performance in a 72-47 win over Canisius. Regan added 25 points in another blow out win, 78-56 over Niagara Catholic.  The junior big man continues to produce on the stat sheet

Alex Dragicevich

Alex DragicevichAlex Dragicevich led Glenbrook North to a 2-0 week. Alex had 30 points in a 74-57 win over Prospect. He followed that performance up with 23 points including 10-12 free throws in a 54-42 win over Maine West.

Casey Prather

Casey scored 19 points, 14 after half time, in a 54-50 win over Covington in front of Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith.

“I was trying too hard to get going in the first half,” Prather said. “I was trying to be aggressive.”

Allen Payne

Winton Woods rolled to an easy 76-43 win over Harrison. Payne scored 16 points on 6-8 shooting (2-3 three point) with five rebounds and five assists.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway Jr. had 27 points including three triples in a 69-51 win over Gulf Coast. Hardaway followed that performance up with 26 points in a 61-63 overtime loss to Southwest.

Isaiah Sykes

Cameron Ayers

Ayers is now starting at point guard for Germantown in an effort to get the ball in his hands more often:

“Cameron Ayers is a player who we want to have the ball in his hands as much as possible,” head coach Fenerty said. “Yuschak deserved to be out there. The way we configured the lineup was to bring Jimmy and Austin off the bench.

Ayers had 15 points in a 63-44 Germantown win.

2011 Notes

Brandan Kearney scored 15 points and Percy Gibson had 12 in a 54-47 win over Detroit Denby. Earlier in the week they managed to lead Southeastern to a huge win over top-ranked Pershing High. Percy Gibson had 20 points and 10 rebounds as he out played MSU bound big man Derrick Nix with the help of his teammates, Gholston and Bryant, who provided the defensive effort. MSU point guard commitment Keith Appling had 35 points in the losing effort.

Matt Poches and Hartland High School have been rolling and are now 9-1. Poches is averaging near 20 points per game thus far. Hartland romped Howell but Poches had an off night with only 11 points. Hartland followed that game up with another win, this one over Dearborn Robichaud, 82-75, Poches had 24 points. Poches added 15 points, nine rebounds, and four steals in a 74-64 win over Pinckney despite facing double teams all night long.

Carlton Brundidge‘s monster sophomore season kept on rolling this week. The talented guard continued to score at will this week. Carlton followed up last week’s 37 point performance with 25 points in a loss to Oak Park before pouring in 44 points in a close loss Rochester Adams (VIDEO $).

Chesterton sophomore big man Mitch McGary was contained by Lake Central and held to 11 points and 10 rebounds in 47-36 loss.


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  • mark

    Just wanted to clarify one point on Percy Gibson. He did not shut down Nix. He raely was on him. SE rotated the two big FB players Gholston and Bryant on him for most of the game.

  • AG2

    Could you imagine Darius Morris and Manny Harris running the floor at the same time? That sounds pretty awesome.

  • EchoWhiskey

    Can someone clarify what it would take for us to find a scholarship for Brandt? I suppose it’s not renewing a 5th year or something, but I haven’t seen any mentions of the exact scenarios.

  • BL11

    Essentially that scholly would have to come from Z. Gibson not being asked back for next season, or someone transferring. Many people seem to think that A. Wright will want to transfer after the season. Who knows?. Either of those scenarios takes 1 scholly away from an important 2010 and/or 2011 class.

  • Sheryl

    On McGary, I wasn’t at the game but Lake Central has a big man senior (pretty much the same size as McGary with 2 years more experience) so that was probably a decent performance for him.
    Here’s from the Chesterton Tribune…..

    In the battle of big men under the basket, Chesterton’s Mitch McGary picked up the double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds while LC’s Eric Summers had 12 points with 12 rebounds. McGary added three blocks and three steals to Summers’ three steals and two assists.

    As a senior, this is the last game that Chesterton will play Summers unless both teams reach the regional round of the playoffs. But Lake Central coach Dave Milausnic is looking ahead to what two more years of facing McGary will look like.

    “McGary, that kid is a special player,” Milausnic said. “If he keeps following Coach Peller’s lead, he’s going to be a heck of a player. Unfortunately, I had to go through four years of Zack Novak and he graduates and now I get McGary. So it’s de’ja vu all over again.”

  • steve

    As far as Poches goes, nothing against the kid, im sure he’s a good player and good kid but realize the KLAA is extremely weak in basketball. Who was the last kid to come out of a KVC school to do something at a big time program. I know Brighton had Grimm who went and sat the bench at Marquette but past that, I dont think there has ever been a kid to go to a major school and make any kind of a difference. I think we should keep our attention on guys like Brundidge, and other guys who are playing better competition night in and night out, we have to bank on getting some of the top players from the PSL year in and year out in order to stay competitive.

  • Dave

    i agree with my man steve right now very much……..i keep saying this over and over please get kids with versatility…..instead of kids that can shoot threes….thats just not enough…..detroit kids and PSL kids face some of the top competition in the country daily….lets please get kids like brundidge, kearney, gibson, zeigler, mccallum…….this is michigan we should be able to get any kid in the country to come play here let alone michigan or PSL kids……over the next few years i hope the trends will change and we can start landing these guys….lets keep the fingys crossed

  • The 2011 kids are just notes, that’s why I changed it to be that way. It is a really long way off. I’ve seen Poches at a game or two so figure he is worth mentioning.

    The 2010 class will go a long ways toward defining this program IMO so we’ll see who Beilein can reel in.

  • steve

    i feel ya dylan, i am in no way saying your notes are bad, this is my favorite website online and your recruiting notes are top notch(and free)keep it comin, i was just simply saying i think we need guys who can play all around like dave said and guys who are proven consistently against top teams in the state, not teams like south lyon, howell, and pinckney

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