A bit abbreviated (no 2013s) due to a busy week.
Class of 2011
Trey Burke – Commit
I scouted the talented guard when he faced off with Lakewood St. Edward and, despite Northland losing its first game of the season, Burke was extremely impressive. The scouting report lives here. Here is the film:
Burke scored his 1,000th point on Friday in a blowout win over Brookhaven. In a Monday night game with Linden-McKinley, Burke notched 32 points on 9 of 16 (2-5 3pt) shooting with seven assists, four steals, and one turnover.
Carlton Brundidge – Commit
Brundidge struggled in a loss to Clarkston, Joe posted a nice video interview. Southfield also beat Oak Park easily, 67-46. The Blue Jays will host Lake Orion tonight.
Patrick Heckmann looked a bit more athletic than last summer and it seems that the minutes on ProB level help him to become a better player. He had not as much influence on the game as last year and mainly scored on the fast break where he did a great job spreading the court and on the finish.
You can see video of Heckmann in the all-star game here, he wears #33 on the white team. You should at least look at the video just to see the mascots take the jump ball. Heckmann is still undecided as to whether he will come to the States in 2011 or 2012, which is obviously a critical decision.
Class of 2012
Robinson had a career night on Saturday, going for 39 points and 11 rebounds versus East Chicago. Robinson has consistently put up big numbers this season but this was by far his best performance. Lake Central, 9-7, will face Valparaiso on Thursday.
Stauskas had 19 points in a 83-70 win over Christian Faith Academy. The New England Recruiting Report’s Steve Keller called Stauskas a “high major shooter deluxe”. NERR also posted a scouting report of Stauskas a couple of weeks ago that we missed:
Finishing with a team-high 24 points on 9-16 shooting, Stauskas showed his versatility as a dynamic scorer with a variety of tough drives to the basket and multiple jumpers from behind the arc. A solid athlete with a knack for scoring the ball, the six-foot-six junior takes and makes big shots and is more-than-willing to mix it up on the other end as a capable on-ball and team defender.
Pershing has struggled a bit this year but will face Detroit Douglass tonight in the second round of the PSL playoffs.
Sheldon had 28 points and 16 rebounds in a 70-49 win over Charlevoix with Penn State in the building. Here is a link some video footage from the game.
Had a team-high 10 rebounds an 89-55 win over Next Level Prep of Canada but was not listed among leading scorers in an 81-54 win over the Robinson School (NJ).