[Ed: Here’s Calvin with the latest recruiting roundup]
Tim Hardaway Jr. (commit)
Tim has rebounded from a recent heel injury and has kept doing what he’s done all season: rack up points. In a big win over Homestead, Hardaway Jr. tallied 27. Just last week he finished with 30 points, along with four 3-pointers, in a loss to Carol City.
Hardaway’s Palmetto team will face Coral Reef on Wednesday in the district semi-finals. Coral Reef features Alabama commitment Charles Hankerson. Hardaway and Hankerson are the leading scorers in the county.
Evan Smotrycz (Commit)
As usual, check out Evan’s latest commit diary for updates straight from him. Since that entry, New Hampton lost to Northfield Mount Hermon (you can watch highlights of them playing New Hampton here, but it doesn’t look pretty for Smotrycz’s squad). Also, according to his school’s website, Smotrycz scored 13 points in a big win over Holderness on Friday.
Not only does Trey Zeigler keep scoring, his team keeps winning. Mount Pleasant is currently riding a nine-game win streak, its most recent victims being Bay City Central, which Zeigler torched for 28 points in a 72-55 win; Midland Dow, which Zeigler lit up for 33 points en route to a 67-49 win; and Saginaw High, which Mount Pleasant beat 56-53, thanks to 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks from Zeigler.
Chippewa Country caught up with Trey for an interview ($). Mick McCabe profiles Mount Pleasant’s turnaround.
Mike Rothstein of Ann Arbor.com got to speak with Horford after the Jackson game, which you can read about here and watch highlights from here. It also appears that Alabama might be getting interested in the younger Horford.
Horford followed up his impressive performance against Jackson with a so-so game against Holt, scoring 18 points and grabbing seven boards. In his most recent game, against Okemos, Horford had 17 points, including a buzzer-beater to win, 52-50.
Sykes is apparently still on Michigan’s radar after transferring from Finney to Detroit Denby. Here’s a short feature on what he’s been doing since transferring, including a mention of Michigan checking out one of his games.
Carlton Brundidge (Commit)
Since we haven’t done one of these for a while, we’re going to take you back to January 25th, when Brudnidge scored 12 points in a win over Rochester Adams while shooting just 12 shots. He followed that meh performance with 27 points against Farmington in a close 64-63 loss. In his most recent game, the scoring guard went to work. Brundidge and his new backcourt mate Desmond Barnes each scored 17 points and Carlton also pulled down eight boards in a win against their rival, Southfield-Lathrup.
Amir Williams, (Carlton Brundidge, back), and Jordan Dumars (Photo: mgoblog)
The 6-10, 220-pound center has been out with a knee injury for what seems like forever, but he was supposed to make his return against national power Columbus Northern on Saturday according to the Detroit News.
Unfortunately, the game had to be postponed because of the massive snowstorm that hit Columbus a couple days ago. Instead of playing a game, Amir Williams made the trek over to Ann Arbor for the Wisconsin/Michigan game.
Williams should be making his return this Friday in Ann Arbor when Detroit Country Day takes on Pioneer. We will be at the game and bringing back footage and a scouting report, so sit tight.
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