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AUG 03
09:15
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2020
GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 TIPS AUGUST 6-7, 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
NY2LA Sports will make its 2020 debut this upcoming weekend with the opening session of the Grassroots Showdown presented by THE DRIP Basketball.  A symbol of excellence and quality annually for nearly two decades, we look to close the summer offering up much of the same.  Here’s a quick look at the teams set to compete August 6-7, 2020… SEE ALSO SCHEDULE FOR SESSION 1   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
5-10    PG
Roosevelt
Allen Park , MI
MAR 06
02:30
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2020
2021 INTO - PG KEYSHAWN DEVLIN
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Ranked #1 in the state, River Rouge, is led in the one of the top combo guards and his name is Keyshawn Devlin.  The 6’0 junior guard is making a name for himself this season by playing and shooting the ball at a very high level. Devlin and the Panthers have a 17-1 record and most of that is due to his play.  He is averaging 20 points per game by shooting 49% from the   More...
 
Class of 2021
5-10    PG
Roosevelt
Allen Park , MI
 
MAR 04
11:30
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2020
UPDATE ON 2021 F LEGEND GEETER
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
When people go and watch the River Rouge Panthers play, people notice how hard they play and how tough they are.  Legend Geeter is a 6’7 forward who exemplifies playing hard and tough.  His inside presence has led to wins over some of the state’s top teams and shutting down some of the best players in the process. Most recently in 58-52 win over Benton Harbor, ranked #1   More...
 
 
MAR 04
10:45
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 G MARCUS WOURMAN
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Making a game-winning shot doesn’t happen all the time.  Most basketball players will never complete this task.  For Marcus Wourman, 6’0 guard out of East Lansing, he hit two game-winning shots in a week! He hit the game winner on February 18th on Okemos in a 45-43 win and on February 25th did the same thing in a 76-74 win over Lansing Catholic.  We were able to catch   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-0    PG
Dakota
Macomb, MI
FEB 27
10:15
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 G JOSHUAH HINES
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
For most high school basketball players, the junior season is the most pivotal one.  This is the season, where if you haven’t already made a name for yourself you can do so if you produce.  Joshua Hines has been producing at a high-level for the Macomb Dakota Cougars this season.  We were able to catch up with Joshua and talk about his breakout season.  Q:  How   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-0    PG
Dakota
Macomb, MI
 
Class of 2020
6-4    SG
Detroit East English Village H.S.
Macomb, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 82
FEB 21
04:30
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2020
TOP UNSIGNED SENIORS IN MICHIGAN
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There are tons of players in Michigan that get overlooked and often have to wait until after their senior season to find the right fit for college.  The unsigned seniors of the Class of 2020 feature some really high-level players that could play at all levels.  Of the remaining uncommitted seniors, these players listed would be considered the cream of the crop. Jayshawn Moore –   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-4    SG
Detroit East English Village H.S.
Macomb, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 82
 
FEB 14
01:15
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2020
2023 INTRO - MALIK OLAFIOYE
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Whenever a freshman has multiple NCAA Division I offers, that must mean a kid can play!  Malik Olafioye has been putting up numbers for the Ecorse Raiders this season and people are starting to take notice of the Freshman Phenom. Malik is averaging 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season and is one of the main reasons why Ecorse is competitive every game.  Even as a   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-4    SG
Clemens
Mt Clemens, MI
FEB 10
11:15
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2020
Q & A WITH 2022 G JAVAUGHN HANNAH
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There are two things that happened this season for Javaughn Hannah that isn’t normal for your regular sophomore basketball player.  On February 5th in a game against Pontiac Arts & Technology he scored an astounding 60 points!  Pete Trammell, the high school coach at Mt. Clemens, had this to say about Hannah and the school record. “Truth be told that record was broken   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-4    SG
Clemens
Mt Clemens, MI
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SF
Iron Mountain H.S.
Iron Mountain, MI
FEB 07
08:15
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 G/F FOSTER WONDERS
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
When most people think of Iron Mountain, they think of Tom Izzo but the biggest basketball name now is Foster Wonders.  The rising junior is making sure that people around Michigan don’t forget about the small town in the Upper Peninsula by putting up big numbers.  We had a chance to catch up with Foster to see how his season and recruitment is going.  Q:  How is your   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SF
Iron Mountain H.S.
Iron Mountain, MI
 
FEB 05
11:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2022 KAREEM ROZIER
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Every high-level team needs a leader on the floor and that is exactly who Kareem Rozier of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s is.  The sophomore point guard, can control the tempo of the game, get his teammates involved and is one of the premiere floor-leaders in the state.  We were able to talk with him and get some insight about his goals, his game and his future going forward. Q:    More...
 
 
FEB 04
12:30
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2020
2022 G KYLE VANDERJAGT TRENDING UPWARD
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
When you can play, people will notice that even when you are just a Sophomore in high school.  For Kyler Vanderjagt, he’s not only putting people on notice but colleges are paying attention too.   Kyler is making his name for being one of the top players in the 2022 class.  This super sophomore is averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds a game and is leading his Northview   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-2    PG
Mona Shores
Muskegon, MI
JAN 30
11:45
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 G JARVIS WALKER
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Muskegon Big Reds have started off the season with an 8-1 record and viewed as one of the top teams in the state.  Jarvis Walker has been very instrumental in the Big Reds success and his play has also garnered some attention for the Mr. Basketball Award.  His hard work over the summer has led to him committing to IPFW to play NCAA Division I basketball in the Fall.  We were   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-2    PG
Mona Shores
Muskegon, MI
 
JAN 28
08:15
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2020
2021 SG JADEN AKINS TRENDING UPWARD
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Another rising Junior in Michigan’s 2021 class is Jaden Akins.  When it comes to being a lightning quick scoring guard, Akins is that kind of player.  His shiftiness and ability to create his own shot and for others is what separates him from other guards.   His high school coach at Farmington, Terrance Porter, has seen his game improve over the last year.    More...
 
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
JAN 24
11:15
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2020
MICHIGAN'S MID-SEASON MR. BASKETBALL WATCH LIST
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award is given to the best high school senior in Michigan as voted by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.  Traditionally, players committed to play at the University of Michigan or Michigan State, have a slight advantage.  This year’s winner will be given to a player not committed to either in-state school, which makes for an   More...
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
 
JAN 23
10:45
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2020
2021 G JULIAN ROPER PRIMED FOR BIG SPRING AND SUMMER
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Class of 2021 in Michigan is filled with high level players and Julian Roper fits the mold perfectly.  The 6’4 Guard can absolutely fill it up for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.  Roper is a big guard who can attack in transition, get to the rim and make shots with range.     Julian Roper was ranked the #12 best player in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press Top   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
JAN 21
12:30
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2020
2020 HORATIO WILLIAMS MLK FREEDOM CLASSIC RECAP
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Horatio Williams Foundation has been putting on outstanding basketball events for a long time.  This year’s MLK Freedom Classic lineup included a ton of the state’s top players and many of them put on a show for the packed crowd at Ferndale High School.  *Note:  Players not listed in any particular order* Jalen Terry – Flint Beecher 2020:  The   More...
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
 
JAN 20
11:15
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2020
2020 F LATA'VIUS VAUGHTER OFF TO SOLID START
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Growing up watching ESPN almost every kids wish is to be on Sportscenter Top Plays and LaTa’Vius Vaughter did just that.  During a contest against Kalamazoo Lox Norrix at the GOTTAGETIT Hoop Classic, LaTa’Vius had a put back dunk so nasty it made #3 on Top Plays the next morning. The 6’6 Forward from Clio High School, outside of Flint, is having an outstanding   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
JAN 20
11:00
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2020
2020 PG JALEN TERRY PLEDGES TO OREGON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Friday, one of the most highly coveted point guards in the nation made his college announcement. Jalen Terry, a 5’11” senior out of Beecher High School in Michigan announced at high school his commitment to Oregon and head coach Dana Altman. Terry picked the Ducks over his other two finalist, Louisville and LSU.  Initially, Terry had committed to Michigan State last spring,   More...
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SF
Martin Luther King H.S.
Redford, MI
JAN 16
08:15
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2020
2021 BREAKOUT PROSPECT - F OMAR ZEIGLER JR.
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Playing up a division can have its pros and cons.  For Omar Zeigler Jr. playing at the 17u level last summer, helped the 6’6 forward grow and evolve his game.  “Playing 17u made me tougher.  It also made me realize that I was better than I thought with still areas to improve in,” says Zeigler.  Detroit Martin Luther King HS is playing some great basketball   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SF
Martin Luther King H.S.
Redford, MI
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SG
Grand Rapids Christian
Kentwood, MI
JAN 16
04:15
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2020
2021 BREAKOUT PROSPECT - SG KOBE BUFKIN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2021 class is primed to take center stage over the next 8-10 months and a handful promise to be big stories during that time.  The state of Michigan is no exception to the latter and talented guard Kobe Bufkin of Grand Rapids Christian is one reason why. Equipped with a silky smooth long wiry 6-4 175 pounds frame, Bufkin brings to mind former Duke standout Phil Henderson in terms of   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SG
Grand Rapids Christian
Kentwood, MI
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PF
Cass Technical H.S.
Redford, MI
JAN 14
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2020
SLEEPER WATCH - 2020 F ISAIAH SANDERS
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
It’s hard to find the kind of players that will fill up the box score and do all the intangible things the coaches ask for but that is exactly how Isaiah Sanders plays basketball.  He is the glue that helps Detroit Cass Tech stick with his rebounding, defense and scoring inside the paint. Detroit Cass Tech and Sanders is having a great season so far at 7-1 and being ranked one of   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PF
Cass Technical H.S.
Redford, MI
 
Class of 2020
6-5    G
Saline H.S
Ann Arbor, MI
JAN 13
11:45
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2020
SLEEPER WATCH - 2020 G GRIFFIN YAKLICH
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the best passers in the State of Michigan and ranked as the #25 ranked player by the Detroit Free Press is Griffin Yaklich of Saline High School.  Griffin is a skilled guard with length at 6’5 and plays with a high basketball IQ.  His ability to get his teammates open while also scoring when needed to has made him a hot recruit in Michigan.   Griffin’s   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-5    G
Saline H.S
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Class of 2021
6-5    G/F
Detroit Douglas
Detroit , MI
JAN 13
11:00
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2020
2020 FASTBREAK INVITATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Weather in the Metro Detroit area couldn’t keep fans away from these four high level games.  Each of the four contest had really good prospects and matchups.  Below are a few standout players who played well during the Fastbreak Invitational in Michigan hosted by Inside Prep Sports… Note – Not listed in any particular order Pierre Brooks Jr. ’21 |   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    G/F
Detroit Douglas
Detroit , MI
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Loyola H.S.
Detroit, MI
JAN 09
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2020
2020 G MARK MAYBERRY JR. IS POWERING DETROIT LOYOLA THIS SEASON
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Everybody loves a tough hard-nosed guard from Detroit and that is exactly what Mark Mayberry Jr. of Detroit Loyola 2020 is.  The All-Catholic League guard from last season has continued his great play into 2019-2020.  Mayberry is the combo guard who can get to the rim and finish while also being able to nail the jumper too.   Detroit Loyola and Mayberry are off to a hot 7-0   More...
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Loyola H.S.
Detroit, MI
 
JAN 09
10:01
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2020
NY2LAMICHIGAN.COM IS LIVE!
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Proud to annouce the launch of the NY2LAMICHIGAN.COM site today.  In addition you can follow us on Twitter @NY2LAMichigan.   

We're excited to get to work in Michigan with providing quality legitimate content throughout the year.  

 
 
Class of 2020
6-4    SG
Frederick Douglas H.S.
Warren, MI
JAN 08
03:45
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2020
2020 SG DONIVAN PEOPLES IS ON THE RISE IN MICHIGAN
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the rising shooting guards in the Class of 2020 in Michigan has been Donivan Peoples of Detroit Frederick Douglass.  The smooth lefty shooter has seen his production increase from last season and has been making plays for the 5-1 Hurricanes this year.  Peoples has been a very effective shooter especially in games over the holiday break.  During this period, he combined   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-4    SG
Frederick Douglas H.S.
Warren, MI
 
DEC 31
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2020 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING & SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The sunrise of the 2020 calendar year is front and center and that means the glimmer of the spring and summer travel season is quietly peeking out from the shadows of winter across the country.  As teams young and old continue to plan for their upcoming travel season it seems like a perfect time to continue to release our updated loaded spring and summer calendar for boys travel teams in   More...
 
 
DEC 30
12:15
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2019
NY2LA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FOR BOYS 15U-17U SET TO RETURN IN 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual high school proving grounds of the NY2LA Basketball Association returns in 2020 and it once again promises to be the top independent travel circuit in the country.  Open to boy’s 15U-17U teams the NY2LA Basketball Association has consistently set the bar for independent teams over the past few years and in 2020 it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Launched in   More...
 
 
DEC 18
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2019
NY2LA GNBA FOR BOYS 6TH-8TH GRADE TEAMS SET TO RETURN IN 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The proving grounds of the annual NY2LA Sports Generation Next Basketball Association (“GNBA”) are set to return again in 2020.  The platform for boys 6th-8th grade teams is regarded as one of the premier development stages for middle school basketball prospects with an alumni that boasts many of the top prospects in the country and even a potential NBA rookie of the   More...
 
 
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