MBBR Exposure Classic Recap

MBBR EXPOSURE CLASSIC 2012   The Michigan Boys Basketball Report “Exposure Classic” hosted 40 teams over the weekend of May 12-13 at Morey Courts in Mt. Pleasant.   The 17U division was won by the SaginawUnderdawgs over Southfield Transition.  The “Dawgs” were led by a trio of up and comers in Cameron Morse (Carmen Ainsworth ’14), Calen Young (Arthur Hill ’14), and Jack Daniels (Grand Blanc ’15).  The Transition team once again made it to the finals at a tournament held at Morey Courts having won the Gym Rat’s open tourney April 28-29. Some noteworthy players in the tournament at this level were: Lorenzo Bonam (Westland), James McPherson (Ypsilanti), Colin Lake (Whitford ’14), Connor Stephens (Pinckey ’14), Alex Iovan (Detroit C Central ’13), Alex Potter (Jackson Lumen ’13), Kyle Slagell (Alma ’13), Dalton Trefil (Fulton ’14), Brann Schmitt (Carson City ’13), Dario Williams (Big Rapids ’13), Andrew Siemen (Harbor Beach ’13).   16U Summary The Championship Sports 16U won the gold bracket division, defeating Elite Nation in the closing seconds. The silver bracket was won by Shelby over Carey All-State out of Midland.
Team Detroit, the Underdawgs, Greg Grant, the RAC, and the Vipers all made this bracket  very competitive.  Brooks Hyble (MP Sacred Heart ’14) continues to show his potential with another strong performance in the post for Championship Sports… this kid has been coming on like gang busters over the past two years… Quinn Tyson (Big Rapids ’14) and Chad Samuels (Reed City ’14) also played well over the two days. Elite Nation’s Akil Stein, Joshua Jackson,  Austin Mitchell played well throughout the weekend.  And, Mark Wickard (Haslett ’14) is developing into a nice “floor general.” Other players coaches should have on their radar: 6’5” Jonathan Bork (Midland Dow ’14), 6’7” Deitrich Cole (Southfield Lathrup), 6’6” Jermains King (Ferndale ’14), 6’5” Marlow Tate (Southfield Lathrup ’14).   15U Summary Southfield Transition won the gold bracket division for the 16U, defeating the Jason Richardson Ballers in the finals. The silver bracket was won by Championship Sports over DSO Sports.  This level of competition was intense all weekend and included the Indiana Thunder – a team steeped with AAU national prominence. Other teams included the Michigan Titans, Tri-City Flight, the Vipers, and the Michigan Bruins. Some players to keep a watchful eye on over the next few years: 6’4” Andrew Kruk (Pinckney ’15), Midland’s’s Jared Skinner, Saginaw’s Keith Hunter and Garrett Preston,  6’5 David Thomas (Skyline ’15), point guard Juan Webb(Kettering ’15), 6’4” Makhal Tyson (Detroit Consortium ’15), the Carters – Jeff and Justin (Ferndale ’15), swingman Cole Butler (Gaylord ’15),  6’5” Cole Walker (Petosky ’15), and crafty point guard Spencer Johnston (Beaverton ’15).   14U Summary This was a highly intense and extremely competitive division throughout the weekend. The Southfield Transition defeated Ballers Elite in this 8 team single division bracket. Other participants included the RAC and two entrants from both Championship Sports and the Grand Rapids Vipers. Five games of the last eight games played were decided by 5 points or less.  Some names to “kick” around as you begin looking down the road should include these players Cameron Dietzel – can flat out shoot!, Jon Miller from the Ballers Elite, Championship Sports’  guards Jake Smith and Darren Olejniczak, as well as Cody Siemen.   A big thanks to Morey Courts, a great facility to host a basketball tournament… featuring 6 courts and an additional 2 multi surface courts…. All under “One Big Roof”… right in the middle of Michigan… easy to travel to from all points.