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Michigan Preseason: Teams 16-20

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


While the best player in the state ignites #16 in the preseason team ranking, make no qualms about it that 17-20 have very good teams.  The Detroit Public School League's Division I League is the toughest in the state and last year's Class A runner-up, Southeastern, has a great front line but will need guard play.  Clarkston is the scary team in the state as they have solid guard play and a go to big man in the post.  K-zoo Central has new talented new faces as well as underclassmen that dominated on the junior varisty level.  Oak Park has a talented back court and a versatile front court that will make things scary for opponents in March.  Walled Lake Western's sophomores are now juniors ready for the KLAA title.

16. Detroit Consortium- Tobias Tuomi takes over his first head coaching job as the late Al Anderson did a great job of building the program.  The can win Class C or any game because of this guy ---> Key players: 6'6" 2016 wing Josh Jackson, 5'9" 2014 combo guard Lito Booth, 6'2" 2014 shooting guard Kenneth Turner, and 6'5" 2014 small forward Malik Dawson.  Key Games: Douglass @ Horatio Williams Tip Off (Detroit Edison) 12/14, Detroit Southeastern @ Best of the Best (Detroit Renaissance) 12/21, Jenison @ Holiday Hoops Invitational (Breslin Center) 12/27, Saginaw @ Motor City Roundball Classic (Harper Woods) 12/30, Detroit Pershing 1/11, Detroit Country Day 1/14, @ Romulus 1/21, @ Detroit Country Day 2/4, Saginaw Arthur Hill 2/15, @ Detroit Community 2/18, Detroit E. English Village 2/25

17. Detroit Southeastern- Last year's Class A runner-up team had more guards and head coach George Ward wil seek one out somewhere.  Key players: 6'6" 2014 forward Leonard Harper-Baker, 6'5" 2014 forward Darryl Bigham, 6'8" 2017 center Traveon Orr.  Key games: Chicago Orr @ Derrick Coleman's Midwest Challenge (Detroit Mumford) 12/9, Mt. Clemens @ PSl Holiday Classic (Detroit Cass Tech) 12/27, TBA @ Motor City Roundball Classic (Harper Woods) 12/30, Detroit King 1/14, Detroit E. English Village 1/17, @ Detroit Cass Tech 1/28, @ Detroit Pershing 1/31, @ Detroit Douglass 2/4

18. Clarkston- Head coach Dane Fife has another solid group of Clarkston's system guys and most of the time to win Class A size is needed in the middle.  Key players: 6'8" 2014 center Michael Nicholson, 6'1" 2014 shooting guard Nick Owens, 5'11" 2014 point guard Press Kampe, 6' 2015 point guard Andrew Myers. Key games: @ Southfield 12/19, Detroit Western @ PSL Holiday Classic (Detroit Cass Tech) 12/27, @ Orchard Lake St. Mary's 1/3, North Farmington 1/17, @ Bloomfield Hills 1/28, Southfield 2/6, @ N. Farmington 2/19, Bloomfield Hills 2/25

19. Kalamazoo Central- Head coach Ramsey Nichols has fire power on this Maroon Giants team from seniors to a big time sophomore.  Key Players: 6'3" 2014 wing Trent Hobson, 5'11" 2015 point guard Hunter Hale, 6'3" 2016 wing Devin Daniels, 6'2" 2016 wing Orlando Little.  Key games:Stevensville-Lakeshore 12/13, @ Portage Central 12/17, TBA @ Don Jackson Kalamazoo Holiday Classic 12/28, TBA @ Ottawa Hills MLK Basketball Tournament 1/17, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills 1/21, @ Rockford 1/25, @ Stevensville-Lakeshore 1/31, @ Benton Harbor @ 2/14, Jackson 2/25

20. Oak Park- New head coach Bryant Tipton moves over from Detroit Cody into a pretty good poisition as he has size, aggressive scorers, and a solid point guard.  Key players: 6'2" 2014 guard Ja'Christian Biles, 5'10 2014 point guard Orlando Fikes, 6'7" 2015 power forward Rodney Scales, 6'7" 2016 forward Kelvon Fuller Key games: Detroit Renaissance @ Motor City Roundball Classic (Harper Woods), Troy Athens 1/14, @ Troy Athens 2/14

20. Walled Lake Western- Ra Redding Murray has some of the best group of guards in the KLAA which they will contest for the title.  Key players: 6'4 2015 small forward Marcus Bailey, jr., 6'2" 2015 point guard Jerald Booker. Key games: Detroit Country Day 12/13, @ Grand Blanc 12/17, Southfield Christian @ Motor City Roundball Classic (Harper Woods) 12/30

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