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MI Mega Scrimmage 2018

bree salenbien

Livonia, MI – Despite having my phone stolen from the fine establishment where Joe Fenelon of NYG Hoops and I had dinner on Friday, my trip to Detroit was a worthwhile endeavor.  I was able to see many of Michigan’s top players and network with some of the top evaluators in the WBB game including Dan Olson, Shane Laflin (who we figured that we had coached against each other in D1 before), Harry Elifson and of course my guy Joe Fenelon of NYG Hoops.  On top of the great basketball event hosted by LBI Director Jason Wilkins, I was able to see my favorite NFL team, the lowly Lions get beat by the Rams.  At least Ford Field is an amazing facility to see a game in.  And finally Joe and I went to dinner with former Notre Dame Prep player Kenny Stewart.  Kenny played on the men’s team at NDP my last year in 2010 with Kim English, Malik Smith and Terrence Jennings.  Always good to see former players even if they are from the men’s side.  Bet y’all didn’t know I was connected like that.

On to the basketball…If you have never been to the MI Mega Scrimmage, it’s an absolute must see if you recruit Michigan.  And Canadian teams are really starting to make their presence known there too.

The Top Teams –

  1. Crestwood – Crestwood has a loaded roster with athletic bigs, dynamic PG play and capable shooters.  They have depth at every position and enough size & athleticism to compete with all of the top HS programs in the US.
  2. Detroit Edison (DESPA) – Edison has senior Rickea Jackson and an amazing supporting cast of players.  1 to 4 they have it all, athleticism, shooting ability, multiple D1 caliber PGs and everything in between.  Besides Jackson, who is a legit perimeter player, they lack size especially at the 5 position where they could use a legit 6’2 or bigger post.
  3. Wayne Memorial – Jeannae Terry is a spectacular PG and is complimented by 2020 Michigan commit Makailah Zeigler-Griggs.  They have some other pieces too, including 6’3 2021 post Alana Micheaux.  The supporting cast is more than serviceable.

The Next 3

  1. Flint Carman Ainsworth – FCA has 3 very good players in Destiny Strother, Aaliyah McQueen and Chenelle King, but like DESPA they lack a true college level post player, who could really take them to the next level.
  2. Southfield A&T – Loaded with talent at the 2 and 3 spots, Southfield lacks a legit elite level PG with experience and a big time post player.  They do have solid young players in those positions so their maturity and skill development will determine a lot of Southfield’s success.
  3. East Kentwood – Solid guard play and 3 six footers who all bring something different to the table.  Not at the same level as the first 3 teams, but still in the upper echelon.

The Best of the Rest (listed alphabetically)

Adrian Lenawee Christian
Arbor Prep
Detroit Country Day
Detroit Edison Black
Detroit Mumford
Detroit Renaissance
East Grand Rapids
East Lansing
J. Addison (Canada)
Kalamazoo Central
Macomb Dakota
Muskegon
Niagara Prep (Canada)
Okemos
Southwest Academy (Canada)

Top 5 Players By Class (In no specific order) –

2019 (We couldn’t pick just 5, so we give you our Top 6)

Jasmine Powell – 5’9 – Detroit Country Day – Minnesota
Rickea Jackson – 6’3 – DESPA – Miss. St.
Destiny Strother – 5’9 – Flint Carman-Ainsworth – Marquette
Molly Davis – 5’7 – Midland Dow – Central Michigan
Alyza Winston – 5’6 – Muskegon – Michigan St.
Jeanae Terry – 5’11 – Wayne Memorial – Illinois

2020

Aaliyah Edwards – 6’3 – Crestwood
Gabby Elliott – 5’11 – DESPA
Aaliyah Nye – 5’11 – East Lansing
Makailah Zeigler-Griggs – 6′ – Wayne Memorial – Michigan verbal
Rebecca Demeke – 5’11 – Crestwood

2021

Bree Salenbien – 6’2 – Adrian Lenawee Christian
Shayeann Day-Wilson – 5’7 – Crestwood
Latisha Lattimore – 6’4 – Crestwood
Damiya Hagemann – 5’7 – DESPA
Morasha Wiggins – 6′ – Kalamazoo Central

2022

Mya Petticord – 5’9 – Arbor Prep
Ruby Whitehorn – 6′ – DESPA
Rakiyah Bell – 6′ – DESPA
Madison Wardell – 6′ – DESPA
Soraya Timms – 5’6 – East Lansing

Notables (not mentioned above) –

Top unsigned 2019s –

Andrea Dodig – 5’9 – Caledon (Canada)
Tiaira Earnest – 5’5 – Detroit Mumford
Maddie Morrison – 6’1 – Flushing
Laura Barhacs – 6’3 – J. Addison (Canada)
Cerica Finjap – 6’2 – Kalamazoo Central
Sammiyah Hoskin – 5’10 – Wayne Memorial
Sadre’a Rogeau – 5’7 – Ypsilanti

Top Posts & PFs –

Davi Mathews – 6’2 – Ann Arbor Pioneer – 2022
Izabella Zingaro – 6’3 – Caledon (Canada) – 2021
Kabriana Hallman – 6’3 – East Kentwood – 2021
Raven Jemison – 6’2 – East Kentwood – 2020
Ella Miller – 6′ – East Lansing – 2022
Eszter Madar – 6’2 – J. Addison (Canada) – 2020
Cameron Grant – 6’1 – Macomb Dakota – 2020
Chloe Peters – 6’1 – Niagara Prep – 2020
Lauren Audino – 6’2 – Niagara Prep – 2021
Jasmine Clerkley – 6′ – Okemos – 2020
Miranda Vanderwal – 6’5 – Southwest Academy (Canada) – 2021
Emily Payne – 6’2 – Southwest Academy (Canada) – 2020
Alana Micheaux – 6’3 – Wayne Memorial – 2021
Shannon Wheeler – 6’1 – Detroit Renaissance – 2021
Kayla Drummond – 6’2 – Crestwood (Canada) – 2020
Taylor Williams – 6’2 – Macomb Dakota –  2019 – Western Michigan
Jasmine Worthy – 6’3 – Southfield A&T – 2020

Top Wings & PGs –

Dani Salenbien – 5’9 – Adrian Lenawee Christian – 2020
Lauren Dewolf – 5’7 – Ann Arbor Pioneer – 2022
Mahri Petree – 5’11 – Arbor Prep – 2019 – Bradley
Maddie Novack – 5’10 – Detroit Country Day – 2019 – Stetson
Daija Tyson – 5’4 – DESPA – 2020
Shaulana Wagner – 5’8 – DESPA – 2020
Adoreya Williams – 5’2 – Detroit Mumford – 2019
Coreeeahn Yharbrough – 5’2 – Detroit Mumford – 2019
Nika Dorsey – 5’9 – Detroit Renaissance – 2021
Taylor Anderson – 5’8 – Detroit Renaissance – 2022
Jillian Brown – 5’10 – East Grand Rapids – 2021
Olivia Brown – 5’9 – East Grand Rapids – 2019 – St. Bonnies
Alona Blackwell – 5’10 – East Kentwood – 2019 – Oakland
Mauriya Barnes – 5’5 – East Kentwood – 2019 – SC St.
Chenelle King – 5’6 – Flint Carman-Ainsworth – 2020
Mary Asare – 5’9 – J. Addison (Canada) – 2022
Deshonna Day – 5’10 – Muskegon – 2020
Sarah Te-Biasu – 5’5 – Niagara Prep (Canada) – 2020
Jaymen Foreman – 5’9 – Niagara Prep (Canada) – 2020
Laya Hartman – 5’11 – Okemos – 2019 – Northwestern
Sophie Gasparovic – 5’7 – Saline – 2022
Erin Reilly – 5’9 – Saline – 2020
Cheyenne McEvans – 5’10 – Southfield A&T – 2020
Soleil Barnes – 5’9 – Southfield A&T – 2019 – Toledo
Alexis Johnson – 5’10 – Southfield A&T – 2019 – Marshall
Kayiona Willis – 5’4 – Southfield A&T – 2021
Lemyah Hylton – 6′ – Southwest Aca. (Canada) – 2022
Jayah Hicks – 6′ – Wayne Memorial – 2019 – SC St.
Jordan Wright – 5’7 – Wayne Memorial – 2022
Jasmine Edwards – 5’11 – Westland John Glenn – 2020

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