The Holiday season comes with days off from school for every student. For basketball players the saying “No days off” definitely applies. In Michigan, the holidays bring a lot of high quality basketball, marquee matchups, and great individual basketball performances.…
The Holiday season comes with days off from school for every student. For basketball players the saying “No days off” definitely applies. In Michigan, the holidays bring a lot of high quality basketball, marquee matchups, and great individual basketball performances. There were some very good tournaments and showcases scattered around the state. We’ll take a look at some of the top players from the weekend. These athletes could certainly be deemed ‘Weekend Warriors’.
Nicholas Olmeda (2021, G, Lakeshore HS)
Olmeda exploded for 23 points and 15 rebounds against Yale. He’ll be a weapon offensively all season.
Tony Williams (2022, PG, Parchment)
Williams is off to an excellent start to the season. This weekend he had 12 points verse Ottawa Hills and 26 points against Redford Union.
Joe Leidel (2020, G, Erie Mason)
Leidel is one of the most explosive scorers in the state. In a 57-52 loss to Harper Woods, he went off for 39 points.
Ryne Peterson (2021, G, Pennfield)
Peterson is sending a message early in the season. He had 30 points in a win over Battle Creek Central.
Brent Wiles (2021, G/F, New Haven)
Wiles is as tough and as gritty as they come. He had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Kyler Vanderjagt (2022, SF, Northview)
Vanderjagt continues to show that he’s a big time prospect in the state. He had 29 points in a 59-41 win over Rockford.
Emoni Bates (2022, G/F, Ypsilanti-Lincoln)
Bates did what Bates does. He had 33 points and 8 rebounds in a hard fought 79-73 win over Okemos.
Mike Robinson (2020, F, Ann Arbor Huron)
Robinson is proving to be an elite athlete and a versatile threat. He had 20 points in an impressive win over Shaker Heights.
Mark Mayberry Jr. (2020, G, Detroit Loyola)
Mayberry Jr. notched a double-double in a 72-54 win over Port Huron. He had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Scooby Johnson (2020, SF, Benton Harbor)
Johnson showed everyone why he’s one of the front runners for Mr. Basketball. He had 28 points in a 91-64 win over Ottawa Hills.