The quarterfinals of the state playoffs are here! It’s that time —- The winner’s to the Breslin Center! The games will take place on April 6th. Here are your matchups, key players, and my predictions. Division 2 Ferndale vs. Croswell-Lexington…
The quarterfinals of the state playoffs are here! It’s that time —- The winner’s to the Breslin Center! The games will take place on April 6th. Here are your matchups, key players, and my predictions.
Ferndale vs. Croswell-Lexington
Treyvon Lewis Treyvon Lewis 6'5" | SF Ferndale | 2022 State MI (2022, G/F, Ferndale)
Lewis is an elite athlete that has been turning heads since last grassroots season. He’ll be a tough matchup.
Hunter Soper Hunter Soper 6'5" | SG Croswell-Lexington | 2021 State MI (2021, SG, Croswell-Lexington)
Soper has had a magical senior season and has propelled Croswell-Lexington to new heights as a program. He’s perfectly capable of helping his team extend their run.
This is a tough one, but I can’t pick against the hot hand right now.
Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs. Benton Harbor
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Jack Karasinski Jack Karasinski 6'5" | SF Grand Rapids Catholic Central | 2022 State MI (2022, SF, Grand Rapids Catholic Central)
Karasinski may be one of the top wings in the midwest. The young man shows up every single game.
Kentrell Pullian Kentrell Pullian 6'0" | CG Benton Harbor | 2021 State MI (2021, CG, Benton Harbor)
Pullian is going to be a steal for a coach at the next level. He’s a magician with the ball and creates for himself and his teammates off the bounce.
In my opinion, this was the toughest game to pick. I NEVER want to pick anyone over Benton Harbor and Kentrell Pullian Kentrell Pullian 6'0" | CG Benton Harbor | 2021 State MI . That being said, I think the depth of Catholic Central and it’s array of talent off the wing and on the perimeter propel them through to the next round.
Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Escanaba vs. Bridgeport
Carter Hudson Carter Hudson 6'7" | PF Escanaba | 2021 State MI (2021, C, Escanaba)
Hudson has raised his game to a knew level and will be tough for Bridgeport to deal with in the paint.
Jaylen Hodges Jaylen Hodges 6'3" | PG Bridgeport | 2021 State MI (2021, PG, Bridgeport)
Hodges continues to have a statement season, proving he’s an elite athlete and an explosive guard.
Battle Creek Pennfield vs. Romulus Summit Academy
Ryne Petersen Ryne Petersen 6'1" | CG Battle Creek Pennifield | 2021 State MI (2021, CG, Battle Creek Pennfield)
Petersen has put up nice numbers all year and has turned the heads of many in the state.
Orlando Lovejoy Orlando Lovejoy 6'3" | CG 1 of 1 Prep | 2022 State NC (2022, CG, Romulus Summit Academy)
Lovejoy is dynamic with the ball and can create off the bounce with the best of them.
Romulus Summit Academy