Class C: Manning and Hankamp Predict The Quarterfinals


Posted On: 03/19/18 10:55 AM

Michigan’s field of teams in Class C was especially deep this season and it shows in the 8 teams remaining. The quarterfinals are full of strong teams and talented players. All four games will have interesting story lines and must see matchups. Prep Hoops Michigan contributors, Zachary Manning and Scott Hankamp, provide players to watch and predictions for this round of the Class C state playoffs.

Detroit Edison PSA vs. Unionville-Sebewaing

Scott Hankamp:

Detroit Edison PSA Player to Watch- Deante Johnson (2018, SF). The Cleveland State commit is athletic and versatile. He has great hands and plays above the rim.

Unionville-Sebewaing Player to Watch- Tyler Heckroth (2018, SG). He’s an outstanding shooter. Heckroth can get hot from three point range and doesn’t need much space to get his shot off.

Prediction:  Detroit Edison PSA

Zachary Manning:

Detroit Edison PSA Player to Watch- P.J. Mitchell (2018, G). Mitchell is a great senior leader for this Edison team. He is a good two way guard that gets everyone involved.

Unionville-Sebewaing Player to Watch- Isaiah Williamson (2018, C). Williamson is tough to handle by the rim. He is 6-foot-6 and scores very well down low.

Prediction: Detroit Edison PSA

Grand Rapids Covenant Christian vs. Sanford Meridian

Scott Hankamp:

Grand Rapids Covenant Christian Player to Watch- Carson Meulenberg (2018, SF). He’s a lanky athlete can handle the ball. Meulenberg has a nice jumper and can finish at the rim.

Sanford-Meridian Player to Watch- Garrett Stockford (2018, G). Stockford quite simply can get buckets. He’s very consistent and is tough to slow down.

Prediction:  Grand Rapids Covenant Christian

Zachary Manning:

Grand Rapids Covenant Christian Player to Watch- Tyler Commenga (2018, G). Commenga is a good shooter that can get hot very quickly. He’s a pretty good defender and passer as well.

Sanford-Meridian Player to Watch- Lucas Lueder (2019, F). Lueder is a very versatile player on both ends of the court. He uses his length very well to block shots and score over shorter defenders.

Prediction: Grand Rapids Covenant Christian

Kalamazoo Christian vs. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

Scott Hankamp:

Kalamazoo Christian Player to Watch- Jordan Katje (2018, F). Katje is a scorer who plays his best basketball in the biggest moments.

Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Player to Watch- Hunter Kegley (2019, PG). He’s the definition of a winner and floor leader. Kegley is an offensively efficient point guard.

Prediction:  Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

Zachary Manning:

Kalamazoo Christian Player to Watch- Sean Cummings (2019, G). He does exactly what a point guard is supposed to do, which is run the offense, get everyone involved and score when necessary.

Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Player to Watch- CJ Haut (2018, C). Haut is terrific on both ends of the court. He blocks a ton of shots and finishes very well around the basket.

Prediction: Kalamazoo Christian

Maple City Glen Lake vs. Iron Mountain

Scott Hankamp:

Maple City Glen Lake Player to Watch- Cade Peterson (2018, PG). He’s a three sport star who is team leader on and off the court. Peterson has good size that he uses on both ends of the floor.

Iron Mountain Player to Watch- Foster Wonders (2021, G). Wonders has good size and is makes a difference on both ends of the floor. He’s a skilled freshman with next level talent.

Prediction:  Maple City Glen Lake

Zachary Manning:

Maple City Glen Lake Player to Watch- Xander Okerlund (2019, G). Okerlund has an insane amount of range and can really light up the score board. He’s also very scrappy on the defensive end of the court.

Iron Mountain Player to Watch- Marcus Johnson (2020, G). Johnson is one of the better scorers in northern Michigan. He can go off for 30 at any moment and he’s also an excellent passer.

Prediction: Iron Mountain