Class D: Manning and Hankamp Pick the Quarterfinals


Posted On: 03/20/18 11:44 AM

This has been one of the most entertaining and competitive Class D playoffs in recent memory. Now that the field has been trimmed to eight, the action will just become more intriguing and intense. Prep Hoops Michigan contributors, Zachary Manning and Scott Hankamp, provide players to watch and predictions for the quarterfinals.

Cedarville vs. Dollar Bay

Scott Hankamp:

Cedarville Player to Watch- Dakota Fairchild (2018, G). Fairchild is a balanced guard that averaged 15ppg.

Dollar Bay Player to Watch- Devin Schmitz (2018, G). He is a true scorer. This season Schmitz became the All-Time leading scorer at Dollar Bay.

Prediction:  Dollar Bay

Zachary Manning:

Cedarville Player to Watch- Tristan Masuga (2019, F). Masuga is a very good rim protector that can also score in a variety of ways.

Dollar Bay Player to Watch- Jaden Janke (2018, F). Janke is a 1,000 point scorer that can really put the ball in the basket.

Prediction: Dollar Bay

Southfield Christian vs. Flint International Academy

Scott Hankamp:

Southfield Christian Player to Watch- Bryce Washington (2018, PG). He’s a skilled guard who can score and dish. Washington is a natural leader.

Flint International Academy Player to Watch- Jamarion Fricks (2020, PG). He’s a young athlete who dish the ball to teammates with the best of them, which he proved with his 17 assists against Fulton.

Prediction:  Southfield Christian

Zachary Manning:

Southfield Christian Player to Watch- Harlond Beverly (2019, G). Beverly is an exciting player to watch because he does it all on the court. He is a very versatile player that really knows how to score.

Flint International Academy Player to Watch- Greg Bradley (2018, G). Bradley is an excellent playmaker that sees the court very well. He’s a great leader that gets his teammates involved.

Prediction: Southfield Christian

Marcellus Howardsville Christian vs. Hillsdale Academy

Scott Hankamp:

Marcellus Howardsville Academy Player to Watch- Dylan Jergens (2019, PG). This young man is one of the best shooters in the state. Jergens has no limit on his range and is a must see player for college coaches looking for a prolific guard.

Hillsdale Academy Player to Watch- Lukas Tharp (2020, G). Tharp is a shooter who is great off the catch. He has to be accounted for on the perimeter.

Prediction:  Marcellus Howardsville Academy

Zachary Manning:

Marcellus Howardsville Christian Player to Watch- Logan Cornwell (2019, F). Cornwell is a pretty good rebounder that can score and take some pressure off of Jergens.

Hillsdale Academy Player to Watch- Spencer Moeggenberg (2018, G). Moeggenberg plays really well on the defensive end of the floor and is a capable scorer.

Prediction: Hillsdale Academy

Buckley vs. Hillman

Scott Hankamp:

Buckley Player to Watch- Joey Weber (2018, G). He’s a multi sport star who can put points on the scoreboard.

Hillman Player to Watch- Jared Juergens (2018, G). He’s a scorer who can get buckets from all three levels and a team leader on the court.

Prediction:  Hillman

Zachary Manning:

Buckley Player to Watch- Denver Cade (2018, G). Cade is a tremendous shooter and overall scorer. He can score from anywhere on the court and his handles are good as well.

Hillman Player to Watch- Brandon Banks (2018, G). Banks is a good scorer, but he’s one of the best passers in the area. He gets everyone involved first and scores when he needs to.

Prediction: Buckley