Posted On: 03/13/18 8:11 PM
Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 14th) regional final games will be played throughout the state. With only two games left until Breslin, there are a countless number of quality games. Here’s a look at some of the best:
If you’re a fan of high-level guard play, this is the game to be at. This game features 3 college-level guards on each side – including 4 D1 players. Skyline is led by Brandon Wade, who’s been one of the best players in the state this year. He’s accompanied by brother Ryan Wade, who holds D1 offers himself, and Jack Ammerman, who holds a couple D2 offers. Novi is led by Oakland commit Tray Maddox. Pairing with him is shooting guard Jio Miles, who holds D1 offers, and Trendon Hankerson, who holds D2 offers. Novi also has 6’9″ big man Tariq Woody.
Another game featuring multiple D1 players, the highlight will be the battle between Michigan State signee Gabe Brown and Cleveland State Rashad Williams. While they won’t match up head to head, both typically lead their teams and are capable of taking over if they catch fire. For Wayne, another player to watch is junior guard Isaiah Lewis, who is averaging over 18ppg on the season. Belleville has a plethora of talent surrounding Brown, including Michigan State football commit Davion Williams, Devin Alverson, Kaevon Merriweather, and sophomore Connor Bush.
The ultimate battle between star power and great team play/coaching. Redford has two top-35 players nationally in Rocket Watts and Isaiah Jackson, as well as 6’9″ big man Aundre Polk. River Rouge is perhaps the best defensive team in the state and are very disciplined on both sides of the ball. Some key players for Rouge are Jayvien Torrance-Jackson, Donovan Freeman, Nigel Colvin, Dan Few, Bralin Toney and more.
New Haven enters this game on a 50 game winning streak. This alone speaks for itself, but in case you were unfamiliar with the team, the Rockets claim one of the best players in the country in any class, Romeo Weems. To compliment Weems, New Haven has sharpshooting guard Tavares Oliver, who’s capable of going for 30 if he gets hot, and big man Ashton Sherrel. On the flip side, Country Day has one of the best young backcourts in the state in Wendell Green and Julian Roper. Both are top-10 players in the state in the sophomore and freshmen classes, respectively.
These teams meet for the third time this season, with Okemos looking to complete the sweep. For Okemos, senior guard Jordan Henry has been one of the hottest players in the state recently, coming off a 30-point game in his previous game. Also, sophomore guard Noah Pruitt is talented player who could prove to be the x-factor for Okemos. For East Lansing, the name everybody knows is Michigan signee Brandon Johns. However, in the last matchup Johns posted a huge statline and East Lansing still lost. Some key players for the Trojans in this game will be Malik Jones, Justin Mcabee and Jack Morse.