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Posted On: 04/16/18 8:12 AM

Xmen is a new travel program in Michigan. They may be new, but are by no means taking things slow. As a matter of fact, the Xmen program is building quickly and aggressively. Coach Hassan Ayoub is diving into the program, bringing a gym and top notch training equipment.

The Xmen have an intriguing and talented 16u roster this spring and summer. Antwan Ficklen brings a pure athlete to the table. The young man is simply quicker and stronger than most of his opponents. Ficklen is the #27 ranked prospect by Prep Hoops Michigan in the class of 2020. Lorenzo Wright can team up with Ficklen to create a dangerously fast backcourt. He can effectively run an offense and is a player with tons of potential. Prep Hoops Michigan has Wright ranked #46 in the class of 2020. Jeffery Pullen will be a must see player over the summer. He has good size, good feet, and an expanding game. Coach Ayoub and Pullen have worked to make him a threat offensively from both the perimeter and the paint. Thaddeus Powell Jr. is a winner on the ultimate high school level. He was a part of the state champion DEPSA team. Powell Jr. is an athletic finisher.

ROSTER

#0: Thaddeus Powell Jr. (6’5, DEPSA)

#1: Lorenzo Wright (5’9, Ypsilanti HS)

#2: Jarallah Saleh (6’2, Fordson HS)

#3: Jack Melton (5’11, Dearborn HS)

#4: Antwan Ficklen (5’9, Dexter HS)

#5: Zack Maisari (5’10, Fordson HS)

#11: Jibril Ahmed (6’1, Dearborn HS)

#13: Jvonne Ruffin (6’4, Cass Tech)

#21: Lawrence Carter Jr. (6’5, River Rouge)

#23: Jeffery Pullen (6’7, Ecorse HS)

#24: Ahmoni Weston (5’11, River Rouge)

SCHEDULE

April 13-15: Storm Classic; Grand Rapids, MI

April 20-22: Nike Spring Showdown; Chicago, IL

April 27-29: Terrific 24; Westfield, IN

May 4-6: Warrior Jam Fest, Livonia, MI

May 18-20: Under Armor Showcase; Lima, OH

May 26-27: May Madness State Tournament; Mt. Pleasant, MI

July 13-15: Hoop Group Jamfest; Atlantic City,NJ

July 18-22: Adidas National Tournament; Orange County, CA

July 27-29: Big Shot; Baltimore, MD