TEAM PREVIEW: DETROIT CORNERSTONE

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Posted On: 10/29/18 11:28 AM

Detroit Cornerstone Health & Technology competes in the Charter School Conference which has included several Mr. Basketball candidates over the past few years including Jamal Cain (Cornerstone), Mark “Rocket” Watts (Old Redford Academy)  and Trevion Williams (Dearborn Henry Ford Academy).

The Wolves changed coaches this year and landed one of the top AAU coaches in the Midwest, Christopher Graham, former coach of Reach Legends. Coach Graham has coached at a few different schools, with his last high school coaching position being at River Rouge High School under Head Coach Lamonte Stone where he was the assistant head coach. Coach Graham has sent over 200 young men to college, over 40 players to Division one schools, and has several players currently playing at a professional level.

Cornerstone is currently a class B school but is looking to expand to a bigger building which would move the program to a class A.  Playing in this tough conference is no easy task.  With Coach Graham’s leadership along with a returning core of players the Wolves should be able to hold their own and improve on a 14-8 record from last year.   

Three of his top student athletes all begin with the letter J.  It’s fitting because these three will be dropping a lot of J’s this upcoming season.  Along with this offensive production, Coach Graham teaches team defense.  This combo should keep Cornerstone in a lot of games this year.

Senior forward Jalen Young 6’3, 190 Lbs. that has a 3.3 GPA overall and has been accepted to more than 3 universities.  He is a sleeper who can leap.   Look for this senior to lead the Wolves both on the court and off the court.  

Joshua Johnson 6’7, a Junior C/F who can score inside and outside.  He is a very versatile player that is going to be very good in the Charter School Conference for the next two years.

Jeramiah Travis a Sophomore  6’3 SG/SF played a lot of basketball in his life and been in an environment where he’s confident in everything he does because he’s put so much time in.  His youth will be tested but with the senior leadership on this team he will provide much needed burst and enthusiasm.

Coach Graham’s aggressive, strategic, and detailed offensive and defensive philosophies will have a huge impact on the program for years to come, and his attention to the development of the young men as scholars, and leaders in their communities will continue to change lives.