Posted On: 03/11/19 2:14 PM

Boys basketball has advanced to the quarterfinal round of play, and with just eight teams remaining, everyone has eyes on a state championship. Prep Hoops writers Zachary Manning and Scott Hankamp will give you key players to watch and predictions for each game. 

Iron Mountain vs. Sanford Meridian

Zachary Manning

Iron Mountain key player- Foster Wonders (2021, F): He's one of the top players in the state for a reason. He can score from anywhere on the court and rarely makes mistakes. 

Sanford Meridian key player- Trey Plichta (2020, G): He's a very good shooter who is deadly from outside. If he gets hot from three, it's tough to slow him down. 

Prediction: Iron Mountain

Scott Hankamp

Iron Mountain key player- Marcus Johnson (2020, G):  Johnson is already a 1000 point scorer. He's very accurate from behind the arc and handles the ball well. 

Sanford Meridian key player-  Lucas Laeder (2019, SF):  Laeder is a good rebounding wing. He has a knack for finding buckets and he is an unquestioned leader.

Prediction:  Iron Mountain

Detroit Edison vs. Flint Beecher

Zachary Manning

Detroit Edison key player- Brian Taylor (2019, G): Taylor is an outstanding player with a high basketball IQ. He's got great

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