Posted On: 01/27/20 7:12 AM

Kobe Bryant was a legend. It’s that simple. He, his daughter and others passed tragically yesterday in a helicopter crash that has rocked the basketball community world wide. Kobe was a hero to many and an advocate for the game, especially at the youth level. 

In honor of Kobe Bryant and his #8, we will look at 8 Michigan high school players that in some way remind me of him. They are our very own "Michigan Mambas".

Carlos JohnsonCarlosJohnson6'6" | SFBenton Harbor | 2020State#83NationMI (2020, SF, Benton Harbor)

Scooby walked into high school basketball as a star, much like Kobe entered the NBA in the same way. Both were so destined for greatness that they were known just by ’Kobe’ and ’Scooby’. Johnson, just like Kobe, fulfilled his potential and became a legend.

Jalen TerryJalenTerry6'1" | PGFlint Beacher | 2020State#86NationMI (2020, PG, Flint Beecher)

Bryant was one of the most explosive athletes and basketball players to ever live. Well, ever watched Jalen TerryJalenTerry6'1" | PGFlint Beacher | 2020State#86NationMI play? Terry attacks the game with that same relentlessness. He’s an aggressive and ferocious finisher in a similar mentality as Bryant. 

Trey TownsendTreyTownsend6'6" | SFOxford | 2020StateMI (2020, SF, Oxford)

Kobe could get the ball on the wing and

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