Posted On: 05/28/20 1:11 PM

As I have opined in previous columns, I have a love/hate relationship with Northern Michigan. One of the challenges is determining the borders of this vast region. I have struggled mostly with Southern part. Since I didn’t include them in my all area teams let’s take a drive down interstate 10 and build a pretty good team. 

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Peyton LaCombePeytonLaCombe6'8" | PFLudington | 2022StateMI 6-7 2022 Ludington We’ll begin on the shores of Lake Michigan with perhaps the top prospect regardless of class in the region. I have written extensively about LaCombe for this site, so if your new here there is a LOT to like. Extremely mobile, long, and battle tested prospect at such a young age. Played at the Breslin Center as a freshman and followed that up by running with with a national AAU program (Illinois Wolves). In his sophomore season got the upper hand on Zeeland East’s standout big man Nate ClaerbautNateClaerbaut6'10" | CZeeland East | 2021StateMI. Those are some nice notches to have on the belt before becoming an upperclassman. The things that initially catch your eye are the fluid way he runs in the open court and defensive instincts. Plays for Thad Shank so college coaches aren’t going

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