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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46035 on: July 08, 2018, 02:09:13 am »
Moneyball Pro-Am is at Aim High not The Summit (they're right next to each other).......that's old for ya.


Trevor Manuel, Olivet played for the Gold/yellow team with Foster Loyer this last week.   The once famous Graham Couch for the LSJ wrote up this nice article on him.  https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2018/07/08/trevor-manuel-oregon-loyola-olivet-couch-column/762075002/ 

Spoiler:   He's still planning on playing for the Comets.



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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46036 on: July 09, 2018, 01:58:46 pm »

Moneyball Pro-Am summer league kicks off Thursday in Lansing at the Summit  (I96 and Lansing Rd)

A Few MIAA guys playing

Tracy Edmond  -Olivet?-    --Team Definition   (curiously listed as LCC '16 on roster)
Caleb Hoekstra -Hope-     --Team Glory
Preston Laketa -Alma-      --Team Glory
Zach Winston -Albion-      --Team Quicksilver   (playing with older brother Cassius Winston)
Michael Fomby -Olivet-     --Team Quicksilver
Bryan Dutton -Olivet '10-  --Team Quicksilver
Harrison Gilstrap -Olivet-   --Team Showtime 
Forest Bouyer -Calvin-      --Team Vintage

Each of the six teams has 2 MSU Spartans on it.  MIAA guys usually don't get much run in this but its fun to watch the MSU guys play in a small setting.  No Miles Bridges this year so probably less of a madhouse, but I suppose Loyer and Bingham might bring some folks out.  Some of the lesser known guys can really play.


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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46037 on: July 12, 2018, 03:49:50 pm »
I won't lie I haven't been on here in some time so forgive me if this was already brought up.  Bryan Powell will be joining the Calvin coaching staff as an assistant coach.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46038 on: July 12, 2018, 08:43:06 pm »
I won't lie I haven't been on here in some time so forgive me if this was already brought up.  Bryan Powell will be joining the Calvin coaching staff as an assistant coach.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46039 on: July 12, 2018, 11:04:19 pm »
Kalamazoo mens basketball twitter posted the following as their recruiting class.  (heights are from quick searches)

Joey  Robb  SF  Plymouth     
Tre Humes  6-5  SF  Kzoo Valley CC, Portage Northern
Marty Ward  6-3 G  East Grand Rapids
Art Caldwell  6-8 C  Ann Arbor Huron
A. J.  Abdelnour  5-10 PG   Detroit Catholic Central
Cooper Smith 6-4 SG  Kzoo Hackett

Kzoo graduated 3, return 14 (plus 1 from injury I think), 11 of those last years Freshmen.  Not much idea where these guys will fit in.  I imagine the Hornets will lose one or two to attrition.

Humes could be an impact guy.


Kzoo also has its schedule posted:
https://hornets.kzoo.edu/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

Remembering mental notes from spring, I'd expect Anderson and Chicago to be pretty good D3 tests.  Spring Arbor will be good as well.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46040 on: July 17, 2018, 02:18:29 pm »
Hope has posted its 2019 schedule

https://athletics.hope.edu/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46041 on: July 17, 2018, 03:23:12 pm »
Hope has posted its 2019 schedule

https://athletics.hope.edu/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

Possibly unnecessary commentary at a later time.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46042 on: July 21, 2018, 03:58:16 pm »
I donít know if anyone else happened to catch any of The Basketball Tournament that is going on on ESPN right now, but Brooks Miller is on the coaching staff for the Texas Tech alumni team
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46043 on: July 21, 2018, 08:31:46 pm »
I donít know if anyone else happened to catch any of The Basketball Tournament that is going on on ESPN right now, but Brooks Miller is on the coaching staff for the Texas Tech alumni team


Yes, The Matadors held their training camp at Trine University this past week leading up to the tournament.  Both Brooks Miller, who earned his Masters at Texas Tech and was a grad assistant at Texas Tech under Bobby Knight, and Drew Lehman, current Trine assistant coach, are both on the Matador staff. 

The Matadors won their first game today against UCincinnati alum squad.  They now face a very good OSU alum squad featuring Jared Sullinger and Jon Diebler tomorrow afternoon.   

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46044 on: July 23, 2018, 05:49:55 pm »
Matadors (TTU) were defeated by Scarlet & Gray (OSU) yesterday afternoon.  Too much Sullinger inside, could not be stopped.

Dan Dakich gives some on air love to Trine coach Brooks Miller and former player Will Dixon during their game on Saturday against the Bearcat Jam (UC).  That was pretty cool. 

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46045 on: August 04, 2018, 03:59:23 pm »
Albion adds 6-4 F Justin McAbee from East Lansing to its recruiting class.

I saw EL several times the last 3 years, Justin's a hard worker around the basket.  He'll be a role player for Albion down the road in the mold of many of their "great efforts" rebounding guys they've had.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46046 on: August 06, 2018, 10:13:24 am »
Hope has hired Damon Jones Jr. as an assistant varsity coach and head JV coach.

Damon is from Cleveland and played at D2 Mercyhurst.  I believe he's spent the last couple years playing overseas but I'll have to look into that further.  Welcome to Hope Damon!

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46047 on: August 07, 2018, 06:24:07 am »
Damon Jones... Sac... I'm probably forgetting all sorts of hires over the years, but haven't most come right through Hope's programs?  Seems someone from Mercyhurst is outside the normal routine... wonder if there was some kind of prior connection through summers, camps, or AAU?

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46048 on: August 09, 2018, 04:15:24 pm »
K just announced the addition of UDM transfer Bass Ollie, Kalamazoo native and K Central grad.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46049 on: August 10, 2018, 06:15:17 pm »
Bass didn't play a lot at UDM last year, only 6 games, but UDM was a train wreck on and off the court so reasons could be plenty.  At 6-4 and good ball handling skills he looks like a wing who could also play the two or even the point a bit at this level.

Very nice pickup for Kzoo.  I believe he has 3 years of eligibility left.
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