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Posted: 5/13/2013 11:53 PM

Recruiting 


The state of Michigan class of 2013 is pretty much in the barn. A CMU alum does "all eyes on" and shows the type of talent in that class. A lot, but not all of those players went to high-profile programs. "All eyes" ranked Felder in and took Highsmith out; disagree!! Ain't mad though. In comparing the 2013 class to the 2014 class I am struck by the fact that the number two player in the class, DCD's Sumner is going to Xavier of the A-10. I've not seen Sumner, but if he's better than A.J.Turner whom I've seen then the kid is a flat out baller. Although not in "all eyes" top 10 of 2014, Luke Meyers is in bankhoops at #10. I'm still holding out hope for Coach Davis and staff to land another big for next season. SHALOM


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Posted: 5/14/2013 9:11 PM

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I have Sumner Number 2 in the class, he is very very good, and that is a great get for Xavier, who is going to the new big east remember, but the A10 is a great basketball conference as of now anyway. Yes AJ is though too, and of course with his size and skill set he is going to get a lot of attention. Luke is playing very well this spring, and has so much skill for someone 6'10, and I am really looking forward to him being a Chippewa. But yes, the 2014 class is no where close to the 2013 class in the state. Proud to be a Chippewa
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Posted: 5/14/2013 9:47 PM

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fcthrillia wrote: I have Sumner Number 2 in the class, he is very very good, and that is a great get for Xavier, who is going to the new big east remember, but the A10 is a great basketball conference as of now anyway. Yes AJ is though too, and of course with his size and skill set he is going to get a lot of attention. Luke is playing very well this spring, and has so much skill for someone 6'10, and I am really looking forward to him being a Chippewa. But yes, the 2014 class is no where close to the 2013 class in the state. Proud to be a Chippewa
I really, really value your insight. I've not seen Sumner, but I have seen A.J. who I really like. At 6-6 (large 'fro' notwithstanding), long stride, soft jumper, mid-range on in and off the bounce...he's a player. How can I check out Luke...I saw him at Addison during the season; like him a lot. I hope to see all of your top ten this season, almost all of them are in S.E. Michigan; no excuse. I still think we need one more big with some muscle mass in this class. Again, thanks for chiming in.                             SHALOM
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Posted: 5/14/2013 11:19 PM

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fcthrillia wrote: I have Sumner Number 2 in the class, he is very very good, and that is a great get for Xavier, who is going to the new big east remember, but the A10 is a great basketball conference as of now anyway. Yes AJ is though too, and of course with his size and skill set he is going to get a lot of attention. Luke is playing very well this spring, and has so much skill for someone 6'10, and I am really looking forward to him being a Chippewa. But yes, the 2014 class is no where close to the 2013 class in the state. Proud to be a Chippewa
Hey fcthrillia. I happened to see a kid from Lansing Catholic playing for the 15U Indiana Thunder at Morey Courts this past weekend. His name is Tony Poljan and started on varsity as a 6'7" freshman. He looked really smooth, big guy that could shoot. I realize he's still young but any idea what level he might project? Maybe Cooper Rush can recruit a fellow alum here.

Sorry for the diversion.
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Posted: 5/15/2013 12:27 PM

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I believe he's actually a CMU legacy, the son of former CMU football player Rick Poljan, who lettered for the Chippewas 1983-86.

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Posted: 5/15/2013 12:29 PM

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CMUprof wrote:
fcthrillia wrote: I have Sumner Number 2 in the class, he is very very good, and that is a great get for Xavier, who is going to the new big east remember, but the A10 is a great basketball conference as of now anyway. Yes AJ is though too, and of course with his size and skill set he is going to get a lot of attention. Luke is playing very well this spring, and has so much skill for someone 6'10, and I am really looking forward to him being a Chippewa. But yes, the 2014 class is no where close to the 2013 class in the state. Proud to be a Chippewa
Hey fcthrillia. I happened to see a kid from Lansing Catholic playing for the 15U Indiana Thunder at Morey Courts this past weekend. His name is Tony Poljan and started on varsity as a 6'7" freshman. He looked really smooth, big guy that could shoot. I realize he's still young but any idea what level he might project? Maybe Cooper Rush can recruit a fellow alum here.

Sorry for the diversion.
Hmmmm, Poljan, I'm sure that's the last name of a former CMU footballer. maybe some relation? Not that common of a name?

Edit: Thanks for reading my mind BW


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Posted: 5/15/2013 10:06 PM

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Yes Tony is pretty skilled, especially for a freshmen, his older brother, David, is in the 2014 class, he isn't bad either, but Tony is ahead of him at the same time. It is early, you are right, but I see Tony being a D1 player at some level, I know we don't like the term but right in that MM/MM+ D1 range.

As for Luke, if you want to spend Memorial day weekend in Chicago, Dorian's Pride, as well as many other talented players and teams will be playing in the Best Buy Chicago Classic. If you happened to miss them in Mt Pleasant, in April, or of course, Chicago, may be closer for you depending on where you live. Also if I confirm him at any camps this June I will let you know. Proud to be a Chippewa.
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Posted: 5/15/2013 10:32 PM

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Thanx re: Luke. As a family we're gearing up for a June trip...money can only go so far!!  Would luv to see Luke in a talented setting. Keep me posted. Again, thank you for your insights.Man, are they ever happy in Kansas!!!            SHALOM
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Posted: 5/16/2013 3:19 PM

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fcthrillia wrote: Yes Tony is pretty skilled, especially for a freshmen, his older brother, David, is in the 2014 class, he isn't bad either, but Tony is ahead of him at the same time. It is early, you are right, but I see Tony being a D1 player at some level, I know we don't like the term but right in that MM/MM+ D1 range.

As for Luke, if you want to spend Memorial day weekend in Chicago, Dorian's Pride, as well as many other talented players and teams will be playing in the Best Buy Chicago Classic. If you happened to miss them in Mt Pleasant, in April, or of course, Chicago, may be closer for you depending on where you live. Also if I confirm him at any camps this June I will let you know. Proud to be a Chippewa.
I saw Dorian's Pride play Hoop Grind at MPHS for the Up North final. If that's the team that Luke is on I have to admit that I didn't even notice him. Not that I would have known who he was anyway, but that Dorian's Pride team had about 3 clones (6-5 to 6-7 looong athletic kids that could shoot, dribble and LEAP) and a BIG center. 

Speaking of Hoop Grind do you know if we are still on Jaleel? I like the way Malik plays too. They would both look good in maroon and gold to me.
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Posted: 5/17/2013 10:06 AM

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yes that is his team, and yeah they are loaded with long athletic talented players. The big strong post was Malik McDowell, who is a good basketball player, but big time in football, Luke wore 12 I believe that day if I remember correctly, he is very skilled but yes on that team he is one of many not the guy, but he still does a lot of good things for them.

Both Jaleel and Malik have had good springs and are playing well. Two great young man who CMU should be all over in case they get to that level. I think in the end they both should be LM/MM D1 players. Malik's dad coaches at Northwood so if he stays in the D2 range you would think that would be the place. Big July's will get them both more attention. Proud to be a Chippewa.
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Posted: 6/1/2013 11:16 PM

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fcthrillia wrote: yes that is his team, and yeah they are loaded with long athletic talented players. The big strong post was Malik McDowell, who is a good basketball player, but big time in football, Luke wore 12 I believe that day if I remember correctly, he is very skilled but yes on that team he is one of many not the guy, but he still does a lot of good things for them.

Both Jaleel and Malik have had good springs and are playing well. Two great young man who CMU should be all over in case they get to that level. I think in the end they both should be LM/MM D1 players. Malik's dad coaches at Northwood so if he stays in the D2 range you would think that would be the place. Big July's will get them both more attention. Proud to be a Chippewa.
Just saw your Class of 2014 new rankings as of June 1, 2013. I take it A.J.Turner has indeed re-classified and is going Prep School. Also, noted you had Luke at number 8...wow!! You see him at 6-10...is that solid? When I saw him play at Addison I'm almost certain he was listed at 6-9. If you're correct Luke could be 6-10 and 220 when he steps on the floor as a frosh. The extra weight would make him even better. He would be a welcome and on-the-floor in a hurry addition!!  Would be great if Coach Davis could land a big if not in this class definitely in Luke's class.                            SHALOM
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Posted: 6/4/2013 10:31 PM

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Ohio is losing a ton of talent this season, but they return some good talent, they have a nice transfer and the in-coming class seems strong. Well, their 2014 class just got started with a 3-star player from Baltimore. From what I've read, they still have 4 more to give. He and Luke Meyer are welcome additions to the league come 2014. With a start like this, Ohio could put together a very good class.If we get the right guy...another big, Luke's class will be just fine. SHALOM

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sp...0,2485488.story
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Posted: 6/7/2013 7:38 PM

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Yes AJ is going to Prep School and switching to the 2015 class, as he is young for his grade, I think he is already pretty darn good, but if he and his family wants to do this because they feel he can become one of the better players in the country not just the state, that is there call.

Luke has room to add weight, and I expect him too, but he is very skilled, and as you would expect in someone Coach Davis recruited, he can shoot. Proud to be a Chippewa.
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Posted: 6/7/2013 10:56 PM

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fcthrillia wrote: Yes AJ is going to Prep School and switching to the 2015 class, as he is young for his grade, I think he is already pretty darn good, but if he and his family wants to do this because they feel he can become one of the better players in the country not just the state, that is there call.

Luke has room to add weight, and I expect him too, but he is very skilled, and as you would expect in someone Coach Davis recruited, he can shoot. Proud to be a Chippewa.
AJ's move is also reminiscent of what the Walled Lake Western kid is doing. These players have a goal and it's called, "NBA". If not NBA then, pro-ball. They've committed so much to b.ball and they are obviously good at it and both of these players are young for their grade. I was reading the "bigs" article on his work out and it was like, "are you kidding me"? Four hour work out, 500 extra shots, an hour in the weight room!! Both of these guys are naturally talented, they have excelled against players older than they are and they can, "sniff" it. I grew up with a kid who loved the piano. He could practice 4 hours or more and never grow tired. He's become a "concert level" player, he's written works and made money as an accompanist and "large-church" musician. I admire these folk. 

As for Luke, well from what I saw he's a player and will only get better. And yes, he can shoot. A team with shooters can cause havoc on a defense. I look forward to seeing him at 6-10, 220 and a freshman. Now if only we can get another "big", this one with some girth. By Luke's freshman year, we could be a contender in the MAC. 
SHALOM
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Posted: 8/4/2013 10:53 AM

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Any offers come out of camp this weekend?
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Posted: 8/4/2013 10:05 PM

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VandySpartan wrote: Any offers come out of camp this weekend?
Welcome aboard...didn't know 'bout the camp. Sure hope we're after some "bigs". If "Vandy" stands for Vanderbilt, well...been to Nashville a few times and man, Vandy is quite the deal. Young guy I mentored a tad went there for Divinity School. Again...welcome.          SHALOM
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Posted: 8/18/2013 5:56 PM

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According to the CMU rivals board you have a new offer on the table.
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Posted: 8/19/2013 11:00 PM

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Yante Maten?

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/yante-maten

Not sure if he camped but that website claims he was offered 8/16 and the kid has great size.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 12:20 PM

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Posted: 8/20/2013 9:16 PM

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Surprisingly there's a lot of 2014 talent that is still uncommitted.  I don't think the MI MAC schools have a lot of scholarships to give though. 


Jalen Johnson Ypsi- Will probably go Big Ten
Justin Tillman Pershing- Likely go something bigger than the MAC
Jaleel Hogan Mt. Pee- Would be a good MAC player, I don't think he plays a style that appeals to Keno, but if I were him I'd be parking on his doorstep. 
Jamal Poplar River Rouge- Can't teach 6'9" worth taking and developing
Drake Baar Comstock Park- I liked his game, but I'm not sure he was really 6"8".  Committed to GVSU today. 
Dahron Scott GR Christian- overshadowed by his All World, take every shot, teammate, but he's got the length and the upside I like.  He'd be my #1 target.  Hearing he's dropping down on coaches radar, not sure why.

Hawkins likes Scott, and he's had several informal visits.  He's really high on a guy out of FL who grew up in OH named Drake Lamont.  6'9", big body, pretty polished game.  Has offers from us, Miami, and Ohio.  Visiting in early September.   To me Scott should be our target, your target, UDM's and EMU's.  The 2015 class is knee deep in talented bigs.  Hawkins offered Seth Dugan as a sophomore.  One of is teammates plays for us, and he lives in a burb of Kalamazoo.  Just sprouted up to 7 feet, but like most bigs he's still a little raw.  Had 19 rebounds against Dontel Highsmith (NIU bound) and Dowagiac.  Dugan could go higher than the MAC.

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