May 1, 2010

V-Cast: Comp and PK on Friday Night at Run-N-Slam

FORT WAYNE - Dwaun Anderson was one of several high level recruits that were unable to play on Friday night at the Bill Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam All-Star Classic, but several other Michigan State recruiting targets were in action at Spiece Fieldhouse and the other venues around Ft. Wayne.

The first night of action was kind to most of the high profile summer programs from Michigan. The Michigan Mustangs beat the Eric Gordon All Stars without Anderson, Patrick Lucas-Perry, Matt Poches, or Trey McDonald available to play. The Family overpowered small grassroots team C.M.A.S Elite without the services of Amir Williams who like Anderson is expected to play on Saturday. The R.E.A.C.H Legends eked out a win over the Grand Rapids Storm in a game that featured an intriguing inside match-up between Livonia Stevenson's Jaylen Reynolds, who is beginning to hear from a number of schools including Michigan State, and Jenison's Jason Pretzer, a 6-10 center with the ability to shoot from beyond the arc.

One of the more intriguing games of the night saw West Michigan grassroots program ACB Bank Hoops play touted hometeam Spiece Indy Heat to within nine points. Indy Heat was without the services of Marquise Teague and ACB was missing several of their best players including talented 10th grader Jared Klein.

ACB received strong play from East Kentwood star Jeremiah Williams who scored 21 points in the loss. Traverse City St. Francis standout Sean Seldon proved he could hang with the Heat. The 6-foot-8 Seldon has a nice all-around game. Petoskey's Corey Starkey also had a handful of highlights against the Indy Heat.

Dowagiac sophomore-to-be D.J. Hunt looks like he will be one of the elite in-state prospects in the Class of 2013. Hunt scored 18 points off the bench and was the one guard on ACB that appeared every bit as athletic as the Indy Heat's jets. Hunt has a quick release and he is explosive driving to the basket.

Austin Burgett also played a up a level with the Indy Heat 17's. Michigan State is involved with the 2012 standout. Spartan coach Tom Izzo was at Burgett's high school to watch the Avon star workout last week. also got a chance to watch another talented Spartan recruiting target in Muncie (Ind.) Central's Jeremiah Davis.

After checking out Friday night's top games, staffers Jim Comparoni and Paul Konyndyk shared some of their observations in a V-Cast from Spiece Fieldhouse.

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