INTRODUCING………

We will be introducing you to some of the young players in the classes of 2010 and 2011 that we had a chance to see this past weekend. This will be a three part series from GBW about there style of play and how they are coming along. So just sit back and enjoy.

DeAndre Buckley 2010,Romulus- We were pleasantly surprised when we looked at Dre and the way he played. He can do a little bit of everything he can handle the rock, he can shoot it from the outside but his shot needs some work, plays real well around the basket and he can defend. When we watched him in high school we didn't see a lot of aggressiveness offensively but he showed us that he has that can score effectively. Dre is more athletic then old brother Dominique, if he keeps the same work ethic as his older brother he should be just fine.

Michael Talley Jr.5'9 2010, Melvindale Business & Tech- Could be the best point guard in his class. The kid can score and in high school he does it well but he can also run a team. On The Family he has quite a bit of talent around him so at times he is willing to just get everyone involved. Very quick off the dribble, and strong with the rock, he seems to understand what is going on out on the floor. Watching him play he reminds us of his old man (Cooley, class of 1989 Mr. Basketball) quite a bit but he still has a ways to go before he gets to that status.

Kevonte Martin 6'0 2010, Birmingham Brother Rice- Kevonte can shoot it from all over the court. He has an outstanding stroke and with his ability to get to the rack it makes him a tough cover. When he is in the game points will go up on the board fast. Solid defender on the perimeter, plays tough and hard when he is on the court.

Brian Bollin 6'7 2010, Brighton- He is a big man that gets up and down the floor and rebound in traffic. Brian is very good at scoring on the inside and outside, he handles the ball very well out on the perimeter which allows him to drive to rack from 15 feet and in. He also has a nice stroke from 12- 15 feet and he blocks shots, he will continue to get better with time.

Percy Gibson 6'7 2011,Detroit Southeastern-Possibly the best low post player in his class, understands what to do on the low block. Good foot work, scores with either hand, also has a solid jump hook that he relies on heavily. Percy rebounds with the best of them, he defends the post and blocks shots he always plays hard. He is not very flashy Percy just goes about his work quietly. As Percy continues to grow height wise and potential wise the sky could be the limit for him.

Juwan Moody 5'9 2011, Orchard Lake St. Mary's- Can he replace Kalin Lucas? Only time will tell. Very quick point guard that can go to the basket but needs to do it a little more. Sometimes Juwan relies on his jumper a little too much, although if I could stroke it from deep like he could I would rely on it too. Very solid in the open court can only get better.


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