Updated: Dec 2, 2021
The Michigan Junior Colleges have some loaded teams and talented players!!! Here's an update on some of the the Top teams and players college coaches should be checking out for.
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Head Coach: Chris Shepard
Current Record: 4-2
Gary Soloman (Soph+ - DEPSA) 6'5 Wing 17.8 ppg - Just scored 30 in a loss to Milwaukee Area Tech (11/13).
Carrington McCasskill (Soph+ - Renaissance) 6'8 Forward | 10.5 ppg was an All-American selection last season.
Kalil Whitehead (Soph+ - Cass Tech) 6'6 Forward 11.5 ppg D1 Transfer from Chicago State had 21pts and 8 rebs in a win over Edison State.
Brandon Michrana (Soph - SH Stevenson) 6'4 SG 12.8 ppg - Shooting 42% from three and was All-conference player last season.
Top Freshman & Transfer Players
Curtis Jackson (Soph+ - Harper Woods) 6'0 Guard - Ferris State transfer was named Western Conference Player of the Week to start the season.
Mak Manciel (Fr - SH Stevenson) 6'4 Guard - True freshman who came to HFCC with 2 Division 1 offers (UMKC & South Dakota) from his play in HS.
Keyshawn Devlin (Fr - River Rouge) 5'11 Guard - Has scored in double figures twice this season 14 pts and 11 pts respectively.
Other Notable Players
Daniel Autry (Soph - Cass Tech) 6'3 SG - Was 2nd on the team last season in made threes while making 3+ threes in 10 games.
Sergio Stephen (Soph+ - Harper Woods) Led the team last season in Assist-Turnover ratio and scored double figures in 4 games.
Riccardo Covin ( Fr+ - Wayne Memorial) 6'8 C - Played in every game last season and was a contributor on defense and rebounding.
Tyler Mack (Fr+ - Warren Cousino) Averaging 7.8 ppg, had 12 points versus Milwaukee Area Tech (11/13).
Upcoming Games: 12/4 - Jackson (H), 12/8 - Kellogg (H), 12/15 - Glen Oaks (H)
Full Roster: https://www.hfcc.edu/athletics/m-basketball-roster
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Head Coach: Steve Schmidt
Current Record: 6-0, ranked #1 in the Country
Averaging 97.1 ppg with 5 guys in double figures
JD Rawls (Soph - Mt. Morris) 6'0 Guard - Averaging 14.5 ppg and scored 18 against Rochester University JV.
Andre Bradford (Soph+ - Chandler Park) 6'4 Guard - Averaged 15.5 last season and led Mott to the NJCAA tournament. Has had double figures both games this season, shooting 40% from 3.
Josiah Hammons (Fr - Curie) 6'3 Guard - 11.5 ppg has scored double figures in both games this season.
Saiveon Williams (Fr+ - Curie, IL) 6'4 Guard - Scored in double figures 14 times last season, averaging 10.5 this year. Led the team in rebounding (6.8) last season also.
Connor Bush (Fr+ - Belleville) 6'4 - Scored in double figures 10 times last season and is averaging 11.0 ppg this year.
Other Top Players
Denzekiel Briscoe (Fr+ - EAJ Memorial) 6'6 Forward - Leads the team in 6.5 rebounds a game.
Jailin Lee (Fr+ - Southfield A & T) 6'1 Guard - Averaging 9.5 ppg, shooting 50% from three.
Derrick Bryant (Soph+ - Chandler Park) 5'9 Point Guard - Teams assist leader had 6+ assists in 9 games last season.
Upcoming Games: 12/3 - Mid Michigan @ SC4, 12/4 - Grand Rapids @ SC4, 12/6 - @Owens, 12/8 - Grand Rapids (H), 12/11 - @Lansing
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Head Coach: Hassan Nizam
Current Record: 7-1, Averaging 89.3 ppg
John Ukomadu (Soph+ - Roseville) 6'7 Forward - He is averaging 13.8 ppg including a 18 pt and 10 reb performance in a win over Bryant Stratton (OH).
Elijah Belle (Soph+ - Voyager Prep) 5'11 Guard - The Davenport transfer is averaging 14.5 ppg this season including 28 against Albion College JV. Shooting 50% from three with 13 makes in 4 games.
Tariq Humes (Fr - Elevation Prep) 6'0 Guard - Tariq is off to a scorching start with 2 games of 24 points.
Jiovanni MIles (Soph+ - Novi) 6'4 Guard - Wisconsin Green Bay transfer is averaging 10 ppg and leading the team in assists with 3.8 a game.
Other Top Players
Donivan Peoples (Fr+ - Fred. Douglass) 6'6 G/F - Has made a three in each game he has played this season at 38.5% from 3.
Jaylen Daughtery (Fr+ - Ferndale) 6'6 Forward - Leads team in rebounding at 6.3 per game and shooting a whopping 91% from the field.
Upcoming Games: 12/3 - Bay College (H), 12/10 - Mid-Michigan (H), 12/30 - Eureka College JV @ Lawrence Tech
Full Schedule: https://www.macombmonarchs.com/sports/mbkb/2021-22/schedule
MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Head Coach: Jimmy Booth Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Record: 3-2
#1 - Jake Martinson (Soph+ - Big Rapids) 6'4 Guard - Team leading scorere at 11.8 shooting 50% from three (8/16).
#11 - Vern Nash (Fr+ - Big Rapids) 5'10 Guard - Averaging 12 ppg and 3 ast to start the season.
#5 - Jeff Sultzer (Soph+ - TC Howe (IN) ) 6'4 Guard - Averaged 20.9 ppg last season and 6 rebs.
#2 - Kalil Stimage (Fr - Muskegon) 6'1 Point Guard - Scored 14 pts against Grace Christian this season shooting 50% from the 3pt line(4/8).
Top Freshman or Transfers
#20 - Logan Carson (Fr - Buchcanan) - 6'9 Center - Big time upside shooting 50% from the field.
#22 - Jake Mueller (Fr - Charlevoix) - 6'7 Forward - Shooting 71% from the field to start the season.
Upcoming Games: 12/22 - Henry Ford (H), 12/30 - St. Clair
LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Head Coach: Mike Ingram
Current Record: 7-1
Drew Lowder (Soph - AA Pioneer) 6'1 Guard - Transfer from EMU is currently 5th in the country in scoring at 26.4 ppg.
Sean Cobb (Fr - Williamston) 6'7 F/C - Cobb is averaging 20 ppg and grabbing 8 rebs per game. Had 18 and 12 in a win over Schoolcraft this season (11/13).
Cole Krause (Fr - Potterville) 6'2 Forward - Averaging 19 ppg and 10 rebs. Scored 31 pts and grabbed 14 rebounds against WCCCD on 11/6.
Zhervonte Smith (Soph - Lansing Sexton) 6'0 Guard - Leads team with 5.0 assists per game while scoring 13.5 points per game.
Top Freshman or Transfers
Tyshan Kelley (Fr - Jackson) 6'2 Guard - Averaging 11.3 ppg including a 24 point and 4 assist game against Aquinas JV.
Jyon Young (Fr - Temper (WI)) 6'3 Guard - Scored 16 points in a win over Schoolcraft (11/6).
Upcoming Game: 12/4 - Delta (H), 12/11 - Mott (H), 12/18 - @St. Clar
Full Schedule: https://lccstars.com/sports/mbkb/2021-22/schedule
Full Roster: https://lccstars.com/sports/mbkb/2021-22/roster
Head Coach: Jim Horn
Current Record: 5-1
Devin Marshall | So+ - 17ppg on 54% shooting, 5 apg. Quick guard that can check man-to-man (veteran benefits for FinAid, Graduated!)
Jordan Ross | So+ - 6'8, 12ppg and 6rpg (international student from Scotland, Graduated!)
Parker Ellifritz | Fr - Averaging 11.7 ppg and has made 15 threes this season at 41.7%.
Top Freshman or Transfers
Justin Davis | Fr+ - Averaging 10 ppg shooting 59% from the floor.
JJ Bushu | Fr - Has scored 12+ points in three games this season including 18 points vs. Delta.
Upcoming Games: 12/3 - Carl Sandberg @Edison, 12/7 - Delta (H), 12/9 - Spring Arbor College JV (H)
Full Schedule: https://athletics.kvcc.edu/sports/mbkb/2021-22/schedule