Recruiting Roundup (2-16-09)


Matt Vogrich

Lake Forest clinched their division title Friday night with a 60-59 double overtime win over Lake Zurich. Vogrich scored 9 of his 19 points during a 17-0 run that helped get the Scouts back in the game.

‘‘We just didn’t play very well for most of the game,’’ Vogrich said. ‘‘We did just enough to win and we got a little lucky. But it’s so nice to win the division.’’

Vogrich broke the Lake Forest career scoring record previously held by former Michigan Wolverine Rob Pelinka.

Vogrich said that becoming the all-time scoring leader for Lake Forest was a preseason goal. “As far as individual stuff goes, he said, “I’d really like to make first-team all-state too.”

Vogrich had 19 points in a 53-35 victory over Stevenson. He followed that up with a game high 13 points and 9 rebounds in a 43-26 win over Highland Park.

“I think our legs were a little tired so a lot of our shots were short,” Vogrich said. “Everybody on our team shot poorly from the three-point line, but we found a way to win. If they only score 26 points, you can score more than that, usually.”

Darius Morris

Windward pulled off a huge 61-57 win over Campbell Hall, one of their biggest rivals. Darius had a game-high 20 points in the win which broke Campbell Hall’s 62 game conference winning streak.

Windward closed out their regular season on 10 game win streak and drew the #1 seed in their sectional. They will open sectional play this Wednesday versus Bishop Diego. Morris has been playing great lately and hopefully he can continue to lead Windward through the playoffs.

Blake McLimans

Blake has had his ups and downs this season playing with a new team but Worcester continues to have a solid season. Blake had a great effort in a 95-88 loss to Winchendon last week. Blake went for 10 points and added 2 blocks and was very effective on the full court press.

There is plenty of Worcester footage on YouTube courtesy of worcesterhoops so be sure to keep an eye on that as well.

Jordan Morgan

Jordan is another guy that has had his ups and downs this year. Jordan had a big game against Brother Rice, he scored 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the win.

Eso Akunne (pref. walk on)

Eso continued his solid play for Gabriel Richard. Akunne nearly went for a triple double against Bishop Folley with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. Eso has been great all season long and has kept on rolling, scoring right around 20 points every game. His teammate, junior Josh Herbeck, hit five three pointers in a blowout win over Notre Dame prep.

2009 Recruits

Angus Brandt

I really want Angus Brandt in this class. Brandt hasn’t necessarily been dominant but he would definitely impact Michigan’s front line next year. It becomes more clear every day how much more size this team needs. I don’t know where a scholarship would come from and I don’t want to speculate but it would be very nice to add him to the mix next year. In his most recent performance, Angus had 7 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a loss to Mount Carmel.

2010 Recruits

Trey Zeigler

Trey ZeiglerZeigler was in attendance for the Michigan/Michigan State game on Tuesday night. Rumors have been swirling across message boards and radio stations that Zeigler was seen participating in a couple Michigan State cheers. A recent article tries to clear up that talk ($) and while that is never what you want to hear, it is not the end of the world. I was told after the game that plenty of Michigan State players let Zeigler hear it about the win as they ran into the tunnel.  I think Zeigler has run a very calculated and planned recruitment and I don’t think one game is going to have a huge influence on his recruitment one way or another.

Despite all the drama surrounding his recruitment, Trey has continued to produce on the court. Saginaw lost to Saginaw High but Zeigler managed 24 points and 11 boards. Trey got Mt. Pleasant back on the right track with 32 points (14 in the third quarter) and dished 10 assists in a 70-53 win over Midland Dow. He followed that up with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 steals including a “thunderous dunk” in a win over Midland High.

Will Regan

The big man can play and he has been carrying Nichols on his back. Nichols is 22-1 overall and 12-0 in their league. WGRZ posted a great video feature (above) where Regan (ree-gan) mentions Michigan as his likely leader and talks about the pronunciation of his name.

Regan had 22 points in a 67-50 win over O’Hara and added 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a blowout win over st Marys. Nichols had a test against New Jersey Trenton last night but they handled them as well, 61-38. Regan had 26 in the win and was named Nichols’ player of the game. Northstar BBall conducted a play-by-play live blog of the game.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway had 8 points in the fourth quarter to lead Palmetto to a 65-63 win over South Dade in the district semi-finals. Hardaway finished with 29 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists. Palmetto was knocked out in the district final to Coral Reef, 73-64. Hardaway had 16 points in the loss including a three pointer.

Moses Morgan

The versatille wing forward from Las Vegas has led Palo Verde to a 20-4 regular season record while averaging 18 points. A recent newspaper update with Morgan claims offers from UNLV, Michigan, and Texas Tech. Michigan looks to be in a very good spot with Moses and Palo Verde kicks off their playoffs Tuesday night at home versus SW Western.


SPT KCentral Mattawan Oliver.jpgA bit of an abbreviated version for other recruits for this week.

  • Alex Dragicevich continues to be one to watch and Rivals has the latest ($).
  • Cameron Ayers is also still on the list but probably a bit more of a tier-2 guy, Rivals update here ($).
  • 6-5 junior wing forward Devin Oliver from Kalamazoo Central is starting to make some noise with his stellar play. Rivals posted an update with Oliver (pictured above) here ($).
  • Southeastern and Pershing will battle in the PSL Championship this Friday. Pershing features MSU bound Keith Appling and Derrick Nix while Southeastern features talented sophomores Brandan Kearney and Percy Gibson as well as numerous other division 1 football and basketball prospects.
  • I probably missed a few updates, posting corrections and additions in the comments is encouraged.
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