A lot of Michigan targets have wrapped up their seasons or didn’t play this week so this is an abbreviated version of the recruiting roundup. If someone is not on the list, don’t mistake it as a sign that there is no longer any mutual interest or anything like that.
Darius scored 16 points in a 72-62 win over La Verne Lutheran in the Division V-A Southern Sectional title game despite battling an ankle injury over the last couple weeks.
Windward gets back to work in the State Tournament tonight against Mission Prep. The full state tournament bracket can be found here (Windward is in Division V).
Lake Forest won their regional after a 55-43 win over Stevenson that followed a 67-46 win over Barrington. Vogrich had 19 points in both victories.
“We have been motivated all season by people picking against us,” said Vogrich, who contributed 19 points and 7 boards. “Other people picked Zion to win the sectional and didn’t think that we deserved the top seed, but here we are.”
Lake Forest will take on Warren and Illinois bound Brandon Paul tonight at Waukegan High School. The teams split the first two match-ups and they were both settled in overtime. Vogrich got the best of Paul in the last battle but tonight’s game will determine who gets the last laugh.
Jordan Morgan had a big game in a 85-82 win over Southfield and 2011 Michigan target Carlton Brundidge. Morgan had 28 points and 11 boards while Brundidge scored 33 points.
Eso Akunne (pref. walk-on)
Eso had 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists in a 74-53 win over Chelsea in the district semi-finals. Despite the solid numbers, Eso called it his worst game of the year.
Prather’s season came to a disappointing end in a 70-68 loss to Dyer County. Prather struggled with foul trouble the whole game, he picked up three fouls in the first six minutes and only scored 1 point in the first half. Casey came alive in the second with 16 points but it just wasn’t enough. Prather was called for a charge with 28 seconds left while the Indians were down 1 and later missed his final attempt.
“I felt like I should have been at the line,” Prather said. “But it should have never come down to one play.”
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Dragicevich had 33 points and 13 rebounds in a 73-58 regional final win over Evanston.
“I was open, so I took some shots tonight,” Dragicevich said. “We’re getting better on defense. All five guys are participating. We were attacking Evanston’s traps and zone tonight, which resulted in a lot of back-door layups offensively.”
Oliver had 14 points in a recent win over Battle Creek Central.Â A couple of weeks ago he also had a big game against Loy Norrix when he scored 20 points and got a number of steals.
â€œI look at the players eyes to see where heâ€™s going to throw the ball,â€ Oliver, who scored a game-high 20 points to go along with a handful of steals. â€œI act like Iâ€™m not going to go â€” and then I anticipate and go get it.â€