Tuesday News and Notes


Jerry Dunn and UNCW

Michigan assistant coach Jerry Dunn is a finalist for the UNC-Wilmington head coaching position. The other candidates are Ed Conroy (The Citadel), Dave Odom, and Mike Lonergan. According to The Star News, Dunn, Conroy, and Odom have all met with athletic director Kelly Mehrtens.

Dunn took a leave on absence this season before returning to the team as an administrative assistant.  The reasons for Dunn’s departure are unclear and not public knowledge. Former administrative assistant Jeff Meyer assumed Dunn’s roles and continued to act as assistant coach once Dunn arrived. Meyer was a longtime assistant coach, most recently with Indiana (06-08), Missouri (04-06), and Butler (01-04).

Judging by what transpired over the second half of the season, it seems unlikely that Dunn (a former head coach himself) would want to stay on the staff in an administrative role and a move to UNCW would certainly seem to be a good fit.

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Isaiah Sykes and Carlton Brundidge will both be in action tonight

High School Hoops

Last weekend was filled with thrilling college games but today should be an extremely entertaining night on the high school level for Michigan’s state quarterfinals.

Detroit Denby wing Isaiah Sykes is rapidly rising up Michigan’s recruiting board and he will be in action at 5:30 PM at U of D’s Calihan Hall. Denby will be taking on Taylor Kennedy in the first game of a double header. Denby got this far by knocking off nationally ranked Pershing High and Mr. Basketball Keith Appling.

The second game features Michigan junior commitment Carlton Brundidge. Brundidge has led Southfield (20-5) on an improbable run through the state tournament and they will face a disciplined De La Salle (21-4) squad in the nightcap. Tickets are on sale here. Calvin will be covering the game for UMHoops and is planning to get some film of Sykes in action.

The other can’t miss game is Detroit Country Day vs. Flint Powers; the top 2 Class B teams in the state will face off at Brighton High School (7PM). Country Day features superstar point guard Ray McCallum and 2011 Michigan target Amir Williams while Powers features Patrick Lucas-Perry and 2012 Michigan target Javontae Hawkins.

You can find a full listing of quarterfinal games at the MHSAA official website.

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