Steve Schwanda started All Eyes on U Hoops towards the end of 2010 after having years of basketball experience from middle school to college. Steve has coached at the middle school, high school and AAU levels as well as worked in college athletic departments. All Eyes on U Hoops is an NCAA certified recruiting service that covers Michigan and the mid-west that has Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Junior Colleges from all across the country that subscribe to the service. Steve also started and runs the All Eyes on U Hoops website that features game recaps, articles on commitments and more. You can follow anything Steve has done at www.alleyesonuhoops.com and follow him on twitter @alleyesonuhoops.
SPARTAN SIX PACK:
Each month we will take a look at 6 players that either Michigan State is recruiting or who are very talented and have a chance at getting to this level from the state of MIchigan:
We move on this month to the big guys, the centers. In this state there are a few guys that are 6â€™9 and taller that can really play.
One of the names that if you do not know yet, you will very soon is 2016 6â€™10 Austin Davis from Onsted. Has a good build and a great feel for the game as a young post prospect. Good hands and good feet and has a nice touch around the rim with a vast amount of post moves. Does well catching high and finishing high and will get a lot of attention this spring and summer playing with the Michigan Mustangs in AAU. I would expect MSU to be involved.
The next three prospects are in the 2015 class 6â€™10 Brad Brechting, 6â€™7 Nick Perkins from Milan and 6â€™11 Seth Dugan.
Otsegoâ€™s Duncan has good grades to go with his great back to the basket skills. Not the most athletic, but he moves well and is a talented young man. Have the MM/MM+ type looks and that will continue this summer.
Brechting is also from an area that isnâ€™t known for great basketball talent, Cedar Springs. Brad is very long and has some good skills. He is playing AAU with the Grand Rapids Storm.
Perkins is coming off a Class B state with Milan and is having a good spring with Michigan United in AAU. He is strong and skilled with a few MM D1 offers already and should continue to get attention this summer. While neither of these three appears to be in MSUâ€™s plans they are talented post players in this state.
A few young names to keep an eye on in the 2017 class are 6â€™8 Jaron Faulds from Holt, and 6â€™10 Donatus Eke from UD Jesuit. Faulds plays nearby at Holt and will have three more years left in high school to improve. He already has a good feel for the game for a young post. Runs the floor well and has nice touch around the basket. He is playing his AAU ball with Triple Threat. Eke is super long and lanky athletic big who the MHSAA didnâ€™t let play during his freshmen year at Jesuit after moving in to the country. He is playing AAU with the Detroit Stars and while he is much more ahead on the defensive end right now than on offense, he has time on his hands, so he is someone I am keeping an eye on.