May 7, 2010

Video: 2011 MSU recruiting targets in action at Spiece

FORT WAYNE - has gotten a close look at a ton of players from the state of Michigan during the last first month of the travel basketball season. Some of those players are recruiting targets for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and his staff and several of those individuals from the Class of 2011, 2012, and beyond were in action this weekend at the Bill Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam All-Star Classic.

The Michigan Mustangs duo of Dwaun Anderson and Trey McDonald have had a strong first month of travel basketball and both 2011 standouts continued to turn heads in Fort Wayne over the weekend.

Anderson, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound wing from Sutton's Bay, is the human highlight reel of the Mustangs. The pride of northern Michigan turned his usual quota of spectacular athletic plays in what was ultimately a ho-hum performance by a Mustangs team that played the weekend shorthanded once again.

The Mustangs would have a strong 17-and-under team if distributors Patrick Lucas-Perry and Matt Poches were not on the shelf recovering from injuries. The Mustangs are also without LaDontae Henton, the most experienced member of the team.

The Mustangs will have a good team when they get some of their stars back. But until that happens, they will have to persevere with several of their players logging more minutes than is ideal on days like Saturday at Spiece when the state's premier adidas travel team played four complete games.

McDonald is longer than any of the post prospects in the state of Michigan for 2011 with the exception of Amir Williams. The Battle Creek Central star is not ranked in the Rivals150. But after watching McDonald play in a dozen or so games in the first month of the travel season, it is clear that the 6-foot-9 center is better than several of the players ranked ahead of him.

Below is a look at some of the highlights from Anderson and McDonald and several other 2011 Michigan State recruiting targets including [db]Jeremiah Davis[/db], [db]Mike Shaw[/db], [db]Jakarr Sampson[/db], and [db]Anton Grady[/db].

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