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Michigan high school football stars talk leaders, followers in recruiting battles

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and high school football players from across the state are announcing their college decisions and taking visits.
Oak Park four-star offensive lineman Justin Rogers, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 guard for the 2020 class by 247Sports, announced Monday he will play at Kentucky.
Four-star defensive end Braiden McGregor of Port Huron Northern made his choice of Michigan on Friday night. , with Michigan and Notre Dame atop his list

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Nike EYBL: 2020 SG Cam Thomas ready to take center stage

IRVING, Texas – The first thing you should know about Boo Williams (Va.) shooting guard Cam Thomas is that he averaged 26 points a game last season for Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) despite playing alongside Cole Anthony, arguably the most gifted scorer in high school basketball who finished his high school career ranked No. 1 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 for 2019.
That’s, quite possibly, one of the most understated facts in the Nike EYBL’s spring storylines

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Nike EYBL: Sharife Cooper stays hungry despite being No. 1

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Scott Boras rips MLB as 2018 ALL-USA member Carter Stewart skips draft for Japan

It may prove to be a stroke of genius, perhaps forever changing the Major League Baseball draft, or a cultural changing nightmare, ensuring no one dares try it again.
Carter Stewart, a 19-year-old pitcher who was a member of the ALL-USA Baseball First Team as a senior at Eau Gallie High School (Melbourne, Fla.) is baseball’s guinea pig.
He is the first player to snub baseball’s amateur draft and sign a long-term contract in Japan, where he will spend the next six years pitching for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Pacific League, and guaranteed close to $6 million, with performance bonuses and incentives that could triple the amount.
And, if all goes well, he can return to the United States at the age of 25 as an unrestricted free agent, perhaps two or three years earlier than if he was subjected to the rules and regulations of MLB

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Emma Summers is the best Indiana high school softball pitcher you've never heard of

ELLETSVILLE — It wasn’t supposed to happen this way, Emma Summers getting wrapped with ice and knocking the dirt of her cleats and taking her scouting report out of her wristband and putting it away, because she wouldn’t need it again. This isn’t the script that one of the best pitchers in the state had envisioned – her season ending without a sectional title. Again.
But that’s how it works sometimes, and it’s what causes the Brown County (Nashville, Ind.) junior to say with resolve: “It’s not going to happen again

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Report: Findlay Prep to not have basketball team next season

One of the premier basketball programs in the country will reportedly not play next season.
Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), which has reached the last 11 National High School Invitationals and won three championships, is not expected to field a team next year, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
There’s a chance the team might shutdown for the foreseeable future, Findlay Automotive Group director of operations Robbie Findlay told the outlet.
“We’re planning to take a year off and try to find a new campus,” Findlay said