Local Sports Journal

Michigan’s top high school basketball players are attening the MHSAA’s annual Reaching Higher showcase today at South Lyon High School and several area players are participating.

Invited from Muskegon were Deyonta Davis, Joeviair Kennedy, William Roberson, and Deshawn Thrower.

Mike Warren from Fruitport Calvary Christian and Brandon Childress from Baldwin Community Schools were also invited.

Big man Bernard Smith from Western Michigan Christian was invited as well.

The invite is for athletes who aspire to reach the college level. Training mainly consists of scrimmages that take place in front of college coaches from all three divisions of the NCAA, also the NAIA and junior college levels. Atheltes also work on

The day also involves work station drills that focus on offensive transitions, defensive transitions, shooting off the dribble and shooting off the pass.

The Local Sports Journal has many of these players in highlight videos from this past season.

Here is Deshawn Thrower on a break-away dunk in the quarterfinals against Grand Rapids Christian back during March Madness.

You can watch Bernard Smith send his Warriors into overtime (3:28) against Muskegon Catholic.