On Monday night the Owens Community College Express hosted Mott Community College out of Flint, MI in a matchup that over the past few years has seen a high-level of basketball be played. On this night, Owens was short the bulk of their talent due to injury and ineligibility. Those that were on the court played well and held the lead for most of the night, however, Mott would close strong and come away with a 77-73 win. Here are some prospects that stood out:
Fresh. G Gabe Simpson (Owens CC) – Simpson is little, standing about 5’9″ and is very lean at the guard position, but he makes up for this with his heart. Simpson can flat out play and was impressive throughout the night on Monday. Has the ability to score it from anywhere and can take his lumps around the rim. Very tight handle and looks to have the ball on a string at times. Elite athleticism allow him to grab rebounds and be crafty in the paint. Simpson is certainly one to keep an eye on going forward.
Soph. G/F Terrance Sewell (Mott CC) – Sewell, a Detroit Northwestern HS product came into the game as one of the leaders scoring the ball for his team and got off to a slow start doing so. That would not last long though as once he got rolling he can score in a flurry. During one period late in the first half, Sewell rattled off 8 points consecutively. Can shoot it from the outside, but where he is the most effective is in the paint and finishing around the rim. On multiple occasions finished through contact for ‘and-ones’ and scores it in difficult ways. Above average rebounder of the basketball and has a physicality to his game.
Fresh. F Kobe Wright (Owens CC) – Wright is an interesting story. Didn’t have the opportunity to play college basketball initially coming out of Scott HS like he had hoped, but he has his chance now to make a difference on this depleted Owens roster. On Monday night he took full advantage of his opportunity and was impressive throughout the night. Plays with high energy and an activity level that is contagious. Really cleaned the glass well on both ends and got a couple easy buckets in the paint doing so. His story and his improvement is really nice to see.
Soph. F Marcus Cole (Mott CC) – Led Mott in scoring on this particular night. Cole has a solid 6’5″ frame that allow him to be physically imposing and make his presence felt around the rim. Has the ability to knock down the mid-range jumper but is most effective in the paint where he can score it at a high level. Plays hard and is a steady presence out on the floor for his team.