No Practice Today June 22

There will be no practice tonight due to a lot of the players having games with their respective schools.  That said, we WILL have practice next Monday, June 29.  I need everyone with tickets to contact me by text and let me know where you are with your sales.  In addition, if I do not have your jersey, bring it next Monday.

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Life’s Choices

Omar Sims shares some life experiences with the fellas

Omar Sims shares some life experiences with the fellas  

Omar Sims sharing with the fellas

Omar Sims sharing with the fellas

If you missed practice on Monday, you missed an opportunity for growth on and off the court.  It is very important that you be in attendance when practice is held because you never know what you will miss, or like in business, the opportunity cost of doing something else.  That said, those in attendance hopefully called and shared what was missed…it was that important.

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Happy Memorial Day!

memorial day

The Mid Michigan Lakers would like to take out the time to recognize all members of the military branches, especially those who lost their lives protecting this great country.  We sincerely thank you for all you have done and continue to do!  With respect to the importance of this day, the Lakers will not be practicing today or this week.  Please use this day to at the very least take some time and think about how blessed we are to have the freedoms we do in the United States of America.  We will resume practices on June 1 at Mott @6:00 p.m.  On June 1st, ALL players from BOTH teams are to bring your jerseys to the gym.

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A bit of the Up North Challenge buzzer beater!

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Up North Challenge Schedule May 22-24

It’s tourney time!  We are finishing our spring season in Mt. Pleasant at the Up North Challenge.  Last year, we were able to reach the silver division championship game in this tournament so our expectations are high.  While we will be shorthanded due to injuries and other reasons, we expect players to step up and fill roles as needed without hesitation.  We should be better than we were in April!  That said, the schedule is as follows.  Each team should be able to support the other at some of the games and that would be great to have our program standing behind each other.

MML White (Pool J):

Friday, May 22 8:20 p.m. vs. HoopGrind Michigan @West Intermediate School  (blue jerseys)

Saturday, May 23 8:30 a.m. vs. West Michigan Lakers- Purple @Sacred Heart Academy (white jerseys)

Saturday, May 23 1:30 p.m. vs. JJKN @West Intermediate School (blue jerseys)

If we finish:

1st in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 8:00 a.m. @Sacred Heart Academy

2nd in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 10:20 a.m. @West Intermediate School

3rd in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 9:10 a.m. @Sacred Heart Academy

4th in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 9:10 a.m. @Mount Pleasant High School (court 2)

MML Blue (Pool I):

Saturday, May 23 12:00 p.m. vs. Parallel 45 @Sacred Heart Academy  (blue jerseys)

Saturday, May 23 3:50 p.m. vs. Camp Darryl Basketball Academy @West Intermediate School (blue jerseys)

Saturday, May 23 6:10 p.m. vs. Team CGR @West Intermediate School (white jerseys)

If we finish:

1st in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 9:10 a.m. @Mount Pleasant High School (court 2)

2nd in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 9:10 a.m. @Sacred Heart Academy

3rd in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 10:20 a.m. @West Intermediate School

4th in pool, we play on Sunday, May 24 8:00 a.m. @Sacred Heart Academy

Mt Pleasant High School

2110 N. Edwards Ave.
Mount Pleasant, Mi 48858

Court 1
Court 2
Court 3

Sacred Heart Academy

316 E. Michigan St.
Mount Pleasant, Mi 48858

Court 4

Sanford Meridian Schools

3303 North M-30
Sanford, MI 48657

Court 6
Court 7

West Intermediate School

440 S. Bradley St.
Mount Pleasant, Mi 48858

Court 5

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Camp Darryl/Bankhoops.com Classic Schedule/Info May 15-17

This weekend we are in the Kalamazoo area for our tournament.  That said, here is some info for the traffic flow there…

*** The Sprinkle Road exit off of I-94 is closed. You’ll have to use the Portage Road exit to get to The Courthouse & Vicksburg HS.
Portage Road exit #78, go South apprx 2 miles, turn Left at the traffic signal at Romence Road, take Romence Road apprx. 1 mile to traffic signal at Sprinkle Road, turn Right. The Courthouse Athletic Center is 1/4 mile on the left. Your GPS will adjust to get you to Vicksburg HS from here also.

Our schedules are as follows at this point:

MML Blue (pool F):

Saturday, May 16 08:00 a.m. vs. Battle Creek Elite  at Vicksburg HS court 1 (blue jerseys)

Saturday, May 16 11:45 a.m. vs. Camp Darryl Basketball Academy at Courthouse court 3 (white jerseys)

Saturday, May 16 02:15 p.m. vs. West Michigan Lakers-Black at Courthouse court 2 (white jerseys)

If we finish in 1st in pool, we play Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. at Loy Norrix HS

If we finish 2nd in pool, we play Saturday night at 4:45 p.m. at Courthouse court 2

If we finish 3rd in pool, we play Saturday night at 4:45 p.m. at Loy Norrix HS

MML White (pool G):

Saturday, May 16 08:00 a.m. vs. West Michigan Lakers-Black  at Vicksburg HS court 2 (white jerseys)

Saturday, May 16 11:45 a.m. vs. Macomb County Cougars at Courthouse court 4 (blue jerseys)

Saturday, May 16 02:15 p.m. vs. Shoreline Hoops-Blue at Courthouse court 4 (blue jerseys)

If we finish in 1st in pool, we play Saturday night at 4:45 p.m. at Courthouse court 4

If we finish 2nd in pool, we play Saturday night at 6:400p.m. at Mattawan Middle School court 1

If we finish 3rd in pool, we play Saturday night at 4:45 p.m. at TBD

**Be prepared for a long Saturday.  This is the price for not having a Friday night game and increasing travel cost.  Hydration between games will be paramount.

Gym Sites:

Courthouse Athletic Center

7365 S Sprinkle Rd
Portage, MI 49002

CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 4

Loy Norrix High School

606 E. Kilgore Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

LN 1

Mattawan Middle School

56720 Murray St
Mattawan, MI 49071

MMS 1
MMS 2

Vicksburg High School

501 E Highway St
Vicksburg, MI 49097

VHS 1
VHS 2

**Please be advised that the Courthouse Athletic Center prohibits outside food and drink. Only personal water bottles are allowed (that you will take home with you).

**Follow signs as to where to park at Loy Norrix High School and enter via doors marked “Camp Darryl/Bankhoops.com Classic”

Admission:
Friday- $5, Saturday- $10, Sunday- $10
Weekend Pass- $15
K-12 $5
5 & under- Free

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Ricky Holmes III dunk!

Here is the video of that dunk by Ricky!

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