Taking a look at the pre-season top ranked teams participating in the 21st Annual Motor City Roundball Classic.
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Outlook: Huron has had a stranglehold on the Southeastern Conference Red Division, and this year looks no different. Three starters return along with two others who saw significant time. Seniors Cheah Rael-Whitsitt and Mia Long will anchor the team, along with Emily Marsh and Kara Wilson. Rael-Whitsitt, a 5-10 power forward, averaged 8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game a year ago. Junior guard Kaylyn Brownlee is expected to have a breakout season. Marsh should be a good one, and newcomers Sasha Thomas, Dani DiGiovine, Shamim Wambere and Michaela Glenn provide depth. A bunch of newcomers should help Huron stay on top. The team has a killer schedule that features Arbor Prep, Midland Dow, Southfield Lathrup and Country Day. - Detroit Free Press
Ann Arbor Huron (21-2, Class A): Huron has three starters back, led by 5-11 senior forward Cheah Rael-Whitsitt (8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds) and 5-6 senior Mia Long. Junior guard Katlyn Brownlee and 6-0 junior Emily Marsh are expected to have strong seasons, with contributions also coming from junior guard Kara Wilson. Coach Steve Vinson has a solid sophomore class in 6-0 Shamim Wambere and guards in Sasha Thomas and Dani DiGiovine. - Detroit News
Ann Arbor Huron (1-0): Huron has been the most dominant team in the SEC Red for at least the last six years and returns the favorite. The River Rats opened the year by beating up on Ypsilanti Arbor Prep, which finished in the final four of Class C a year ago. Mlive