Taking a look at the pre-season top ranked teams participating in the 21st Annual Motor City Roundball Classic.
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Heritage lost Saginaw Valley League MVP Allie Miller, who is at Tiffin, but the Hawks return a roster full of talent that is deep, tall and young. The front line features 6-foot-4 senior Jenna Falkenberg, 6-1 junior Courtney McInerney and 6-foot sophomore Jaela Richardson. Throw in junior guard Haley Brefka, sophomore guard Josh Bicknell and talented freshmen Moira Joiner and Mallory McCartney. With its youth and talent, expect plenty of improvement from the start of the year to the end. A year ago, Heritage was 22-4 and reached the state semifinals. - Mlive
Saginaw Heritage (22-4) Outlook: Heritage lost to DeWitt in the Class A state semifinals a year ago and has two players capable of getting it back this year. Sophomore Jaela Richardson is the daughter of former Saginaw High, Michigan State and NBA star Jason Richardson. She averaged eight points and eight rebounds a year ago. She’ll get plenty of help from junior Courtney McInerney, who started last year and averaged seven points and five rebounds per game. Junior guard Haley Brefka started a year ago. The team is deep with good size but has three freshmen and two sophomores in the rotation. - Detroit Free Press