Taking a look at the pre-season top ranked teams participating in the 21st Annual Motor City Roundball Classic.
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Rochester Adams (15-8) The Highlanders will have to face Clarkston and North Farmington twice as part of OAA-Red league play and will more than likely see the latter a third time in the first round of playoffs. They have experience, chemistry, and are led by senior guards Spencer Littleson (Duquesne) and Joe Ziniti as well as senior David Rinke who will hold down the post. All three will have the opportunity to play college basketball. - IPS Basketball
(15-8, Class A): The Highlanders return four starters from last year’s 15-8 team, led by 6-4 senior guard Spencer Littleton (Duquesne), 6-1 senior guard Joey Ziniti, 6-8 senior center David Rinke and 6-3 senior forward Adam Slating. “We’ll be very versatile on offense, where there are a number of players with the ability to score in transition or from the outside or inside,” Coach John Hall said. “Our success offensively will be in the hands of Spencer Littleton and his ability to balance being our go-to scorer along with distributing the ball to teammates when opponents try to take him away.” - Detroit News
The Highlanders will compete once again in the rugged OAA Red with Clarkston and North Farmington, but the good news is this year the Highlanders will be in a separate district from Clarkston once the state tournament arrives. Adams is led by all-state candidate Spencer Littleson, one of the state’s premier shooters who has signed with Duquesne. Senior guards Joey Ziniti, Michael Girdler, Adam Slating and Joey Prechtel also are back. Another player to look out for is David Rinke, a 6-8 player who missed a majority of last season with an injury but has the ability to be a defensive and rebounding force inside for the Highlanders. - MiPrepZone