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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Coloma's Zach Goodline flips commitment to Oakland; Caleb Hunter ends up at MVSU with his dad

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Coloma's Zach Goodline flips commitment to Oakland; Caleb Hunter ends up at MVSU with his dad
BY: SCOTT BURNSTEIN May 13, 2:30pm

So, the O'Rena it is.

Coloma senior gunner Zach Goodline signed with Oakland University at the last minute over the weekend, making the move up to the DI ranks after a previous commitment to DII Huntington University. The 6-foot-0 Goodline was a lethal weapon out of the backcourt his entire high school career, pure electricity, a baby-faced assassin shooting the rock – in other words, PERRRRRRRFECT for Coach Kampe’s Golden Grizz run-&-gun at OU. He pumped in 28 points per game this year and eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for his tenure as a prepster setting fire to the state westside’s hoop scene.

The hunt is over

Detroit U-D Jesuit senior point guard Caleb Hunter has inked to play for his pops at the next level, signing with Mississippi Valley State University last week. Lindsey Hunter, the retired NBA vet and Caleb’s dad, was named head coach at DI MVSU back earlier this spring. The younger Hunter was U-D Jesuit’s sixth man in 2019, proving instant offense and guaranteed spark-plug playmaking whenever his number was called on a loaded Cubs squad that was ranked No. 1 in the state for almost the entire year and lost in the Division 1 state finals at the buzzer in a shocker to upstart Ypsilanti Lincoln. Hunter played his first three seasons of high school ball at small-school superpower Southfield Christian, starting at the point for the Eagles 2018 Class D state title club.

More signings and commitments

In a potential steal from the DII ranks, Detroit Renaissance senior wing Kylin Grant signed with Wayne State. Grant (6-foot-6) is underrated. His frame is wiry and his game is smooth and efficient. He played his junior year in Texas prior to returning to finish out his high school career in the PSL. Renaissance made a run into the PSL finals in 2019 and Grant averaged 14 points and 7 boards per game.

The GRAND DADDY of combo guards on the state’s westside, Grand Rapid Forest Hills Central’s Jimmy Scholler recently gave a “soft” commitment to Ferris State. The 6-foot-3 Scholler, who stuffed the stat sheet for 20 points, six assists and six rebounds per night as a junior, wants to keep his Division I options open and see if he can use the summer AAU circuit to up his recruiting stock.