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Boys Basketball Preseason Top 25 Teams: U-D claims top spot, Detroit Western is second and Beecher is top Class C team

Basketball   | Tom Markowski

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Detroit – Losing consecutive Class A semifinal games is all the motivation U-D Jesuit needs as it enters the season as State Champs’ No. 1-ranked team.

The Cubs lost to Bloomfield Hills, 85-75, in the 2014 semifinals and last season they finished 23-3 after losing to Detroit Western, 55-46.

U-D has four starters back including the state’s No. 1-ranked player, Cassius Winston, plus two transfers who are expected to contribute immediately.

Ike Eke and Greg Eboigbodin are now juniors with a season on varsity experience. The two Nigerians were ruled ineligible by the Michigan High School Athletic Association their freshmen seasons. Both are greatly improved and both have received Division I scholarship offers. Eke is 6-9; Eboigbodin 6-8.

“It’s a big year,&rdquo