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Basketball Recruiting Notebook — Charter School Superstar Grant Scooped By Rutgers, Fordson’s Habhab Picks CMU

Warren Michigan Collegiate senior forward Dylan Grant, a rangy and active 3-star prospect with 4-star athleticism, committed toRutgers this week. Grant owned offers from Loyola, Cincinnati, DePaul, EMU, VCU, Oakland and Toledo.

Scouts consider him an elite defender, rim runner and finisher on the break with an improving jumper. Grant is one of the most alluring basketball recruits the state’s charter school ranks has ever seen, dropping jaws with his dunks, blocks and transition prowess off the wing filing a lane.

Last season, Grant sheeted 16 points and 7 rebounds per night at WMC, connecting on 55 percent of his field goal attempts and rocking backboards in every gym he stepped foot in. His versatility and relentless energy allow him to play either forward spot on the floor.

The bounce in his ballerdom will certainly be well received in New Jersey on Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus and amongst the Scarlett Knights hoop faithful in the near future.

Mo knows hoops

Dearborn Fordson senior forward Mohammad Habhabcommitted to Central Michigan last month on the heels of a major breakout during offseason camp and AAU action and a visit to campus in Mt. Pleasant.

The 6-foot-9 mega baller can shoot it from downtown with the best around in the MHSAA right now and is active and tough on the glass. As a junior, he made everyone take notice by delivering a nightly stat line of 21 points, 9 boards and 3 blocks per game. He was a first-team All-KLAA East honoree for the 2022-2023 campaign and only kept the positive momentum flowing forward in the spring and summer months.

GLIAC schools like Wayne State and Saginaw Valley also offered Habhab scholarships. Habhab played for the Michigan Warriors for this past AAU season.

Summit Academy gets a little SagNasty

Romulus Summit Academy senior point guard Dontez Scott committed to Saginaw Valley State University this week, delivering the Cardinals a big-time playmaker out of the backcourt with natural leadership ability. The clutch-as-can-be 6-foot-2 floor general chose SVSU over Grand Valley State and Lake Superior State.

Last winter, Scott helped lead Summit Academy on a trip into the Division 2 final four in East Lansing at the Breslin Center. He averaged 15 points and 5 assists per night as a junior for the 2023 campaign and will be one of the top floor generals in the MHSAA when the 2024 season begins in a few months.

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