Monday, November 02, 2009

Preseason NPP Top 25: No. 15 Pershing

15. Pershing (Detroit)
Last year:
26-1, Class A state champion
Coach: A.W. Canada
Top players: G Keith Appling (6-1, Sr.); F Juwan Howard Jr. (6-5, Sr.); F Raymone McAfee (6-7, Sr.)
Top games: Jan. 16 vs. Detroit Country Day
Notable: The top returning player is Appling (Michigan St.), who scored 49 points in last year’s Class A championship game and led the Doughboys to their first title since 1993. Howard, whose father was a member of the University of Michigan’s famed “Fab Five” in the 1990s, is a Western Michigan commit.

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