April 16, 2007
Video: Roe and Michigan's finest meet in Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. - If Delvon Roe commits to Michigan State tomorrow as expected, he will not be the first national Top 5 player to pledge his services to Spartan head coach Tom Izzo.
Izzo has signed a number of highly ranked recruits during his successful career in East Lansing. But he has never signed a more versatile forward than Roe, who is a combo forward in every sense of the term.
Ranked the No. 2 power forward in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com, Roe is a gifted athlete who runs the floor in transition as well as anyone his size in the nation. He has good range on his shot and he is gaining confidence in his 3-point shot each week.
When he was in Detroit last weekend with King of the Court, Roe did not drill any triples. He instead drove to the basket with ease when any of the players from Team Michigan came out to play him on the perimeter.
Roe also had continued success in the post where he had a considerable size advantage over Durrell Summers, Darquavis Tucker, and Austin Thornton, who had the unenviable task of defending Roe in the post.
Team Michigan featured three of the Top 5 players in Michigan from the loaded Class of 2007 and a number of talented juniors. But the 6-foot-8, 220-pound Roe stole the show on a day that supposed to celebrate the accomplishments of Michigan's best players.
Roe scored nearly 40 points against Team Michigan and lead his King of the Court teammates to a 96-89 win in Detroit.
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