June 28, 2006
Eagles are Early Birds on Lucas-Perry
BC isn't exactly a trend-setter on the basketball recruiting trail, but because of their proven track record in identifying talent, when BC starts to recruit a player, other programs take notice. And although BC was not the first school to target Flint Powers Catholic's Laval Lucas-Perry, they were among the first group of power conference programs to seriously recruit him. BC recently upped the ante by offering the 6-1 combo guard a scholarship.
Lucas-Perry is not like a lot of high schoolers who begin developing reputations as high school freshmen or sophomores. During his early high school career, Lucas-Perry appeared to have a brighter future on the gridiron than on the hardwood.
With a father who was a deadly shooter at the University of Detroit Mercy and a sister who is a three-year starter at shooting guard for Michigan State, there is little question that shooting the ball is in Lucas-Perry's blood. However, Michigan Mustangs coach Norm Oden cautions that opponents discount other aspects of Lucas-Perry's game at their own risk.
According to Coach Oden, Lucas-Perry is ambidextrous and equally adept and handling the ball and going to the basket with either hand. Further, Coach Oden notes that Lucas-Perry is an excellent defender.
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