April 15, 2007

Video: Roe is King of the Court in Motown

DETROIT, Mich. - Dozens of green and white clad Michigan State fans came out to Highland Park High School Saturday evening to see what all of the fuss was about Delvon Roe.

And every one of those fans left the gymnasium knowing exactly why the versatile 6-foot-8 mismatch power forward is a consensus Top 5 player in the Class of 2008.

Roe was simply dominant while alongside Anthony Crater and Kenny Frease, both of whom also had very good games for King of the Court. But the King of the Court at Highland Park was undoubtedly Roe, who is expected to join electrifying Milwaukee point guard Korie Lucious in the Spartans' 2008 recruiting class.

While Roe has not publicly admitted that Michigan State is the school he plans on signing with, he has done nothing to deny reports that he has already given a commitment to Spartan head coach Tom Izzo.

When asked if he is going to choose Michigan State at his commitment press conference next Tuesday after his game in Detroit on Saturday night, Roe did his best to keep a straight face and stick to his stock answer.

"You'll have to wait until Tuesday."

Roe's comments came after his game against Team Michigan on Saturday evening. Team Michigan has a number of solid players on their roster including 5-10 Detroit Northeastern junior Eric Evans.

Evans is a mainstay on Team Michigan. On Saturday he was joined by a number of temporary Team Michigan members, as Durrell Summers, Austin Thornton, Dar Tucker, and Corperryale Harris each suited up to play Roe and King of the Court.

Before the game, Roe sat in the stands to watch Lucas and Summers play for Team Jordan in the prep spotlight all-star game against Team Kobe, which featured Harris, Thornton, and Arizona recruit Laval Lucas-Perry.

When Summers and Lucas were on the bench during the all-star game, Roe came down from his seat to say hello. Kalin Lucas' father sat with Delvon Roe Sr. during much of the all-star game.

When King of the Court took the stage, the spotlight shined brightly on Roe, who finished with somewhere close to 40 points in a win for King of the Court.

Summers wore the No. 34 for Team Michigan, Tucker wore No. 30, Harris wore No.3 and Thornton wore No. 14.


Michigan State fans will have to wait until Tuesday afternoon to find out whether Roe will, as everything indicates, opt to play basketball in East Lansing for Tom Izzo. But Spartan fans do not need to wait to see Roe in action.

Below is complete game video of Roe and King of the Court playing against Manny Harris, Durrell Summers, and Team Michigan.

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