Wolverines Ink Three High School Standouts for 2007-08
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball program received today (Wednesday, Nov. 8) National Letters of Intent from three student-athletes during the early signing period: Kelvin Grady, a 5-11 guard from Grand Rapids, Mich.; Corperryale "Manny" Harris, a 6-5 guard from Detroit, Mich.; and Alex Legion, a 6-5 guard from Inkster, Mich.

"We are excited to have three high-caliber student-athletes join the Michigan Basketball program," said U-M coach Tommy Amaker. "All three young men are quality people and exceptional student-athletes who will fit into our program and the University. We think they will have a very promising future here at Michigan."

Grady, a candidate for the 2007 Michigan Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award, has averaged 13.9 points per game in his high school career. As a junior he led East Grand Rapids to a 21-6 overall record and the Class B State Championship title game. He was named to the Class B All-State team by the Detroit News (third team) and the Associated Press (honorable mention). Grady is the younger brother of current Wolverine tailback Kevin Grady of the Michigan football program.

Harris, a candidate for the 2007 Michigan Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award, has averaged 20.4 points per game during his varsity career at Redford. As a junior, he led Redford to a 23-4 overall record, its second straight PSL championship and a semifinal appearance in the Class A State Championships. In 2006, he was honored as a Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Team member and an Associated Press Class A All-State first team member. Harris plays at the same high school current U-M senior Dion Harris attended.

Legion, who transferred to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season, was a three-year starter at Detroit Country Day and averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. As a junior, he led Country Day to a 20-5 overall record and a Class B quarterfinal appearance. He is a two-time Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Class B All-State first team selection.

All three signees will begin their senior seasons this November.

The Wolverines are expected to lose four players from their 2006-07 roster as Lester Abram, Dion Harris, Brent Petway and Courtney Sims conclude their Michigan careers this season.


Michigan Basketball Early Signees Bios

KELVIN GRADY
Guard, 5-11, 170 (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids HS)

Honors and Awards
- Associated Press Class B All-State, honorable mention (2006)
- Detroit News Class B All-State, third team (2006)
- Detroit News Class B All-State, honorable mention (2005)
- Detroit Free Press Class B All-State, third team (2006)

Prep:
   - Coached by Ed Crisman
   - Surpassed 1,000 career points as junior (1,024 currently)
As a junior (2005-06), averaged 15.4 points (416 total) and 5.5 assists
   - Shot 47 percent from the field, 40 percent on three-point field goals and 72 percent on free throws
   - Led East Grand Rapids to 21-6 record
   - Led East Grand Rapids to Class B State championship game
      - Eliminated by Detroit Renaissance, 55-51, in championship game
      - Had 16 points, four assists and a steal in championship
      - Reached final after 81-64 win against Wyoming Godwin Heights in Class B semifinal
      - Had 12 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds against Wyoming Godwin Heights
   - Led East Grand Rapids to Class B regional title
   - Led East Grand Rapids to Class B district title
As a sophomore (2004-05), averaged 13.6 points (301 total)
   - Led East Grand Rapids to 16-6 record
   - Led East Grand Rapids to Class B district final
      - Eliminated by Grand Rapids South Christian, who went to the Class B title
As a freshman (2003-04), averaged 12.8 points (307 total)
   - Led East Grand Rapids to 14-10 record
   - Led East Grand Rapids to Class B regional final
      - Eliminated by Muskegon Heights 75-54


CORPERRYALE "MANNY" HARRIS
Guard, 6-5, 170 (Detroit, Mich./Redford HS)

Honors and Awards:
- Associated Press Class A All-State first team (2006)
- Detroit News Dream Team (2006)
- Detroit Free Press Dream Team (2006)
- Detroit News Class A All-State, fifth team (2005)
- Detroit News All-Metro, first team (2006) and fourth team (2005)
- Detroit Free Press All-Metro, first team (2006)
- Detroit News All-Detroit, first team (2006) and second team (2005)
- Detroit Free Press All-Detroit, first team (2006) and honorable mention (2005)

Prep:
   - Coached by Ken Flowers at Redford HS (2005 to present)
   - Coached by Derrick McDowell (2003-05)
   - Two-year starter
As a junior (2005-06), averaged 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists
   - Led Redford to 23-4 record
   - Led Redford to semifinals of Class A State Championships
   - Led Redford to regional title of Class A State Championships
   - Led Redford to district title of Class A State Championships
   - Led Redford to PSL Championship, defeated Pershing (65-47) for second straight team title
      - Had 18 points in championship game, with 14 coming in the fourth quarter
As a sophomore (2004-05), averaged 18.4 points
   - Led Redford to 20-3 record
   - Led Redford to regional finals of Class A State Championships
   - Led Redford to PSL Championship, defeated Pershing (56-47)
As a freshman (2003-04), played on junior varsity
   - Redford varsity finished with a 21-3 record
   - Redford went to semifinals of Class A State Championships
   - Redford won regional title of Class A State Championships
   - Redford won district title of Class A State Championships


ALEX LEGION
Wing, 6-5, 185 (Inkster, Mich./Oak Hill Academy [Mouth of Wilson, Va.])

Honors and Awards:
- Associated Press Class B All-State, first team (2005, '06)
- Detroit News Class B All-State, first team (2005, '06)
- Detroit Free Press Class B All-State, first team (2005, '06)
- Detroit News All-Metro, first team (2006)
- Detroit News All-Metro, second team (2005)
- Detroit Free Press All-Metro, first team (2005)
- Detroit Free Press All-Metro, second team (2006)
- Detroit News All-North, first team (2005, '06)
- Detroit News All-North, honorable mention (2004)
- Detroit Free Press All-North, first team (2005, '06)

Prep:
   - Coached by Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy (2006-07)
   - Coached by Kurt Keener at Birmingham Detroit Country Day (2004-06)
   - Three-year varsity letterwinner (2004, '05, '06)
   - Three-year starter (2004, '05, '06)
As a senior (2006-07)
   - Transferred to Oak Hill Academy
As a junior (2005-06), averaged 18.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals
   - Helped Country Day to No.3 Class B ranking most of the season
   - Led Country Day to 20-5 record
   - Led Country Day to Class B State quarterfinals, eliminated by Detroit Renaissance, 75-57
   - Had 22 points, all in second half, and nine rebounds in quarterfinal game
As a sophomore (2004-05), averaged 21.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.3 steals
   - Shot 56 percent from field and 75 percent of free throws
   - Had a career-high 41 points against Warren Lincoln in Class B regional final
   - Helped Country Day to No. 1 Class B ranking most of the season
   - Led Country Day to 23-3 record
   - Led Country Day Class B quarterfinals, eliminated by Detroit Renaissance, 64-62
As a freshman (2003-04), averaged 18.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists
   - Led Country Day to 12-5 record
   - Eliminated in first round of Class B State Playoffs

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423


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