Jackson Lumen Christi Star Khari Willis Commits to MSU
1. Khari Willis has made a name for himself both on the gridiron and hardwood the last few seasons. According to 247 Sports, he committed to Michigan State at their football camp this weekend. Willis has played running back and defensive back for Jackson Lumen Christi, and has excelled as a point guard for the basketball team. He has spoken about playing both sports at the college level, so we will have to see how Michigan State wants to utilize him. From what I have seen, his future seems to be on the football field.
2. In case you missed it, Tom Izzo added another scoring wing by way of a transfer. Former Lansing Sexton standout Bryn Forbes is coming to Michigan State, and will try to play next year. Forbes was very successful playing the last two seasons at Cleveland State, and has a family situation that suggests he may be able to get a waiver to play this upcoming season.
3. The Tigers won on a walk-off sacrifice fly yesterday to take two of three from the Twins this weekend. J.D. Martinez delivered the game winning blow by bringing home Torii Hunter. Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings giving up just three runs, and the bullpen gave then two scoreless innings. Joe Nathan gave up some baserunners again, and he continues to be a concern.
Detroit will start a series with Kansas City tonight, the team that trails them by 1.5 games in the standings. Justin Verlander pitches, and he has struggled mightily over the past few starts.
4. LeBron James came out firing against the Spurs last night, but San Antonio absorbed the punch and responded. After trailing by as many as 14 points in the first quarter, the Spurs overwhelmed Miami in the final three quarters. The Spurs won their fifth NBA championship in blowout fashion. Kawhi Leonard was named finals MVP, and he is one of the emerging stars in the NBA. Personally, San Antonio enters next season as the favorites to win the championship once again. LeBron James will have to make a decision about whether he wants to return to Miami, as he has the ability to become a free agent.
5. Martin Kaymer put on an incredibly impressive display this weekend, blowing away the US Open field. Kaymer won the tournament by eight strokes, putting up a -9, which is a score you just do not see in that tournament very often.