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2013 basketball recruiting issue Mark Donnal Is Ready To Prove Himself At Michigan By Chris Balas "He really controls the interior Class of 2013 signee Mark Donnal space," Borcherdt said. "Because of (6-9, 200), a power forward out of that and his outstanding defense, he Whitehouse (Ohio) Anthony Wayne, was able to play great basketball for was in downtown Atlanta to watch us and allowed us to make the tourU-M's Final Four appearance. He and nament run we made." his parents, clad in their maize and Donnal wasn't so bad offensively, blue, were ready to either. A versatile cheer on Donnal's big man, he was future team with able to score at the hopes that next will around the year he'd be doing rim and also step it again, only in out to knock down uniform — maybe jumpers with regeven earning sigularity. He made nificant minutes. 17 three-pointers,'s No. shooting 35 per111 player in the cent from long 2013 class, Donnal range, and would has been a steady have made more presence for the had teams given Anthony Wayne him more space. varsity in his last Double- and two seasons. He triple-teams were helped Anthony Donnal, who is rated the No. 111 player the norm, but he Wa y n e d e v e l o p in the 2013 class by, aver- was still able to do from a one-win aged 18.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per damage. team in his sopho- game last season to earn second-team "People didn't more year to district Division I All-Ohio honors. give him quite the Photo Courtesy champions — the respect around the first in school history — this past bucket he deserved," Borcherdt said. season, averaging 18.2 points and "He had a better post game than 10.4 rebounds an outing. He earned people think. He has solid moves, second-team Division I All-Ohio is working on his jump hook and honors and improved just about all an NBA type turnaround jump shot facets of his game, head coach Bryan that's hard to block. "He's athletic for his size, and he Borcherdt said, but primarily his rewill continue to get more athletic, bounding.

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