Last Updated: November 13, 2015 

Download 2015-16 AAU Tryout Dates, Times & Season Info-Grades 3rd-12th

Winter-I Rosters | Season Payment | Coaching Assignments | Practice Schedules

Tryouts for the 2015 Hoopers Winter-I season have concluded and practices will begin the week of Monday, November 16th. The staff is very excited about the great potential from tryouts and we look forward to a great season.

Next Steps:

  1. Review roster, coaching assignment and practice schedule below.
  2. Please make your season payment of $300 and order a uniform if needed.

Registration on-site: Season registration/payments can be made at Basketball City at your first practice.


How to Pay:   


  1. Season registration/payments can be made at Basketball City
  2. Season payments can be made online at by clicking the tab "Season Payment" on the left of this website.

NOTE: Players must be paid in full to begin practice


Uniforms: If you are a returning player, you do not have to purchase a new uniform for the Winter-I season, but will need to add a shooting shirt for $25.   


How to Order:


    1. Uniforms can be ordered at Basketball City at your first practice.
    2. Sample sizes will be available at Basketball City.
    3. Uniforms can be ordered online at 

Start of Season: Practices will begin on Monday, November 16th from 5:30-7:00pm.


League play : Teams will play in the 8th Annual Winter-I & Winter-II  D-league and will league play will begin Novemmber 21st.


Tournaments: We would love to have our teams play in local tournaments, but that would depend on the talent of the roster and commitment form the players and parents. Midwest tournaments are included in your season fee.Please check with your coach for tournaments.


Practice: The team will practice on Monday and Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm at Basketball City.


Coaching Staff: Head Coach is Stephen Benard Jr., 313-580-2932 or Assistant Coach is Jeff Edwards, 313-333-0148 or


2015 Winter-I Roster for the 13/14U team:



























Returning Players Registration | Tryout Fee

The Michigan Hoopers will offer up to 6-seasons of AAU play during the calender year. The calender year for the club is September 1st to August 31st. There has been several inquires about when to tryout, for what season and when to pay for the tryout process. Please review the following information to guide you from season to season.

Tryout fee of $25: The tryout fee is only required to be paid 1-time during the calender year. After you tryout for a season, you can attend the next seasons tryouts or any of the future seasons tryouts at no charge.

Returning players/new season: If you would like to continue playing in the next season or if you missed a season and would like to return to the program, here is what to do.

  1. Please reply to emails for returning players. Several emails will be sent from the club director, about the new seasons and returning players. Please include your child's name, grade and previous team.
  2. Click on the season payment tab and complete the season payment registration.


2015 Winter-I Tryouts | Boys 3rd-8th Grades | Play in the AAU Detroit League

Michigan Hoopers Boys Winter-I Tryouts- Monday, November 2nd & 9th, Wednesday, November 4th & 11th & Saturday, November 7th


Tryout times

Monday & Wednesday

3rd-6th Grades

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Tryout times

Monday & Wednesday

7th-8th Grades

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tryout times


All Grades

9:00am to 10:00am


Tryout Cost & Location: $25 fee covers all-5 dates. Basketball City-16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville, MI 48066

Season: November 16th to February 14th | Season Cost $400  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here for detailed season information or Please call 313-580-0351 for season questions or email


About the Club

How the club and seasons work:

The Michigan Hoopers AAU Basketball Club is designed to expose new players/families to AAU basketball, build competitive teams from season to season with roster continuity and have a vision for the complete basketball experience from 1st grade to 12th grades.

The 2014/2015 AAU season is made up 6-“mini” seasons:-Fall-I/Fall-II/Winter- I/Winter- II/Spring/Summer. Each season will last anywhere from 8 weeks to 10 weeks.

Each season will coincide with the AAU Sanctioned Detroit Leagues. All of the club teams will compete in the D-Leagues. The D-Leagues provide mid-to upper level AAU competition, weekly games and appropriate age brackets. To learn more about the D-Leagues go to

Teams practice 2-times per week, usually play in 1-2 local AAU friendship tournaments, have a paid/qualified coach and have access to the weekly FLASH Repetition Training program on Saturday mornings.

Players can opt in and out of the program during the calendar year. We take every precaution to keep rosters together from season to season. This is great way to have a greater chance of success on the AAU circuit.


Several BBC Select Players Named All MAC Tier 1 & 2

TYLER CONKLIN, L'Anse Creuse North, Senior, 6-4 | MVP of MAC Red; averaged 13.1 points, 8 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 2.3 steals and 2.9 assists for division champs

KEITH PHILLIPS, Warren-Mott, Senior, 6-5 | MAC White MVP; averaged 16 points, 10 boards in leading Marauders to best record in school history

TYLER SYKES, Stevenson, Senior, 6-0 | Averaged 18.2 points despite extra attention from opponents; had eight games with 20 or more points

NOLAN LINVILLE, Fraser, Senior, 6-8 | Averaged 12 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4.1 blocks; excellent passer; will play for Navy

NICK WALLACE, Madison Heights Madison, ALL League First Team

15U BBC Select teams has a solid spring season

The 15U-BBC Select boys team finished a solid Spring AAU season for 2013.  The team participated in tournaments each and every weekend beginning in March 2013.  Joining the original core group of Trey, Sebastian and Spencer were Jordan, Adam, Jake, Cole, MJ, and Mike.  Notable accomplishments this year were:



2013 Adidas Motown Showdown Bronze Division Champion-Trey Harris and Sebastian Tavalieri, Division Co-MVP’s

2013 Oakland Elite Motor city Mayhem -Division Winner, Tournament Runner-Up

2013 Common Bond invitational -Tournament Runner-Up-Trey Harris-Offensive MVP-Adam Porter Defensive MVP


17U BBC Select in the 2013 Strom Classic

The weather wasn't so delightful as April brewed up a storm in Grand Rapids besides the annual Storm tournament. But there was a new wind blowing thru Western Michigan as BBC's 17u Select team competed.

The team's first game was against a formidable Indy Fire team that hit an unprecedented 18 three's. That sent the team to the Bronze bracket where they faced the Saginaw Underdawgs, getting a win. The 3rd game was against Michigan Titans. It was a rebounding battle won by the Titans sending Select to the consolation bracket. The team realed off 3 straight wins, beating the Macomb Cougars, Tri County Tigers, and South Michigan Lightning.

The team was guided by the leadership of Brother Rice guard Stephen Westbrooks who left it all on the floor, scoring, sharing the ball, and showing leadership on the court.

GP North's Jacob Zacharias showed why he's one of Macomb's top shooters as he hit pretty well from NBA range and extending himself defensively. Timely scoring and rebounding was displayed all weekend by forwards Damone Tillman (Southlake), Tyler Leighton (Hartland) and Nick Englehart (Hartland). Tillman, Leighton, and Englehart were the enforcers out there. Leading all of the forwards in minutes played, rebounds, and scoring was the atheltic Tony Jackson (Fitzgerald). Jackson's confidence and leadership was the glue of the Select team. Two highlights of the weekend was the last couple of games , where "Big Daddy" Danny Dixon (GP South) yelled at his team mates to give him the ball, and he hit numerous sky and baby hook shots and put backs. Danny really did his thing. Lastly was the finale when guard Westbrooks' went down with an injury with 3 minutes left, and the Lighting were mounting a ferocious comeback; Westbrooks' childhood friends Lavonte' Dorsey (Southfield-Lathrup) and Pharoah Johnson (Ferndale) hit big shot after big shot, and sealed the win with clutch free throws. A 4-2 record was a great accomplishment for a newly formed team.     

BBC Select Standout Eric Ewing-Post Season Honors

Junior Eric Ewing made the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press All-East Metro Team Honorable Mention this season and received an honorable mention on the All-State teams as well.

In addition, he was named the Most Valuable Player for the MIAC League and an honorable mention to the state class C team as voted on by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.

The selections were made by Detroit News preps writer Tom Markowski in consultation with coaches from across the state.

All Catholic League Honors-BBC Select Joey Iaquaniello


AA Division: Joe Iaquaniello, Divine Child

Coach Williams Court "Just Play"

With years of dedication to the club, players, parents and the great game of basketball, it only made sense to reward Coach Williams for all of his hardwork. If you see Coach Williams give him a handshake and say Thanks. He is what is great about teaching, preparing and rewarding the youth of today.

Karl Williams began his basketball career at the age of 14 in VanWerth, Ohio. Williams relocated to Detroit, Michigan and attended Osborn High School for the 11th and 12th grade. Williams graduated from Osborn in 1989 and was then recruited to the Macomb Community College (MCC) basketball team located in Warren, Michigan where he finished 2 years as a “strong” power forward. Williams went on to play for Walsh College located in Canton, Ohio. He continued his love for basketball in Detroit, Michigan playing in multiple semi-pro leagues, Gus Macker tournaments and the American Old Timers basketball traveling league for 35 and over, representing Wayne County Michigan.

In 1999, Williams began his career as a coach for Russell Street Baptist Church in Detroit. At Russell Street, he coached three basketball teams for boys’ ages 5-16 years old, in one season. From 2002 to 2005 he continued coaching for Huron Park Elementary School for his son and daughter’s basketball teams who played at the Parks and Recreation Center in Roseville, Michigan. In 2003, he went into the arena of coaching for the American Amateur Union (AAU) boys’ basketball team the Macomb Maniacs. In 2005, Williams assembled and coached a boys AAU team at Basketball City in Roseville. Williams is in his 7th season of coaching boys and girls AAU teams with the Michigan Hoopers.

Karl Williams is committed to the community by giving back to our youth. He strives on bringing out the best in them by utilizing the tools of basketball. Williams believes that by working hard and learning the fundamentals anyone can become successful at basketball or anything in life. Williams says; “This is the same philosophy I learned from Coach Switch at MCC”.

Coach Williams is currently the Head Assistant at Macomb College..

Williams’ family includes his wife, Donyale, daughter, Aja, and sons Traye and Troye

Summer Season Info & Registration

Welcome to the 2015 Summer AAU season for the Hoopers and Lady Pride basketball teams. I have included some helpful information for the up-coming summer season for new and returning players.


Tryouts Dates: Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to get checked in. The $25 fee covers all 5-dates, but players are only required to attend two of the five.


Returning Players: If you are a returning player to the Michigan Hoopers or the Lady Pride, your roster spot is secure and you do not need to attend try-outs. Please follow the link to register for the summer season at 


Season Fee: Cost of the summer season is $200 per player and includes coaching fees, league fees and practice time. Season payments can be made during the tryout process or at 


NOTE: Players must be paid in full to begin practice


Rosters/Start of Season: Rosters will be released on Friday, June 19th and practices will begin the following Monday at your scheduled time.


Practice days & times:

Please click link below for preliminary practice days and times. Schedule is subject to change: Click Here 


League play: Teams will play in the 7th Annual Detroit Summer League which will be played on  Monday nights for boys and Tuesday nights for girls. 



FLASH Training for the Club-$10


The Michigan Hooper’s basketball season is here. This season FLASH training will be offering 3 days per week with a focus on improving every single day. For the season we are going to work on getting to the Basket, Shooting, Ball Handling, as well as touch up on our other skills as well. FLASH Trainings focus is to partner with the Michigan Hooper’s and get better every day.

This is for the players on any of the Michigan Hooper’s teams that strive to get better when they don’t have a practice or game. FLASH Training has created a specialized program that is only available to the Hooper’s in the club. Take advantage of a great opportunity for a very reasonable cost. Look forward to seeing you all in the gym soon.

Monday- Come ready to work hard and compete against your peers.
Thursday-The main goal is to make a difference every time you step foot on the hardwood.
Saturdays- Its Go Time.

Dates: This program takes place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for the entire Hooper’s season. THERE WILL BE NO TRAINING ON HOLIDAYS OR EVES.

Monday 5-6 or 6-7
Thursday 5-6 or 6-7
Saturdays 11-12 or 12-1

Cost: The cost is $10 per session during the current Hooper’s season. Drop in anytime and get better.

For questions please contact: Robert Crandall Jr. (313) 820-8242