Last Updated: April 7, 2017 

Transitioning to the MWA Elite-Local | February 1, 2017

The Michigan Hoopers are now transitioning to the MWA Elite Basketball Club beginning February 1, 2017. The Hoopers have been an entry level AAU basketball club for over 10-years. The club has competed in the AAU Detroit Basketball Leagues and Midwest Athletics tournaments. The club has provided an avenue for families who are new to AAU Basketball and this will remain the case with the MWA Elite-Local teams. Several of the families that have searched out the Hoopers were looking for better coaching and better competition. We will still provide qualified, non-parent, paid coaches and better competition by playing in one of the most competitive leagues around, the AAU Detroit Leagues.

The MWA Elite offers 3-types of teams: Local, State & National. The MWA Elite will give players the opportunity to showcase their skills on a higher level team, within the same club. For State & National team info, please go to for more info.

Summer Tryouts | Boys 3rd-12th Grades | Play in the AAU D-League

MWA Elite-Local Boys Summer Tryouts -Grades 3rd-12th

Tryout Dates: Monday, June 5th & 12th, Wednesday, June 7th & 14th & Saturday, June 10th 

Tryout times

Monday & Wednesday

4th-8th Grades

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Tryout times

Monday & Wednesday

9th-12th Grades

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tryout times


All Grades

9:00am to 10:00am

Click here to register for tryouts

Returning Players: Please email Steve Benard at or call at 313-580-0351 to save your returning player roster spot.

Tryout Cost & Location: $25 fee covers all scheduled dates. Tryouts are held at Basketball City-16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville, MI 48066

Season: Begins on Monday, June 19th to August 5th |  Season Cost $250  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Returning Players Registration | Tryout Fee

The MWA Elite-Local will offer up to 6-seasons of AAU play during the calendar year. The calendar 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 calendar 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.


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

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

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

Tryouts for the 2016 Hoopers Fall-I season have concluded and it is time to view the rosters. The staff is very excited about the great potential from tryouts and we look forward to a great season.

Season Registration:

Practices will begin the week of Monday, September 19th at your regularly scheduled day and time.

Download a Practice Schedule

Registration on-site: Season registration/payments and uniform orders can be made at Basketball City on the following days:

Saturday, September 17th from 12:00-3:00pm

Sunday, September 18th from 10:00am to 3:00pm

or at your first practice of the season

Registration on-line: 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. If any player needs financial help we have no problem working out a payment plan. If you need to arrange a payment plan please contact Steve Benard at 313-580-0351 or e-mail him at

Season Fee: $250

AAU Insurance Membership: $14; This can be done at and you will need the Hoopers club code which is WWDFW5

Uniforms: If you are a returning player, you do not have to purchase a new uniform for the Spring season, but will need to add a shooting shirt for $25. Uniforms cost $100 and include shorts, jersey and shooting shirt with players’ number.   

How to Order:

      1. Uniforms can be ordered at Basketball City at scheduled days above. Sample sizes will be available at Basketball City.

      2.Uniforms can be ordered online at 

Next Steps:

  1. Review roster, coaching assignment and practice schedule below.

  2. Please make your season payment of $250 and order a uniform if needed.

  3. Obtain an AAU Membership card

Coaching Staff:Click here for coaches contact info

2016 Fall-I Rosters:


Head Coach Will Sayles
Sayles-11U/12U Adam Broski
Sayles-11U/12U Larry Cooper
Sayles-11U/12U Maurice Mills
Sayles-11U/12U Michael Jacobs
Sayles-11U/12U Colton Ondrus
Sayles-11U/12U Kamran Parikh
Sayles-11U/12U Luke Reynolds
Sayles-11U/12U Xzaveir Simmons
Sayles-11U/12U Devin Wouters
Sayles-11U/12U David Rochon
Head Coach Justin Lane
Lane-13U/14U Nicholas Burns 
Lane-13U/14U Emilio Delacruz 
Lane-13U/14U Mitchell Greenburger
Lane-13U/14U Ethan Hunter
Lane-13U/14U Antonio Johnson
Lane-13U/14U Davon Pearson
Lane-13U/14U Xzorion Simmons 
Lane-13U/14U Nic Townsley
Lane-13U/14U Marco Goodson
Lane-13U/14U Mikel Scales
Lane-13U/14U Jalen Awosika
Head Coach Danny Williams
Williams-13U/14U Mikay Mercer
Williams-13U/14U Dewayne  Gayles II
Williams-13U/14U Jeffery McDougle
Williams-13U/14U Nicholas Olmeda
Williams-13U/14U Nathan Henry
Williams-13U/14U Emmanuel Hunter
Williams-13U/14U Logan Abriel
Williams-13U/14U Trace Malloy
Williams-13U/14U Quinten Jones
Williams-13U/14U Carson Nicoletti
Head Coach Sonny Randle
Randle-14U Michael Kelley
Randle-14U Riley Martin 
Randle-14U Kaleb Ross
Randle-14U Carson  Williams 
Randle-14U Tyree Anderson
Randle-14U Jordan Brantley
Randle-14U Jimmie Gray
Randle-14U Edward Gregory
Randle-14U M.R.E. Neal
Randle-14U Jonathan Collins-Christian
Head Coach Sonny Randle
Randle-15U Massimo  DeMichele
Randle-15U Joseph Eckenrode
Randle-15U Jacob Gumieny
Randle-15U Jack Hellman
Randle-15U Noah James
Randle-15U Spencer  Jones
Randle-15U Marquall Joseph 
Randle-15U Austin Poe
Randle-15U Josiah Smith
Randle-15U Ethan Strong
Randle-15U Justin Ahrens
Head Coach Will Sayles
Sayles-15U Blake Busuttil
Sayles-15U Owen Curtiss 
Sayles-15U Aidan Kusel-Wireman
Sayles-15U Kenede Marion
Sayles-15U Jason Nawrocki
Sayles-15U Adam Osterman
Sayles-15U Cam Parino
Sayles-15U Jack Reinhard
Sayles-15U Andrew Twork
Sayles-15U Aidan Walny 
Head Coach James Cleage
Cleage-Varsity Jayson Blanks
Cleage-Varsity Marcus Foushee
Cleage-Varsity James Gowans
Cleage-Varsity James hogg
Cleage-Varsity Michael Jones
Cleage-Varsity Ronald Lamar Jr.
Cleage-Varsity Corey Marshall
Cleage-Varsity Owen Martinbianco
Cleage-Varsity Tieree Powell
Cleage-Varsity Andrew Taylor





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 2016/2017 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.


Download 2017 MWA Elite-Local AAU Tryout Dates, Times & Season Info-Grades 3rd-12th