Last Updated: August 31, 2016 

Download 2016-17 AAU Tryout Dates, Times & Season Info-Grades 3rd-12th

2016 Fall-I Tryouts | Boys 3rd-12th Grades | Play in the AAU Fall D-League

Tryout Dates: Monday, September 12th, Wednesday, September 14th & Saturday, September 17th-(Players should attend at least one of the three schedule tryout dates). Click here to register for tryouts

Tryout times

Mon & Wed

4th-6th Grades

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Tryout times

Mon & Wed

7th-12th Grades

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tryout times


All Grades

9:00am to 10:00am


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-5 dates. Tryouts are held at Basketball City-16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville, MI 48066

Season: Begins on Monday, September 19th and ends on Sunday, November 6th | Season Cost $250  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Returning Players Registration | Tryout Fee

The Michigan Hoopers 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.


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.


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

Summer Rosters | Season Payment | Coaching Assignments | Practice Schedules

Tryouts for the 2016 Hoopers Summer 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 not begin until the week of June 20th at your regularly scheduled day and time. This will give all players the opportunity to pay their season fee and order a uniform if needed.

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

Thursday, June 16th, from 5:00-8:00pm

Friday, June 17th, from 4:00-8:00pm

Saturday, June 18th, from 10:00am-2:00pm

Monday, June 20th, from 4:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, June 21st, from 4:00-8:00pm

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: $200

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 $300 and order a uniform if needed.

Practice: Click here for practice schedules

Coaching Staff: Click here for coaches contact info

2016 Summer Rosters:


Sayles 10/11U John Spivey
Sayles 10/11U Jaden Garwood
Sayles 10/11U Xxavier Simmons
Sayles 10/11U Larry Cooper
Sayles 10/11U Carde Morris
Sayles 10/11U David Rochon
Sayles 10/11U Antonio Tipsword
Sayles 10/11U Alan Greason
Sayles 10/11U Isaiah Johnson-Reid
Sayles 10/11U DeMarquis King
Sayles 10/11U Mickey McWilliams
Sayles 10/11U Nolan McReynolds
Lane-12U Ian Gudenau
Lane-12U Omari Davis
Lane-12U Shamarr  Hudgens
Lane-12U Ethan Hunter
Lane-12U Tyler Jake
Lane-12U Zach Johnson
Lane-12U Davon Pearson
Lane-12U Xzorion Simmons
Lane-12U Isiah Allen
Lane-12U Antonio Johnson
Lane-12U Malik Salmon
Lane-12U Mitchell Greenberger
Randle-13/14U Cameron Coleman
Randle-13/14U CALEB DIXON
Randle-13/14U Ryan Glinski
Randle-13/14U Shane Myers
Randle-13/14U Vivek Sharma
Randle-13/14U Danzel Beasley 
Randle-13/14U Andre Hope
Randle-13/14U Jalen Jamison
Randle-13/14U Christian Jordan
Randle-13/14U Davon Pearson
Randle-13/14U Chico Rodgers
Randle-13/14U Max Spadafore
Randle-13/14U Stephon Bounds
Randle-13/14U Pernell Robinson-Meeks
Randle-13/14U Carson Williams
Sayles-15U Jack  Ballard
Sayles-15U Owen Curtiss 
Sayles-15U Melvin Howard
Sayles-15U Dante Hudgins
Sayles-15U Joel Marshall
Sayles-15U Warren Owens
Sayles-15U Jaivin Payne
Sayles-15U Damion Todd
Sayles-15U Jack Hellman
Sayles-15U Jason Dupree
Sayles-15U Cordell Johnson
Sayles-15U Davon Sharpe







Randle-16U John Cobau
Randle-16U Damon Bomar, II
Randle-16U Tristian Chind
Randle-16U Skylur Ellerbe
Randle-16U James McAllister
Randle-16U Reyad Nabhan
Randle-16U DaRon Pearson
Randle-16U Gionni Russaw
Randle-16U Timothy Jewell
Randle-16U Justin Anderson
Randle-16U Brandon Cherry
Randle-16U Johnathan  Martin
Randle-16U  Corezz  Puckett