Much has been written and talked about the number of players leaving Detroit, Leo Edwards of Detroit Cass Tech who transferred to Romulus, is the latest.
Evidently the fans have decided to go elsewhere, too.
The districts were held last week in boys basketball and Bill Dyer of Detroit Catholic Central told me that his district semifinal and final were played in front of packed or nearly-packed gyms. The Romulus/Inkster game at Taylor Truman was also played before a full house.
I stopped by Detroit Pershing on Friday for Pershing’s game against Detroit Cody, a PSL finalist. I know that this has been a down year for the Doughboys but as the national anthem was being played I noticed how few fans they were. So I decided to count. The number I came up with was 175. By the time the first quarter was half over theere might have been 225.
This is sad. What happened? Is it the economy? Are fans in Detroit apathetic?
Strange, isn’t it. Ten years ago a game like this would have drawn a big crowd. The fans would have been lined up outside.
PSL basketball just isn’t the same and I miss it.