Enrollment changes could make for some interesting basketball tournament changes.
For one, Detroit Douglass, which started four sophomores, will move to Class C from Class B. Boys basketball coach Nkwane Young said he will not opt to play up in Class B and will remain in C.
There’s a new player in C. Douglass will be as competitive as any team in the Detroit area in Class C next season and that includes Detroit Consortium.
Also moving down to C from Class B is Muskegon Heights. Rumors continue to persist that Muskegon Heights could close. There has been no confirmation on that however.
Also Saginaw Buena Vista, long a Class C power, moves to Class D as is the case for Beal City. Both teams could make some noise in the Class D boys basketball tournament.
River Rouge will move back to Class B after spending last season in Class C. River Rouge gave Flint Beecher quite a game in the quarterfinals last month.
Other enrollment changes of note are the number of charter schools that are increasing. For instance, Southfield Bradford Academy, which has competed in Class C for the three seasons it has had a basketball program, moves to Class B.