2017 Early Signees: What Their College Coaches Say

The Grand Rapids Christian duo of James Beck and Xavier Tillman signed their D1 letters-of-intent on Wednesday.
The Grand Rapids Christian duo of James Beck and Xavier Tillman signed their D1 letters-of-intent on Wednesday, to Oakland and Michigan State, respectively.

We’ve got a guy who loves his teammates. X is a vocal guy, always pushing his teammates. Xavier can play the 4 or 5. He’s getting better at expanding his game, and with his worth ethic who knows by the time we get him where he’ll be.

-MSU coach Tom Izzo on GR Christian forward Xavier Tillman

He’s 6-7, he’s long, he’s athletic, tremendous length and can really run the floor. He’s developed from a post player to a guy who can go out and make a jumpshot.

-Oakland coach Greg Kampe on GR Christian forward James Beck

Mike is a combo guard who can play both the 1 and the 2. He can really score the ball in a variety of ways. He can really handle it, shoot well and is all-around a good offensive player

– WMU coach Steve Hawkins on Southfield AT&T guard Michael Flowers

His constant development over those three years has been fun to watch and makes us believe that he has a chance to be a terrific player. He is a great athlete for his size, has been well coached and will only get better because of his work ethic.

-Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski on U-D Jesuit center Ike Eke

Jamal’s athleticism and versatility are exceptional and he impacts the game in a variety of ways.

-Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski on Cornerstone wing Jamal Cain

Our staff identified Matt at an early age as someone who can make a big impact on the game with his shooting ability from 3-point range and beyond.

-CMU coach Keno Davis on Lowell guard Matt Beachler

 

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