MEMBERSHIP: BCAM is happy to announce that we increased our membership to over 5700 members. We continue to lead the country as the largest basketball coaches association.
TOP 100 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: BCAM is working with our state athletic association (MHSAA) to award outstanding sportsmanship awards to the top 100 boys programs and the top 100 girls programs in the state. The officials rate each team on sportsmanship after each game and the results are generated by the MHSAA. A banner recognizing each winner is presented to the schools in the fall. These banners are sponsored by PureSweat.
OUTSTANDING SENIOR STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARD: BCAM is starting a new award this year to honor those players who have 4 seasons of high school basketball and have maintained outstanding grades. The requirements are:
- Only Head Varsity Coach (BCAM Member) may nominate.
- Player must be a SENIOR who has played all 4 years of high school basketball (Varsity, JV, etc).
- Nominee must have a MINIMUM cumulative GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. (Cumulative GPA reported must be for 9th grade through FIRST SEMESTER/TRIMESTER of senior year.)
- Coaches may nominate as many players from their team as qualify.
MICHIGAN'S MISS & MR. BASKETBALL TROPHIES ON DISPLAY: In order to promote our Miss Basketball and Mr. Basketball awards, we have partnered with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to display our beautiful trophies. The University of Michigan has the two trophies on display in their concourse in the Crisler Center (Home of the Wolverine basketball teams). Duplicate trophies will be on display at the new Tom Izzo Hall of History in the Breslin Center (home of the Spartan basketball teams). We want to thank coaches John Beilein and Tom Izzo for their support in this project.
THE BCAM/MHSAA REACHING HIGHER SHOWCASE IS BACK: After one year off due to unrealistic NCAA regulations, the Reaching Higher Showcase will be held this summer without D1 colleges in attendance. After years of jumping through hoops to appease the NCAA and their requirements to accredit our showcase so D1 coaches could attend, we have made things easier by offering our showcase to all colleges except D1. We believe we will service more studentathletes with college potential by offering them a showcase with speakers that cover all aspects of recruiting AND inviting D2, D3, NAIA and Junior Colleges.
GREAT VIDEO ABOUT A 5'7" MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL LEGEND (who averaged 44 points/game):
Click on this link for the video: Richie Jordan -