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Rumor: Wesley Honing in on High School Freshman

1/31/2006

The high school message board Michigan Preps has a little mention today claiming "Wes" from Nike" will be taking a top Detroit high school freshman to the Super Bowl in a limousine.

DaShonte' Riley is one of the big names in Detroit basketball. The Detroit News says he is "6-foot-10, perhaps en route to seven feet." (He's a freshman!)

Riley goes to Detroit Cass Tech (where, despite this report, he is not a girl) the alma mater of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, actor David Alan Grier, actress Lily Tomlin, singer Diana Ross, the White Stripes, and others.

Riley has played for an AAU team called Team Detroit, which was founded by the Atlanta Hawks scout Rodney Heard. But the speculation on the message board is that a trip to the Super Bowl with Wesley might be a sign that Riley is on his way to joining the Nike- (and, reportedly, Rip Hamilton-) sponsored rival The Family.