SAGINAW, Michigan (WJRT) - (06/01/17) - Saginaw's Draymond Green took center court Thursday night -- as fans from his hometown and across the nation watch the Warriors battle for the NBA championship.
NBA fans have been looking forward to this championship series for days, none more so than three Saginaw High School basketball standouts who shared with ABC 12 their predictions for who's going to take the series.
"They're going to Game 7 --definitely - but I think the Warriors are going to pull it out," noted Senior Eddie Thigpen. Thigpen knows a thing or two about basketball--the 6'4" shooting guard just landed a full ride scholarship to Mott Community College.
His favorite player? Kevin Durant
"He's tall, he's long just like me - he reminds me of me a lot," Thigpen said. His prediction for Game One of the Finals?
"I feel like tonight there's going to be a lot of shooting, a lot of high flying, a lot of intensity between both teams."
Teammate Henry Speight--who also landed a full ride basketball scholarship to Mott -- will also be watching the series closely.
"Lebron - they're trying to repeat - but the Warriers got to get it - I'm looking for De De to go off again this game."
De De-- as in Saginaw's Draymond Green.
"He brings a toughness - the attitude - everything - gets them going - that's what I like best about him," noted Speight.
The fact that he hails from Saginaw High School doesn't hurt either.
"Everything he does is amazing, his shot is butter," said Senior RonQuavious Southward while describing his favorite player - Steph Curry.
"Qua" - as he likes to be called- will be attending Lansing Community College on a basketball scholarship. He predicts the Warriors take it in six. His expectations for Game 1?
"I can see Kyrie giving Curry a couple of baskets," he remarked. "I can see Lebron maybe giving Draymond a punch to the face, it's going to be a war."
Game Two airs on ABC on Sunday night.
Flint native JaVale McGee - also plays for the Golden State Warriors--
and he had a great showing Thursday night.