Playing up a division can have its pros and cons.  For Omar Zeigler Jr. playing at the 17u level last summer, helped the 6’6 forward grow and evolve his game.  “Playing 17u made me tougher.  It also made me realize that I was better than I thought with still areas to improve in,” says Zeigler. 

Detroit Martin Luther King HS is playing some great basketball this season and Zeigler has been instrumental in their success.  In the Muskegon Basketball Showcase, Zeigler scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 69-30 win over Ypsilanti HS.  During the Motor City Roundball Classic, his high level play led to a 70-29 win over Farmington, as he scored 20 points.  This week in a win over Detroit Pershing he scored 20 points in a blowout win over the Doughboys. 

Going into his Junior season, Zeigler had a few goals he wanted to work on, “I wanted to get more comfortable with the ball in my hands and to be more aggressive.”  Being more aggressive has helped his perimeter skills and has improved his offensive overall.  Zeigler has been playing Varsity for Detroit King since a freshman and was always known as a good defender and rebounder.  By improving his perimeter skills has made him a rising recruit in the Midwest in the 2021 class. 

Currently he holds offers from Mississippi State, Morehouse and the University of Illinois-Chicago with interest from many other NCAA Division I Schools including, but not limited to, Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Miami (OH), Eastern Kentucky, etc..  His recruitment should spike if he continues the level of production for Detroit King in the Detroit Public School League and look for the Crusaders to be major contenders for the PSL title.