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Owosso’s Axel Newell, right, is shown with his coach, former Michigan State standout Andre Hutson, while competing for Quest 2025, a Lansing area youth AAU travel basketball team which finished second in the Midwest Circuit at Indianapolis and third at nationals in Lexington, Kentucky. The Midwest Circuit is a travel circuit for youngsters in grades 4-8, consisting of four sessions taking place from mid-March through to early May. Quest finished 7-4 during the regular season, 3-1 at the regionals and 3-1 at the nationals. At nationals, Quest beat Manimal Elite of Kentucky, 64-34; Grass Roots of Ontario, Canada, 48-46; and Kentucky King Elite in the consolation game, 61-51. Quest lost 51-50 to the Tennessee Dream Catchers. Hutson played college basketball under Tom Izzo at Michigan State from 1997-2001, helping the Spartans win the NCAA title in 2000.

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