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Michigan State Reps

Michigan State Reps attend official State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families.  Please say "hello" when you see them!

Ronald Jackson
Ronald grew up in Detroit and currently lives in Ypsilanti. He is a full time student at Eastern Michigan University where he is studying Marketing. He has played basketball all of his life and it is his favorite sport. Outside of being a State Rep, Ronald likes to play video games, hang with friends and family and also playing basketball in his free time. 

Christopher Richardson
Christopher was born and raised in Detroit and has always had a love for basketball, playing as a kid until high school. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Sports Management degree. After graduating, he worked for youth sport organizations and college universities athletic departments. Now, he is a real estate agent and enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Carson Bornefeld
Carson grew up in love with the game of basketball and won a qualifying tournament when he was in middle school, which made him familiar with State Basketball Championship and the State Rep role. In high school, he broke the school record for most steals in a season, best free throw percentage and his senior year he was the best free throw shooter in the state, going 59 for 62. Carson still plays recreation leagues here and there while attending Saginaw Valley State University and pursuing a degree in Upper Elementary Education. When he is not playing sports or at school he is hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. 

De-Ante' Dill
De-Ante' is from Ypsilanti, Michigan and graduated from Belleville High School in 2006. He has been playing basketball since he was 6 years old and continued playing throughout high school, where he made the varsity team his freshman year. De-Ante' currently coaches 4th and 6th grade boys and 3rd grade girls. Outside of his role as a coach and a state rep, he enjoys playing sports with his kids and also loves all things cars. 

Christian Smith
Christian grew up in the Grand Rapids area and attended high school at EK and Crossroads alternative high school. He fell in love with basketball at at age 6 and played in elementary, middle school and high school. He is a certified travel agent meaning he can book flights, hotels, rentals, sports events, cruises, etc., and help people with vacations. He is also an Authorized Retailer for At&t. In his free time, he likes to play video games, learning to make music and watch NBA games. 

Areanna Combs
Areanna is from Oklahoma City and is the oldest of 5 children. She has 3 sisters and 1 brother. Areanna graduated high school in 2016 and went on to play basketball at Oklahoma State University for 2 years before suffering an ACL injury her sophomore year. After surgery, she transferred to Eastern Michigan University in 2018. She graduated in 2021 with a Bachelors in Communication and a minor in Parks and Recreation. During her time at EMU she was only the 4th person in program history that had a triple-double and became the 24th person in program history to reach 1000 points and is ranked 15th on the all-time points list. After college she went on to play professionally in Spain and Puerto Rico and plays semi-professional for the Detroit Queens and the Flint Monarchs. Outside of her role as a State Rep, she is an assistant coach at Milan High School. 

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