Keyon Brown 6-2 Sr East English Village: Could see him as a third guard at the college level, able to come in and create offense in a hurry. Attacks downhill, a tough cover with herky-jerky, change of pace dribble drive game. Valuable addition for East English Village a top 5 team in Class A.
“Tough Detroit-style guard,” said a long-time Detroit coach. “Has some Rip Hamilton in his game with the ability to hit the mid-range off the dribble. Does a nice job of getting to the rim but sometimes should pull up or kick out instead of a more difficult finish. Strong overall handle and uses his body well to protect the ball. Competes on defense on the ball, but sometimes loses his man off it.”
Grant Huebel 6-1 Sr Oscoda: In the midst of a playoff-bound football season for Oscoda, but looked to still have his hoops legs and touch. With Hillman’s Gunnar Libby matriculating to UM-Dearborn, Huebel succeeds him as the top senior in Northeast Michigan. The first time he hit an acrobatic, athletic, fearless layup through and around defenders, you thought maybe it was a fluke. Then he did it again and again.
“Attacked and finished all day long,” a coach said. “It didn’t matter whom he was playing against.”
Alex King 6-4 Sr Grand Rapids West Catholic: Looks like a good MIAA wing prospect with wingpsan and fundamentals.
“Attacks the basket and finishes well,” a coach said. “Good size for a wing at a 6-4 and solid jumper.”
“Alex was one of the smartest players at camp,” said another coach. “Has a good feel for the game. Can be more aggressive offensively, sometimes passed up open looks, he did everything else pretty well. Good passer in the half-court and did a good job crashing the offensive and defensive glass.”
Julian Savoury 6-8 Sr Belleville: Underrated but not for long, recently gaining a pair of NAIA offers and more looks to come as the starting center for a top 5 Class A team. Plays steady with good hands, which made him one of the most productive forwards at camp, consistency over flash. Kept the ball high and finished efficiently. Can turn ends easily.
“Very long and active,” a coach said. “Despite having the slenderest frame of all the bigs, Julian stuck his nose in there and got dirty. Active rebounder who finishes well once he squares himself to the hoop. Good timing on blocked shots and plays with a motor. Doesn’t have a perimeter game to speak of and his back-to-the-basket game is limited. Got forced off the block making his jumphook 10 feet instead of five.”
Jordan Winowiecki 6-5 Sr Warren De La Salle: Much improved, more confident player than the one who was at the previous year’s camp. Does subtle things that make him hard to play against on either end, winning basketball learned both in high school and AAU. Good at finding spots to get off his shot and can do it over people from deep. Size and skill combination make him a recruit-able prospect. Active on the glass.
“Prototypical DLS two-guard,” a coach said. “Scrappy defender, high IQ and moves well off the ball. Definitely took advantage of Coach Esler not calling a set because he didn’t see a shot he didn’t like. Needs to improve his ability to drive and to make good decisions off the drive to keep teams from running him off the three-point line.”