All-State Camp 2018 Second Team

Jack Ammerman  5-9  So  Ann Arbor Skyline: Confident and knows how to play. Can beat you with or without the ball, and with the shot or pass.

“Knockdown spot-up shooter,” a coach said. “At his height, would have liked to see take on more of a point guard role during the game on my court.”

Nate Davis  5-11  So  Rochester Stoney Creek: “Doesn’t do any one the great,” a coach said, “but does everything well and always gives 100-percent effort. In doing that he is a very productive player, who will be a stat book stuffer as he develops. The kind of kid that any coach would want on his team.”

Daniel Everhart  5-10  So  Marine City Cardinal Mooney: A “grower,” a coaches’ player who the more you watch, the more you like.

“A quiet scorer,” said a coach. “Knocked down the open jumper and showed the ability to shoot well off the pull-up.  Plays tough and not afraid to stick his nose in the scrum.  Needs to work on lateral quickness in order to stay in from of more athletic guards.

Nick Jungel  6-4  So  Olivet: Intrigues with his physical tools, as Jungel has a good wingspan and finished above the rim.

Jacob Polakovich  6-7  So  Grand Rapids Catholic Central: A high-low forward, who can shoot or pass from the elbows and is big enough to bang inside. Needs to be more assertive when the double-team shoots down at him.

“A standout from the underclassmen camp, he looked like he has improved his ball handling and shooting since then,” a coach said.

Colton Ritsema  6-4  So  Jenison: One of two good Jenison sophomores at camp along with guard Jacob Boonyasith. Can score off either shoulder from the blocks, and will surprise with dunk finishes. Chases down rebounds. Will need to work on fluidity, flexibility, especially if he remains a 6-4 forward.

“Solid big-bodied post player who also can knock down the 15 to 17-foot baseline and elbow jumper with consistency,” a coach said. “Uses his body well to create space in the lane and to rebound on both ends of the floor. Needs to work on athleticism. Also can’t afford to play behind and allow bigger, more athletic players to catch in the post.”

Jaylon Rogers  5-10  So  Frankfort: In this camp just like in AAU, was going up some of the elite guards in the 2018 class and in terms of quickness and skill level doesn’t take a backseat. Plays with confidence. Shot selection, seeing the whole floor, understanding game situations are growth areas.

“Quick, solid guard who proved to be very difficult for defenders to stay in front of,” a coach said. “Got into the lane at will, but sometimes overpenetrated and got in trouble. Struggles at times with defending bigger guards.”

Ashton Sherrell  6-5  So  New Haven: Very good in transition. Showed some defensive versatility. As he gets older and stronger will be more of a threat in the half-court.

Dallas Slager  6-3  So  Grandville Calvin Christian: He was on the same team as one of the top point guards in camp, Shae Somers, and soon discovered the more he moved, the more buckets he’d accumulate. A big sophomore, he was able to carve out deep position for easier finishes. Showed shooting range to 20 feet. He’ll need to keep diversifying his game off the dribble, add a counter move and become comfortable attacking off either foot.

Zach Winston  6-0  So  Detroit U-D Jesuit: One of the better defenders of the underclassmen, Winston consistently closed out high and recovered with hustle. On the other end hit some tough pullups.”

“Gets a little better each time I see him,” a coach said. “Not going blow you away with his athleticism, but can do a lot of things well. Improved shot from the mid-range was noticeable and he also played harder on defense than I had seen in the past. Needs to play hard all the time.”

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