Bank Hoops All-State Minicamp All-Underclassman Team

MVP  Darian Owens-White  5-10  So  YpsilantiHe's the son of a college head coach, Adrian's Mark White, and plays for one of the state's top prep coaches, Ypsilanti's Steve Brooks, and by no means has Darian squandered that pedigree. He had the efficient, skilled, smart playmaking game you'd expect. Made decisions at the right spot and didn't over-penetrate. Owens-White would pull the ball out ...
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2015 Perimeter Standouts From Bank Hoops All-State Minicamp

AJ Atwater  5-11  Sr  OtsegoIn the midst of football season, but when you can shoot you can shoot and Atwater knocks down shots by rote. High IQ, efficient player. Good grades, low risk recruit."Has a pure stroke and confidence to go with it," a coach said. "Has a strong frame and gets after it on defense.""True floor general," said another. "Guys certainly respect his game, because whenev...
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Bell on Ball: Ain't No Pardee Like A ...

Millington's all-state senior guard Austin LeVan is out with a shoulder injury. That's put the onus on Millington's all-state junior guard Shawn Pardee. He's been up to at, as few players in Michigan have been hotter. He's scored 151 points in his last four games including a career-high 40 Friday against LakeVille. That's helped boost his season average to 26.9 points per game. During that stretch...
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Bank Hoops All-State Minicamp All-2016 Team

MVP  Jerry Ben  6-9  Jr  New HavenA Ben Wallace type all-energy raw 4 man who out worked and out jumped others to the ball all day. He doesn't have the skill of Deyonta Davis, but does similar athleticism, length and timing. Pursued rebounds well outside his area and had a quicker second jump than any forward at camp. Teams are going to have a real dilemma getting off shots against New Haven t...
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Bank Hoops Spring Minicamp March 29
Bank Hoops - Camps

Bank Hoops Spring Minicamp will be held 10 am-5 pm Sunday, March 29 at The Cage in Swartz Creek. Boys' players in grades 9-12 will be drilled and compete in games in front of coaches from NCAA Division 3, NAIA and junior college. To register click here, for more information read below.

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University of Detroit Adds Guard, Forward Pair
Bank Hoops - High School

With the October 6 commitment of Detroit Western's Gerald Blackshear and Josh McFolley to the University of Detroit, 20 Michigan seniors have now made their college commitments.

2015 
Dilon Aten  6-1  Sr  Wayland (ACB BankHoops)  Cornerstone
This is how you become a small college power, keeping at home all-staters talented enough to have played at bigger schools. Cornerstone did it in the spring with Holland Christian's Kyle Steigenga. Aten can help you running a team, or picking up the scoring when he has to. The last time an all-state point guard went from Wayland to Cornerstone it worked out well, Wes Hudson was the 2014 WHAC MVP.

Gerald Blackshear  6-8  Sr  Detroit Western (1Nation)  Detroit
Energy guy whose motor when paired with athleticism and wingspan make Blackshear productive without having plays called for him. Guards the bucket, pursues rebounds and rim runs for dunks. Ability to check inside and out is attractive. He'll join AAU and former Mt. Clemens teammate Josh McFolley at Detroit Western, and then at Calihan Hall.

Deleon Brown  6-2  Sr  Grand Rapids Christian (SYF Players/GR Storm)  Colorado
A smooth shooter who hit for 20 points per game as a junior and vaulted into one of the state's top 10 overall recruits. Creating space is creating space, and Brown's ball-handling give him point guard potential in addition to his scoring prowess. Brown chose the Buffaloes ahead of a bevy of mid-major offers, and will likely play a post-grad year prior to facing the rigors of the Pac10. 

Malik Clincy  6-2  Sr  Grand Rapids Northview (WM Lakers)  Cornerstone
Between Aten and Clincy, Cornerstone has already inked two top 30 overall prospects, securing a future backcourt that could keep them in national contention through the end of the decade. Either of them can play on or off the ball, Clincy an athletic lane scorer and creator who will knock down clutch shots and give effort defensively. He's one of the state's biggest sleepers, and looked just as good as any of the 2015 Detroit area guards in AAU.

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Bell on Ball: Ain't No Pardee Like A ...
Bank Hoops - High School

Millington's all-state senior guard Austin LeVan is out with a shoulder injury. That's put the onus on Millington's all-state junior guard Shawn Pardee. He's been up to at, as few players in Michigan have been hotter. He's scored 151 points in his last four games including a career-high 40 Friday against LakeVille. That's helped boost his season average to 26.9 points per game. During that stretch Pardee made 52-straight free throws and the Cardinals won all four games including against previously undefeated Saginaw Valley Lutheran. Despite playing next to LeVan at Millington and with Holly three-point ace Kyle Woodruff in AAU, Pardee always played with some swagger as a confident ball-handler going to the rack. As he gets stronger he'll finish even more of them. Works hard for his points, as he's 5-11, and is able to do it in transition or a slower game. When not burdened with volume shooting, has the feel and hoops IQ of a true point guard. In the AAU season, college coaches will be looking at what Pardee can do on the defensive end.  

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2016 Perimeter Standouts From Bank Hoops All-State Minicamp
Bank Hoops - High School

Tariq Archibald  5-8  Jr  Ortonville Brandon
One of the state's significant sub-genres of player, Pontiac point guards, ran strong through the turn of the century. Maurice Searight remains the favorite guard this space has covered. It's endangered now, but able vessels of this diaspora still exist, like Archibald. Maybe not as much glitter in the veneer, but rock solid where it counts. He's a smooth A-to-B guard who mixes in his own offense. Will have to get more explosive for high school shots to become college shots at his size.

"Solid vocal point guard who does everything well," a coach said. "Doesn't wow you with flare, but gets the job done with efficiency. Plays tough on-ball defense, but will need to continue to get stronger to allow him to match up better with bigger guards."

Payton Dewildt  6-1  Jr  Midland
The jumper sets it all up for this combo guard who brings to mind John Flynn with his build and ability to get off his shot. Dangerous three-point shooter off of screens or as a pitch option in the corner. Uses strength at the block and can finish with either hand. Not a break-down point guard but sees the open man, is unselfish and makes good decisions against helping and double-teaming defenders. At his height, development of mid-range game will be key.

"Classic lefty, Gail Goodrich shooter," a coach said. "Solid small college player, at least."

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