University of Detroit Adds Guard, Forward Pair

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)  CornerstoneThis 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...
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2016 Perimeter Standouts From Bank Hoops All-State Minicamp

Tariq Archibald  5-8  Jr  Ortonville BrandonOne 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...
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Underclassman Camp: All-2018 Team

MVP  Pierre Mitchell  5-10  Fr  Detroit Loyola Everything you want from a young point guard in terms of both talent and instincts. Always in attack mode putting pressure on the defense, and even made good decisions when it looked like he was going too fast. Potentially the kind of guard you can build Breslin runs around in Class C."Heady and tough point guard who got to the rim at will, as no ...
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Bell on Ball: With Stone to EMU, Best Senior PGs Available

The state's best available 2015 point guard, River Rouge's Lamonta Stone, is off the board having committed up the road to Eastern Michigan. The 94 Corridor is home to his replacement atop the uncommitted point guard chart, Andia Marsh who is averaging 24 points and 4.5 assists for Taylor Kennedy. Also amongst the top dozen left, the QB of Class A undefeated East Kentwood, Brent Kimbrel, and a lit...
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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: With Stone to EMU, Best Senior PGs Available
Bank Hoops - High School
The state's best available 2015 point guard, River Rouge's Lamonta Stone, is off the board having committed up the road to Eastern Michigan. The 94 Corridor is home to his replacement atop the uncommitted point guard chart, Andia Marsh who is averaging 24 points and 4.5 assists for Taylor Kennedy. Also amongst the top dozen left, the QB of Class A undefeated East Kentwood, Brent Kimbrel, and a literal QB, Monroe SMCC three-sport star Bryce Windham.
 
1. Andia Marsh  6-2  Sr  Taylor Kennedy
2. Bryce Windham  6-1  Sr  Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central
3. Jerald Booker  6-1  Sr  Walled Lake Western
4. Brent Kimbrel  5-11  Sr  East Kentwood
5. Curtis Davidson  6-1  Sr  Grand Rapids Union
6. Jovan Thomason 6-1  Sr  Port Huron
7. Preston Huckaby  5-11  Sr  Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian
8. Tyler Pintar  6-1  Sr  Alpena
9. Cassell Jones  5-11  Sr  Grand Ledge
10. Devin Edwards  5-10  Sr  Jackson Lumen Christi
11. Mason VanPamel  6-2  Hillman
12. Darryl Smith  5-8  Sr  Detroit Renaissance

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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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