Being just south of the border, Toledo’s elite camp always attracts talent. Here are some of the best Michigan prospects who competed there Sunday, including one who earned his first D1 offer afterwards.
Collins 6-7 Sr Adrian Lenawee Christian: Does enough good that he’ll have various small college options. Very good going to get the ball, needs to get stronger with it once there. Most often shot from the elbows but when he found a couple unselfish teammates in 5-on-5 Collins also started cutting to the hole. Mastering basic post and finish moves would double Collins’ scoring.
Austin McCullough 6-4 Jr Portage Central: Stood out with size, athletic ability and aggressive play. Hitting three-pointers while going to his left was a nice addition and one of the more big-time looking plays of the camp. Can turn the corner and used those same physical traits to compete on the defensive end. Trending like Taylor Perry was going into his 16U July, when he received an offer from WMU. If he keeps producing McCullough could pull a mid-major offer next month himself.
Darian Owens-White 6-0 Jr River Rouge: He’s been delivering through the college camp circuit and cashed in on the final weekend with his first offer, from the Rockets. While he didn’t shoot it as well as he has recently, Owens-White executed in drills and when it opened up in 5-on-5 he really thrived running a team. A rare vocal leader and defender for these type of games.
Logan Ryan 6-7 Sr Canton: Interesting because he has length, offensive potential and consistently produces in the one category that often translates he rebounds. A newly sheared stretch 4 who produced from the high post and hit an occasional three-pointer. Guards the rim and moves well enough that he could defend more of the court but doesn’t utilize his wingspan away from the basket, allowing opponents to shoot over him just as easily as Ryan does on his turn.
Shae Somers 6-0 Sr Elk Rapids: He’s played to a draw the past three guards with D1 offers he’s faced, Haslett’s Brandon Allen and East English Village’s Chris Rollins at the Up North Challenge, and Sunday a nice 3-on-3 matchup with Darian Owens-White. Somers used his strength against the length of the junior (though they’re the same age). He was the best guard at camp at getting to the rim and drawing fouls. That’s not as easy to do when the shot’s not falling.