Not to be outdone by the already profiled 2023 prospects, there was some interesting 2022 talent at Ferris State’s prospects camp.
Tamario Adley 6-2 Sr Chandler Park Academy: At last fall’s Bank Hoops All-State Camp, Adley flashed with his aggression and willingness to try explosive plays uncommon for high school guards. Then it was dunking, or at least trying to. At Ferris State’s camp, it was blocking shots, one of which he caromed off the backboard. Big and strong and was in attack mode in 1-on-1, 2-on-2, 3-on-3 competitions. If he gets a shoulder in you, it’s trouble. Pushed the issue in the fullcourt and got teammates involved, also in the half-court where he’s improved making standard point guard plays off of two feet in the lane finding shooters and cutters; also mixing in sweet over shoulder and behind back dimes, albeit it out of necessity. Could see mid-major offers coming if Adley puts in a strong July with the Family.
Brady Ewing 6-7 Sr Petoskey: He’s improved two-fold fold from the Storm Classic when it was baptism by fire. After two months of AAU battles Ewing came into Ferris and went toe-to-toe with confidence and aggression with some legit prospects. He played on a team dominated by younger guards and did his best to create his own chances off the glass, running the court and staying available after screens. Can score mid-range, with a jumphook tighter in, and will shoot the 3. Plays with a toughness and edge but didn’t finish at a high a rate as he would’ve liked.
Nate Childers 6-1 Sr Benzie Central: Was productive and efficient in drill work, which paid off as this is a big-time shooter but didn’t get consistent touches in games. His dribble game attacking closeouts has much improved, now he has to work on keeping head on a swivel, being a pass threat off the bounce as well, to be a combo guard at the next level. A rock at 185 pounds, and a recruit at a 4.0 gpa. His brother Jaxon Childers was one of the better looking 2024 prospects at the Ferris camp.
Haidyn Garrison 6-7 Sr Gull Lake: Garrison created buzz in AAU with MBA and that’s carried over to June. He had over 40 pounds on the next heaviest player, and opponents were bouncing off his hips and trunk all afternoon. Even in stretches when he wasn’t getting consistent post touches, Garrison stayed active and involved on both ends. Makes a good target and gets off the floor quickly for dunks at 270 pounds. His straight-line speed is better than his side-to-side quicks.
Kyle Germany 6-0 Sr Dearborn ATA: He mastered a rare camp trait for a guard — making other guards better. When he over-dribbled it actually stood out, a testament to how Germany played most of the time.
Andrew Fuquay 6-6 Sr Detroit Pershing: He would have made what Dick Vitale would call his All-Airport team, or here the Warmup Team, as Fuquay’s long, comfortable with the ball and hails from a forever talent factory at Detroit Pershing. Good vision passing the ball, can rebound and create the break himself. Used his length on D. Some talent, but not enough to shy from the dirty work. Could’ve brought more between the lines though, as shied away from contact and would end up going away from the basket as a finisher, when he needs to be unfurling that length and attacking with attitude.
Owen Hardy 6-10 Sr Forest Hills Eastern: A face up wing forward, essentially, and could end up a serious long-term recruit if he’s able to prove he can get down and sit consistently to defend as far from the hoop as he prefers to play likewise on offense. Really thrived in an up and down game, with a bit if daylight has a big, long first step and can get to the rim from the three-point arc. Saw him hit at least one 3 in a live game. It’s when traffic gets hectic that Hardy is less effective, at 181 pounds. His brother, 6-6 left-hander Adam Hardy, was one of the best 2024 prospects a the camp.
Mario Johnson 6-4 Sr Belleville: High IQ guard with a college frame at 180 pounds. Made good halfcourt reads and deliveries. Good wingspan and physical tools, but would like to see it have come together with more aggression, sometimes in these environments you can’t wait around have to go out and make it happen yourself. However, put him in a system with a role and watch him blossom.
Bryce Radtka 6-8 Sr Belleville: Thin but not hopelessly so at 6-8, 200, he moves pretty well and will get looks with his height, coming from a strong Class A program, and carrying a 4.0 gpa with 1320 SAT.
Carson Sanders 6-6 Sr Hanover-Horton: His defense stood out as only a sophomore playing on the terrific Hanover-Horton team that didn’t get the chance to finish the deal in 2020. Now he’s an elite defender, and got his hands on balls for tips and steals all afternoon in Wink Arena. Stays involved and active. Didn’t shy from getting on the floor for 50/50 balls. A natural wing so he’s able to make things happen quickly out of the broken plays he creates. Offensively a rarity in that his mid-range game may be best, and can contort for creative finishes around the rim.
Brayden Wilkerson 6-3 Sr GR NorthPointe Christian: Shifty guard but could get knocked off the ball. Gets great college guard prep unlike at most Class C schools, at NPC.