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All-State Camp: 2022-23-24 MVPs

Williamston senior J Wallace.

2022 MVP  J Wallace  6-4  Sr  Williamston: Honored as such for his defensive effort as much as anything, as he closed space quickly and used his size to push guards off the ball 30 feet from the hoop piling up steals, and block shots 3 feet from the hoop. All business and played hard, in drills and games alike. Rebounded outside his area. Dunked consistently in stations, and showed an ironed out, improved jumper from the wings — which could bode for a big senior year with defenses less focused on Wallace at Williamston with the return of Mason Docks and a healthy Max Burton. 4.0 gpa.

Grosse Pointe North junior Adam Ayrault (left) and Grand Rapids South Christian sophomore Jake Vermaas.

2023 MVP  Adam Ayrault  6-4  Jr  Grosse Pointe North: Fast-rising prospect who in a statewide 2023 class deep with scholarship guards, still stands above with his athleticism/skill/size combination. True triple-threat, with some oomph. Good elevation on shot to score mid-range and post. Part Ben Dewar, part Paul Williams as a shooter/slasher who’ll find 25 points somehow, with some Will Bowles as an undercover blond rim rocker from the Eastside. He had a play at camp, where Ayrault switched hands in midflight and still flushed hard on a defender, that would likely make him a contender top 5 dunker in camp history with Dwaun Anderson, Miles Bridges, Josh Jackson, Trey Zeigler, Deyonta Davis, Gabe Brown — and Bowles. 4.0 student, coach’s son, if he were playing in New England would have Patriot and Ivy coaches already visiting regularly. “A shooter who does a lot of other nice things on the floor,” said a coach. “He has a great high release, a high hoops IQ, and can go up the ladder in a hurry,” a college coach said.

2024 MVP  Jake Vermaas  6-2  So  Grand Rapids South Christian: While he shares the same high school alma mater as WMU’s all-time scorer, David Kool, stylistically as a relentless driving guard more resembles Kent State’s all-time scorer, Petoskey’s Trevor Huffman. Can attack as a scorer or passer with equal skill and relish, and has the athleticism and energy to be an impact defender. One of four 2024 point guards to come through the camp who already have mid-major size/skill/athleticism components, with GR Catholic Central’s Phat Phat Brooks, Summit Academy North’s Dontez Scott and GR Northview’s EJ Ryans. “He’s a sneaky good passer as well as a very good offensive player,” a college coach said.

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