Joseph Hahnenberg 6-7 Sr Williamston: He’s become a tougher, more aggressive rebounder. Has plus physical tools and gets to balls quickly. Stayed active and was a tough cover for bigger forwards. Between court sense and good hands, Hahneneberg was able to score on improvised blobs. Natural athlete who looks the part and can run all day. Not a 3, not a 4, but will compete to guard the paint and is agile enough to play out on the floor. Needs the college weight room. Has an out-of-state D2 offer from Malone.
“He handles it well for a big and makes very good decisions on the court,” a coach said. “Runs the floor and can finish well on either side of the hoop. A hard-nosed, strong rebounder who plays with a good motor. Showed the ability to play with his back to the basket a little, his jump hook seems to have improved over the past year.”
Robert Johnson 5-10 Sr West Bloomfield: There were a number of synchronous guard-forward pairs during the games. Robert Johnson and Ravenna junior Jacob Ray may have not originally been the most obvious of those combos but they were very productive thanks to fundamentals and timing. Johnson can be a tough cover between his quickness, patience finding his spots and nice ups to finish while not shying from contact.
“Quick little guard who excels in transition,” a coach said. “Bouncy and had no problem finishing on bigger players. Plays very hard! Knows how to get into the lane but sometimes forced a contested finish when a kickout would’ve been the better option.”
Elias Ramirez 6-1 Sr Bay City Central: In his determination to score, plays stylistically like Denver Cade, the former Buckley all-stater now at Spring Arbor. Between his skill and the way he competes on both ends, you can tell Ramirez is a worker. Good-looking shot in rhythm, which he could do off the catch or off the bounce. Runs the pick-and-roll like a point guard. Has good body control and uses strength/length combination to finish. Followed his shot. Doesn’t have a lot of wiggle and could lose the ball when trying to dribble creatively. Recently received an offer from Northwood.
“I’d never seen nor heard of Elias Ramirez until camp, but I liked what I saw,” a coach said. “Sometimes guys are just scorers, they ‘their shot’ when they want to. Yes, a volume shooter, but he wasn’t outrageous with his shots. Plays with poise, smooth-like. Tough also.”
“Lanky guard who had a great shot off the dribble,” another coach said. “Always seemed to knock down the open shot, which is a key for a guard to be able to play at the next. Especially active hands in the passing lanes. He wasn’t opposed to passing the ball up the court in transition. Smart player whose only real limitations seemed to be that he was only an average athlete.”
Anthony Rogers 6-9 Sr Dearborn Advanced Technology: There will always be spots on college rosters for guys built like this who will rebound. Didn’t just rely on size and strength, would go find a body when shots went up. Needs a go-to, finishing post move. One of the best available bigs in Michigan, high ceiling
“Very long and active,” a coach said. “Good rebounder on both ends of the floor. Showed a nice touch from 15-feet and in. Competed on defense, but is prone to fall for head fakes. Needs to play a little more solid and not leave his feet so much.”
Dexter Schouse 6-3 Sr Mattawan: He was aggressive both in drills and games. Strong rebounder for his size. Shouse is a smart and versatile guard in half-court situations. Recognized and attacked mismatches. He’s committed to Coastal Carolina and will be very good at that level with a more reliable three-point shot.
“Solid and strong two guard,” a coach said. “Was very athletic, scrappy and physical. High motor and was too strong for most guards to handle on the drive. Always seemed to beat the first man he came across in transition. Needs to develop and a passer and more consistency from the perimeter.”