Henry Goldkuhle 6-6 Jr Traverse City Central: The word from Up North is he’d been putting in a lot of good work and it showed. Goldkuhle will be a key member of a top 20 Class A team in TC Central. Doesn’t look like Ben Wallace but was one of the better rebounders at camp, quick to the ball and not afraid to put his nose in there. Offensive rebound opportunities were impeded by lack of strength. Used his length defensively and wings had a hard time scoring over him. Has a good first step and can shoot the 3, but would hunt the shot behind the arc when mixing in a back-cut or dive would’ve been easy buckets.
Ta’vas Lawler-Showers 6-0 Jr Marshall Academy: He faced a murders’ row of point guard in the camp games — Drew Lowder, Zach Goodline and Max Perez — and held his own talent-wise, if not quite the polish. A big-time scorer at the Class D level who was not shy about looking for his shot. Nailed lefty 3s pulling up on the break, creating off the dribble.
“Lightning quick with a very good handle,” a coach said. “He was very good in transition and could get in0 he lane with ease in the half-court. Sometimes over-penetrated and had nowhere to go with it so forced an off-balance shot. Needs to know what he’s trying to do with the dribble at all times. Can shoot it well off the catch and the bounce. Solid competitor on the defensive end.”
Zach Maynard 6-3 Jr Birmingham Brother Rice: His shot heated up as the games progressed, but even when it wasn’t falling he moved well off the ball, set screens and made the extra pass. Maynard is dangerous in transition because he can push it with the pass like a point guard or pull up on the wing and bury the 3. Good first step and strong for a high school guard, so would be better served two-footing it Villanova style and powering through his chin to the rim instead of trying to finesses it. Could wear out opponents with his strength.
Landen Moore 6-1 Jr Flushing: “A very intelligent point guard who played with poise and was at times just as effective as Drew Lowder or Zach Goodline,” a coach said. “In a two-on-two drill, he assisted guys on what seemed like every one of his chances. Very crafty with the ball.”
“Very quick and athletic,” another coach said. “Dazzled with some no-look passes, hitting teammates in stride to finish, but sometimes didn’t make the right decision when the simple play presented itself. Streaky shooter out to 25-feet. A solid defender on the ball.”
Donivan Peoples 6-4 Jr Detroit Douglass: Half of a pair of Douglass junior left-handed wings, both of whom transferred from Warren Woods Tower, who played well at camp along with 6-4 Zavion McClendon. They’ll help Douglass be a much-improved team in Class B.
“A long lefty with a quick trigger,” a coach said. “Streak shooter who knocked down three 3s ina row at one point, but missed his share as well. Percentage would increase with better selection. Defended hard on the ball and with his wingspan has the potential to defend strong off it in team defense as well.”