Schools from various points of the Mitten had more than one standout player at the 18th-annual Bank Hoops All-State Camp.
From Livonia Franklin 5-11 junior Robbie Wynn is smooth with the ball, makes the easy decisions time and again, and doesn’t overcommit. Wynn can beat you from 20 or with pull-up shots from various spots. Then there’s a terrific shooter who will be recruited given college size and grades 6-3 junior Mitch Cronyn.
“He shot the heck out of the ball in my station,” a coach said. “During games, his team was looking for him often to get shots because he was more money in the games. He made shots from all distances and got to the rim when defenders played him for jump shots.”
Franklin has another college prospect in the backcourt, 6-3 senior Eric Hobson, whose camp plans were waylaid by injury.
Karl Stevens is a 6-3 senior from Richmond who combines athleticism and motor to make plays. Quick second and third effort on the glass. Hustles on D, tries to beat the pass in the air and get tips. Good passer on outlets, mid-break or from up top in the half-court. Perimeter shots needs work as transitions from front to backcourt. D’quan Haskins is a 5-10 senior from Richmond who is a good passer on the break, comfortable off the ball in the half-court, and aggressive defender.
A number of Grand Rapids Northview teammates have been previously covered. Another who played quite well was 6-4 sophomore Brady Swartz. He’s an opportunistic scorer who if not shooting from well beyond college distance, he ran the court hard. Really snaps it, with a quick release that he can engage under pressure.
5-10 Saginaw Nouvel junior Donny Yeager was terrific the entire day, and his twin brother 5-10 Nouvel junior MJ Yeager also made the upperclassman all-camp team. While Donny is reveling in his new-found point guard feel, MJ has been a 1 and was more of the same with a fluid game that keeps the ball live. It starts with the 3, which was money all through drills, but then he can mix it up mid-range and get into the lane; passer or scorer from two feet in the lane. Getting stronger and better on D.
The future of the Grand Rapids Catholic Central frontcourt is in good hands. 6-7 sophomore Isaiah Hamlett has a soft shooting touch that will be coveted given his height and age. He did a good job walling and extending defending the paint. 6-5 sophomore Jack Brown is a lefty with some clever moves to finish against bigger, older forwards. 6-4 freshman Izaya Larthridge has to be one of the top incoming 2026 prospects in the state. He has skills, does the dirty work and plays both ends, a good lane scorer who gets separation and space. They’ll have the luxury of playing with 6-0 Cougars junior Carter Meerman, one of the top guards at camp given his combination of both explosive vertical and horizontal athleticism. With Ferris State among the coaches watching, it was apparent why Meerman already has an offer from the Bulldogs.
With no football team this fall, Bellaire was well-represented from Up North. 6-4 sophomore Jayden Hanson is evolving from forward to wing, and had the good-looking 3 ball of the latter. On the defensive end, needs to get lower and looser, and play the gaps. 6-1 sophomore Drake Koepke is a solid defender, particularly for a small school underclassman. He was a teammate of dynamic playmaker Donnie Yeager, and thrived cutting, curling, fading to find shots. Good build and can play off two feet in the lane. Bellaire junior Kaden Battershell has legit shooting range and at 6-3 can be an all-around producer in the Ski Valley.
Williamston is historically well-represented at camp, and this was a good change to see what was in store from teh new-look defending state champs. Benjamin Smith is a 6-4 junior with a 4.0 gpa and a tough jumper off the crossover. Needs to have rim vision as a guard and not be beholden to the move. Zachary Cribbs is a 6-2 athletic guard moonlighting from a playoff football team, with a nose for the hole. 6-5 junior Hudson Hunt emerged for Williamston in the summer and looks poised for a breakout campaign. He has a big first step and can beat you as a shooter, driver or cutter from the wings.