Michigan’s deep and talented 2025 class was in full effect at the 19th-annual Bank Hoops All-State Camp.
Josh Gibson 6-2 Jr Birmingham Groves: A HOF baseball name, and pretty sweet basketball shot. Not just a bucket but a winner, as the leading scorer on Groves’ OAA -White championship squad as just a sophomore. Classic case of a guy who just can’t be left open from 20-25. He can rise and fire quick, and has some fundamental, tight, unextravagant free-up moves for the jumper. Then can get swervy with the dribble against closeouts, and initiated contact at the rim to bounce and score over bigs. Burst pushing the ball in transition, and had some dunk finishes in drills. Coachable and a worker, true to his Playmakers AAU roots. Tools to be a plus defender and could stay in front of guys, though sometimes got caught playing high. Gibson is the best Groves guard prospect since Giordan Watson.
Isaiah Hamlet 6-8 Jr Grand Rapids Catholic Central: GR Catholic Central D1 forwards have played well at the camp in the past, like Jack Karasinski (William & Mary) and Jacob Polakovich (Southern Indiana). Hamlet has come a long way. He was part of a strong frontcourt Cougars triumvirate here with 6-6 junior Jack Bowen and 6-4 junior Izaya Larthridge. The first thing you notice is Hamlet’s big frame; then in drills his soft hands and shooting touch; then in games his passing and playmaking. Not explosive, but coordinated, confident and clever. Tough matchup out in space for a traditional big. Nice step-back jumper. With all the good guards in 2025 the class needs forwards to emerge, and with this kind of performance and potential Hamlet brings value to the class.
Zander Nash 6-7 Jr Imlay City: Last alphabetically, first in rim-running. Not as strong as some of the other forwards, but was active, played hard, and used his quickness and wingspan to produce. Good at getting a shoulder in to create space for clean release points. Crafty and patient post scorer. Salesman of the year with the pump fake. Had to be accounted for on the offensive glass; Terrific hi-lo passer because Nash’s eyes look for rim action like a point guard, and can also dish off the bounce and a big first step; will also find cutters passing off the blocks. He’ll lock up his scholarship status come 17U with more strength and defining one can’t-miss carryover college skill.
Mason Parker 6-1 Jr Troy: He’s the rare point guard trait of bringing energy to the ball whenever he touches it. That extrasensory opens the gates to core basketball maths, 7 seconds or less to score, .5 seconds to keep it hot in the half-court. Ambidextrous til he pulls up for a lefty shot, or strings a one-handed pass cross-court. Gifted at leading teammates into their spots and shots, which is hard enough to do with your regular squad let alone running with guys you just met. He’s diligently, optimistically and humbly carved out his spot in a 2025 backcourt crop that is trending as one of Michigan’s deepest guard classes of the 21st century, and it’s easy to see why MAC interest is strengthening for Parker.
Vincent Salmon 6-8 Jr Brighton: He led the station session in dunks, then his team led the game session in wins going 3-0. That mark was in doubt early, but Salmon helped a comeback with two top of the key 3s and top of the press defense in the closing minute of the first game. Scored off of either shoulder with a jumphook. Can mix moves, but sometimes went too quickly to the secondary instead of instinct drop-step attacking quick in the kill zone. High IQ and good communicator. Not just tall, but thick and strong, which proved useful running ball screens with D1 point guard prospect St. Clair 2026 Braylon Frantz; and clearing space on the defensive glass letting the guards and wings run free. Salmon is the best post prospect in Brighton since Chris Grimm.