Combining old school traits with an expansive modern game, Warren Michigan Collegiate’s 6-8 Dylan Grant is a national-caliber forward recruit in the 2024 class.
Against some of the top competition on the building, Grant was able to show various tools during MC’s recent stint at Oakland University’s team camp. Against Clarkston, against thick and athletic 6-7 2024 D1 football prospect Brody Kosin and the tallest junior in the state 6-11 Zach Scherler, Grant was a workhorse on the glass, then looked like a point forward pushing his own defensive rebounds and hitting teammates with bounce passes in stride. His offense continues to grow, as he can shoot from 20, or put it on the floor and crossover from the elbows.
He also had a matchup with another of the state’s top 2024 forwards, 6-7 Jaylan Ouwinga from Grand Rapids Christian, whom has an offer from the camp’s host school, Oakland. Ouwinga was the more skilled post scorer, and though the Westsider gets off the floor easily himself, Grant was the superior athlete, one who has to be accounted for and kept off the rim at all times. Further separating Grant, who plays up in AAU for the Family 17U, is his mature physique and upper-body strength, not a twig who will have to disappear into the weight and training rooms his first year of college. With his energy, defense, and burgeoning skillset, he’s a project combining traits of two of the best modern forwards to come out of Michigan, Isaiah Livers and Vincent Hunter.