Khalil Allen 5-7 Fr Kalamazoo Central: “He not only resembled Cassius Winston in facial and body features, he also resembled Winston in his play during the games,” said a coach. “Allen repeatedly froze defenders with a slick hesitation move and got to the rim whenever he seemed to want to, finishing and occasionally dropping dimes to cutting teammates for layups.”
Charles Anderson-Louie 6-3 So Warren Woods Tower: Talent that needs to be refined. Good second effort on the offensive glass, can deliver passes. Needs to move his feet quicker on defense.
“Big, strong shooting guard with similarities to Willie Green, without the athleticism,” a coach said. “Can stroke it from deep consistently. Maybe the best on the day in his class shooting it.”
Britton Angell 6-2 So Big Rapids Crossroads: Left-hander who knocked down three-pointers off the catch and dribble. It’s no surprise that he came from such a successful 15U AAU team, Champ Sports Gold, as Angell willingly did the little things and dirty stuff you have to have to win.
“Good handle and did a nice job of making plays for teammates in transition,” a coach said. “Strong off-handed dribbler, but weak off-handed finisher.”
“He was impressive in games as a ‘PTRW’ guy,” said another. “He made the extra pass and boxed out even if the rebound was out of his area.”
Case Conley 6-4 So Williamston: Nice physical tools on the wing. Varsity ready and another reason why Williamston will be right back in the top 10 for Class B.
“Ran rim-to-rim all day,” a coach said. “on one particular play, he secured the defensive rebound, hit the outlet and beat everyone down to get the offensive rebound for the putback.”
“Big, thick physical guard who can shoot it and be as clever and crafty as it takes to get the job done,” said another.
Nate Flannery 5-11 So DeWitt: Another one, like Briton Angell, whose winning AAU ethos carried over with his camp poise. Played the point without dominating the ball, sees the floor, patient. Toughness on both ends of the floor reminds one of a recent camp alumnus from Mid-Michigan, Laingsburg’s Ryan Wade now at WMU. The shooting, however, isn’t exactly channeling Erik Kangas.
Jake Jensen 6-2 So Clarkston: Played with a chip on his shoulder, pushing the ball and making things happen. Attack mode motor with the ball kept defenders on their heels while also having to respect that the jumper was on. Better shooter off the catch than dribble. Clarkston is loaded in the class ahead of Jensen, but as he bides his time he’ll emerge as a factor and college prospect in his own right eventually.
Robert Johnson 5-11 So Northville: Athletic guard who elevated on his jumpshots and finished drives high on the glass.
“Aggressive combo guard,” a coach says. “Plays hard.”
Eli Neuman 6-1 So Bloomfield Hills: Good defender between his wingspan and motor. Active and made himself hard to guard without the ball.
“Very skilled and a very good shooter,” one coach said. “Super coachable and wants to get even better. Knows the game and plays like he loves it.”
“Wore No. 44 and played like ‘The Logo’ at times,” another coach said. “He was able to score inside and out as well as eating a lot of glass and stepping up to defend to guys who were more active on the other teams.”
Quinn Starkey 6-1 So Chelsea: Driver who also hit the three-pointer off the catch.
“Guard with a very strong handle who gets to the rim at will,” a coach said. “Finishes well, but sometimes took a tougher shot than necessary. Good shooter off the dribble from 15 feet and in. Very efficient game.”
Trent Summerfield 6-3 So Forest Hills Northern: “Very solid guard who doesn’t wow you in the layup line, but once the game starts you wish you had him,” a coach said. “Plays with a good pace and understands the value of changing speeds. Knocks down the open jumper and finds the open man with ease. What he lacks in athleticism he makes for with intelligence. He’s very slim and his scrappiness will only take him so far guarding bigger, strong players; needs to get in the weight room.”
Jose Torres 6-1 So Grand Rapids Catholic Central: He was a varsity freshman for CC, which projects as a top 10 Class B team in the foreseeable future.
“One of the camp’s better shooters from behind the arc,” said a coach. “Big-bodied guard who plays under control and competes all the time. Does a nice job in the halfcourt with the ball in his hands, and spaces well off the ball in the fullcourt.”
Zach Trent 6-2 So Burton Bentley: Played well in drills before hitting some rough waters in games. Crafty, strong scorer at the age-group level who will be very tough to handle as an upperclassman as his moves become more instinctive and fluid.
“He showed flashes of everything I’ve heard about him,” a coach said. “Definitely not afraid to shoot it and showed he could knock it down for stretches. Certainly not a guy opponents want to see heat up. Did a nice job of getting into the lane when defenders closed out poorly, but struggled to finish in close quarters. Seems very mechanical with the ball in his hands.”