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Underclassman Camp: Class of 2023 Second Team

Carter Alexander  5-11  Fr  Chelsea: Good shooter, but also with some creativity as a scorer; nice up-and-under against a smaller guard. Showed some athleticism blocking a shot. As he rises in the ranks the kind of player who could thrive playing for Josh Tropea at Chelsea.

“Solid guard who can score inside and out,” a coach said. “Scrappy defender who plays with a very good motor. Has range from 25-feet and in off the catch.”

Drew Blackmer  6-4  Fr  Rochester Adams: Earned his stripes in game action matched up against Muskegon’s Ethan Hill, one of the biggest, most talented sophomore forwards in camp, and went right at him despite the weight discrepancy.

“Big, skinny kid who moves pretty well,” a coach said. “Active on both the offensive and defensive glass. Makes up for lack of beef with scrappiness. Doesn’t have a ‘go-to’ move and offensive games needs development overall.”

Matthew Matuza  5-4  Fr  Troy: A soccer player by trade, and not hard to imagine with how quickly he advanced the ball. Effective in the half-court too, making good decisions among the trees on the drive-and-dish. Pass-first, but hit some open shots. Size could catch up to him as a finisher, but usually made the right choices and didn’t get in too deep. Great position at Troy to learn behind 2018 Underclassman Camp standouts Brody Parker and Ethan Emerzian for two years.

Gaden Muxlom  6-1  Fr  Brown City: Nice combination of size and skill for his age. Not just tall, but strong enough to, without knowing anything about Brown City’s roster, play varsity ball as a freshman (similar to 2022 camper Drew Barrie who played as a varsity freshman for Midland). From hoops family, sister a freshman at PFW. Polished catch-and-shoot mechanics, one of the best-looking strokes at camp. Wasn’t just the footwork and release that were on point, the end result saw it go in again and again from 3. A college prospect as an upperclassman if he can complement that shot with a low, slashing, attacking game against closeouts.

Peyton TerMeer  5-10  Fr  Corunna: “Solid combo guard who played well on both ends of the floor,” a coach said. “Good rebounder on both ends from the guard position. Used good fundamental ball fakes and jabs to get into the lane, but needs to see the open man sooner on drives to the hole. Good job on the ball, but sometimes got lost off it. Good shooter.”

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