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Underclassman Camp MVPs 2023

Underclassman Camp MVPs Stevie Hall, Amari Lewis and Josh Brooks.

Heavy lies the crown. Bank Hoops Camp MVPs include former Mr. Basketballs, McDonald’s All-Americans, College All-Americans and NBA Lottery picks. While that is correlation and not causation, success here bodes well for the future for these grade class MVPs from the 2023 Underclassman Camp in Grand Rapids.

Class of 2026 MVP  Amari Lewis  6-2  Portage Northern: Bouncy, active, ran the court hard and made plays at the rim all afternoon. Created his own luck in the half-court by cutting hard and with purpose. A left-hander who could hit from mid-range and deep. Scoring efficiency will rise with more work off of two feet in the paint, which will just accentuate Lewis’ physical advantages with how he can just unfurl his length to finish around the rim. Has the tools to be an impact defender as an upperclassman.

Class of 2027 MVP  Stevie Hall  6-1  Detroit Cass Tech: Dynamic point guard play that here that drew comparisons to rising freshman point guards past at the camp who went on to win state championships like Cassius Winston, Phat Phat Brooks, RJ Taylor and Keyon Menifield. It’s the sign of a true point guard instincts and role to be able to step on a camp team with unknown teammates, and figure out their strengths and weaknesses on the fly and make them look good. Stevie did that, whether finding athletes at the rim or shooters in the corners. Al that, while this left-hander was shooting it as well as anyone in camp.

Class of 2028 MVP  Josh Brooks  6-1  Grosse Pte. Academy: He distinguished himself with strong fundamentals and defensive IQ for a kid still in middle school. Closed out high and under control, and then would also use his wingspan to scramble and get tips. Lacks strength, but was able to score in the lane thanks to a jump stop, and wasn’t afraid to get his nose dirty on the glass, then convert to guard form and go coast-to-coat himself. Knocked down 3s but shot rotation came and went.

“Did a little bit of everything, and made a difference in the scrimmages,” a coach said.


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