AJ Atwater 5-11 Sr Otsego
In the midst of football season, but when you can shoot you can shoot and Atwater knocks down shots by rote. High IQ, efficient player. Good grades, low risk recruit.
"Has a pure stroke and confidence to go with it," a coach said. "Has a strong frame and gets after it on defense."
"True floor general," said another. "Guys certainly respect his game, because whenever he was in he ran the show. Very nice handle and didn't over-dribble. He also used the dribble well to create good passing angles. Was one of the best post-feeders at the camp. Defensively he gets after it. Poor shot selection at times would be his only flaw on offense."
Solomon Barwegan 6-1 Sr Otsego
Former Vicksburg standout is now a key member of one of the state's best Class B teams. Barwegan can shoot from 3 or mid-range and is much improved with the ball. He was all business all day and produced throughout.
"He seemed to just make the right play each time," a coach said. "he hustled, passed and shot lights out. Loved his energy!"
"One of the most solid perimeter participants at camp," said another. "Has a game reminiscent of Bobby Naubert. He played hard and well all day. Could have been called the Drill Sergeant from his perfect execution during stations The nice thing was once the games began he continued to keep you watching. Very good point guard who can play in transition or the half-court. Knocks down the open shot and drives it well enough to draw help and make good decisions off of it. Plays very hard on defense and uses angles well, which makes up for some lack of elite quickness. needs to continue to work on athleticism, but overall one of the best players I saw."
Dmonta Harris 6-4 Sr New Haven
"He's a coach's dream because he's a bruiser and gets involved without plays being run for him," a coach said.
Josh Harris 6-6 Sr New Haven
Not a lot of 2015 members have his combination of height, wingspan and light feet. A tweener whose build dictates a full wing future.
"Long, athletic wing who finishes very well," a coach said. "Runs like a deer in the open court and has very good hands. Despite his slim frame he seemed to welcome contact on finishes. Rebounded well on the offensive end, but not as aggressive to the ball on the defensive glass. Needs to improve perimeter game in order to be more complete."
Austin Sherrell 6-6 Sr New Haven
Defensive versatility is his calling card. Nice handles for his size, and will be able to play out on the floor as New Haven may be the state's tallest team.
Dylan Bennett 6-1 Sr Brighton
One of the better defensive guards in the camp both with instincts and fundamentals -- jumping passing lane, forcing baseline, sliding to help. Not a true one and doesn't have wing guard size, but makes good decisions on the break, fills the lane and will knock downs 3s in flurries. Hard to defend because of his movement off the ball. May not have the size and explosion of a GLIAC 2, but had the game and grades to help someone.
Mychael Bradley 6-3 Sr Westland John Glenn
Good tools, covers space offensively and defensively and can run all day. Slashing scorer and active hands as an on-ball defender. Hybrid guard whose J could be the determining factor.
"Very athletic two guard with a dangerous game in transition," a coach said. "Can finish above the rim with either hand and does a nice job leading the break. In the half-court he gets into the lane at will, but sometimes doesn't drove with purpose and can get in trouble."
Harvey Caddell 6-0 Sr Detroit Loyola
Has a football build and used it to get in there following his own shot. Shifty with the ball. Competed on defense and was coachable.
Claude Finley 6-5 Sr Warren Mott
He had the hot hand for a good stretch, lighting it up as a catch-and-shoot threat from three-point range. Put in seven three-pointers in one game. Kind of a flip shot, but at 6-5 with a quick release it was effective.
Austen Genther 6-4 Sr Yale
Combination of shot, wing size and grades are all in Genther's favor.
Conner George 6-3 Sr Okemos
Good size, good program, good shot and an ACT North of Kenny Smith's college number are all in George's favor. You can't have enough shooters in small college basketball, so his popularity should certainly increase.
"Jim Spanarkel type that gets it done in every which way but lose," a coach said. "Kid can score in a variety of ways albeit unorthodox. A winner!"
"Shooter!," said another. "Nice looking shot that he knocked down off the catch and off the dribble. Range to about 22 feet, but took a few bad shots trying to stretch it to 25. Very efficient handling the ball using his body to keep it out of the reach of defenders. Also showed he could put it on the deck and get to the rim, using his body to finish.
Samuel Jaklic 5-9 Sr Milford
He probably could have kept score on all four courts while still playing, with Jaklic's 4.3 gpa and 35 ACT.
Balraj Nahal 6-0 Sr Grand Haven
Great motor, competed on defense, pushed the ball, made bounce pass assists in traffic. Injured much of last season, Nahal could be one of the better guards in the O-K Red.
"He was a joy to watch," said a coach. "Quick and aggressive, he attacked the ball on defense and the rim on offense."
Armani Nelson 6-0 Sr Madison Heights Madison
Said a coach: "Did the little things with his length, hustle and strength. Bright future."
Fred Saffold 6-0 Sr Warren Mott
Mott is a top 20 team in Class A with Saffold poised for a breakout season.
"Smart, efficient guard who looks comfortable operating in traffic," a coach said. "Scrappy defender. Nice mid-range but passed up on some 3s that he needs to take and make."
Aman Singh 6-3 Sr Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern
Linebacker build and knew how to use it off the ball, defensively and offensively. Rebounded and hit open shots to 20 feet. One of the smartest, most vocal team defenders during games.
Zack Steikar 6-4 Sr Rudyard
A natural wing who was bumped to some 4 in games and copmpeted on the glass. Smooth, long, runs well. Good three-point shooter when it's on, but lack of rotation means it really has to be on.
Andrew Stevens 6-0 Sr Boyne Falls
His Boyne Falls teammate Marcus Matelski was one of the top all-around juniors at the camp and a Class D all-stater. Stevens gives the Loggers an All-Northern Lakes complement to Matelski. He knocked down shots in drills and games and made some defensive plays. Needs to work on getting his shot off going both directions.
Austin VanLangen 5-10 Sr Milford
Said a coach: "Crafty guard who plays with confidence and knows how to create angles offensively to deliver post fees or finish around the rim despite being under-sized."
Connor Young 5-9 Sr Milford
Milford had three seniors guards at camp, all of whom can play, you just wish they were bigger. Young is a left-hander and good shooter.