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Posted On: 06/14/18 3:58 PM
As spring turns to summer, travel basketball players have shifted their focus away from AAU, over to high shool ball. This time of year it is imperative that we look at some of the standout players. This spring a number of players have either had dominating performances, made a name for themselves, or seen their stock rise as recruits. Below, we will take a look at some of these athletes.
Wendell Green Jr.
2020, PG, Michigan Playmakers 17u, Detroit Country Day
Green has the handles and body control to finish in traffic. He can score from anywhere and has shown unlimited range.
2020, 6’7”, F, The Program 16u, Saginaw High School
Babers is a big man with guard skills. He’s a stat sheet filler and a double-double machine.
2019, 6’4”, Post, Macomb Cougars 17u, New Haven
Lewis is a throwback post player. He is an excellent interior defender.
2019, 6’7”, Post, Macomb Cougars 17u, L’Anse Creuse
Bettinger is a long and wirey shot blocker.
2019, 6-5, F, Greg Grant 17u, Oxford
Raisch is a good ball handler who has range on his jumper. He’s a difficult matchup because of his size. Raisch averaged 15.5ppg and 9rpg with Greg Grant this spring.
2021, 6’5”, CG, The Family, Frederick Douglass
Brooks is one of the top 2021 talents nationwide. He’s smart with the ball and can score at all three levels.
2019, G, UTS Elite 17u, Muskegon High School
Tornes is a high percentage shooter who takes pride in his defense.
2020, G, Greenwood Elite 16u, Forest Hills Central
Scholler is a consistent scorer with a nice looking jumper.
2018, PG, Lansing Prospectors, Jackson
Robinson is a vertically fast player who plays through contact.
Andrel Anthony Jr.
2021, CG, UTS Elite 15u, East Lansing
Anthony is an elite shooter who can get hot from deep. If the defense steps out on him, he can take them off the dribble as well.
2021, 6’3”, F, REACH 15u, Walled Lake Northern
Robertson is active around the rim and a skilled rebounder. He’s great at getting the ball out into transition off a defensive rebound.
2020, 6’6”, F, Downriver Bad Boyz, Wyandotte
Breaux is a tall and long athlete that turned heads all spring.
2019, G, M2K Elite, Wayne Memorial
Lewis is a deep threat who is not limited by range. He has good handles and can play on or off the ball.
2020, 6’5”, F, NO Wolfpack, Oxford
Townsend can play the 3 or a stretch 4. He’s got good athleticism with a nice jumper. Townsend is the type of player that teammates love playing with.
2020, F, Flints Finest, Clio
Vaughter is an athletic scorer who has put himself on the map this spring.
2020, G, The Program 16u, Saginaw Heritage
Beall is a solid shooter. He has the ability to play at any pace and is a calming influence on the floor.
2021, 5’10”, PG, Macomb Cougars 16u
Johnson is a strong on ball defender. Offensively, he’s solid from behind the arc.
2020, 6’6”, Post, Macomb Cougars 16u
Williamson is a stretch 4 with great footwork. He can take a defender to the basket or hit the three.
Robert Johnson III
5’10”, PG, Greg Grant 17u, West Bloomfield
Johnson is quick and explosive when going to the rim. His 31 inch vertical helps him as a dangerous finisher and a solid rebounding guard. This spring he has averaged 15ppg, 5apg, and 4spg for Greg Grant.
6’4”, F, Downriver Bad Boys, River Rouge
Stigall is a strong lefty who excels in the paint. He has good body control and plays through contact.
2021, 6’5”, Greenwood Elite 15u, Saginaw Heritage
Day is a do-it-all type of player who continues to rise as a prospect.
6’3”, G, UTS Elite 17u, Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Belcher is a crafty left hander. He can hunt shots and get buckets.